Supported stroke survivors end up achieving a higher recovery. There’s no way around it – stroke support is that important.
To foster your motivation to find support, we’re going to discuss why support leads to a higher recovery and what types of support you should seek. Then you’ll be rockin’ and rollin’ in no time.
The 3 Levels of Stroke Support You Absolutely Need
Stroke recovery is not something you go alone. Trudging through the process solo will only leave you frustrated and depressed.
A successful stroke recovery comes from the combination of these 3 levels of support:
- Emotional support that boosts self-efficacy
- Instrumental support that boosts motor recovery
- Informational support that puts the power back into your hands
While some people avoid depending on others for what they need, it’s necessary for a good stroke recovery. And in time, your dependency will turn into independence – and that’s the ultimate goal, right?
Emotional Support for Improving Mood and Conquering Challenges
Emotional support is the most important type of support to receive. Emotional support leads to:
- Improved function during stroke recovery
- Improved sense of self-efficacy
- Improved or alleviated post stroke depression
Stroke recovery can be very overwhelming, and you need others to lend a listening ear and give you hope. If you ever feel like you’re entering a dark tunnel, find someone to talk to or just be with. It really makes a difference.
Here’s a resource for finding stroke support groups in your area.
Instrumental Support for Regaining Movement
After spending one day in a rehab facility, you’ll notice that tools help you get better faster. These tools are your instrumental support, and they often take the form of rehab devices.
Rehab devices are different from other tools because they’re specifically designed to work with your brain. That’s what makes them different – they’re designed to facilitate neuroplasticity, your brain’s rewiring process.
Informational Support for Developing Independence
Lastly, you need informational support so that you have adequate knowledge to take your recovery into your own hands.
This type of support will probably be your favorite because it’s FREE – at least, it’s free from our blog with hundreds of articles on stroke rehab. We cover the obvious and not-so-obvious stuff so that you can compliment your existing knowledge with a very different approach.
We publish 5 articles a week because we want you to become an expert on stroke recovery. Everyone needs to become an expert in the area they want to improve.
Think about it.
Serious athletes know everything about form and safety. Soldiers know everything about combat and weaponry. Sailors know everything about tide and equipment. And stroke survivors need to know everything about recovery.
So soon-to-be expert, here are some of our best articles to help you to get started: