Preparation of Family Caregivers of Patient with Stroke on Transitional Care from Hospital to Home

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Nuntakarn Paksee
Thitdhi Srivisai
Saneh Khunkaew


          Stroke remains a leading cause of serious long-term disability remaining which burden to family caregiver caring for stroke survivors. It is because of unexpected traumatic event that suddenly happened in their families, caregivers often experience an overwhelming of depression, and isolation; a decline in physical and mental health; and reduced quality of life. Therefore, handling those problems are difficultly for family caregivers to face with. This article aimed to provide a practical strategy for preparing and assisting family caregivers to caring people with stroke. This article discusses issues related to stroke caregiving and nursing roles by using the transitional care model and proposes comprehensive strategies designed to assist caregivers adapting to a new role. Suggested strategies include an effect of stroke and caring need among people with stroke, the concept of a transitional care model, and preparation of stroke care relatives based on the concept of a transitional care model. Caring stroke patients in the transitional phase from hospital to home was divided into 2 phases: 1) being admitted to the hospital for treatment; and 2) being discharged from the hospital. This suggestion can assist nurses and encourage family caregivers who providing care for patients and help the caregiver adapt to new roles bring the well-being of the patient.


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