Stroke, otherwise known as a cerebral vascular accident (CVA), is a serious killer and cause of disability. The effects of stroke can be frightening and may include weakness, confusion, vision problems, speech difficulties, trouble walking, loss of balance, incoordination, and impaired communication to name a few. Disability from stroke negatively impacts the lives of patients and caregivers, and survivors are often left with many unanswered questions. Comprehensive and easily accessible information is crucial to stroke rehabilitation and to navigate the stroke recovery journey.
Medical professionals often try to provide education and resources to patients and families while in healthcare facilities, however, due to time constraints, the information is often inadequate. In addition, due to the extreme stress of the event on family members and patients, information may not be well absorbed. Once home, those involved may not know where to find pertinent information pertaining to stroke rehab and recovery or may be overwhelmed by the amount of information on the internet or given in handouts.
The aim of Stroke-Rehab.com is to empower patients and caregivers by providing quality stroke rehabilitation information and resources for stroke survivors and caregivers alike. Authored by a Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist and occupational therapist with over 24 years of experience, this site is dedicated to addressing patient and family concerns and providing needed information for stroke recovery. From available treatments and finding the right neurologist to choosing the best rehab facility and learning the most effective stroke rehab exercises, this site will cover information in depth and at a level that non-medical professionals can understand.
A wealth of valuable info is at your fingertips! Subscribe to the Stroke Rehab newsletter, gain a deeper understanding of long-term effects from stroke, explore treatment options, uncover an assortment of rehabilitation exercises, delve into details on how to reduce risk of a second stroke, view questions from readers, and access invaluable resources tailored for caregivers. You can even use the Ask the Therapist feature to seek answers to your specific spoke recovery questions! By bookmarking this page, you'll have a go-to source whenever you need guidance regarding stroke rehabilitation and recovery.
If you're searching for specific stroke information, there is a user-friendly Google search bar (found at the top right corner on desktop screens) that allows you to easily search this site for the topic you're interested in. There is also a sitemap for easy navigation, a blog with answers to questions from patients and caregivers, and a comprehensive Stroke Rehab Guide that can be ordered. Additionally, you'll find recommendations for other helpful internet resources on the Stroke Websites page. I know that patients often struggle to find the information they seek or feel that medical staff haven't adequately educated them. This site is here to bridge that gap.
For caregivers, there are sections dedicated to helping you understand the effects of stroke, teaching you techniques to care for your loved one, and providing you with support resources. You'll want to check out the blog section as well since many questions are submitted by caregivers. Loved ones caring for survivors will have their own set of emotions and responsibilities to tackle. You must take care of yourself first in order to help take care of a family member!
Rehabilitation is undoubtedly a challenging process for both patients and caregivers. With proper treatment, support, and a positive outlook, you can make your recovery journey a successful one. This site is here to support you every step of the way. There is hope, there is help, and although the stroke recovery process may not always meet your expectations, there are resources to help you achieve your best results.
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