Stroke Recovery Information for Families
When a family member has a serious injury or illness, other members of the family may take on extra duties.
Family involvement is very important in the recovery of a person after a stroke. Because recovery is unpredictable and can vary from months to years, members of the family can get physically and emotionally worn down. Things that tend to wear down family members or other care givers include:
- Providing physical care (toileting, bathing, feeding, etc.)
- Having to repeat information frequently because of memory problems
- Managing behavioral or emotional outbursts
- Managing work and home responsibilities
- Financial strain
In this section we will address role changes, coping strategies for caregivers and loved ones, sexuality, and key points for families after stroke.