Rehabilitation Patient & Family Support
Providence provides a faith-based environment to care for each patients physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Though the “patient” may have experienced the illness or injury, the impact is broad-reaching involving families, friends, and hired caregivers. Providence is committed to supporting each person through the Rehabilitation process and provides a variety of resources to support both the patient and their family.
Love on 4 Paws
Love on 4 Paws is an animal-assisted therapy program in which calm, friendly, loving and well behaved dogs visit patients, families and visitors to aid in the healing process. The program is composed of teams of volunteers and their certified therapy dogs who visit the program on a periodic basis to interact with Rehabcentre patients in our inpatient medical rehabilitation program and our outpatient program. Therapy dogs and their handlers may even assist during a treatment to provide a stimulating
Rehabcentre Stroke/Brain Injury Support Group
First Wednesday of the Month (except holidays) 2:00pm – 3:30pm in DeMucci Education Center
Facilitator: Valerie Johnson, Psy.D, Neuropsychology Fellow
Life after stroke and brain injury can bring up many questions and concerns, both for patients and their loved ones.
Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro is pleased to offer a free Stroke/Brain Injury Support Group to individuals who have been affected by stroke or brain injury. This group offer participants an informal and supportive setting where they can share concerns, fears and experiences.
- Learn from others who have personal experience living with Stroke or Brain Injury
- Discuss issues such as the impact of the diagnosis, coping with emotions, and access to community resources in a caring and confidential environment.
For more information or to RSVP call 310-514-5377
Caregiver Lecture Series
Facilitator: Center for Optimal Aging Staff
This free series is presented at the Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro and features a range of education and instruction about caregiving for a loved one. For information about upcoming presentations, please call 1-888-HEALING.
Breast Cancer Support Group
Every Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. excluding holidays
Facilitator: Cancer Support Community
A support and educational group for women diagnosed with breast cancer is available every Tuesday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. No reservation is necessary to attend. Sessions are offered in the DeMucci Center on the Medical Center Campus.
Center for Optimal Aging
Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro offers a unique program to evaluate aging seniors or those aging with chronic disability as it relates to safety and independence at home and in the community. The outpatient center features a multidisciplinary assessment team of physical therapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists, registered dieticians and geriatric care managers focused on the needs of older adults who reside in the community. Evaluation findings are compiled and shared with the patient, their support system, and their referring physician to establish a plan and identify resources for both the patient and caregivers to help address their particular needs.
Through the Center for Optimal Aging, we can empower physicians, patients and their families in decision making that can improve the quality of an older person’s life or a person who is aging with chronic disability. For more information about the Center for Optimal Aging, call 310-514-5370.