Working with Your Stroke Healthcare Team

Updated:May 15,2014

Tips for Being a Better Patient
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Helpful Information on how to communicate with your doctor or pharmacist about your medications.

The Caregiver’s Advocacy Armor
Patient advocacy tips from caregiver, geriatric care manager and elder law attorney Sue Fabian.

Assessing a Rehab Facility
Print up copies of this handy checklist, and ask these questions when you’re touring a facility.

Palliative Care After Stroke
Stroke survivors should have a well-coordinated medical team to personalize care, optimize quality of life and minimize suffering.

Personal Health Records
A typical person sees multiple healthcare providers, undergoes multiple tests and may even have multiple insurers. If you’re responsible for family members’ health information there’s even more to keep track of. Thanks to the Internet and small digital-memory devices like USB thumb drives, it is easy to do.


This content was last reviewed on 04/30/2014.



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