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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 […]

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 […]

It’s not easy for older adults, but the medical treatments they would want near the end of life need to be discussed with others, including their caregiver. Despite the topic’s importance, only 27% of Americans report having talked with their families about end-of-life care. The best way to make your medical wishes known is to […]

Palliative Care For Seniors, Care Givers and Families Help make their last years better years! Outline What is Palliative Care? Palliative Care vs. Hospice Care Costs and Funding Information Caregiver’s Guide to Palliative Care Indications and Contraindication related to Palliative Care Certification and Training for Services Nationwide Variations of Service Other Relevant Resources     […]

A mini guide for people with aphasia and their families This post is by Caitlin Longman:   This booklet was created with the help of many individuals with aphasia and I am grateful from all the input from therapists and organisations across South Africa. Please feel free to print out this booklet and share with other […]

Many of us enjoy reading. However, aphasia (a language difficulty following stroke) can make reading difficult. People with aphasia say that they miss reading for pleasure – newspapers, magazines, letters, emails, books or whatever. There is very little reading matter that is aphasia-friendly AND for adults. This website aims to give people with aphasia the […]