Posted by: dlip | July 9, 2009

The Stroke Network

Have just discovered another site that helps caregivers and stroke survivors with forums and handbooks for everyone to post their experiences.

Here is an excerpt from their ‘About Us’ page with (hopefully) a link. If I’ve been able to put this in correctly.

“The Stroke Network provides on-line support to stroke survivors and stroke caregivers of adult stroke. We have found that a stroke caregiver or another member of the stroke family will seek out a web site looking for information about stroke after their loved one has just had one. They will perform a search in one of the major Search Engines, ie Google, and then click on our homepage at http://www.strokenetwork.org/

Not only do we have dozens of resources for stroke survivors but we also have many resources for the stroke caregiver.

On the one hand, the stroke survivor is usually looking for information about stroke or is trying to connect with other stroke survivors. Many stroke survivors are released from their rehabilitation hospital and then might not have a local stroke support group, transportation to the group, conflicts with the meeting schedule or might have emotional lability so bad that they cannot bear the thought of being around others.

Click to download the Stroke Caregivers Handbook  On the other hand, the stroke caregiver needs information and lots of it.  Stroke caregivers are faced with a multitude of decisions.  Many stroke caregivers are totally stressed out between having to make immediate decisions,  searching for information and then needing a medium to vent, rant, rave and to ask practical questions.

Our support services include daily chat sessions, instant messages, email, blogs and a message board with several forums relating to topics important to stroke survivors and stroke caregivers.  Full benefits are displayed in the Member Area.  Our information resources include a monthly newsletter, book shop, articles, links, webcasts and a Stroke Caregiver Handbook that our experienced stroke caregiver members have written for the new stroke caregiver.

There are many more features to our site. Our forums are available to anybody with a computer but may not be able to make it to a real life support group. We use the net to connect with others, however we can.

So who are we? We are people from around the world who have survived a stroke that want to do something for our stroke brethren. We know that they cannot obtain the stroke support locally so we are here for them on-line.”

Do visit the site!


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  1. […] Read the original post:  The Stroke Network « The clock struck one […]

  2. Dalip, How wonderful it is to come and see you are still giving. I have been gone for such a long time. I just couldn’t write. There seemed to be no connection. Now I have returned to Crepusculum. I haven’t written as much as I used to but it is a beginning. I do hope life is good for you now. Please let me know how you are. I wish you always the very, very best my friend.
    Frank


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