INTEGRIS James R. Daniel Stroke Center

On-Demand Stroke Class

This class is for stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA) survivors, families, and caregivers, as well as persons at high risk for stroke and TIA.

Included in Stroke Class are the following topics:

  • What happens in stroke or TIA
  • Warning signs of stroke - what do I do?
  • Managing my risk factors
  • Managing and affording my medicines
  • Local resources to help

What Happens in a Stroke

In this section, we will explore many aspects of stroke – from what happens in a stroke, to how to identify & response to a possible stroke very quickly, and why it is important to know which hospitals are “acute stroke ready” and set up to take care of a stroke.

Risk Factors for Stroke

Risk factors for stroke fall into 2 categories – the ones you CAN Control, and those you CANNOT control.

Getting the most out of Rehabilitation

This section will discuss ways in which you can plan to get the most out of rehab.

Right Brain vs. Left Brain Strokes - They’re Different!

In this section we’ll discuss how the behaviors can differ and some coping strategies you can try to make things easier with these new changes.

Tips for Living with Stroke

This section will address some practical strategies that you can try for making life EASIER, SIMPLER, and SAFER. You may try some now and use others later as recovery continues.

Finding resources and different types of help to recover from a stroke can be challenging. Many of these resources are especially important for your continued efforts to recover. They can remind you that you are not alone in this journey – there is a lot of help to be had, but only if you know WHAT is available, WHERE to find this help, HOW to access this help, HOW TO QUALIFY for the help, and the RIGHT QUESTIONS TO ASK.

The resources which are discussed in this section are just some of the various types of help located in the Central Oklahoma and OKC Metro area which are available to help in your ongoing recovery. Some of these you may want to use now, others you may find more helpful as time goes by and you determine what type of help is needed. Many of these resources are particularly helpful when health insurance benefits are not available or have been exhausted, and can make ongoing therapy and assistance much more affordable and accessible.