What should I do when I come home after a stroke?

Most importantly, you should follow your doctor’s orders. Every stroke is different and every person’s recovery is unique. However, we do have some tips about the top ten things you should do when you come home.

It is also really important to keep up with your rehabilitation. Even though you might still be visiting your doctor’s office on a regular basis, there are probably some things you can practice at home or new treatments to talk to your doctor about. Strokemark offers a wealth of information about what things you could try to help you stay on track. Check out our articles and search to see what treatments and programs might be helpful to you.

How can I prevent a second stroke?

The scary fact is that people who have had one stroke are more likely to have another. And although there is no guarantee that you can prevent a recurrent stroke, there are things you can do to lower your risk. Simple lifestyle changes can dramatically reduce your chance of experiencing another stroke. To learn more about what you can do, check our risk reduction information.

Can you help me find a support group?

We know how important it is to find the right support after a stroke. You still face a lot of difficulties and are struggling to get back to normal. You want to get your life back as soon as you can, and who better to ask than people who have experienced the same thing. Our Facebook group, Stroketalk, is full of people who have experienced a stroke and have a lot to offer. We are a supportive community that can offer practical tips and words of encouragement. We look forward to seeing you there!

Can Strokemark help me with my rehabilitation efforts after I leave the hospital?

Yes. That’s what we’re here for. Many patients and caregivers don’t know where to start when they get discharged from the hospital. We are here to help you not only to find your starting point, but also to stay with you on your journey. Search our articles to find information relevant to your condition. Or pre-register for our recovery management app to be a part of our testing group. It is important to remember that we do not replace your doctor or therapist, rather we offer you a way to supplement your current treatment. Discuss our information with your healthcare provider to make sure it is right for you.

What does Strokemark do with my information?

We use your information to help us understand your interests and areas of focus. By understanding your needs, we can alert you when we have new information that can help. We take your privacy seriously (laid out in our privacy policy) and protect your information. We do not share your information with anyone. We only use it to understand your interests better so that we can send you articles that are relevant for your condition.

Can Strokemark help me find a rehab center or clinical trial in my area?

Strokemark’s vision is to provide patients with the latest information available. This information comes from scientific research but is not readily accessible to the average person. We bridge the gap between what is happening in the scientific world and what is happening in your rehabilitation. So although we cannot help you locate a rehab center or clinical trial, we can help you learn about the newest developments in stroke rehabilitation. And this is information that you can discuss with your therapist or doctor to help you decide what treatment or clinical trial is right for you. 

If you are interested in finding a clinical trial on your own, you can check out the national database and search for ongoing trials that might be a good match for you.

Does Strokemark cost anything?

Our Strokemark website does not cost anything. We are here to help you educate yourself and start your recovery journey. All content on our website is free.

We are in the process of developing an exciting new recovery management app to create personalized programs that meet your specific needs and help you monitor your progress. The app will be available in free and premium versions.

If you have any other questions, please contact us.