A new free online tool has been created to help stroke survivors drive their own recovery.
According to the National Stroke Foundation, stroke is Australia’s second biggest killer after coronary heart disease and a leading cause of disability. One in 6 people will have a stroke in their lifetime, with 65 per cent sustaining a resulting disability that impedes their ability to carry out daily living activities unassisted.
So, now, a new free online tool called enableme has been created to help stroke survivors drive their own recovery. It is a world-first online platform, bringing together the ability to set personal goals, information, advice, support and connection with stroke survivors, carers and families.
National Stroke Foundation Chief Executive Officer Dr Erin Lalor said enableme had been created specifically for the Australian stroke community to give survivors, their families and carers choice and control over their recovery journey.
“For many stroke survivors and their families, there is a void in support once they finish formal rehabilitation and return home from the hospital. Around half (43 per cent) of stroke survivors currently leave hospital without a plan to support their transition home, limiting their recovery opportunities”, Dr Lalor said.
“enableme will deliver stroke survivors, their carers and families with the information and support they need to maximise their recovery. It will help survivors to navigate the often confusing and frightening journey of life after stroke by empowering them and their loved ones to drive their own recovery.”
Dr Lalor said National Stroke Foundation had collaborated with survivors, their families, carers and health professionals to develop enableme, ensuring it delivers the right support, in the right way, to help people thrive after stroke.
To find out more or to sign up, visit enableme.org.au
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