Your health care team will help you decide what type of care and how much care is needed.
Caregivers who help at home are usually family members (such as a partner or adult son or daughter).
They may also be friends or professional home health aides.
One person is usually the caregiver. Other people may help once in a while.
Your loved one will have specific needs after a stroke. This means you may need to learn new skills or change your role with your loved one.
It is important that you learn about your loved one's safety, physical and emotional needs.
Here are some tasks you may do as the caregiver:
Support group members share common problems about caregiving. Members "lend an ear" so you can share your feelings with others who have like needs and feelings.
Support groups can also give you ongoing education, helpful hints and sources of help in the community. Support group members can become your new friends or give you support.
Allina Health Patient Education, Understanding Stroke: Information about Stroke and Recovery, fourth edition, ISBN 1-931876-13-4
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Stroke support groups for survivors and caregivers are available at many area locations.