Fall Prevention Resources

Service

This is a free, home-based fall prevention program. An occupational therapist will come to your home to look at risk factors for falls. The therapist also tests your strength and balance. After the visit, you get a home safety evaluation that tells you what you can do to prevent falls.

As part of this program, your medicines are reviewed by a Stanford Health Care pharmacist. You are also given home exercises you can do, and other information on how to prevent falls.

This program offers two visits, and follow-up phone calls each month. After 1 year, the therapist returns to your home for a third visit and re-evaluation. You do not need a referral to take part in this program.

Eligibility requirements:

  • 65 years or older
  • Lives in Santa Clara or San Mateo County
  • Ambulatory (cane or walker ok)
  • Lives in own home or apartment
  • Interested in participating in a full multi-faceted visit
  • Cognitively able to provide health history and fully participate
  • No alcohol dependency

For questions or to register, call 650-724-9369.


The Neuroscience Supportive Care Program supports the physical and emotional well-being of patients and caregivers. Sign up for virtual exercise and meditation classes, support groups, and more. All services are free and open to the community, regardless of where you receive care. Visit us at Stanford Neuroscience Supportive Care Program »

FREE

Class

"Advance care planning" is the conversations and steps involved in making a "living will" or "advance health care directive." It is important to have an advance care plan in case you cannot speak for yourself. It can help provide comfort because you and your loved ones know your wishes for care, no matter what happens.

This 2-session workshop helps you decide what's right for you and those close to you. It is for people living with or caring for a person with a serious illness. It is also open to people who are healthy.  

Come learn about the questions you should be asking yourself, your doctors, and your loved ones. You may even leave with an advance care plan completed.

Click here to view workshop dates and register.


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12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

ONLINE

FREE

Next Date: 10/20, 1/11, 4/20, 7/13
Class

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.

Please register for sessions at least a week in advance, so we can ship the art supplies to your home. To register, click here.

This program is funded by a Patient Experience grant.


The Neuroscience Supportive Care Program supports the physical and emotional well-being of patients and caregivers. Sign up for virtual exercise and meditation classes, support groups, and more. All services are free and open to the community, regardless of where you receive care. Visit us at Stanford Neuroscience Supportive Care Program »

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Saturdays
Select dates starting 10/8/22

Zoom

FREE

Next Date: 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27, 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29, 8/5, 8/12, 8/19
Service

Our medical librarians are here to help you find answers, whatever your health care or medical question may be. We use the most current, scientifically based resources to answer your questions, and share information tailored to you.

Click on the button in Event Details to submit a research request form.

For questions, call 650-725-8400 or email healthlibrary@stanfordhealthcare.org.


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Class

This online class gives you a supportive place to learn how to meditate and do mindfulness practices. These practices reduce stress and boost the immune system. They also can strengthen your ability to cope with life. You’ll learn about breathwork, self-compassion and being grateful. The class will help you feel at peace, in the present moment, and build your inner strength and wisdom. Beginners are welcome.

See Event Details to register.

For questions, call 650-736-2234 or email SupportiveCarePrograms@stanfordhealthcare.org.


The Supportive Care Program supports the physical and emotional well-being of patients and caregivers. Sign up for virtual exercise and meditation classes, support groups, and more. All services are free and open to the community, regardless of where you receive care. Visit us at Stanford Supportive Care Program »

Every Monday - REGISTER
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
No class: 9/5, 11/21, 12/26, 1/2, 1/16

Every Tuesday - REGISTER
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
No class: 11/22, 12/27, 1/3

Every Thursday - REGISTER
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Every Friday Starting 9/2/22 - REGISTER
10:00 am - 11:00 am
No class: 11/25, 12/23, 12/30

ONLINE

FREE

Fitness

This online class provides patients and caregivers with safe stretching, strengthening, and balance exercises. The yoga sequence starts with gentle breathing, attitude support, and muscle and joint warm-ups. Movement, breathing, and centering flows are followed by deep muscle relaxation.

The items below are helpful to have for this class:

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

Click here to register.

For questions, call 650-736-2234 or email SupportiveCarePrograms@stanfordhealthcare.org.


The Supportive Care Program supports the physical and emotional well-being of patients and caregivers. Sign up for virtual exercise and meditation classes, support groups, and more. All services are free and open to the community, regardless of where you receive care. Visit us at Stanford Supportive Care Programs »

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

Every Wednesday

ONLINE

FREE

Fitness

This online class is based on the Dance for PD program designed by the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Brooklyn Parkinson Group. Professional dancers use their skills to inspire movement and expression. A blend of modern dance, ballet, and social dancing is used. While you balance and move in rhythm to live music, you experience the power of dance and music to sharpen attention, inspire, and empower. This class is for patients and caregivers.

Click here to register.

For questions, call 650-725-8100 or email SupportiveCarePrograms@stanfordhealthcare.org.


The Neuroscience Supportive Care Program supports the physical and emotional well-being of patients and caregivers. Sign up for virtual exercise and meditation classes, support groups, and more. All services are free and open to the community, regardless of where you receive care. Visit us at Stanford Neuroscience Supportive Care Program »

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

Every Monday and Friday
No class: 9/5, 11/21, 11/25, 12/23, 12/26, 12/30, 1/2, 1/16

ONLINE

FREE

Fitness

Gentle yoga focuses on stretching, moving your joints, and building strength. This focus helps improve circulation, mobility, and range of motion. It also helps relieve muscle tension. You stand for part of this online class. However, most of this class is done lying on a yoga mat. For this class, you should be able to get on the floor without help.

Click here to register.

For questions, call 650-736-2234 or email SupportiveCarePrograms@stanfordhealthcare.org.


The Supportive Care Program supports the physical and emotional well-being of patients and caregivers. Sign up for virtual exercise and meditation classes, support groups, and more. All services are free and open to the community, regardless of where you receive care. Visit us at Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program »

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Every Friday
No class: 11/25, 12/23, 12/30

ONLINE

FREE

Fitness

Healing Yoga gives you a space to relax. This online class uses yoga, breath work, and meditation. These practices help build physical, mental, and emotional strength and stamina. They also increase mental and physical flexibility. Tight and painful muscles are loosened, too. Chair and standing postures are used. The class is for all levels.

Click here to register.

For questions, call 650-736-2234 or email SupportiveCarePrograms@stanfordhealthcare.org.


The Supportive Care Program supports the physical and emotional well-being of patients and caregivers. Sign up for virtual exercise and meditation classes, support groups, and more. All services are free and open to the community, regardless of where you receive care. Visit us at Stanford Supportive Care Programs »

 

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

Every Tuesday
No class: 11/22, 12/27, 1/3

ONLINE

FREE

Fitness

This online exercise class is designed to target Parkinson’s Disease symptoms. The exercises are the building blocks for everyday movements. They are performed with large amplitude, high effort, and attention to action. The exercises may be in a sitting or standing position based on your strength and mobility.

See Event Details to register.

For questions, call 650-725-8100 or email SupportiveCarePrograms@stanfordhealthcare.org.


The Neuroscience Supportive Care Program supports the physical and emotional well-being of patients and caregivers. Sign up for virtual exercise and meditation classes, support groups, and more. All services are free and open to the community, regardless of where you receive care. Visit us at Stanford Neuroscience Supportive Care Program »

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Every Tuesday - REGISTER
No class: 11/22, 12/27, 1/3

Every Thursday - REGISTER
No class: 11/24, 12/22, 12/29

ONLINE

FREE

Fitness
Hosted by Stanford Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center

This online class uses exercises and movements that work on breathing, posture, coordination, and energy flow. Meditation and mindfulness practices help increase well-being and vitality. The class includes practices that support the nervous system to help with movements used in daily living. This class is for people of all ages and stages.

This class is hosted by the Stanford Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.

Click here to register.

For questions, call 650-725-8100 or email SupportiveCarePrograms@stanfordhealthcare.org.


The Neuroscience Supportive Care Program supports the physical and emotional well-being of patients and caregivers. Sign up for virtual exercise and meditation classes, support groups, and more. All services are free and open to the community, regardless of where you receive care. Visit us at Stanford Neuroscience Supportive Care Program »

3 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Every Thursday
No class: 9/1, 10/20, 11/3, 11/24, 12/22, 12/29, 1/19, 2/2

ONLINE

FREE  

Fitness

Sit & Be Fit is a cardiovascular exercise and strength training program. The exercises are done sitting in a chair. This online class gives you an aerobic, full body workout. It includes upper and lower body strength training and stretching. This class is great for people that are at risk for falls, use walkers, or use a wheelchair. It is also for people who want an aerobics class where they can sit instead of stand.

Click here to register.

For questions, call 650-725-8100 or email SupportiveCarePrograms@stanfordhealthcare.org.



The Neuroscience Supportive Care Program supports the physical and emotional well-being of patients and caregivers. Sign up for virtual exercise and meditation classes, support groups, and more. All services are free and open to the community, regardless of where you receive care. Visit us at Stanford Neuroscience Supportive Care Program »

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

Every Tuesday and Thursday
No class: 11/22, 11/24, 12/22, 12/27, 12/29, 1/3

ONLINE

FREE

Fitness

This online class helps build balance, coordination, flexibility, and strength. This class is open to anyone. Your age or physical condition does not matter. Tai Chi strengthens the body, quiets the mind, calms emotions, and improves health and well-being.

Click here to register.

For questions, call 650-736-2234 or email SupportiveCarePrograms@stanfordhealthcare.org.

這門線上課程可幫您訓練身體的平衡感、協調性、柔韌度和力量。課程向所有人開放,不論年齡也不限身體狀況。太極能強身健體,平心靜氣,有益身心健康。

點按此處報名。

如有疑問,可致電 650-736-2234 或傳送電郵至 SupportiveCarePrograms@stanfordhealthcare.org 諮詢。


The Supportive Care Program supports the physical and emotional well-being of patients and caregivers. Sign up for virtual exercise and meditation classes, support groups, and more. All services are free and open to the community, regardless of where you receive care. Visit us at Stanford Supportive Care Programs »

支持性護理計劃 (Supportive Care Program) 旨在支持患者和照顧者的身心健康。歡迎您報名參加線上運動和冥想課程、互助小組等等。所有服務均免費對社區開放,無論您在哪裡接受療護都可參加。詳情請瀏覽斯坦福支持性護理計劃。»

 

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Every Monday
No class: 9/5, 11/21, 12/26, 1/2, 1/16

每週一
休課日期:9 月 5 日、11 月 21 日、12 月 26 日、1 月 2 日、1 月 16 日

ONLINE 線上

FREE 免費

Fitness

Tai Chi is a slow and graceful exercise. It helps improve health and well-being. Tai Chi is easy to learn. The movements stretch and tone the body, increase strength, help with flexibility, and improve balance. It also helps reduce stress and anxiety. Each online class has breathing, movement, and Qi Gong (meditation) exercises. This online class is friendly and positive. It can help you feel more at peace and in harmony with life.

See Event Details to register.

For questions, call 650-736-2234 or email SupportiveCarePrograms@stanfordhealthcare.org.


The Supportive Care Program supports the physical and emotional well-being of patients and caregivers. Sign up for virtual exercise and meditation classes, support groups, and more. All services are free and open to the community, regardless of where you receive care. Visit us at Stanford Supportive Care Programs »

Every Tuesday - REGISTER
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
No class: 11/22, 12/27, 1/3

Every Thursday - REGISTER
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
No class: 11/24, 12/22, 12/29

ONLINE

FREE

Fitness

This online class teaches Argentine Tango as an exercise to improve movement and balance for adults with Parkinson’s Disease. It also gives you the experience of enjoying dancing.

You do not need to know how to Tango or how to do other dances. The class is open for anyone from beginner to experienced dancers. Having a dancer partner is preferred, but you do not need someone to dance with you.

This class is supported by the American Parkinson Disease Association.

Click here to register.

For questions, call 650-725-8100 or email SupportiveCarePrograms@stanfordhealthcare.org.


The Neuroscience Supportive Care Program supports the physical and emotional well-being of patients and caregivers. Sign up for virtual exercise and meditation classes, support groups, and more. All services are free and open to the community, regardless of where you receive care. Visit us at Stanford Neuroscience Supportive Care Program »

2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Every Wednesday
No class: 11/23, 12/28

ONLINE

FREE

Support Group

Acoustic neuroma, also known as vestibular schwannoma, is a slow-growing benign tumor that develops on the nerve that connects the ear and the brain. The tumor usually starts growing in the internal auditory canal and presses against the hearing and balance nerves as it grows.

At Stanford, we have treated over 1,000 acoustic neuromas over the last 20 years with surgery and radiosurgery. The Stanford Cyberknife Program is one the most active and experienced Cyberknife programs for acoustic neuromas in the U.S.

If you have been diagnosed with acoustic neuroma and have questions or wish to explore treatment options and coping strategies with other patients and clinical experts, please join us for upcoming Stanford Acoustic Neuroma Support Group meetings.

These free online support group meetings will be co-moderated by acoustic neuroma patients. 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 and acoustic neuroma expert Steven D. Chang, MD, will join for a Q&A session at the end of each meeting.

For questions or to register, email veevo@stanford.edu.

Past Talks

  • Acoustic Neuroma Case Presentation and Panel Discussion Video
  • The Importance of the Facial Nerve in the Symptoms and the Treatment of Acoustic Neuroma Video
  • History of the Diagnosis and Treatment of Acoustic Neuromas Video
  • Watchful Waiting: When is it Reasonable and What are The Advantages and Disadvantages? Video
  • Acoustic Neuroma Panel Discussion Video

The Neuroscience Supportive Care Program supports the physical and emotional well-being of patients and caregivers. Sign up for virtual exercise and meditation classes, support groups, and more. All services are free and open to the community, regardless of where you receive care. Visit us at Stanford Neuroscience Supportive Care Program »

 

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

ONLINE

FREE

Next Date: 8/3, 11/2, 2/1, 5/3, 8/2
Support Group

The Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach program offers a variety resources for patients, caregivers, family, and friends in need of support.

Click here for patient and caregiver support groups for:

  • Lewy body dementia (LBD)
  • Multiple system atrophy (MSA)
  • Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP)
  • Corticobasal degeneration diagnosis (CBD)

The Neuroscience Supportive Care Program supports the physical and emotional well-being of patients and caregivers. Sign up for virtual exercise and meditation classes, support groups, and more. All services are free and open to the community, regardless of where you receive care. Visit us at Stanford Neuroscience Supportive Care Program »

ONLINE

FREE

Support Group

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

For questions or to register, email Sharon Lamb at slamb2942@gmail.com or Joanie Taylor at momredwood@gmail.com.

 


The Supportive Care Program supports the physical and emotional well-being of patients and caregivers. Sign up for virtual exercise and meditation classes, support groups, and more. All services are free and open to the community, regardless of where you receive care. Visit us at Stanford Supportive Care Program.

 

For patients, caregivers, and friends:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm PST
Fourth Thursday of the month
Dates: 9/22, 10/27, 12/22, 1/26, 2/23, 3/23, 4/20, 5/25, 6/22, 7/27, 8/24

For caregivers only:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm PST
Second Thursday of the month
Dates: 9/8, 10/13, 11/10, 12/8, 1/12, 2/9, 3/9, 4/13, 5/11, 6/8, 7/13, 8/10

ONLINE

FREE

Support Group

This online discussion group 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.

For questions or to register, call or email Susan Steakley at 415-999-7378 or susansteakley@gmail.com.


The Neuroscience Supportive Care Program supports the physical and emotional well-being of patients and caregivers. Sign up for virtual exercise and meditation classes, support groups, and more. All services are free and open to the community, regardless of where you receive care. Visit us at Stanford Neuroscience Supportive Care Program »

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Every Thursday
There will be no sessions 11/24 and 12/29 due to holiday closure.

ONLINE

FREE

Support Group

Join us to learn about the latest treatment options, network with other meningioma patients, and find encouragement and support. Family members, caregivers, friends and interested persons are encouraged to attend.

These online meetings are free and co-moderated by meningioma patients. They consist of 20 minutes of speaker presentation, 20 minutes of patients' presentations of their own experiences, and an 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.

To register, click here.


Past Talks:

  • The Eight Types of Meningiomas based on Anatomic Location: Presenting Symptoms and Treatment Options
    Video

  • Update in the Management of Meningiomas
    Video

The Cancer Supportive Care Program supports the physical and emotional well-being of patients and caregivers. Sign up for virtual exercise and meditation classes, support groups, tobacco treatment services, and more. All services are free and open to the community, regardless of where you receive care. Visit us at Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program »

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

ONLINE

FREE

Next Date: 9/7, 12/7, 3/1, 6/7
Support Group

This is an informative online meeting for those living with Myasthenia Gravis (MG), and their loved ones. We offer a welcoming place to ask questions regarding care management techniques, new drugs, clinical trials, and living life to the fullest.

For questions or to register, call 650-725-4341 or email NeuromuscularResearch@stanford.edu.


The Neuroscience Supportive Care Program supports the physical and emotional well-being of patients and caregivers. Sign up for virtual exercise and meditation classes, support groups, and more. All services are free and open to the community, regardless of where you receive care. Visit us at Stanford Neuroscience Supportive Care Program »

5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

FREE

Next Date: 11/8, 2/14, 5/9, 8/8
Support Group

The Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach program offers a variety resources for patients, caregivers, family, and friends in need of support.

Click here for Palo Alto Parkinson's Support Group.

Click here for Young Onset Parkinson's Support Group.

Click here for Parkinson's Caregiver-Only Support Groups.


The Neuroscience Supportive Care Program supports the physical and emotional well-being of patients and caregivers. Sign up for virtual exercise and meditation classes, support groups, and more. All services are free and open to the community, regardless of where you receive care. Visit us at Stanford Neuroscience Supportive Care Program »

Support Group
Led by:

The Speech Communication Group was created for individuals who have experienced a stroke or other neurological impairment. In a relaxed and informal setting, Stanford’s highly skilled speech language pathologists facilitate the group and provide participants with the opportunity to practice speech, language, and cognitive skills, experience the camaraderie of those with similar challenges, take pleasure in the social aspect of group therapy and have fun. These sessions are currently offered online.

For questions or to register, call 650-725-8100.


The Neuroscience Supportive Care Program supports the physical and emotional well-being of patients and caregivers. Sign up for virtual exercise and meditation classes, support groups, and more. All services are free and open to the community, regardless of where you receive care. Visit us at Stanford Neuroscience Supportive Care Program »

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

3rd Monday of the month
There will be no session on 1/16 due to holiday closure.

FREE

Next Date: 9/19, 10/17, 11/21, 12/19, 2/20, 3/20, 4/17, 5/15, 6/19, 7/17, 8/21
Support Group

This is a free, online support group for stroke survivors and caregivers, designed to promote learning through practical information and inspiration. The program is structured to create a supportive and healing experience for attendees. The agenda includes Narrative Medicine exercises, educational topics, mindfulness exercises, and chair yoga.

For questions or to register, call Janis Emery at 925-416-3619 or email VCstrokesupport@stanfordhealthcare.org.


The Neuroscience Supportive Care Program supports the physical and emotional well-being of patients and caregivers. Sign up for virtual exercise and meditation classes, support groups, and more. All services are free and open to the community, regardless of where you receive care. Visit us at Stanford Neuroscience Supportive Care Program »

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Last Monday of the month
There will be no session on 12/26 due to holiday closure.

FREE

Next Date: 8/29, 9/26, 10/31, 11/28, 1/30, 2/27, 3/27, 4/24, 5/29, 6/26, 7/31, 8/28
Support Group

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 meetings.

The meetings are free and are a great resource for patient and family education. The meetings consist of 20 minutes speaker presentation, 20 minutes patient 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.

To register, click here.

Past Talks

  • Whole Person Pain Care: Latest research and scalable treatments for pain and opioid reduction
    Video
  • Interventions to Treat Trigeminal Neuralgia and Other Pain Conditions
    Video

  • Trigeminal Neuralgia Case Presentations
    Video

  • Facial Pain 101 & Case Presentations
    Video

  • Trigeminal Neuralgia Case Presentations
    Video

  • Interventions to Treat Trigeminal Neuralgia and Other Pain Conditions
    Video

  • Current Medical Management of Trigeminal Neuralgia
    Video

  • Classification of 7 Face Pain Types
    Video

  • The Importance of Radiographic Imaging of the Trigeminal Nerve in Patients with Trigeminal Neuralgia Secondary to Vascular Compression
    Video

  • 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.
    Video

  • Understanding Microvascular Decompression Surgery for Trigeminal Neuralgia
    Video
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

ONLINE

FREE

Next Date: 9/14, 12/14, 3/8, 6/14

PROGRAM BROCHURE