Telephone: 650-721-8500

Fall Prevention Resources

Service

This free, home-based fall prevention program sends an occupational therapist to the home to look at the multi-faceted risk factors associated with falls. The therapist assesses strength and balance, and a home safety evaluation with recommendations is completed. Medications are reviewed by a Stanford Health Care pharmacist, home exercises are recommended, and information and education on other risk factors are provided.

This program offers two visits, and follow-ups phone calls are made monthly.After one year, the occupational therapist returns to the home for a third visit and re-evaluation. Self-referrals are welcome.


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

FREE

To enroll or for more information, call 650-724-9369
New
Workshop

The Neuroscience Supportive Care Program is offering a series of workshops for caregivers of persons living with memory loss. See flyers for more details.
Registration required.  Follow links next to each listing, call, or email us.

Strategies for Stress - July 7th
This workshop revolves around stress management. It starts with an examination of stress and each person’s unique pattern of a stress response.
Click here to register.

Coping with Frustration - August 4th  
This workshop emphasizes that frustration, and at times anger, are understandable emotions, and they can get in the way of successful caregiving.
Click here to register.

Dealing with the Blues - August 18th
This workshop focuses on how common depressive symptoms are for caregivers. We discuss strategies to manage mood more effectively, principally by increasing everyday positive activities that lift the mood.
Click here to register.

Filling the Well - September 1st
Caregivers rarely devote time in their schedule to their own self-care. This workshop will explore the importance of self-care, focusing on 4 areas (spiritual, physical, mental, and social) with special emphasis on getting regular exercise and sound sleep.
Click here to register.

All By Myself - September 15th
This workshop focuses on the loneliness and social isolation that are so common during the COVID-19 pandemic and provides recommended strategies for reducing them.
Click here to register.

Working on Challenging Behaviors - Part I - October 6th
In order to change behavior, we must understand the causes. This workshop introduces the typical sequence of behavioral problems: triggers of behavior, the behavior itself, and the aftermath of reactions to the behavior.
Click here to register.

Working on Challenging Behaviors - Part II - October 20th
This workshop puts the theory from the first workshop into action. Caregivers are encouraged to share how they usually respond to challenging behaviors, to evaluate how effective these responses are, and to consider other ways to respond that may be more effective to reduce the stress of the situation.
Click here to register.

 


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides FREE classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients, regardless of where they receive their care.

View more classes and events at the Stanford Neuroscience Supportive Care Program »

10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday
See series schedule for specific dates and registeration information.

Zoom

FREE

To register or for questions, call or email us 650-721-8500
New

Healing Strokes is a Stanford student-led art therapy program that facilitates relaxation-based art therapy for stroke patients and their caregivers. The class strives to facilitate creative-art based therapy workshops with the goal of cultivating empathy-based communities, mitigating depressive symptoms among stroke survivors, and increasing relief amongst caregivers. Activities range from painting clay pots to simple origami, and everything in between. No prior art experience is necessary to join the class, and patients and caregivers at all parts of the recovery process are welcome.

Registration required.  Click REGISTRATION or email us.
Please register for sessions at least a week in advance, so we can ship the art supplies to your home.

This program is funded by a Patient Experience grant.


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Every Saturday
No class: 9/11, 11/27, 12/25, 1/1

Zoom

FREE

New
Workshop

Finding health-related information on the Internet that is reliable, current, and evidence-based takes knowledge and skill. With a focus on neuroscience, medical librarians are available to share good research techniques and sources of trustworthy information online.

Medical librarians are available library hours and 24/7 via our Research Request form.


The Stanford Neuroscience Supportive Care Program provides FREE classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all cancer patients, regardless of where they receive their care. View more classes and events at the Stanford Neuroscience Supportive Care Program

Stanford Health Library
Our branches are closed, but our librarians are eager to help you find reliable information.

FREE

Call or email us: 650-725-1444
New
Class

Creating a regular meditation practice has been scientifically proven to reduce stress and anxiety. Receive instruction and practice in this blend of ancient wisdom traditions and modern neuroscientific research. Enjoy the peace and power of taking a pause in your day and learning valuable new skills that will serve you during treatment and beyond. Beginners welcome.

Registration is required.  Click REGISTER or call us.


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides FREE classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all cancer patients, regardless of where they receive their care.

View more classes and events at the Stanford Supportive Care Program »

Every Monday - REGISTER
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
No class: 9/6, 11/22, 12/20, 12/27

Every Tuesday - REGISTER
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
No class: 9/7, 11/23, 12/21, 12/28

Every Thursday - REGISTER
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
No class: 9/9, 11/25, 12/23, 12/30

Zoom

FREE

Fitness

This chair ­­­yoga class is designed to safely provide caregivers and patients with a set of moderate, stretching, strengthening, and balance exercises. This yoga sequence proceeds with gentle breathing, attitude bolstering, warmups, and standing balances (with chair support). For deepening relaxation, it uses a mindfulness bell to promote one-pointed focus.

Registration is required.  Click REGISTER or call us.

To better prepare you for this online offering, the following items are recommended:

  • A sturdy upright chair, such as a dining table chair.
    - Preferable one that doesn't swivel or have wheels
    - Your feet should touch the ground
  • Folded blanket or thin pad on the seat for comfort. 

The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Every Wednesday
No class: 9/8, 11/24, 12/22, 12/29

ONLINE

FREE

Fitness

Our classes are based on the innovative Dance for PD program designed by the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Brooklyn Parkinson Group. Using this method, professional dancers draw on their unique expertise to help people with Parkinson’s Disease and their caregivers engage sight, sound, touch, thought, and imagination to inspire movement and expression. Dancing in chairs, at a barre, or standing, experienced teaching artists lead participants in an enjoyable blend of modern dance, ballet, and social dancing. While strengthening, balancing, and moving in rhythm to live music, people with PD also experience the power of dance and music to sharpen attention, inspire, and empower. 

Registration is required.  Click REGISTER or call us.

Dance at Home
For an online library of dance videos that you can do at home, click here.

To watch the Stanford Medicine video of Dance for Parkinson's, click here.


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Every Monday and Friday
No class: 9/6, 9/10, 11/22, 11/26, 12/20, 12/24, 12/27, 12/31

Zoom

FREE

For more information, call or email us. 650-721-8500
Fitness

Healing Yoga will incorporate the mindful practices of yoga, breath work and meditation to build physical, mental and emotional strength and stamina. In the process, the class will help increase mental and physical flexibility, loosen tight and painful muscles, and create an opportunity to relax. The class is appropriate for all levels and will utilize both chair and standing postures.

Registration required. Click REGISTER, or call us.


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides FREE classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients, regardless of where they receive their care.

View more classes and events at the Stanford Neuroscience Supportive Care Program

 

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Every Tuesday
No class: 9/7, 11/23, 12/21, 12/28

Zoom

FREE

For more information, call or email us. 650-721-8500
Fitness

This exercise program is designed specifically to target PD symptoms. Exercise moves performed in this class are the building blocks for everyday movement and are performed with large amplitude, high effort, and attention to action in multiple postures. There are two class options depending on the participants’ physical strength and mobility. 

Registration is required.  Click REGISTER or call us.


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Every Tuesday - REGISTER
No class: 9/7, 11/23, 12/21, 12/28

Every Thursday - REGISTER
No class: 9/9, 11/25, 12/23, 12/30

Zoom

FREE

To register or for more information, call 650-721-8500
Fitness
Hosted by Stanford Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center

In this class, people of all ages and stages can engage in exercises that work on mindful breathing, movement, posture, coordination, and energetic flow, weaving in meditative and mindful awareness to enhance vitality. We will also include evidence-based practices to help those with neurorehabilitative needs.

Registration is required.  Click REGISTER or call us.

To learn more about the Stanford Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, click here.


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Every Thursday
No class: 7/29, 8/12, 8/19, 9/9, 11/25, 12/23, 12/30

Zoom

FREE  

For more information, call 650-721-8500
New

Sit & Be Fit is a full-body workout including cardiovascular exercise, strength training, and stretching all while sitting in your chair. All you need for this class is a sturdy chair, drinking water, and be prepared to have fun!

Registration is required.  Click REGISTER or call us.


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Every Tuesday and Thursday
No classes: 9/7, 9/9, 11/23, 11/25, 12/21, 12/23, 12/28, 12/30

Zoom

FREE

For questions call or email us. 650-721-8500
New

This Tai Chi class will help build balance, coordination, flexibility, and strength and can be performed by anyone regardless of age or physical condition. Tai Chi strengthens the body, quiets and calms the mind and emotions, and improves overall health and well-being.
Registration required. Click REGISTER or call us.

 

這門網上太極課程可幫您增强平衡感、協調性、柔韌性和力量。任何人,不論年齡或身體條件,均可嘗
試。太極可強建體魄,放鬆平復心靈和情緒,改善整體身體健康和狀態。

參與課程須提前註冊。請在這裡註冊: https://stanfordhealthcare.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEsf-isrzstHtR4f1SwL9nZEXSQqqSQTuZa

如有任何疑問,請致電或發送電子郵件:
Email: SupportiveCarePrograms@stanfordhealthcare.org
Phone: 650-725-9456/699-233-2807


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all patients regardless of where they receive their care.

不論患者在何處接受護理,斯坦福支持護理計畫為所有患者提供免費課程、工作坊、健身課程等多項服務和支持。

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Every Monday
No class: 9/6, 11/22, 12/20, 12/27

每週週一
休課日期:9 月 6 日、 11 月 22日、12 月 20日 和   12月 27 日

New

This online Tai Chi class will help you build balance, coordination, flexibility, and strength and can be performed by anyone regardless of age or physical condition. Tai Chi strengthens the body, quiets and calms the mind and emotions, and improves overall health and well-being.   

Registration required.  Click REGISTER or call us.


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

Every Tuesday - REGISTER
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
No class: 9/7, 11/23, 12/21, 12/28

Every Thursday - REGISTER
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
No class: 9/9, 11/25, 12/23, 12/30

Zoom

FREE

Fitness

Supported by the American Parkinson Disease Association, this class teaches Argentine Tango as an exercise for improving movement and balance for adults with Parkinson’s.  Through musicality and movement of Tango patterns, you are taught to become more aware of your center of balance and body movement while having the enjoyment of dancing.

Students must able to walk onto the dance floor to join the class.  No previous experience in Tango or any other form of dance is necessary.  The class is open for anyone from a beginner through experienced dancer along with their partners (bringing a partner is preferred but not necessary). 

Registration required.  Click REGISTER or call us.


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Every Wednesday
No classes: 9/8, 11/24, 12/22, 12/29

Zoom

For an online library of dance videos that you can do at home, click here.

FREE

For quesitons call: 650-721-8500
Support Group

Our goal is to support individuals with brain injury in the Mid-Peninsula community. We host peer-support group meetings to provide opportunities for individuals and caregivers to connect and learn from one another. Individuals of all backgrounds, their friends, and families are welcome.

Registration required.  Email stanfordbraininjury@gmail.com


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Every Saturday
No group: 6/26, 7/3

Online

FREE

For more information, call or email us. 650-319-6110
Support Group

Come share your story, get important medical updates, and learn about coping with symptoms and psychological changes. This group is for patients, caregivers, and friends.

Registration required. To register, email us.

Patients, Caregivers, and Friends           Caregivers Only
Last Thursday of every month           Second Thursday of every month
5/27, 6/24, 7/29, 8/26, 9/30, 10/28   5/13, 6/10, 7/8, 8/12, 9/9, 10/14
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.   6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides FREE classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all cancer patients, regardless of where they receive their care.

View more classes and events at the Stanford Supportive Care Program.

6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

See description for dates.

ONLINE

FREE

Support Group

Telephone support is temporarily unavailable.  

For questions or to learn more, contact us.


If you have Huntington’s disease, or are a family member or caregiver of someone with Huntington’s disease, we welcome you to join our quarterly telephone support group.  We will discuss experiences and challenges living with Huntington’s disease, provide opportunities to ask questions, and share available resources.


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

Telephone

FREE

For more information email or call: 650-725-6571
Support Group

This group discussion seeks to explore, learn, and grow from talking all about the “MS in the room”. You are invited to connect with others living with MS in a friendly environment, where we share, discuss, and support each other’s efforts to manage our health and wellness. Guest speakers for some of the meetings include Stanford medical professionals and MS community resources. Join us as we strategize how to live fully and live well with MS.

Registration required.  To register, call or email facilitator.


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Every Thursday
No class: 11/25

ONLINE

FREE

For more information, call. 415-999-7378
New
Support Group

Are you caring for a loved one diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, or dementia? You are not alone. Join our telephone support group and connect with others experiencing similar challenges. The group offers a safe space for peer support and to share information and learn about available resources.

This support group is facilitated by the Stanford Health Care Neuroscience Supportive Care Program and Sage Eldercare.

Registration required. Call us to register.


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Fourth Wednesday of the month

FREE

Next Date: 5/26, 6/23, 7/28, 8/25
For questions call: 650-721-8500
Support Group

An informative webinar for those living with Myasthenia Gravis and their loved ones. A welcoming place to discuss care management techniques, new drugs, clinical trials, and living life to the fullest.

Registration required.  Click EMAIL.


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

ONLINE

FREE

Next Date: 8/10, 11/9
For more information email Dong Nguyen or call: 650-725-4341
Support Group

Peer Support for stroke or brain injury patients and their caregivers

Smart Patients provides a secure, supportive online community where those affected by illness can connect, share questions and concerns, learn from each other and benefit from online peer support. 


The Stanford Supportive Care Program provides free classes, workshops, fitness classes, services, and support to all neuroscience patients regardless of where they receive their care.

Online offering

FREE

For information call 650.721.8500
Support Group

Virtual Support Group
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
5:30 p.m.

Topic: Interventions to Treat Trigeminal Neuralgia and Other Pain Conditions 

Speaker: Xiang Qian, MD, PhD.  Clinical Associate Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

Registration required.  To register, click here.


For those who suffer from trigeminal neuralgia, you are not alone! Please join us at Stanford to learn about the new treatment options and to share your experience with others going through similar situations.

If you have been diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia and have questions or wish to explore treatment options and coping strategies with other patients and clinical experts, please join us for upcoming Stanford Trigeminal Neuralgia Support Group meetings.

The meetings are free of charge and are a great resource for patient and family education. The meetings consist of 20 minutes speaker presentation, 20 minutes patients' presentations of their own experiences, and open forum for discussion. Also, leading Stanford Neurosurgeon, Steven D. Chang, MD, will join for a Q&A session at the end of each meeting.

Past Talks

December 9, 2020: "Current Medical Management of Trigeminal Neuralgia" by Niushen Zhang, MD, FAHS, Headache and Facial Pain Specialist

September 9, 2020: "Classification of 7 Face Pain Types" by Dr. Steven D. Chang" by Professor of Neurosurgery

June 10, 2020: "The Importance of Radiographic Imaging of the Trigeminal Nerve in Patients with Trigeminal Neuralgia Secondary to Vascular Compression" by Dr. Steven D. Chang, Professor of Neurosurgery

February 27, 2020: "Experiencing new onset of facial pain symptoms? Know the facts of the different types of facial pain before making a decision for any surgical procedures" by Steven Chang, MD., Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University. Co-Director, Stanford Orofacial Pain Program, Stanford University School of Medicine

November 14, 2018: "When drug therapy fails, minimally invasive interventional pain therapies are possible options." by Xiang Qian, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Preoperative and Pain Medicine, Co-Director, Stanford Orofacial Pain Program, Stanford University School of Medicine

August 15, 2018: "Medical Management of Trigeminal Neuralgia" by Meredith Barad, MD, Headache & Facial Pain Specialist

May 16, 2018: "Thermal Ablation Treatments for Trigeminal Neuralgia and Facial Pain" by Xiang Qian, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Preoperative and Pain Medicine, Co-Director, Stanford Orofacial Pain Program, Stanford University School of Medicine

February 21, 2018: "Vascular Causes of Facial Pain: Glossopharyngeal, Trigeminal, and Geniculate Neuralgia" by Steven Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

August 23, 2017: "How Different Facial Pain Symptoms Determine Treatment Success Rates" by Steven Chang, MD - Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

May 10, 2017: "Coping with the diagnosis of Trigeminal Neuralgia" by M. Bret Schneider, MD, Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

February 8, 2017: "Overview of Trigeminal Neuralgia Medications" by Niushen Zhang, MD, Dept. of Neurology, Stanford University

August 25, 2016: "Non-surgical procedures for facial pain" by Xiang Qian, MD, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Pain Medicine Division, Associate Medical Director, International Medical Services

May 11, 2016: "Percutaneous treatments for Trigeminal Neuralgia" by Xiang Qian, MD, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Pain Medicine Division, Associate Medical Director, International Medical Services

February 17, 2016: "Classification of 7 Face Pain Types," by Steven Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

October 14, 2015: "What Causes the Pain in the Trigeminal Nerve, and How the Different Treatment Options for Trigeminal Neuralgia Work" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

August 12, 2015: "Surgical Options for Facial Pain Syndromes" by Casey Halpren, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and, by courtesy, of Neurology and Neurological Sciences and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Stanford University Medical Center

June 10, 2015: "How Previous Procedures for Trigeminal Neuralgia Impact the Success of Second Procedures" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine

April 8, 2015: "Medical Management of Trigeminal Neuralgia" by Meredith Barad, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesia and Neurology & Neurological Sciences

February 18, 2015: "Treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia using Radiosurgery" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery

October 8, 2014: "Management of Trigeminal Neuralgia with Medications" by Robert Cowan, MD, FAAN, Professor of Neurology & Neurological Sciences

August 13, 2014: "The Seven Types of Facial Pain" by Steven D. Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery

June 11, 2014: "Innovative Injection Therapies for TN Face Pain" by Dr. Xiang Qian, and “Behavioral Management Strategies for Chronic Pain” by Theresa Mallick-Searle, MS, ANP-BC.

February 12, 2014: "Overview of Facial Pain Program"

October 9, 2013: "Novel Treatments of Trigeminal Neuralgia and Facial Pain" by Jamie Henderson, MD, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery

August 14, 2013: "Anxiety, Depression, and Coping with the Diagnosis of Trigeminal Neuralgia" by Bret Schneider, MD, Psychiatrist and Consulting Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

June 12, 2013: "Management of Facial Pain" by Robert Cowan, MD, Professor of Neurology

April 10, 2013: "Classification of 7 Face Pain types" by Steven Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery

November 15, 2012: "Facial Pain" by Steven Chang, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery

 

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

FREE

650-736-0262