UF Health Shands Comprehensive Stroke Center: Patient Resources

UF Health Resources

National Associations

Home Care After a Stroke

  • Eldercare at Home – The Health in Aging Foundation offers an online book for caregivers. This is intended as a supplemental resource guide for at family members providing care in the home. This caregiver’s guide is not stroke specific.
  • Aging Parents & Elder CareThis website provides a variety of resources, from advice articles to information about Medicare, and from online sources for home medical supplies and living assistance products to checklists on a variety of topics designed to assist in determining the needs and abilities of your loved one.

Nursing Care:

  • Guide to Choosing a Nursing Home – This booklet is published by the US. Department of Health & Human Services. Topics include how to find and compare nursing homes, how to pay for nursing home care, your nursing home resident rights and where to call for help.
  • Find and Compare Nursing Homes – This tool is provided by the official U.S. government website for Medicare. It allows you to search for nursing homes by name, city, county, state or zip code and compare the quality of the nursing homes using Five-Star Quality Ratings, health inspection results, nursing home staff data, fire safety inspection data and other quality measures.

American Stroke Association

Stroke is a disease that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain.  Created in 1997, the American Stroke Association is dedicated to prevention, diagnosis and treatment to save lives from stroke — America’s No. 5 killer and a leading cause of serious disability. American Stroke Association funds scientific research, helps people better understand and avoid stroke, encourages government support, guides healthcare professionals and provides information to enhance the quality of life for stroke survivors. To learn more, call 1-888-4-STROKE, or browse stroke.org.