More than 7 million people in the United States today have survived a stroke.
As a stroke survivor you have special needs and interests. You have questions. You seek assistance. You need to connect with other survivors. You want to make a difference.
We can help.
National Stroke Association is dedicated to helping you learn about stroke and understand what care and support options are available. National Stroke Association provides resources and information you and your caregiver can use to make as much progress in recovery as possible. Here are a few examples:
Effects of Stroke – The abilities that will be lost or affected by stroke depend on the extent of the brain damage and where in the brain the stroke occurred. Learn about areas within the brain that are responsible for a particular function or ability and how this can be affected by stroke. Read more.
HOPE: The Stroke Recovery Guide – The crucial and practical information and resources in this comprehensive guide will empower you to take charge of your life and become an active participant in your recovery. Learn about how to face daily tasks at home, dressing and grooming tips, ways to make eating easier and dealing with skin care problems. Read more.
Life after Stroke – Survivors face so many types of challenges when returning to everyday life after stroke. Learn about physical and emotional problems and how to combat them, as well as day-to-day tips for starting recovery at home. Read more.
National Stroke Association Resource Directory – Search this state and national database for resources to help with everything from housing modifications to travel to dating to insurance issues. Read more.
Online Education – New! Learn easily and at your own pace about how to manage and cope with post-stroke lifestyle and medical issues. These easy-to-view Web presentations are led by teams of experts providing information on specific issues related to stroke recovery.
- iHope – This series of Web presentations and "Ask the Experts" Q&A sessions will cover topics such as depression after stroke, how to deal with different types of pain and mobility problems and the importance of self-care for caregivers. Read more.
- Living After Stroke – The transition to home and the community can appear daunting and challenging. To ease into life after stroke, the Living After Stroke Web presentations will help you learn how to make kitchen, bathroom and total home modifications for safety and comfort, what transportation options are available and how to recover and adjust emotionally. Read more.
Recovery Fact Sheets – Educate yourself. These individual fact sheets cover topics such as choosing the best stroke rehabilitation provider, discovering your dietary needs, developing coping skills to manage daily living, dealing with emotions and more. Read more.
STARS (Steps Against Recurrent Stroke) – Within 5 years of a first stroke, the risk for another stroke can increase more than 40%. Learn how to reduce your risk for a recurrent stroke by making lifestyle changes and managing medical conditions that could your increase stroke risk. Read more.
Stroke Advocacy Network – Work side-by-side with stroke survivors and caregivers in speaking out to local, state and national decision makers on key issues that will help restore dignity to survivors and improve their quality of life. Read more.
Stroke and Social Security Disability Insurance – Learn whether you are eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), plus discover SSDI benefits, how to apply, tips for financial planning and more in this indispensible guide. Read more.
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Stroke recovery is a lifelong process filled with achievements and setbacks. Take the good with the challenging and embrace life with your loved ones!
- Stroke Recovery Scorecard
- Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
- National Family Caregivers Association