Fact Sheet Library
The RESCUE team has
prepared 44 fact sheets that will help you with any questions you may have. These fact sheets are divided into the following
General Stroke Information
Many people don’t know what a stroke is or why it happened. In this section, you will learn about the causes of stroke and how to prevent another stroke in the future.
Obtaining Good Healthcare & Information
You may be overwhelmed by the amount of stroke information available. This section teaches you how to find up-to-date information from trusted sources. It also provides you with tips for talking to your healthcare team.
Understanding How Caring for a Loved One Affects You
The daily stresses of caregiving can wear you down. To be the best
caregiver, you must first take care of yourself. This section has tips on
lowering your stress and depression. It also provides information on family relationships and long-distance caregiving.
Caring for Someone with Physical Needs
Dealing with the physical needs brought on by stroke is hard. This section informs you about changes in how the body functions and problems with speech.
Caring for Someone with Emotional & Behavioral Needs
Stroke can change your loved one’s personality and behavior. This section teaches you how to deal with these changes.
Keeping Your Loved One Healthy
Helping your loved one lead a healthier life can promote stroke recovery. Topics in this section include preventing falls and managing your loved one’s medications.
Helping Your Loved One Become More Independent
You may wonder how much help to give your loved one. In this section, you will learn ways to increase your loved one’s independence, while still lending a hand.
Finding Community Resources
You may not know what help is available in your local area. In this section you will learn about respite care, long-term care housing, and stroke support groups.
Managing Financial & Legal Issues
Money issues can cause a lot of worry and stress. Tips for how to manage
finances and sort through the legal process can be found in this section.
These materials were created for the project:
Web-Based Informational Materials for Caregivers of Veterans Post-Stroke
Project Number SDP 06-327 funded by VA HSR&D Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI); Supported by the