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Stroke recovery doesn’t need to be a solo effort. From balancing a bank account and programming television remotes to driving stroke survivors to physical therapy appointments and helping them bathe, family members and close friends can make a significant impact on the recovery and everyday life of a survivor no matter how modest the task […]

When you become a caregiver, you can be overwhelmed by well-meaning family and friends as well as your own needs. By managing their concerns and offers of help, you can create a support system that helps you in difficult times. Read On

Great article by American Stroke Association: e-Extra: Managing Caregiver Expectations by Journaling

The following resources can help you navigate the daily tasks, questions and challenges you may have when caring for a stroke survivor. Looking for something you can’t find? Email FAST@heart.org Click on Caregiver Resources

Article Posted by Lisa O’Neill Hill on Aug 15 2014 When you’re a caregiver for someone recovering from a stroke, every minute counts. Berenice Kleiman knows that all too well. Kleiman, the author of “One Stroke, Two Survivors” and “Lessons Learned,” has been caring for her husband, Herb, since his stroke 13 years ago. “Time […]

Caregiving is hard work. Don’t be afraid to ask for the help you and your family may need as a loved one recovers from a stroke. Let them know. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed as a caregiver, especially in the early days after a loved one’s stroke. And when friends, neighbors and family offer to […]

Caregiver vs Recovery Coach By David Wasielewski Two Roles When a loved one experiences a stroke, someone in that person’s social circle, (family member or friend) will often assume the role of caregiver, the individual who takes responsibility for ensuring that the survivor receives proper care. This often means that he caregiver monitors the myriad […]

Commonwealth Caregivers is a family-owned and licensed provider of non-medical, in-home health care services for people of varying ages, physical conditions and cognitive abilities. Our clients include seniors, people recovering from illness or injury and individuals with physical disabilities. Commonwealth Caregivers’ staff of experienced, dependable and compassionate caregivers includes Home Health Aides, Certified Nurse Assistants, […]

Addressing Communication Challenges – Tips to overcome communication challenges between a stroke survivor and their loved ones. This is an article posted in Stroke Smart by Nancy Coulter-Parker Feb 06, 2014 SS: What are some communication challenges after a stroke? SP: Aphasia is the most obvious communication problem, in which people have a physical effect […]

Caring for Yourself and a Stroke Survivor, an article posted by National Stroke Association. A 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 […]