coordinated teamwork and a personalized approach to supporting stroke survivors
in their communities.
The Community Stroke
Rehabilitation Team is a partnership of St. Joseph’s Health Care London, the
Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance, Grey Bruce Health Services and the
Southwestern Ontario Stroke Network.
If you’ve had a stroke or are a
family member or professional caring for a stroke survivor, you may ask for our
services. Stroke survivors, family members, doctors, SWLHIN Home &
Community Care case managers and other health care providers may make
is the service located?
We have teams based in Thames
Valley, Huron Perth and Grey Bruce counties. Therapy, education and support
services will be provided in your home, long-term care home, and/or the
community where you live.
do you know which kind of therapy will help?
We use specialized assessments
for people who’ve had strokes, as well as information given to us by other
health care professionals, you and your family members. We ask you what
activities are most important to you. Then we create an action plan to help you
be able to do these things or other activities that you enjoy.
much does it cost?
There is no cost for our
services. You may choose to rent or purchase equipment, that the team
recommends, from your local medical equipment supplier.
kinds of therapy are available?
Our team members work together
and collaboratively with service providers in your community to make sure you
have the therapy, education and support you need to reach your potential.
They’ll also make recommendations about healthy living to help reduce your
chance of having another stroke or other serious health problem. Each team consists of the following members:·
Nurse – Helps address questions about your health and how to prevent another
stroke. Reviews your medications. Keeps your doctor updated.
– Helps you to improve strength, flexibility and balance so you can move
Therapist – Finds ways to make it easier for you to do daily self care such as
dressing, using the bathroom and cooking.
Language Pathologist – Helps you speak better and helps with problems
Worker – Provides you and your family with counselling to help everyone cope
better and adjust to the changes experienced since your stroke
Recreation Specialist – Helps you find leisure activities that you enjoy and you
can do in your community.
Therapist – Works closely with you to implement the programs recommended by the
other health care professionals.
long does the therapy last?
The amount of therapy you
receive depends on your needs and the rehabilitation goals we set together. Our
goal is to help you be more independent, return to activities that you enjoy
and connect you with local services that will meet your ongoing needs.
if our family is having a hard time coping?
We understand that families and
caregivers often need support and information to help them during this
difficult time. We provide education and supportive coaching to them as well.
We can also help you find your way through the health care system when you’re
unsure where to go for the right help.
ext. 45034 or Toll Free: 1-866-310-7577
Please visit the St. Joseph’s Health Care London website for more