KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 1 — Stroke survivors from the B40 community can now register to receive free rehabilitation sessions at the National Stroke Association of Malaysia (NASAM). The programme will run for one year from October 2021. The participating stroke survivors will be sponsored by Yayasan Hasanah.
The free rehab offer is on a first-come, first-served basis, and is being offered at NASAM centres located in Petaling jaya, Ampang, Malacca, Johor, Kuantan, Perak, Penang and Sabah.
To participate, stroke survivors can call 018-2221878 or visit the nearest NASAM centre (please refer to www.nasam.org for contact details) for an appointment.
The participant will then go through a stroke assessment conducted by NASAM physiotherapists. The stroke assessment will provide a better understanding of the survivor’s needs and issues. It will help to establish their medical, social and rehabilitation backgrounds. There will be checks on cognition, speech, swallowing, movement and function.
Successful participants will undergo a stroke-specific rehabilitation programme. There will also be a family discussion to help facilitate the planning of a customised rehabilitation programme to fulfil the survivor’s goals, and at the same time, meet the needs of the family.
NASAM is extremely grateful to Yayasan Hasanah for their valuable support. It is urging all B40 stroke survivors to take advantage of the offer, which is supported by Yayasan Hasanah and the Ministry of Finance, under HSG2021 (Hasanah Special Grant).