Family Caregivers

As a caregiver, you make many sacrifices for your loved one. But it’s crucial to make time for yourself.
A teenaged Black girl with her arms wrapped around her smiling grandmother

Caregivers need care, too! Be an advocate for yourself.

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.


Health Care Reform

For heart disease and stroke patients, and those at risk, access to quality, affordable care is critical.

Stroke Onward

Debra and Steve Zuckerman, her husband of 33 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.

Caregiver Stories

Celebrating Caregivers

“Inspiration and Gratitude” video