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What is Aquatic Therapy? Aquatic therapy (also called water therapy, hydrotherapy, and pool therapy) is using a warm water pool facility to perform physical therapy. It is designed to help the survivor using both the buoyancy of the water and the resistance of the water to improve balance, strength, and to reduce chronic pain. It […]

A good article on “How to Handle Difficult Dating Scenarios Post-stroke”. Having survived a stroke is nothing to hide or be embarrassed about. In fact, surviving a stroke and moving forward with your life in a positive way should be a source of pride. Read On*

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A message from We just created a comprehensive guide for people living with disabilities. Our guide aims to help make the federal grants available to seniors, veterans, and disabled people much easier to understand and take advantage of, particularly for remodeling homes for accessibility. The reason we made is to help people make […]

Understanding the technology and choosing which medical alert device to use can get confusing. That’s why the ConsumerAffairs Research Team worked with registered nurse and geriatric care manager, Shelley Webb, to create an online guide all about medical alert systems for seniors and their families. The guide compares popular brands, offers thousands of reviews from […]

This is a really good article about staying motivated and watching out for the Common emotional changes after a stroke: Click on StrokeNet

After a stroke, it’s important to reset your finances. Make room in your budget for your top priorities such as paying your home’s rent or mortgage, utilities, food, and maintaining health insurance for a stroke survivor. Prioritize your budget. Put fixed expenses such as rent, car payments, utilities, and other necessities, such as food and […]

Managing Prescription Costs, an article for Stroke Connection. Most stroke survivors leave the hospital with several prescriptions. The cost of these can be a significant blow to any budget. Below are some resources that may help. Typically, these types of programs require: Doctor’s consent Proof of your financial status Proof that you are uninsured or […]

You asked—we listened. Unlike other survivor communities, there has been no national movement to support stroke recovery. No symbol or color to unite the stroke community and support stroke survivors and caregivers—until now. Over the past few months, we have been gathering input from hundreds in the stroke community to assist in the development of […]

Over 3.2 million adults living in nursing homes and other long term care facilities in the U.S. As many as 40 percent of all adults will enter a nursing home at some point during their lives and as the U.S. population ages, the number of nursing home residents is expected to grow. Many of these […]

The road back to employment after a stroke can be daunting and full of challenges for stroke survivors. You may be asking yourself: Am I capable of working? Can I do what I did before my stroke? Can I tolerate full-time employment? What happens to my disability status if I return to work? To help […]