Stroke Awareness

The sudden onset of a stroke can leave a family urgently in need of guidance and support in the best ways to care for their family member who has suffered a stroke. A professional home care agency such as Independence-4-Seniors in the DuPage County area can fill that need, helping to make life more comfortable after a stroke.

Downloadable Tools and Tips:


Click the links to view or right click to print or save to your computer.

Web Resources:


Click the links below to access resource websites to find out more about stroke information and stroke care.

Stroke Fact Sheet
Informative fact sheet from Family Caregiver Alliance outlines various details regarding strokes, including symptoms, effects, treatment and risk factors.

Stroke Caregivers Handbook
Stroke Awareness for Everyone (SAFE) created a stroke caregivers handbook, a guide for those needing help in dealing with the crisis of a stroke.

Stroke Awareness Quiz
Take this short quiz and see if you’re up to par on strokes and stroke awareness, courtesy of HealthCentral.com.

Know Stroke
Informative Web site promotes stroke awareness, educates on signs of stroke, and provides a number of materials such as brochures, posters and videos, courtesy of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

Stroke Care
Caring.com offers advice regarding home care for stroke survivors, as well as how to create a stroke care plan and put it into effect.

Life After Stroke
The American Stroke Association offers an assortment of downloadable resource sheets covering a wide range of topics dealing with life after stroke.

National Stroke Association
An educational site including information on Stroke Prevention, Stroke Risk Factors, and Stroke Symptoms.

The Stroke Network
Support network designed for survivors and caregivers of adult stroke.


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