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Providing Community Stroke Care During COVID-19
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Providing Community Stroke Care During COVID-19
June 23, 2020

The Community Stroke Rehabilitation Team (CSRT) provides specialized expertise, coordinated teamwork and a personalized approach to supporting stroke survivors in their communities. The team is comprised of a Registered Nurse, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Speech Language Pathologist, Therapeutic Recreation Specialist as well as Rehabilitation Therapists. Each team member has an in-depth knowledge of their colleagues’ scopes of practice, clinical skills and expertise, which supports collaborative care planning.

The role of the CSRT has been rapidly changing in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of HPHA's response to the pandemic, the CSRT was partially redeployed to support the temporarily relocated inpatient stroke rehabilitation program at the Seaforth Community Hospital. The integration of care between hospital and home provided valuable transition support for stroke patients and their families. In the community, the CSRT quickly adapted by offering most rehab services virtually. Moving forward a hybrid model of in-person and virtual rehab is being used to optimize access to care for the individuals they serve.

Virtual care areas include stroke education and prevention, management and rehabilitation of stoke deficits, community reintegration as well as support for social and emotional concerns of client and caregivers. This specialized care team has found creative ways to work on patient goals through video, worksheets and interactive websites. The team has grown a lot through this experience and has enjoyed using their expertise via a new platform to create patient-centered care.

Some of the members of HPHA's Community Stroke Rehab Team

Back row L to R: Sarah Kamachi, Occupational Therapist; Julie Huls, Rehabilitation Therapist; Ajeesh Mathew, Physiotherapist; Megan Querin, Speech Language Pathologist;Emily Johnson, Rehabilitation Therapist; Grace Benedict, Registered Nurse

Front row L to R: Hannah Campbell, Rehabilitation Therapist; Crystal Scott, Rehabilitatio Therapists, Erin Bickell, Social Worker 


Crystal Scott, Rehabilitation Therapist, works virtually on a therapy care plan with a client.


Holly Graham, Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, sets up virtual care in preparation for a client visit.

Stroke & COVID-19

In Ontario, there has been a 27% drop in stroke related presentations to emergency rooms since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please remember to recognize the signs of stroke and call 911. Hospitals are prepared during to deliver treatments for stroke safely during COVID-19.

Learn the signs of stroke 

Face - is it drooping?

Arms - can you raise both?

Speech - is it slurred or jumbled?

Time - to call 9-1-1 right away