There are many videos and publications about stroke care available online. Below are some of the resources that we recommend. Click here to find additional resources that have been created to support stroke survivors, families, and caregivers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“How to enhance conversations when the person you care about has communication deficits” The Champlain Regional Stroke Network, the Aphasia Centre of Ottawa and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.
Helpful hints and videos on personal care, from how to make dressing easier, to lists of items to keep in the bathroom and shower area. See the video links from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
A video series on topics including memory, anxiety, fatigue, attention, stress, unilateral spatial neglect, upper extremity movement, organization and planning, resilience, leisure and functional communication. Calgary Stroke Program/Alberta Health Services, in partnership with Heart & Stroke and the Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery
This educational video series developed by health care experts, patients and caregivers, is designed to support you in the recovery journey and provide practical advice you can refer to again and again. Sinai Health System, Toronto
These patient-focused resources guide the stroke survivor's return to driving following their stroke. They are intended for use by both health care providers (to help guide the return to driving conversation) and patients (by demystifying the return to driving process). The appendixes provide additional information and aphasia-friendly flow charts to simplify this journey. The booklets are available in several languages.
Southwestern Ontario Stroke Network
Stroke shares many risk factors with diabetes and the conditions have a number of prevention strategies in common. The Indigenous Diabetes Health Circle (IDHC) strives to reduce the impact of diabetes in the Indigenous community by promoting holistic wellness models, building on traditional teachings and best practices to develop and provide programs, education and resources, and by building relationships and community capacity. Health resources are available at the IDHC website.
The Wabano Centre in Ottawa provides healthcare services from an Indigenous perspective and offers a variety of indigenous health promotion resources. The Centre strives to practice holistic health, including four aspects of wellbeing: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. More information is available on the Wabano Centre website.
The Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care (CLRI)
The Ontario CLRI's Guide to Virtual Creative Engagement for Older Adults can help LTC teams address the under-stimulation and loneliness felt by residents from pandemic restrictions. The VCE Guide features a curated list of free virtual services appropriate for older adults with various health conditions and ability levels.
Rehabilitation is a process to help you recover as many abilities as possible. This recovery is personal and will be different for every individual. The Heart and Stroke Foundation
This site reviews over 90 assessment tools useful in stroke rehabilitation. It also includes online educational modules with practical information. The Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery
This booklet is for young adults, their families and caregivers. It is intended to complement other stroke resources. Heart and Stroke Foundation
The term 'transitions of care' refers to the movement of people across various healthcare locations, settings, and providers. Community is the physicial and social environment where individuals may live after a stroke. The Heart and Stroke Foundation
This guidebook was created for adults who have had a stroke. Caregivers, family members and friends may also find helpful strategies to support loved ones in their recovery and return to daily life. Heart and Stroke Foundation
Currently, many health appointments are being offered online and not in person. This guide will help you make the most of that time. The Heart and Stroke Foundation