When someone has a heart attack, heart surgery or a stroke, they need special consideration while they are recovering or adjusting to their life after one of these events. Often roles between the survivor and the caregiver are reversed.
As a caregiver, you have a higher risk for health and emotional problems. That’s because caregivers are less likely than noncaregivers to attend to their own health by eating nutritious foods, getting physical activity and treating physical and emotional problems.
This fact sheet series is designed to compliment the Stroke Recovery Scorecard. Each sheet describes in detail a recovery related issue, what to expect, helpful hints, suggested healthcare professionals to talk to and resources.
The Paralysis Resource Guide is a free, 336-page book, intended as a comprehensive information tool for people affected by paralysis and those who care for them.
Recognizing that recovery must be achieved not only in the physical and psychological but also on an emotional level, Brooks Rehabilitation offers a variety of support groups to assist patients in regaining as fully as possible their ability to lead successful private lives.
Learn about what a stroke is, prevention techniques, recovery, signs and symptoms, events, and more.
There can be fear, apprehension and uncertainty that stroke survivors and families face in the aftermath of stroke. Questions often arise about what life changes to expect after stroke and how to gain control and independence in everyday living situations.
Broad Strokes is a blog about the stages of stroke recovery. Our goal is to create a community to share ideas, technology, therapy options, support, and stories. Contributors to this blog include physical therapists, educators, nurses and more. Join us on this journey!