Finances After Stroke

Finances After Stroke Guide cover page showing an older Black couple in conversationThe financial impact of stroke can be overwhelming and unpredictable. The lifetime cost of ischemic stroke has been estimated at $140,048. This includes inpatient care, rehabilitation and follow-up care. The American Stroke Association’s Finances After Stroke Guide provides information to guide you through the financial hoops by highlighting five core areas:

  1. Social Security Administration Benefits » Social Security Disability Insurance » Supplemental Security Income » Ticket to Work Program and Other Assistance Programs
  2. Patient Advocate Foundation: Get Help Navigating the Health Care Maze
  3. Managing the Cost of Prescription Drugs
  4. Getting the Most Therapy Coverage

Additional Resources

Numerous organizations offer help with financial questions:

Ticket to Work Program supports career development for people ages 18 through 64 who receive Social Security disability benefits. If you are interested in working, explore this program to help you make a successful entry into the workforce.

AARP Tax-Aide is administered through the AARP Foundation in cooperation with the IRS. The AARP Foundation is AARP’s affiliated charity. Foundation programs provide security, protection and empowerment for low-income older people in need.

AARP Money Map™ is a free online money management tool which can guide you to better financial health, such as developing a budget, reducing dept, building up savings and more.


Life After Stroke: Our Path Forward

After your stroke, new routines will become second nature. Rehabilitation is key in rebuilding your strength, capability and confidence. It can help you continue your daily activities despite the effects of your stroke.

Life After Stroke Guide for Patients and Caregivers (PDF)

The Life After Stroke Guide is also available in Spanish.
Guía de la vida tras un ataque cerebral (PDF)

Rehab doctor helping older male patient