News Archive: 2018

Southeast Return to Work Toolkit Now Available

The Return to Work Toolkit provides stroke survivors, family members and healthcare providers with assistance to navigate the process of returning to work including information on local and provincial resources and an online Job Readiness Self-Assessment Guide.

Community Reintegration Leadership Team Releases 2018 Biennial Report

The Community Reintegration Leadership Team (CRLT), a community advisory committee for the Stroke Network of Southeastern Ontario (SNSEO), includes persons with stroke, family members and community service providers.  The CRLT was formed after a community consultation in 2007 with the goal of supporting initiatives and actions that will help with community reintegration following a stroke. 

International Recognition for the Stroke Network of SEO at the World Stroke Congress Oct 2018

The 11th World Stroke Congress took place in Montreal in Oct 2018 bringing together leading international stroke experts.

The Stroke Network of SEO teams were engaged in the delivery of presentations related to Stroke Prevention Clinic core elements, Endovascular Thrombectomy, Acute Stroke Unit care, innovations in rehabilitation, and the evaluation of stroke care in Complex Continuing Care and LTC settings, a true cross-continuum contribution! 

Congratulations on a full year of 24/7 access to Stroke Endovascular Thrombectomy across Southeastern Ontario!

A year ago KHSC expanded access to its Stroke Endovascular Thrombectomy Service  from weekday to 24/7 delivery. This move to round-the-clock service was a big step that required an incredible commitment from many across the region including referring hospitals, paramedic services and the large and growing team of experts within KHSC.  Over the past year, we have learned that we can indeed deliver this complex service successfully with great outcomes for patients across Southeastern Ontario.

New Resources to Help Find Physical Activity Programs & Resources

Navigation maps of physical activity programs and common resources have been created by the Southeastern Health Collaborative (SEOHC) for each of the three public health geographic areas in our region.  The SEOHC is comprised of many programs and networks with an overall objective of jointly supporting primary care providers in their efforts with a focus on prevention. 

Supporting Patient & Family Education across the Region

Working with stroke survivors, families and health care providers, the SNSEO developed a listing of recommended contents for a Stroke Information Package. This package is intended to support survivor and family education as well as community reintegration following a stroke. Ideally, this package would be provided to all stroke survivors early in their hospital stay though it may be useful at any point in the care journey.

Record number of referrals to Community Stroke Rehab Program in 2017/18

South East LHIN Home & Community Care has been providing Community Stroke Rehabilitation Services to eligible stroke survivors since 2009.  An Annual Report is disseminated to all stakeholders to share the findings of the ongoing program evaluation. 

Annual South East Stroke Report Card Tells a Good News Story

A recently released provincial report indicates that patient and families from across the South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) are benefiting from improved access to hyperacute treatment and stroke unit care.  

Community Stroke Rehabilitation Program: Service Changes to meet Client Needs

Since February 2009 the South East LHIN Home and Community Care (formerly SE CCAC) has provided timely, home-based rehabilitation services for those discharged from hospital with new stroke. Since its inception, the program has continued to evolve in response to feedback from clients, caregivers and health care providers as well as evaluative data. 

March 20th Primary Care and Stroke Prevention Clinic Update Summary

The Primary Care and Stroke Prevention Clinic Update held March 20th, 2018 was well-received.  88 health care providers participated from across the South East. 

Release of the Ontario Stroke Evaluation Report 2018: Stroke Care and Outcomes in Complex Continuing Care and Long-Term Care

Each year, approximately 1,100 individuals in Ontario are admitted to Complex Continuing Care (CCC) and 1,300 to Long Term Care (LTC) within 180 days of an acute care hospitalization...

Ontario Stroke Prevention Clinics Core Elements

Core Elements for Stroke Prevention Clinics were identified by a provincial work group based on previous provincial standards of care, Canadian Stroke Best Practices, and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Quality-Based Procedures.

Supplemental Education Resources for Stroke Survivors & 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...