Backgrounders outlining key messages in relation to rehabilitation best practices are available for your use.
Eligible stroke survivors will be considered for enhanced Physiotherapy (PT), Occupational Therapy (OT), Social Work (SW) and Speech Language Pathology (SLP) services through the CCAC following discharge home. Note that for stroke survivors discharged to Long Term Care (LTC), PT will be provided by the LTC Home with enhanced OT, SLP and SW being provided through the CCAC. For information on this program please click on the resources below:
A comprehensive, research-based synthesis of stroke rehabilitation.
The following EBRSR professional education supplements are designed to present the information contained within the EBRSR in an alternative format. They cover topics such as Clinical Consequences of Stroke; Brain Reorganization, Recovery and Organized Care; Secondary Prevention of Stroke; Motor Rehabilitation (Upper and Lower Extremity); Cognitive Rehabilitation; Medical Consequences of Stroke; and Depression and Community Reintegration Post Stroke.
This is an 12-module independent learning program for providing inpatient stroke rehabilitation unit care. While the target audience is nurses new to practicing in a stroke rehabilitation unit, this resource can be used by an professional discipline who works within this setting.
The following provides a link where you will find all of the resources developed by the OSN Rehabilitation Intensity Provincial Integrated Workgroup including: Communiqués, Newsletters, Presentations, Educational Tools, and Conference Posters.
For tools/resources that may support health systems administrators, planners and clinical teams to support the implementation of stroke ESD services check out the work of the OSN Early Supported Discharge Provincial Integrated Workgroup and associated resources at the link below.
These Guidelines are intended to help exercise providers deliver safe and effective exercise programs to stroke survivors in a variety of community and other settings. Supporting this document is the Guide for Choosing a Community Exercise Program for People with Stroke. This Guide will assist people with stroke and their families in selecting a safe and effective exercise program in the community. Included in the brochure is a checklist to aid in assessing exercise programs as well as other helpful tips. Please click Guidelines to view.
This is an arm and hand exercise program that was developed for stroke patients with upper extremity impairments. Evidence indicates that more arm and hand activity early after a stroke can improve outcomes. GRASP provides one method for stroke survivors to increase their hand and arm activity post stroke. It is a self-directed arm and hand exercise program which provides opportunity for additional intervention to improve functional recovery.
The Southwestern Ontario Stroke Network has created an interactive tool kit that supports stroke survivors on their journey to return to work. The Return to Work tool kit includes a self-assessment of a stroke survivor's ability to return to work and information on available resources.