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American Heart Association & American Stroke Association give Travel Tips for Stroke Survivors

 

American Stroke Association - American Heart AssociationNashville, TN – Are you a stroke survivor?

You may have some special needs when heading off on a trip this summer.

The American Heart Association / American Stroke Association has put together some travel tips just for you.
American Heart Association Travel Tips for Stroke Survivors

Travel Tips

  1. Take your time and take breaks. Allow for airport time and driving breaks.
  2. Remember to take your medications, physician contact information and an alert bracelet, and give a brief medical history to your travel companion.
  3. Ask for assistance to get around in airports.
  4. Know where the nearest stroke center is. You can check online here: http://hospitalmaps.heart.org/AHAMAP/map/qimap.jsp
  5. Remember to request accessible seats and accommodations from airlines and hotels.
  6. Relax and enjoy your trip!

The American Heart Association’s Together to End Stroke movement is sponsored nationally by Medtronic. Local media sponsor is WSMV Channel 4.


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