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Stroke: Resources and Support

After being released from rehab, many patients will need ongoing therapy or nursing care. Talk with a social worker or case manager about planning for care and local sources of support.

Planning for Home CareHealthcare provider taking man's blood pressure at home.

In some cases, healthcare providers can make home visits.

  • A nurse may come and check the person’s blood pressure.

  • A physical therapist may help with exercises.

  • Speech and occupational therapists can help the whole family communicate and handle tasks of daily living better.

Adult Daycare

You may be afraid to leave your loved one alone. Adult daycare facilities can provide supervision if you need time away during the day. They also give your loved one a chance to be with other people.

Other Resources

You can also check your phone book for other resources. Try the following listings:

  • Churches and Synagogues

  • Recreation Centers

  • Adult Daycare

  • Social Services

  • Support Groups

  • National Stroke Association  800-787-6537  www.stroke.org

  • American Stroke Association  800-553-6321  www.strokeassociation.org

  • Family Caregiver Alliance  800-445-8106  www.caregiver.org

 

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