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You're OnAir! Successful Online Community Stroke Partner Expo

Back by popular demand! The virtual LLG Community Stroke Partners Expo was held on October 27th, 2021. Twenty-two community agencies from across Lanark, Leeds and Grenville County and beyond shared information with the attending health care providers on the post-stroke services they offer to stroke survivors and their families.

New Regional Stroke Community and LTC Coordinator

Kayla Purdon, RN, BScN, BA, MN will begin working with the Stroke Network on Oct 20th as our Regional Stroke Community and LTC Coordinator. Kayla has a  Masters of Nursing (Teaching Focus) from Athabasca, Alberta that included courses in Evidence-based Practice, Dissemination Strategies, Collaboration and Leadership roles in Health.

New Administrative Assistant for Regional Stroke Program, Liisa Ware

Liisa Ware began working as our Stroke Network Administrative Assistant on Oct 4th. Liisa brings over 17 years of KHSC experience to our program including roles in registration and data entry for the Ontario Breast Screening Program,

Southeast Raises Awareness of Stroke & Aphasia

In recognition of Stroke Awareness Month this past June, health care providers within the southeast took the opportunity to support the sharing of stroke survivor stories, enhance awareness of stroke and provide information on relevant services.

How to Get There from Here: Navigating a Complex System

"As a stroke survivor with firsthand knowledge of some of the unique pieces of the puzzle that are needed to help us, it was deeply fulfilling to collaborate on and lend perspective to some of the tools available to assist with navigating the numerous resources out there.

People in our region can now receive both emergency and elective intracranial aneurysm coiling procedures closer to home

When an intracranial aneurysm ruptures and bleeds, resulting in a subarachnoid hemorrhage, the mortality rate can be 40% to 50%, with severe morbidity of 10% to 20%.

Stroke Support Groups Initiate New Virtual Model

Both my wife (who is a stroke survivor) and I have been attending the stroke support group for several years now.  We have found this service to be very effective; a place to go to where you feel like you belong,

Virtual Visit Data Now Included in Annual Community Stroke Rehab Report

To Since the initiation of the Community Stroke Rehab Program (CSRP) in 2009, admissions to the program have continued to trend upwards (an increase of 228% since 2009).  With the onset of COVID, community rehab providers responded by including virtual visits in their model of care

June is Stroke Awareness Month!

The COVID-19 pandemic has called upon health care providers across the continuum of care to make significant adjustments to models of care, embrace innovation and leverage the learnings of others from within our region and beyond.

Striving to Improve Blood Pressure Screening with Indigenous Peoples in Local Communities

collaborative event about the Deseronto Indigenous Blood Pressure (BP) Screening Model was held virtually in November 2020 with the following main objectives