Support Services

Ongoing Support for a Fulfilling Life

Our patients and their families are at the core of everything we do. To help patients, families and caregivers along their journey together, St. Luke’s provides a variety of ongoing support.


Support Groups

St. Luke’s free monthly support groups provide a supportive, caring environment for discussing important topics, sharing experiences and learning from others. Our current support groups include: 

Amputee Support Group

11 a.m. to noon
Monthly on every third Tuesday

This group provides an opportunity to meet people, share experiences and concerns, enjoy special speakers and discuss topics important to amputees. People with amputations as well as friends and families are welcome to attend. 

To learn more, call: (509) 473-6681

SCI Support Group

1 to 2 p.m. 
Monthly on every fourth Wednesday

Meet other individuals with spinal cord injuries, share experiences, participate in social activities and inquire about new medical advances and therapies for SCI-related issues. 

To learn more, call: (509) 473-6681

Stroke Support Group

3 to 4 p.m.
Monthly on every third Thursday

Gain education and peer support in this support group for stroke survivors, family, friends and caregivers. This group also provides an avenue for social networking and an opportunity for special events.

To learn more, call: (509) 473-6681

Other Support Groups

For questions or to register for the below support groups, please contact the number listed.

Brain Injury Support Group

Brain Injury Alliance Washington Spokane Chapter

Spokane TBI Support Group - Survivors
St. Luke's - 711 S. Cowley St., Spokane, WA
6:30 p.m., Room 200
Second Wednesday of each month
(509) 838-9348, www.biawaspokanechapter.org

Spokane TBI Survivor Support - Caregivers
St. Luke's - 711 S. Cowley St., Spokane, WA
6:30 p.m., Room L1
Second Wednesday of each month
(509) 838-9348, www.biawaspokanechapter.org


Dystonia Support Group

1:30 to 3 p.m.
Alternate Thursday or Saturday each month

To learn more, call: (509) 951-8480

Parkinson’s Support Group: (509) 473-2490

The Parkinson’s Resource Center of Spokane 
2 to 4 p.m.
Third Monday of each month

To learn more, call: (509) 473-2490

Learn more about St. Luke’s Support Groups  (PDF), and email us if you’re interested in joining one. 

We listen closely to the needs of our patients and their loved ones, and use their feedback to develop support groups that truly meet the needs of our community. We conduct regular surveys to gauge which programs are most interesting to our community, and use that feedback to determine future programming, groups and speaker series.


Stroke Education

St. Luke’s provides daily education for patients, family and caregivers interested in exploring stroke rehabilitation across the continuum. Based on the National Stroke Association’s HOPE, The Stroke Recovery Guide, this series is offered as onsite group classes as well as presentations accessible below. 

Classes take place in either the large or small dining room in the Stroke Unit from 11 a.m. to noon every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday. Call the Support Group Hotline at (509) 473-6681 with questions or to learn more. 

Stroke Education Topics:


Resources

At St. Luke’s, patients are family. We’re here to support them at every stage in their journey, and connect them with the resources they need to thrive. Explore the resources below, and contact our team if you need additional support.   

Brain Injury 


Chronic Pain 

  • American Chronic Pain Association  - Information and support for patients and caregivers to improve understanding of pain and the impact in can have on lives, as well as educational resources to help people better manage their pain and live more satisfying, productive lives.
  • American Pain Foundation  - An independent, nonprofit organization serving people with pain through information, advocacy and support.


Spinal Cord Injury 

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  - From the US Department of Health and Human Services, information and resources specific to Spinal Cord Injury.
  • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke - NINDS supports and conducts research, fosters the training in the neurosciences and seeks better understanding, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of neurological disorders.
  • National Spinal Cord Injury Association  - The nation's oldest and largest civilian organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for those living with the results of spinal cord injury and disease and their families.
  • Medline Plus - Information to help answer health questions, easy access to medical journal articles and the latest news gathered from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other government agencies and health-related organizations.
  • Spinal Cord Injury Information Network - Facts and information for patients and caregivers, including medical and psychological issues, research and education. There are sections on equipment, adapting homes and vehicles, recreation and service animals, as well as links to several newsletters.
  • American Spinal Injury Association  - The American Spinal Injury Association is dedicated to promote standards of excellence, educate and foster research in the field of spinal cord injury.
  • Paralyzed Veterans of America - A leading advocate for veterans of the armed forces who have experienced spinal cord injury or dysfunction. PVA offers information on health care, research and education addressing spinal cord injury and dysfunction, benefits available as a result of military service and civil rights and opportunities which maximize independence.


Stroke 

  • American Stroke Association  - Information for patients, families and health care providers. A division of the American Heart Association, the ASA offers a wide array of programs, products, patient education materials and services.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  - From the US Department of Health and Human Services, information and resources specific to Stroke.
  • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke  - NINDS supports and conducts research, fosters the training in the neurosciences and seeks better understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of neurological disorders.
  • National Stroke Association  - A website for people who want to learn more about stroke, have survived a stroke, know someone who has suffered a stroke or care for a stroke survivor.
  • Medline Plus  - Information to help answer health questions, easy access to medical journal articles and the latest news gathered from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other government agencies and health-related organizations.

Other Resources

  • Muscular Dystrophy Association - MDA is leading the fight to free individuals — and the families who love them — from the harm of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases that take away physical strength, independence and life. We use our collective strength to help kids and adults live longer and grow stronger by finding research breakthroughs across diseases, caring for individuals from day one and empowering families with services and support in hometowns across America.

Caregiver Support 

  • National Family Caregivers Support Program - The National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP) provides grants to states and territories to fund various supports that help family and informal caregivers care for older adults in their homes for as long as possible.
  • Alzheimers Remedies  - This website has caregiving tips specific to dementia and a list of memory clinics in the U.S. organized by city and state.
  • Family Caregiver Alliance - Support services for those struggling to provide long-term care for a loved one who does not "fit" into traditional health systems, such as adults with Alzheimer's disease, stroke, Parkinson's, traumatic brain injuries and other debilitating disorders.
  • National Family Caregivers Association  - Supports, empowers, educates and speaks up for the more than 50 million Americans who care for a chronically ill, aged or disabled loved one.


Rehabilitation Programs and Accreditation Agencies


Community Resources

Questions? Call us at (509) 473-6000.

St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute
711 S. Cowley St.
Spokane, WA 99202-1330
509.473.6000

Inpatient Information: (509) 473-6058
Outpatient Information: (509) 473-6869