As a caregiver, you make many sacrifices for your loved one. But it’s crucial to make time for yourself.
Caregivers need care, too!
As a caregiver, you provide the most important long-term support for your stroke survivor’s recovery and rehabilitation.
But who takes care of you? You’re not alone in facing the challenges to balance your caregiving with family, work, personal time and other commitments.
More than 53 million Americans are caregivers — as diverse as those they care for: spouses, partners, adult children, parents, siblings, grandchildren and family friends.
At the American Stroke Association, we’re only a click or a phone call away to assist you.
Celebrating Caregivers: Inspiration and Gratitude
It’s not easy being a caregiver. Our panel discussion honors those who devote their lives to providing care to others. Learn about helpful tools and resources as well as tips for self-care, and be ready to be inspired.
Debra and Steve Zuckerman, her husband of 32 years and “carepartner,” founded the nonprofit Stroke Onward to help survivors, families and caregivers navigate the emotional journey to rebuild their identities and rewarding lives.
- What is Caregiver Burnout? (PDF)
- What Are the Caregiver's Rights? (PDF)
- How Should I Communicate as a Caregiver (PDF)
- Tips for Caring for a Loved One Long Term
- Top 10 Caregiver Tips for Maintaining Health and Well-Being
- Caregiver Guide to Stroke (PDF)
- Let's Talk About Being a Stroke Family Caregiver (PDF)
- Daily Home Care Guide (PDF)
- Editable Daily Home Care Guide (PDF)
- Stroke Discharge Checklist (PDF)
- Practical Tips for Finding Time for Selfcare (PDF)
- Daily Renewal for Caregivers
- Being a Stroke Family Caregiver Brochure
- Explaining Stroke Brochure (PDF)
- Finances After Stroke
- 5 Things to Never Say to Caregivers (PDF)
Health Care Reform
For heart disease and stroke patients, and those at risk, access to quality, affordable care is critical.