National Family Caregivers Month

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About the Campaign

Each November, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association recognizes National Family Caregivers Month (NFCM) to acknowledge the millions of family caregivers who are caring for their loved ones with a chronic disease. With 2.2 million stroke family caregivers in the U.S., the AHA/ASA strives to provide the post-stroke resources, information, and recognition family caregivers need to not only help their loved one, but to find the time for self-care they often lose. Join us in recognizing these amazing caregivers this November and beyond.

Ways to Support the Campaign

  • Share the stroke Emotional Support Infographic to highlight and learn about  recovery resources to  support your emotional well being post stroke.
  • Download and share Caregiver Resources to help you and/or your loved ones through the caregiving journey.
  • Join the Support Network to connect with other stroke survivors and caregivers, share your story and more. 
  • Recognize your family caregiver by nominating him/her as a Stroke Hero on ASA's Facebook page. Post inspirational messages within your social community to recognize and appreciate the many caregivers across the nation. 
  • If you're a healthcare professional or provider, you can also use our resources available on the Stroke Resource Center to help educate your staff, patients and community about stroke.
     

Campaign Resources

 









Stroke Family Warmline



The Stroke Family Warmline team answers calls from stroke survivors and their families, providing support and helpful information or just a listening ear.

Heart of Caregiving

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As a caregiver, you may think your first responsibility is to your loved one, but it’s really to yourself. You’ve got to take care of your own health and well-being to do the best you can for your loved. Learn more about our resources to help you take care of you.

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