If you have had a stroke, you may suffer from symptoms that limit your independence. It may then be easy to use aids for certain actions. Below are some websites that can help you find the right aids. You may also be eligible, via the municipality, for the purchase of aids or support in this regard. This is done via the WMO (Social Support Act) point of contact of your municipality. This can vary from one municipality to another.
- Regelhulp (care and support help): WMO (Social Support Act) (Dutch)
- Medipoint (Dutch)
- Thuisleefgids (home life guide, in Dutch)
- Hulpmiddelenwijzer (aids guide, in Dutch)
- Hulpmiddelen via Bol.com (aids on Bol.com)
- Hersenletseluitleg (brain injury explanation, in Dutch)
- In eigen hand (in our own hands, in Dutch): baby and toddler care for functional one-handed people
- Weerhandig: advice on aids, in Dutch.
Do you wonder what opportunities there are in the area for disability sports? Are you looking for
advice about looking for a buddy or, for example, aids? Unique Sporten helps with finding a suitable sport or exercise option. You can look in the sports locator yourself, but the coordinator for adapted sports can also provide you with personalized advice.
- Check out the website of Uniek Sporten (in Dutch) for more information, tips, and sports possibilities in your area.
- Meet me at the gym (in Dutch) offers a customized sports program for people with brain injury.
Fees: You pay the costs for practicing a sport yourself. There are no fees for this.
SexualityA stroke is a major event for you and your partner. It can have both physical and mental consequences. The consequences of a stroke depend on several factors, including the type of stroke (infarction or hemorrhage) and the location of the stroke.
After a stroke, a lot changes in your life. Your relationship and sex life may also change. Many people do not feel like having intimate contact and intercourse after a stroke as much as they did before the stroke.
Do you have questions about intimacy and sexuality after a stroke, but do you find it difficult to talk about it? This applies to many patients and their partners. After all, these are subjects that we regard as private and prefer to keep to ourselves. But it can help to discuss the changes in your sexual relationship with each other or to ask for help from a doctor or other specialist.
This brochure offers support in this respect (in Dutch).
Life insurance for the chronically ill
Read more information about this:
- Choice of advice (in Dutch)
- ICZ (in Dutch)
Childcare with socio-medical care assessmentWhen people suffer a stroke at a young age, there often is a young family too. Due to the consequences of a cerebral infarction or hemorrhage, this can lead to problems because of the limited strength (fatigue), sensitivity to irritation, and problems with dual-tasking. Sometimes a person can no longer work after a stroke and the partner starts working full time to avoid financial problems.
This can lead to problems in the care of your children. You may then be eligible for a contribution towards the costs of childcare. Unfortunately, this is not known to everyone. For more information, please contact your municipality. Read more information here:
- VNG (in Dutch).