Rehabilitation

 

Why Rehabilitation?

Stroke can change your life in an instant. But quality rehabilitation can help you recover.

It’s important to make informed decisions about rehab quickly, which can be overwhelming. Our guide will help you get started. It includes information you and your family need to plan your rehabilitation journey.

The best results can only be achieved through the combined efforts of your family, your team of healthcare professionals and, of course, you. 

You’re not alone.

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Life After Stroke: Our Path Forward

There is life – and hope – after stroke. With time, new routines will become second nature. Rehabilitation can build your strength, capability and confidence. It can help you continue your daily activities despite the effects of your stroke.

View the Life After Stroke Guide for Patients and Caregivers.

The Life After Stroke Guide is also available in Spanish. View the Guía De La Vida Tras Un Ataque Cerebral.

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February is Black History Month

During February, we recognize the legacy of Black Americans who laid the foundation for the activists, health care professionals, social entrepreneurs and everyday heroes — and celebrate Black Americans who are making history every day.

Throughout the month we’ll highlight the communities, small businesses, social entrepreneurs and innovators who are continuing to build a legacy of positive change through our business accelerator, scholarship program and impact investments.

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Support Network

Want to share recovery and rehabilitation experiences with other survivors? Find reassurance or offer your own words of wisdom on the American Heart / American Stroke Association's Support Network.