Abstract| Volume 100, ISSUE 10, e8, October 2019

GETCare: Development of a Comprehensive Education and Training Program For Care-Partners Post-Stroke

      Stroke is the leading cause of long-term disability in the United States, with spousal partners often filling a significant role as caregivers after loved ones return home. Without adequate resources, this new role can lead to increased burden and depression for care-partners, and decreased rehabilitation effectiveness for stroke survivors. Research suggests the quality and amount of education provided to care-partners is severely lacking and there is need for improved services and resources. The purpose of this project was to conduct a needs assessment, create the GETCare program, and gather stakeholder feedback in preparation for an upcoming feasibility study.
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