Through its local Stroke Recovery Branches, SRABC is committed to assisting stroke survivors and their caregivers throughout the province to improve their overall quality of life. Lemongrass Productions assisted them produce a 12 min video called “The Seven Steps to Stroke Recovery” which could be shared with stroke survivors and used by health care providers as part of their education/treatment services.
Target: Health Care Providers and stroke survivors.
A Stroke Resource for Health Service Providers Working with Aboriginal Peoples in Ontario
An educational resource designed for anyone working with Aboriginal individuals, their families and communities at any stage of continuum from prevention to recovery. This 55 page toolkit includes information on Aboriginal history, culture, views on health; as well as stroke information, best practices and additional resources.
Published: January, 2012
Collaborative effort between the Central East Stroke Network, Northeastern Ontario Stroke Network, Northwestern Ontario Stroke Network, and the South East Toronto Stroke Network.
This 5-session inter-professional, continuing education workshop series is based on the “Tips & Tools for Everyday Living: A Guide for Stroke Caregivers” (Heart and Stroke, 2010).
This continuing education program can be easily individualized by selecting the particular module(s) needed to meet the identified learning needs. It may be offered within existing academic settings or in other educational settings such as the workplace. Each of the 5 modules are 4 hours in length. The module topics include:
To order free hard copies, see inside cover of booklet
Target: Stroke Survivors and family members.
Heart and Stroke Living With Stroke Program™
Living with Stroke Program ™ is a community-based support and educational program where by participants gain confidence in managing the challenges of living with stroke. It is offered in many locations across the province as an 8 week program.
Target: Stroke survivor (s) and their family member(s) living in the community, once their active rehabilitation is completed.
Your Stroke Journey: A guide for people living with stroke
If you or your loved one has had a stroke, this 118-page handbook can help you and your family to understand stroke and the recovery process. Every stroke is different. This resource answers questions most stroke survivors ask. It’s useful right after a stroke and over the course of your recovery.
Based on the Leisure section #15 of the Tips & Tools for Everyday Living: A Guide for Stroke Caregivers (H&S, 2010) this poster provides the opportunity to review the importance of engaging in meaningful activity following a stroke for mental, physical, and emotional recovery and what the health care provider can do to help.
Target: This poster has been developed for the education of frontline care providers caring for stroke survivors and other complex patient populations.
MOST: Moving On after STroke Program
The Moving on after STroke (MOST) program focuses on helping stroke survivors adjust to life after stroke.
There are 18 sessions over 9 weeks which are based on self-management concepts and adult learning principles. Participants learn safe ways of engaging in exercise and physical activity. They learn and practice goal setting.
The program is facilitated by a health care provider and can be offered at other organizations.
Developed at Baycrest in Toronto
Access and Target User/Learner:
There is a fee for the program (private health insurance may cover cost).
Access: Self-referral. Doctor’s approval required for exercise component
Target: PT, OT, Assistant Staff, Nurses and other care providers can inform appropriate clients of this program.
Stroke Survivor Series, Southeastern Ontario
Stroke Survivor Stories (Videos)
Time is Brain: Emergency Stroke Recognition & Recovery: A Stroke Survivor’s Reflection on Recovery following tPA. How prompt and effective best practice stroke care can make a difference.
Length – 20 minutes
Watch video on-line.
Download to my computer.
A Journey of Stroke Recovery: A Stroke Survivor’s Reflections. How best practice stroke care can make a difference.