11/14/2012 01:03 PM EST
Caring for Yourself and a Stroke SurvivorA stroke in the family can cause many shifts, whether it is relationship dynamics, finances, home modifications or role changes. As a spouse, sibling, child, grandchild or friend, you may be charged with providing daily assistance and support, plus planning and facilitating your loved one’s care. Because stroke is sudden and unexpected there is often little or no time to prepare. Caregiving is a difficult job that takes a physical, mental and emotional toll.
| National Stroke Association developed the Careliving Guide to assist you and your family members throughout the caregiving process. |
The guide will help you:
Additional Resources for Caregivers
Join Careliving Community
—an online social network exclusively for caregivers and family members of stroke survivors.
iHOPE: Creating a Caregiving Support System is a webinar about the role of caregivers, accessing respite care, what to do if family and friends aren’t helping and much more.
Learn about what it means to be a stroke caregiver, prevent recurrent stroke and manage the post-stroke caregiving.