Peer Visitors Program

Peer Visitors Program

Alvarado Hospital's unique Peer Visitor Program pairs an individual who has recently experienced a stroke with a stroke survivor who has successfully made the transition back to a functional lifestyle. The goal is to provide an extra measure of assurance that life does indeed go on after a stroke, while sharing with new stroke survivors what to expect during recovery.

Unless you’ve lived it, how can you possibly understand the many challenges faced by patients and caregivers during recovery from a stroke? The peer visitors' role to help new survivors and their loved ones adjust to life after stroke. Stroke survivors and caregivers may feel depressed, isolated or overwhelmed. The support of a peer visitors who has actually had that same experience can make a big difference in the journey to recovery.

All peer visits are held onsite at Alvarado Hospital. To arrange a peer visit, call (619) 229-7362 or e-mail us.