Carers play an important role in the care and support of someone recovering from stroke.
Carers are often partners and family members, but could also be friends or neighbours. Many carers who provide care and support will not view themselves as a ‘carer’ – for this reason we also use the title ‘primary support person’.
As a carer / primary support person you also need support.
We have support groups, counselling, coaching and can assist you with your own carer wellbeing plan and how to access services to support you in your role.
Call us on (08) 8352 4644 to find out what we can do for you.
To be a good carer you need:
an understanding of some of the special difficulties associated with stroke recovery
to learn when to help and when not to
to allow time for the person to do things for him or herself, without hurrying
to not take over
knowledge about who to go to for help for things such as aids to daily living
to have survival strategies
to be honest in your relationship.
Carers too can suffer from:
It is important carers also seek support from health professionals and friends. Make sure you look after your own health and organise time for respite.
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