Stroke Smart Magazine
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Products to Help Stroke Survivors
Philips Lifeline Medical Alarm
The Philips Lifeline Medical Alarm and Alert Service offers security and aid to stroke survivors and peace of mind to their families. It’s easy to use and ensures help is close by at the push of a button in the event of a fall or an emergency. The Lifeline Personal Help Button connects stroke patients to the right tools and a personal response Lifeline associate who can send help quickly – 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Price: Starts at $41 a month depending on location, service products chosen; plus activation fee
‘One word Stroke Recovery’ Videos
When a speech therapist isn’t available for daily sessions, One Word Stroke Recovery speech therapy training on video can fill in the gaps. This series of three videos was developed by a licensed speech pathologist. It provides a thorough, interactive therapy session that can be viewed at any pace. The videos also feature helpful information on aphasia for caretakers, including suggested reading and resources.
Price: $49.99 for each DVD or the set of three videos for $119.99
‘Taking Charge of Your Stroke Recovery’
Taking Charge of Your Stroke Recovery: How to Pick Up When Rehab Ends, Complete Your Recovery and Be Better Than You Ever Were Before! is for stroke survivors who aren’t willing to give up. This book by Roger Maxwell, Kathy Maxwell and Daveda Lamont helps readers move forward at their own pace. The Taking Charge workbook presents clear, simple and practical plans that take stroke survivors from where they are now to recovery from common stroke disabilities.
Price: $32.95 - spiral bound; $29.95 - paperback