Preferences of Young Stroke Survivors to Meet Their Unique Needs: It Is Time to Listen

Stroke is usually thought of as a disease that affects only older patients. However, more recently, there is increasing awareness that stroke also happens in younger adults. Yet, younger patients may have different needs than older stroke survivors. Some of the reported unmet needs of younger patients include information, transportation, home help, personal care, and therapy.1 Many researchers have suggested ways to best meet these needs. These methods include developing personalized plans for helping patients adapt at home, and proactively reaching out to patients rather than waiting for them to call their health care provider.

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