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As a caregiver for a stroke victim, how can I prepare for hospital trips?

As a caregiver for someone who had a stroke, you have a lot to do and too much on your mind. One thing you can do to help the person you love and yourself through this challenging time is create a hospital packing list for any unexpected trips to the hospital. A list of suggested items follows. Adjust this list in any way that makes sense for you.

Hospital packing list: driver’s license, insurance card, power of attorney, living will, list of medications, important phone numbers, robe, slippers, underwear, socks, pajamas, glasses, something to read or do such as puzzles, a book, music, a photo or other special keepsake, and earplugs.

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