Finances After Stroke

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You probably already know that the financial impact of stroke can be overwhelming and unpredictable. The lifetime cost of ischemic stroke has been estimated at $140,0481. This includes inpatient care, rehabilitation and follow-up care. The American Stroke Association’s Finances After Stroke Guide provides information to guide you through the financial hoops by highlighting four core areas: 

  1. Social Security Administration Benefits » Social Security Disability Insurance » Supplemental Security Income » Ticket to Work Program and Other Assistance Programs
  2. Patient Advocate Foundation: Get Help Navigating the Healthcare Maze
  3. Managing the Cost of Prescription Drugs
  4. Getting the Most Therapy Coverage 

Additional Resources

Other helpful organizations for financial questions: Employment Services for People with Disability Receive accurate information about the SSA’s employment support programs and where you can get the services you need to make a successful entry into the workforce. You will find the best information at the Ticket to Work website

AARP Tax-Aide is administered through the AARP Foundation in cooperation with the IRS. The AARP Foundation is AARP’s affiliated charity. Foundation programs provide security, protection and empowerment for low-income older persons in need.

AARP Money Management Program offers daily money management service to help low income older or disabled people who have difficulty budgeting, paying routine bills and keeping track of financial matters. 

The Foundation for Health Coverage Education offers simplified public and private health insurance eligibility information through its website and 24/7 multi-language help line. Uninsured patients can learn their health coverage options through multiple channels.


Life After Stroke: Our Path Forward

There is life – and hope – after stroke. With time, new routines will become second nature. Rehabilitation can build your strength, capability and confidence. It can help you continue your daily activities despite the effects of your stroke.

Rehab doctor helping older male patient