Posted on: September 30, 2015

Getting Back to Your Community

get back to their life roles

Once you have finished your rehab, it is important for people to get back to their life roles such as a spouse, co-worker or grandparent and to the activities you enjoyed before your stroke.

Once you have finished your rehab, it is important for people to get back to their life roles such as a spouse, co-worker or grandparent and to the activities you enjoyed before your stroke. This can be difficult when dealing with weakness, pain and other limitations that have occurred because of your stroke. Your care up to this point will have been focused on helping you identify meaningful goals for getting back to your community. The health care team will help you accomplish these goals. It is important to include many partners in this process for example family, friends, stroke recovery associations, ongoing outpatient rehabilitation programs and community supports.
The following are some examples of help that might be needed to support people returning to their community after stroke:
– Social support,
– Monitoring of caregiver burden and depression,
– Family education,
– Mechanisms to adapt to social and leisure activities post stroke,
– Leisure therapy, and;
– Encouragement to actively participate in all aspects of society.