Think about how your role may change with your loved one. This can help you prepare to provide care. Ask yourself the following questions:
You will have time to talk with your loved one's health care team before discharge (leaving the hospital) to make plans for his or her care after discharge.
Your loved one's brain injury and needs are unique. It is important that you learn about your loved one's safety, physical and emotional needs.
Your health care team will help you decide what type of care and how much care your loved one needs. You may need to learn new skills or change your role with your loved one.
Support groups and
resources are available for stroke survivors and caregivers.
Below are some tasks you may need to do.
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