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Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center Institute for Advanced Rehabilitation Community Outreach Virtual Series

Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center Institute for Advanced Rehabilitation Community Outreach Virtual Series

Session #3 – October 29th

Let's Talk About Falls: How Can I Prevent Them and What to Look for If a Fall Happens

Panel discussion to include (not limited to) the following therapists: Speech-Language Pathologist, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Neuropsychologist.

Time: Thursday from 6 pm to 7 pm, virtual session - location (anywhere)

We know that COVID-19 has impacted all of us and for many of us it has shifted and changed our daily routines. We recognize now more than ever the necessity of bringing resources to the community as in-person events have been limited. Please join us for our third session where we will discuss two forms of injuries that are more common than one would think but are often not heard about until the injury happens. We will look at traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury, discuss prevention including ways to prevent a fall, risk factors and what to expect after the injury. This session is for anyone in the community who is interested in learning more about these two injuries. This series is being hosted by the staff at Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center Institute for Advanced Rehabilitation.

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Session #4 – November 19th

My Loved One is in the Hospital: Things to Consider as a Caregiver When Your Loved One Cannot Advocate for Themself.

Panel discussion to include (not limited to) the following therapists: Speech-Language Pathologist, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Recreational Therapist, Neuropsychologist, Dietitian, Social Worker, RN

Time: Thursday from 6 pm to 7 pm, virtual session - location (anywhere)

Did you know that November is Caregiver Awareness Month? In rehabilitation we are aware that caregivers often may consist of parents, a spouse, a child, grandparent(s), a relative, girlfriend/boyfriend, a good friend or a close neighbor. Often an individual finds themself as a caregiver unexpectedly, and they are overwhelmed when the person they are caring for enters the hospital system. We recognize this and, if ever someone is placed in this position, we want to make this process is as smooth as possible. Please join us for a panel discussion that will include valuable resources to have in the case you find yourself in this position. We will focus on describing the roles of many caregivers who are a part of the medical team and how each person can help you along the way as your loved one recovers. We will specifically investigate the rehabilitation process for neurological injuries such as strokes, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and orthopedic injuries. We are also aware of the changes COVID-19 has brought in the healthcare system, including limited visitations, and we will discuss how we are currently working with and through these challenges. This session is intended for anyone interested in learning more about these topics. This series is being hosted by the staff at Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center Institute for Advanced Rehabilitation.

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Session #5 – December 10th

Life after a Stroke: Things to know during the Recovery Stage

Panel discussion to include (not limited to) the following therapists: Speech-Language Pathologist, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist

Time: Thursday from 6pm to 7pm, virtual session - location (anywhere)

We know that COVID-19 has impacted all of us and for many of us it has shifted and changed our daily routines. We recognize, now more than ever, the necessity of bringing resources in to the community as in-person events have been limited. Please join us for our fifth and final session for the year where we will focus on stroke prevention and what to expect following a stroke. According to the CDC, annually, more than 795, 000 individuals within the US suffer a stroke, however many do not know the signs and symptoms of a stroke or what to expect afterwards. We would like to change this story. This session is for anyone in the community who is interested in learning more about ways to prevent and/or recognize a stroke and what to expect after a stroke. This series is being hosted by the staff at Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center Institute for Advanced Rehabilitation