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Resources to Help Stroke Survivors and Caregivers

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Community Resources for Stroke Survivors

Regional and National Patient Resources

  • United States Government
    – Social Security Administration’s Ticket to Work Program 800.772.1213
        Facilitates disabled workers employment without loss of Social Security benefits
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    – Office of Vocational Rehabilitation: 412.392.4950
        Assists people with disabilities to return to work or obtain employment
    – Department of Public Welfare (Disability Services): 1.866.286.3636
        Offers cash assistance, Medicaid, transportation to medical appointments 

Services for people 60 and above

  • Allegheny County Department of Aging: 412.350.5460

Services for people under age 60

General Services

  • ACCESS: 412.562.5353
    Provides transportation for elderly and disabled people in Allegheny County.
  • Center for Assistive Technology: 412.647.1325
    Provides wheelchair seating evaluations; drivers training and evaluations; modification/assistive recommendations for car, home and work.
  • Mobility Aides: Stair lifts, wheelchair lifts etc.
    Progressive Mobility: 724.228.4568
    Pittsburgh Mobility: 412.821.9000
  • Driving Assessments: Drive Able: 412.828.1300

Resources for Caregivers of Stroke Survivors
Respite Care: Temporary residential care for patients, providing relief for caregivers.

Online Stroke Support and Information Resources

Stroke Support Groups
Stroke survivors and caregivers interact under the coordination of a professional. The groups take part in activities, exercises and socialization with peers.

Northside Stroke Support Program
c/o Allen Place Community Services
227 Bonvue St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15214
Forbes Hospital
2570 Haymaker Rd.
Monroeville, PA 15146
West Penn Hospital
4800 Friendship Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Plum Senior Community Center
499 Center New Texas Rd.
Plum, PA 15239
Age Well Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Bethel Park Community Center
Bethel Park, PA 15102
HealthSouth Harmarville
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
HealthSouth Sewickley
Sewickley, PA 15143
Community United Methodist Church
Irwin, PA 15642


For additional resources, please look to community or religious organizations, senior centers, county social services and public health agencies.

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