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Stroke: Resources and Support

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

Woman having her blood pressure taken at home by visiting healthcare provider.
In some cases, healthcare providers can make home visits.

Planning for Home Care

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.

Woman and older woman talking to adult daycare provider. Man and woman in background are painting pictures.
Adult daycare can provide supervision if you need time away during the day.

Other Resources

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

  • Churches and Synagogues

  • Recreation Centers

  • Senior Centers

  • Adult Daycare

  • Social Services

  • Any Stroke Clubs in your community

Author: StayWell Custom Communications
Last Annual Review Date: 5/15/2011
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