|Tips for Getting More Therapy|
Even when one has insurance, there are often restrictive limitations on the amount of therapy covered. And for the uninsured, the picture may be even more grim. Find tips and ideas for acquiring more therapy at little, or no cost.
Tips for Maintaining a Positive Outlook & Well-being
Stroke survivors, caregivers and healthcare professionals all regularly tell us that maintaining a positive attitude and sense of well-being is essential for making the most of recovery.
Returning to School or Work
Tough Work If You Can Get It
Going back to work is the gold standard by which many survivors measure their recovery, and yet it can be an elusive goal. For many, the return to work involves a roller coaster of emotions, dashed expectations and new hope with new training and new direction. Survivor Steve Park of Dallas shares the ups and downs of his journey to re-employment.
Personal Stories of Returning to School or Work
Personal Care & Daily Activities
To Dress is Success
More Dressing Tips
Turning Speech into Print & Typing One-Handed
An article on writing with voice recognition software by survivor Sidney Goldstein. Sid loves to write but could no longer type because of left-side paralysis. Also, an informative sidebar on different one-handed typing solutions.
Tips on various aspects of life after stroke from stroke survivors and caregivers across the country sent in to Stroke Connection magazine:
Various Tips and Tricks From Others
Suggestions for Survivors
Survivor John Schlosser of Stanwood, Wash., shares some humor as well as helpful hints about ways he’s learned to cope with the world using only one hand.
An in-depth look at mobility after stroke; from wheelchairs to vehicle adaptation, what survivors and family members need to know.
Daily Money Management
How daily money managers can help stroke families with their finances.
Paying for Long-Term Care
Many stroke families aren’t able to care at home for a family member who is unable to perform many activities of daily living, but isn’t so compromised that they require a nursing home. Whatever family members decide, one dilemma is figuring out how to pay for it.
Cutting Prescription Drug Costs
When Your Health Insurance Plan Won't Pay
Assistive Technology Connects You to the World
A Virtual Affair
Caregiver and poet Jane Penland-Hoover writes about getting involved in social media (such as Facebook) and how that has improved her life.