Struggling with caring for a loved one who suffered a stroke? CAN has something new for you!

Washington, DC, May 03, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Caregiver Action Network (CAN), the nation’s leading family caregiver organization, is pleased to announce the launch of Stroke Caregiver GPS – a brand new resource for family caregivers of loved ones who have had a stroke.

Suddenly becoming a caregiver for someone who has had a stroke will change your life. And with nearly 7 million stroke survivors in the US, there are an equal number of family caregivers helping care for them. Caregiver Action Network knows that those caring for a loved one who has experienced a stroke are making decisions and looking for information to meet their loved one’s recovery expectations. It’s a lot for anyone to handle.

“My mother was the primary caregiver for my father… and then she suffered a stroke! My siblings and I suddenly found ourselves in a situation we were not prepared for,” said John Schall, CEO of Caregiver Action Network. "So I know personally that stroke caregiving comes with a lot of challenges. That’s why CAN created a new resource specifically for stroke caregivers. From going to the emergency room, to recovery at home, to the ‘new normal’ in your life - we have you covered.”

This new free website for stroke caregivers provides information and resources designed specifically for family caregivers of loved ones who have had a stroke. Resources include brief, informative videos, CAN’s tips for how to talk to doctors, how to report symptoms, rehab, going home, and much more.

“I regularly see patients who have suffered a stroke and their family caregivers. They have so many questions and concerns,” said neurologist Dr. Aaron Ellenbogen. “Strokes leave family members scrambling for answers and guidance. Fortunately, Stroke Caregiver GPS helps address many of the questions and concerns stroke caregivers have. It’s a wonderful new tool.”

Curious? Check out Stroke Caregiver GPS by visiting

About Caregiver Action Network
Caregiver Action Network (CAN) is the nation's leading family caregiver organization working to improve the quality of life for the more than 90 million Americans who care for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease, or the frailties of old age. CAN serves a broad spectrum of family caregivers ranging from the parents of children with special needs, to the families and friends of wounded soldiers; from a young couple dealing with a diagnosis of MS, to adult children caring for parents with Alzheimer's disease. CAN (the National Family Caregivers Association) is a non-profit organization providing education, peer support, and resources to family caregivers across the country free of charge.


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