5 Resources for Caregivers of Stroke Survivors

May is National Stroke Awareness Month

May is National Stroke Awareness Month

May is National Stroke Awareness Month, held every year to increase public awareness of stroke and how to help victims of a stroke.  Stroke is the number 3 leading cause of death, and the leading cause of adult disability in the U.S.  Additionally, 4 out of 5 of American families are affected by stroke.  If your parent has had a stroke, then you are not alone, even though it may feel like it at times.

Stroke happens suddenly, and all at once, you are faced with caring for your loved one.  You feel overwhelmed and emotionally drained.  Thankfully, there are other people out there who understand what you are going through.  These resources can help, especially if you a new caregiver for a stroke survivor:

1. National Stroke Association:  Find information, resources, and support if you are caring for a stroke survivor.

2. Stroke Awareness for Everyone (SAFE): A handbook to help new caregivers to stroke survivors, written by a task force of experienced caregivers.

3. American Stroke Association: Read articles with information to help you care for a stroke survivor and yourself.

4. Resources and Education for Stroke Caregivers’ Understanding and Empowerment (RESCUE): Provides stroke caregivers a “rescue” line for caring for their loved ones.

5. Caring Web: Caregivers can find educational information and support.

If you are in the Danville, Virginia area and need home health services as part the post-stroke recovery journey for yourself or a loved one, do not hesitate to contact us at 434.836.5883.

 

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