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