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Caregiving

  • Male Caregivers On the Rise

    Posted by Emily Shearing May 8, 2015

    The stigma associated with male caregivers is changing and their approach to caregiving is quite different from females.

  • Preparing for the First Day Back from the Hospital

    Posted by Lisa O’Neill Hill Apr 24, 2015

    The transition of coming home from the hospital after a stroke can be difficult. Here are some great tactics to help you prepare for that day.

  • Women Caregivers Are More At Risk

    Posted by Teresa Bitler Apr 16, 2015

    Married, female caregivers have higher stress levels and are more at risk for serious health conditions. Here’s what you can do to protect your health.

  • At-Home Activities That Don’t Feel Like Rehab

    Posted by Lisa O’Neill Hill Mar 31, 2015

    Rehabilitation can feel like a chore, but if it becomes something you enjoy doing, you can have more success and stay motivated in your recovery.

  • Tools and Tips to Make Caregiving Easier

    Posted by Teresa Bitler Mar 11, 2015

    Caring for a stroke survivor can be a daunting task. Family and friends can often help a caregiver, but organizing a support system is easier said than done.

  • Caregiver Burnout: Causes, Signs, and How to Prevent

    Posted by Teresa Bitler Feb 4, 2015

    Many stroke survivors rely heavily on a caregiver 24/7. Additionally, many caregivers also continue to work to provide family finances.

  • Caregivers At Risk for Depression

    Posted by Emily Shearing Jan 23, 2015

    Find out why depression, a well-known condition in stroke survivors, also affects caregivers—and at an even greater rate.

  • How to Be a Caregiver and a Romantic Partner

    Posted by Teresa Bitler Jan 12, 2015

    If your husband or wife has a stroke, the demands of caring for a stroke survivor can make you feel like caregiver-patient is the only relationship you have.

  • How to Avoid Back Injuries from Lifting

    Posted by Teresa Bitler Nov 13, 2014

    After a loved one’s stroke, caregivers often need to do the heavy lifting. Occupational therapist Angie Reimer shares tips on how to safely lift heavy objects.

  • How Respite Care Helps You and Your Loved One

    Posted by Lisa O'Neill Hill Nov 5, 2014

    Learn how to find the best respite care and the benefits that come along with it.