The CRSN has created this page to list relevant COVID-related resources for our stakeholders. Documents will be uploaded as they become available. Additional resources have been made available to support stroke survivors, families, and caregivers in response to the pandemic. Click here to access support resources for stroke survivors.
Stroke Guidance Documents
- Aphasia Institute Pictographs Link to Participics related to COVID-19 This template facilitates a conversation about COVID-19 and isolation. It includes information about physical distancing, and who to call in case of emergencies. To access an editable template, visit the Aphasia Intstitute website at https://www.participics.ca/
- Champlain Community Support Network - COVID-19 Support Services includes pharmacy & food delivery, Meals on Wheels, telephone support, transportation options, and dementia support
- Community and Therapy Services for Stroke Survivors in Ottawa - this week’s listing of private therapies available to persons with stroke.
- CorHealth COVID-10 Resource Center for Stroke: CorHealth has provided an up-to-date listing of resources that you may find useful, like virtual rehab and online community resources.
- Heart and Stroke Foundation Coronavirus Resources- Information to help deal with the COVID-19 crisis for patients and caregivers living with heart disease or stroke. Includes medical & social services, financial assistance, peer support, physical activity & nutrition, and Government of Canada updates
- Mental Health Resources, Ottawa Public Health: Caregivers often don't take the time for self-care as they work to improve the health of others. It is normal to feel stress at this time and for this situation to affect mental health. Click here for a listing of some of the Mental Health Resources available to you.
- Mental Health Resources - Counselling Connect: provides free access to a same-day or next-day phone or video counselling session. This service is for children, youth, adults and families in Ottawa and the surrounding area. Click here to book a session
- Rehabilitative Care Alliance COVID-19 Rehab Resources are provided to support rehab professionals, other clinicians and administrators as they provide and plan for care
- Stroke Best Practices During the COVID-19 Pandemic -The Heart & Stroke Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations (CSBPR) Advisory Council has developed guidance on implementing evidence-based stroke care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- The University of Ottawa Heart Institute has compiled a list of resources to help keep patients informed and stay active and healthy during this difficult time. Click here for heart-healthy resources for secondary prevention like exercise (videos etc), nutrition, stress management and more.