Support Groups

Nanticoke Rehabilitation Services provides several educational resources and support groups to our patients. To learn more about one of the support groups offered below, call us at 302-629-6224.

Lymphedema Support Group

Lymphedema is an abnormal collection of high-protein fluid just beneath the skin that occurs most commonly in the limbs. The condition can be caused by a variety of factors including family history, damaged lymph vessels, lymph node removal, infection, or radiation therapy. Lymphedema causes swelling which may create movement limitation, and leaves patients at higher risks for wounds and infections. Lymphedema is a chronic condition with specific manual treatments, skin care, compression pumps, wraps, and exercises.

Nanticoke Rehabilitation Services hosts lymphedema support groups on the third Thursday of each month at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm.

This free support group is open to anyone affected by lymphedema including patients, caregivers, and relatives. Meetings will consist of a lecture by health care professionals and medical equipment providers followed by refreshments and an open question and answer session or discussion among participants. Registration is required.

Learn more from Rob Donati, PT, CLT, Physical Therapist at Nanticoke Rehabilitation Services:

Stroke Support Group

Nanticoke Rehabilitation Services hosts stroke support groups the third Tuesday of each month from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm at the Seaford Library & Cultural Center. This support group is designed for individuals who have survived a stroke as well as their families, friends, and caregivers.

The two-hour support group meetings consists of guest speakers and breakaway sessions in which caregivers and stroke survivors meet in groups to discuss concerns, providing support and networking. Refreshments will be provided. Modeled from the American Stroke Association, this support group provides education, community resources, and emotional support to those who have been affected by this life-altering event.

Stroke Caregiver Support Group

Nanticoke Rehabilitation Services will host a stroke caregiver support group on Tuesdays three times a year from 1:30 pm to 2:30pm at the Seaford Library & Cultural Center. This support group is designed for caregivers of individuals who have survived a stroke.

The one-hour support group meetings allow stroke caregivers to meet in groups to discuss concerns, providing support and networking in order to make daily routines easier.