Caregivers may be spouses, partners, children, brothers, sisters, and friends. They may provide care for only a few months, or for several years.
Although being a caregiver may be a rewarding experience, it also can be frustrating and stressful.
Caregivers may have a variety of emotions and needs after their loved one has had a stroke.
Those feelings may include:
These feelings are all normal.
There are several key things to remember as a caregiver, primarily to take care of yourself and your needs.
UPMC Stroke Institute
UPMC Presbyterian C400
200 Lothrop St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Resources for support or more information may include:
Visit the following websites to learn more about stroke and caregiving: