Caregivers, family members, friends, and colleagues of
stroke survivors and
other people with disabilities seeking better lives: Welcome!
StrokeSurvivor.com features special products and resources for caregivers:
- E-book on caregiving: “Stephanie Mensh’s Conquering Aphasia & Stroke for Caregivers”, click here.
Here are some helpful resources for caregivers:
Live Your Life Well Campaign, click here
Dealing Better by Writing Out Problems, click here
- Positive Psychology
Shannon Polly, MAPP, website, click here
A video lesson on self-efficacy, click here
- Personal Balance
Breadwinning and Caregiving, click here
- Resources & Education for Stroke Caregivers' Understanding & Empowerment (RESCUE)
VA RESCUE Home page, click here
VA RESCUE Tools page, click here
The ARCH National Respite Network & Resource Center has materials for agencies, professionals & others wishing to set up respite care services, as well as information & resources for caregivers, click here
- Finances and Taxes
An excellent article with tips, references & resources for tax filers with disabilities, click here
Womens Institute for a Secure Retirement's, WISER'scaregiving page, click here
- Resources for Family Caregivers from AARP.
AARP provides online resources covering a broad array of topics including: care at home, medical issues, legal & financial, caregiver life balance, becoming part of their caregiver community, local resources & solutions, and caregivers stories. click here
- Home Modifications
Home Assessments for Stroke Survivors, click here
National Association of Home Builders Universal Design/Certified Aging in Place Specialists, click here
- Resource Links for caregivers, survivors, and professionals—one of the biggest lists anywhere! click here
Articles & Tips. click here.
Ask the Expert (send your questions too!), click here.
Does your loved one or friend have aphasia - speech and language problems - trouble with reading, writing, listening, talking?
Does your loved one or friend have hemiplegia - the right or left side is paralyzed - trouble with walking, balance, using one hand?
My husband Paul had a stroke many years ago, resulting in aphasia, a paralyzed right hand, weakness in his right leg, and foot-drop in his right ankle-foot. He was 36, and I was 32; we had been married for 4 years.
Read Stephanie's recommendations to the U.S. Commission on Long Term Care, August 2013. Read about the LTC Commission here.
Special Employment News for Caregivers
We designed our website to motivate and empower caregivers to help the survivor - as well as yourself - to regain control of your life, return to the activities you love, take steps to become more independent and productive, improve communication and relationships, and achieve your goals.
As a caregiver for many years, I've learned the importance of following my own dreams and achieving self-fulfillment, while helping Paul with his goals.
Here you'll find FREE articles, newsletters, products and books, answers to your questions, video clip and much more.
After you've visited, please send me an email with your thoughts - about our website, about how you've used my tips, questions you have on overcoming specific challenges you face, or anything else you want to say.