Therapists honour World Stroke Day
As part of World Stroke
Day, Monday 29 October, the Southern Cape Rehabilitation and Sub-acute hospital in Denneoord held a celebration day for stroke survivors and their families. The facility joined the Spescare group on 1 July this year.
In her talk titled "The same yet different", social worker
Elana Botes discussed the mood changes stroke survivors often suffer, including tears, laughter, extreme anger, unusual suspicion and overwhelming grief. Thoughts were exchanged so that all are aware how to share these different and difficult emotional states of mind.
Next year a monthly support group for stroke survivors will be hosted at the Southern Cape Rehabilitation hospital situated in 8th Avenue, Denneoord. People interested can contact Elana Botes on 082 896 5584 or Thea on 044 801 4198.
The therapy team for stroke survivors. Front, from left: Carin McDonald (physiotherapist), Elana Botes (social worker) and Lize van Niekerk (speech therapist). Back: Robyn Gertse and Cherie Carolus (occupational therapists) and Adelle Strydom and Marshe Erasmus (physiotherapists).