Annual Report on Southeast Stroke Support Groups Released: Over 230 stroke survivors & caregivers participated in Stroke Support Groups

The annual Southeastern Ontario Regional Stroke Support Groups Report has been released as well as an Infographic.  The Southeast Ontario Stroke Support Groups are funded by the South East LHIN and are all professionally facilitated.  Presently, groups are held in Kingston, Sydenham, Napanee, Trenton, Picton, Belleville, Perth and Brockville.  Models across the region include stroke survivor, caregiver, couples, social/recreational and transition groups. Key highlights from the 2018/19 report include:

  • 100% of surveyed participants indicated they were satisfied with the navigational role played by the facilitator 
  • 95% of stroke survivors and 93% of caregivers rated the support groups as good to excellent in helping with healthy living
  • 92% of stroke survivors and 93% of caregivers rated the support groups as good to excellent in helping to manage in the community
  • 100% of stroke survivors and 86% of caregivers rated the support groups as good to excellent in contributing to a sense of wellbeing
  • 27% of caregivers reported feeling sometimes overwhelmed by their caregiving role and 40% reported having to make changes to their personal plans

To Learn More about the findings, please consult the full report.  As well, you can find out about how to access/refer to the stroke support groups in the southeast by visiting our website and clicking on Community Supports.  For more information, contact Gwen Brown, Regional Community & LTC Coordinator at gwen.brown@kingstonhsc.ca or by phone at 1-613-549-6666 X 6867.