It's important to realize that you have limits. It's impossible for anyone to do caregiving alone. Taking control means getting help when you need it. Find out what types of rehabilitation and therapy services your loved one will need, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy or cardiac rehabilitation. Ask what you can do to help in the recovery process. The key to successful recovery for your loved one is to take it slow, but build a support team as soon as you can.
The Stroke Recovery and Prevention Team
A coordinated team will enhance your loved one's recovery. You may or may not need all these services. As the caregiver, you may be the team leader. Make sure you ask questions and get involved. For easy reference, print this page and write in the names and phone numbers of your team below.
In addition to the stroke survivor, you and your family, the other members of your Stroke Recovery and Prevention Team are:
|Nurse Practitioner or Clinical Nurse Specialist|
The Heart Attack Recovery and Prevention Team
In addition to the heart attack survivor, you and your family, the other members of the Heart Attack Recovery and Prevention Team are:
"This content was last reviewed on 12/28/2011."