We combine leading-edge treatments with compassionate, supportive care. This personalized approach to your well-being helps you face a brain or spine condition with confidence and hope.
Why Choose Us for Our Brain and Spine Support Services?
At Kettering Health, we know emotional support is as important as medical treatment when you’re dealing with a serious health issue. We offer a variety of support services to help you connect with others in the community affected by neurological disorders. We’re here to guide you through diagnosis, treatment, recovery, and beyond.
Brain Tumor Support Group
Kettering Health Main Campus hosts the Southwest Ohio Brain Tumor Support Group. The group encourages patients, family members, and friends to share their experiences about coping with brain tumors.
We hear from experts about the latest treatments and research. We also do activities like exercise or scrapbooking. The support group features guest speakers on topics like cancer rehabilitation and integrative medicine.
The group meets on the second Monday of every month from 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Stroke Support Group
Our Stroke Survivors Club provides opportunities for people dealing with the effects of a stroke to share their experiences. The group is also open to family members and caregivers.
Children’s Lives Include Moments of Bravery (CLIMB)
Our CLIMB support group is for children who have parents with cancer or brain tumors. Established by The Children’s Treehouse Foundation, the program helps children express their feelings through discussion and creative activities. For more information about CLIMB, contact DeAnn Gallatin at (937) 395-8720 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dealing with a neurologic condition can be overwhelming for you and your loved ones. That’s why we offer dedicated patient coordinators for many of our treatment programs.
If you’re managing a brain tumor, spine condition, or have had a stroke, we connect you with a care coordinator. Your coordinator is an experienced nurse who will be a familiar face throughout your treatment journey. Coordinators make sure all the pieces of a complete treatment plan come together so you can focus on healing.
Your patient coordinator will help with the following:
- Answer your questions and address concerns.
- Connect you with resources like social workers or dietitians.
- Coordinate your rehabilitation after surgery.
- Explain what to expect during and after treatment.
- Help coordinate appointments with different specialists.
- Offer a single point of communication between you and your physicians.