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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, […]

Caregivers usually have the task to be certain most questions are answered before the survivor is released from In-patient Rehab. After a patient finishes rehabilitation and is ready for discharge to come home, it is usually up to a caregiver to cover all bases when it comes to the care of the patient. Over the […]

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 […]

An article posted in MedlinePlus on Friday, October 18, 2013 By C. E. Huggins NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Caring for a disabled family member can be overwhelmingly hard. But caregivers may live longer than those who don’t bear such responsibilities, new research suggests. In a nationwide study, adults who provided care for a chronically […]

The Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas, Inc. (AAAPP) is a 501(c)(3) private non-profit agency serving seniors and their caregivers in Pasco and Pinellas counties in Florida since 1974. Designated by the Department of Elder Affairs as the Area Agency on Aging for Planning and Service (PSA) Area 5, the agency’s focus is on funding, […]

Picking Out the Positive, an article posted by Ann Ahlers on Aug 23 2013 to Stroke Smart. Late one evening in 2002, Harold had an upset stomach and said he didn’t feel right. He was going to go to bed and asked his fiancée, Karen, to watch over him as he slept. Instead, she took […]

Below are 5 tips how to cope with that frustration and stress: 1. Step away We are all humans and we are full of emotions and that means there will be the inevitable moment of frustration. Before these moments escalate any more it is best to step away. Go outside, take a breather, or do […]