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SPiRE Study


This is the section of the RESCUE website for caregivers enrolled in the SPiRE Study. Sometimes family and friends of Veterans with stroke feel stressed and unprepared for their new roles as caregivers. Our program helps caregivers learn about strokes and how best to care for their Veterans post-stroke.

In this program, you will:


Participate in sessions on the telephone that last about 30-60 minutes.


Talk with a registered nurse over the telephone.  The nurse will teach you about common caregiver issues.  The nurse will also help you solve problems.


Read assigned topics on strokes and caregiving on your own time.  The reading assignments will be brief.


Develop and revise your own problem-solving plan with a nurse’s help.


Answer questions over the telephone to get your feedback about the program.

We suggest that you save this page. You will need to keep this webpage open during each telephone session with the nurse.