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Managing Life at Home and in the Community: Resources

Public and Private Transportation

Access sites and information to help identify ways to best meet your transportation needs.

  • AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
    Features online tests for assessing driving safety, including a five-minute screening test that will rate your crash risk based on "useful field of view."

  • AARP
    Find and register for driver safety classes in your community.

  • American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
    Search AOTA's nationwide database of driving programs and specialists who can help you locate driving services near you.

  • Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists
    Find a certified driver rehabilitation specialist in your community.

  • Beverly Foundation
    Includes information on supplemental transportation options, a specialized series of research programs, community demonstrations and technical assistance products.

  • Eldercare Locator
    Find your local agencies on aging and disabilities.

  • Independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU)
    ILRU is a national center for information, training, research and technical assistance in independent living. Find webcasts and other resources on a variety of independent living topics.

  • ITNAmerica
    ITNAmerica is a transportation program currently operating in 16 U.S. locations and expanding. Find options in your community.

  • National Center on Senior Transportation
    Includes a caregiver tip sheet and video on providing physical assistance in transport, transportation options for older adults and how to address the need for driving retirement.

  • Project ACTION Store
    Find a tip sheet for vehicle purchase/modification funding resources and learn about the Americans with Disabilities Act accessible public transportation rights.

Total Home Modifications

Learn tips and find resources for making changes in your home that make your daily lifestyle easier.

  • Design That Works
    This consulting firm is devoted to creating safe environments that include healthy, adaptable housing by providing accessible equipment and safe products as needed for those with limitations due to age, illness or injury and for those who want to create a healthier living environment.

  • Disability.gov
    Disability.gov is an award-winning federal website that contains disability-related resources on programs, services, laws and regulations to help people with disabilities lead full, independent lives. Find important information on a variety of topics, including benefits, civil rights, community life, education, emergency preparedness, employment, housing, health, technology and transportation. 

  • National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information
    This website was developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide information and resources to help you and your family plan for future long-term care needs.

  • Network of Care
    Network of Care is an online network where consumers, community-based organizations and municipal government workers all can go to easily access a wide variety of important information. The resources in this virtual community include a fast, comprehensive service directory; links to pertinent websites from across the nation; a comprehensive, easy-to-use library; a political advocacy tool; community message boards and many others.

  • Twenty-Four Solutions for Everyday Geriatric and/or Disabled Challenges (pdf)
    Read about options such as a swivel chair and telecab elevator to make daily life easier.

These resources are an extension of the information found in the 
Managing Life at Home and in the Community webinar.

Resources listed here are meant to assist stroke survivors with questions regarding returning to home and the community after a stroke. Many of the resources refer to resources for the disabled. National Stroke Association does not believe a stroke equals a disability and provides these resources solely as tools for better approaching life post-stroke.

This work is supported by the US Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research; grant number H133B080031 through the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Enhancing the Functional and Employment Outcomes of Individuals Who Experience a Stroke.

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