New Patient Journey Map for Stroke Survivors & Families in the South East
Working with the Stroke Network’s Community Reintegration Leadership Team, a Patient Journey Map has been created. The intent of the map is to visually display the stroke recovery journeys. The map can prompt and support discussions and teaching with patients and families with respect to recovery, transitions, supports and services. A handout of the Patient Journey Map includes a listing of potential resources on the reverse side. This can be used by clinicians to provide the patient and family with a better understanding (and record) of the supports and services they will be receiving as they move along the care continuum.
For additional information on the Patient Journey Map, please contact Kayla Purdon, Regional Community & LTC Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 613-549-6666 X 6867
Stroke Education Videos for Stroke Survivors & Families
After a stroke, patients and their caregivers are often left with many questions related to recovery. These short educational videos can be helpful for both stroke survivors and caregivers.
Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery
This 12-episode video series explores issues faced by people recovering from stroke. Topics addressed include memory, anxiety, fatigue, attention, stress, unilateral spatial neglect, upper extremity movement, organization and planning, resilience, leisure, and functional communication. All videos are available on the Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery website at www.canadianstroke.ca
Additionally, each video has an accompanying resource sheet with links to supporting resources. The Ontario-specific resource listings can be accessed directly at https://www.canadianstroke.ca/en/tools-resources/patients-families
This 6-episode video series provides helpful tips on stroke and how to take an active role in your recovery. Click on the links below to watch the videos (5-7 minutes each).
Stroke Information Package for Patients and Families
The Stroke Information Package for Patients and Families provides a listing of recommended education and information resources for patients who have experienced a stroke and their families. This listing provides embedded links to access all the recommended resources as well as an addendum on Tips for Successful Adult Education. The initial attachment below is the listing of recommended resources to be included in the Information Package. Subsequent attachments provide a link to the actual resource for download and/or printing. Should you have any questions, please contact Kayla Purdon at 613-549-6666 x6867 or email at email@example.com
Recognizing the Signs of Stroke
Help us save lives by raising awareness about stroke and sharing this video.
Stroke is a medical emergency!
Click the link below to watch a video which highlights a patient and family member’s stroke journey while demonstrating side by side the delays in care when you drive to the hospital (left side of the screen) and the benefits of calling 911 (right side of screen).
This video was created by the Northwestern Ontario Stroke Network.
- Stroke Neurologist Video - Why "FAST" matters
The Heart and Stroke Foundation Campaign raises awareness of the signs of stroke based on FAST, a simple and effective educational approach.
Prevention of Stroke
In-hospital Recovery and Preparing for Discharge
A resource for use by healthcare providers and stroke survivors to assess and monitor key areas of stroke recovery. It could be used at the time of hospital discharge, and during follow-up healthcare visits. The checklist is available online and limited quantities of the checklist pads are available to order.
If you or a loved one has had a stroke this guide is for you. It is to use during your recovery in hospital and as you continue your recovery journey after discharge. It will help you learn more about stroke. It will support you to be involved and take charge of your health.
Rehabilitation Units in Southeastern Ontario
Recovery After Stroke
A comprehensive 110-page book to help stroke survivors and their families understand the effects of stroke and manage their recovery. This resource can be used immediately following a stroke and over the course of their recovery journey. It replaces "Let's Talk About Stroke".
Supplemental Education Resources for Clients & Caregivers
Patient and caregiver education is of critical importance in the recovery journey. The needs and abilities of each individual will vary and some may be interested in exploring topics in depth. To support health care providers in meeting the needs of those stroke survivors and caregivers, the Stroke Network of Southeastern Ontario has created a listing of educational resources based on best practice and categorized by educational topic. Hyperlinks are included for all resources. This document, SUPPLEMENTAL Education Resources for STROKE SURVIVORS & CAREGIVERS, is intended to augmentkey resources as the Heart & Stroke’s Your Stroke Journey and Taking Charge of Your Stroke Recovery.
Return to Life Activities
- Heart and Stroke Foundation Personal Care page
- Scroll down to find a series of helpful Dressing after Stroke videos
Driving After Stroke
As the Rivers Flow: Brain Attack
Following the path of the river, the Sharing Circle DVD uses Aboriginal (or the animal system) and medical teachings to understand the symptoms of a stroke or “brain attack”. The nature of warning signs and where to go for help are also discussed. The available languages of the video are Ojibwe, Oji-Cree and English. (17 Minutes)
Heartbeat of the Anishnawbe Nation
Learning about stroke and blood pressure management by means of both medical and Aboriginal traditions. The video will help you to understand how stroke and blood pressure is affected by smoking, diet, exercise, alcohol and medication. The language of the video is Ojibwe and dubbed in Oji-Cree and English. (19 Minutes)
Act Fast 1-2-3
The “Talking Stick”, passed from one community to another, helps children understand: what a stroke is, what are the warning signs and symptoms, stroke prevention, and where/how to seek help in case of a stroke. Children are introduced to the F-A-S-T Stroke Song, which helps them remember what they have learned about stroke. Filmed on location in First Nations communities in Northwestern Ontario, this video features talented children of the First Nations, teaching other First Nations children about stroke in their own ways and words.
Endovascular Thrombectomy Family Education
Endovascular Thrombectomy Education for Families
An educational resource about Endovascular Thrombectomy (EVT) was developed to provide families with general information about Endovascular Thrombectomy including how the procedure is done and the care after the procedure.
- Click here to view the Kingston Health Sciences Centre Endovascular Thrombectomy (EVT) booklet