Caregivers deserve our appreciation
In honor of stroke caregivers, who are often seen as superheroes, the American Stroke Association provides information and resources to help them take care of themselves and make their lives easier.
If you’re not a caregiver, share the information on this page with a special caregiver you may know. And send a personalized electronic thank you card to show a caregiver in your life how much you appreciate and careabout them.
Family members can help their loved one by providing encouragement, celebrating improvements and letting the survivor do as much as possible independently. Caregivers and other family and friends can reassure stroke survivors that they are wanted, needed and important to them.
Providing care for a loved one after stroke can be an extremely rewarding experience. At the same time, it can be stressful and frustrating when you are suddenly thrust into the position of caregiver without warning. The information here will help you take care of not only the stroke survivor in your life, but yourself.
Tips from other stroke family caregivers and valuable information to help ease the day-to-day stresses of caring for a loved one with stroke.
Being a Communication Partner
Caring for a stroke survivor with aphasia can pose unique challenges. Learning more to become an effective communication partner can help make things easier for you both.
Caregiver Guilt and Frustration
Caregiving is an important role, but it can lead to intense levels of guilt and frustration. We talk with caregivers and experts about what leads to guilt and frustration and how to deal with it.
Caregiver Personal Stories
Read stories of other stroke family caregivers who’ve shared their experiences with us.
To request an information packet about stroke, visit our stroke information request.