University of Florida Resources
- What is a stroke? (PDF)
- Brain Rehabilitation Research Center (BRRC)
- Shands Rehab Acute Inpatient Care
- Shands Rehab Outpatient Care
- Guide to Choosing a Nursing Home – This booklet, available as a downloadable .pdf file, is published by the US Dept. of Health & Human Services. Topics covered 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 –A tool provided by Medicare.gov, the Official U.S. Government Site for Medicare. This tool 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.
Home Care After a Stroke:
- Internet Stroke Center: Adapting the Home After a Stroke – Washington University’s Internet Stroke Center provides detailed information on adapting a home after a stroke. A sample Home Assessment Profile is provided, as well as specific information on adapting bathrooms, kitchens, bedrooms, and other areas of the home.
- Eldercare at Home – The AGS Foundation for Health in Aging’s 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 Care: helping people overcome the challenges of elder care- This 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.
- Eldercare Online – A website aimed at providing information, education and support to families caring for aging loved ones, especially those coping with Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias.
- Empowering Caregiveres – A site providing emotional and spiritual support for caregivers, to help caregivers empower themselves as well as their loved ones. The site includes articles, forums, chat rooms, and other resources.
Stroke Education and Resources for Kids:
- Brainiac Kids – Educational actitivies, school activities and community activities to promote stroke education, awareness and community involvement. The Brainiac Kids website is presented byt the National Stroke Association.
- Neuroscience For Kids – “Neuroscience for Kids” is a website created for older students and teachers who would like to learn about the nervous system. The site provides a number of links to explore, including a page about strokes that presents information at a child friendly level. Portions of the website are available in a variety of languages.
- When Grandpa Comes Home – A Story About Stroke – An illustrated, interactive story about a young girl’s journey when Grandpa come to live with her family after his stroke. This heartwarming story is presented by the Internet Stroke Center at Washington University.
- KidsHealth: Health Problems of Grown-Ups – Stroke – This article, written for kids, deals with “What Happens During a Stroke?”, “How Does a Person Get Better?”, “If Somone You Love Has a Stroke”, and “Preventing Strokes”.
- Project K.I.D.S.: Animated Stroke Education for Kids – Watch the interactive, animated presentation and take a short quiz about strokes. This is a very neat site! Project K.I.D.S. is funded by the National Institute of Health.