Patient Support

Stroke patients are as unique as stroke itself, so the Stroke Center team works with each patient and their family to identify what they need and how we can best support them, both in the hospital and through follow-up care.

Helpful information

We believe that understanding what happened to you, and how to prevent it from happening again, is an important way to feel confident and in control of your life again.

You might find helpful information on these national websites:

Support Groups

It’s often helpful and comforting to talk to others in the same situation. Consider finding a local support group here:

Patient Resources

Experts and patients at the Ayer Neuroscience Institute offer a variety of information for stroke patients and families.


The following videos will help you learn how to prevent stroke, and if you do suffer a stroke, what treatments and care you can expect.

A Decade of Progress Against Brain Attacks

The Stroke Center at Hartford Hospital

Saving the Brain: Prevention & Intervention

Advancing Medicine

Stroke Prevention & Rehabilitation

Stroke Prevention & Rehabilitation

Using Anticoagulants (Blood Thinners)

Using Anticoagulants (Blood Thinners)

aking Care of Your Care

Taking Care of Your Care

Ayer Support Includes:

The Ayer Neuroscience Institute

The Ayer Neuroscience Institute works to treat the full range of neurologic conditions. Our mission is more personal - to provide advanced, collaborative services across the state.

About the Institute

Ayer Neuroscience Institute Stroke Center