Stroke Continuum of Care

for Health Care Providers

Public Awareness

Public Awareness

Stroke is a medical emergency. Public awareness is the first step in a coordinated approach to stroke care.

Prevention

Prevention

Stroke prevention includes a comprehensive approach to prevention of first or recurrent transient ischemic attack (TIA) or stroke.

Hyperacute

Hyperacute

Hyperacute refers to care offered in the first 24 hours after stroke and the first 48 hours after Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA).

Acute

Acute

Acute stroke care refers to the key interventions involved in the assessment, treatment or management, and early recovery in the first days after stroke onset.

Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation

Time is Function: Stroke rehabilitation can be provided in all care settings and assists people to reach their optimal physical, cognitive, emotional, communicative, and/or social functioning.

Community & Long Term Care

Community and Long Term Care

Coordinated transitions to the community, including long-term care, following a stroke are essential to optimize quality of life.

Stroke News

Visit our Newsroom for more stroke related news.
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Education and Events

Please click on an event listing below for more information.

For a full listing of all events, go to the Education and Events page.
22Mar

Understanding Indigenous Women’s & Gender-Diverse People’s Health Experiences

12:00 - 13:00 (Eastern) Healthcare providers interested in stroke care.

TIME

12:00 - 13:00 (Eastern)
11:00 - 12:00 (Central)

LOCATION

No address listed

AUDIENCE

Healthcare providers interested in stroke care.

EVENT DETAILS

To register, click here

Understanding Indigenous Women's & Gender-Diverse People's Health Experiences: A Culturally-Relevant & Gender-Based Lens

Co-hosted by the Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) and featuring speakers from NWAC and Dr. Bernice Downey of McMaster University, this session will discuss pre-colonization concepts of health and wellness and how colonization and assimilation efforts affected the health of communities. The session will also cover current social and political realities for Indigenous communities as well as strategies and responses for improving health outcomes.

Join us for a webinar on Friday, March 22nd 2019.

Details: Friday, March 22nd 12pm-1pm EST

1) Learn about the Native Women's Association of Canada's culturally-relevant and gender-based analysis (CRGBA) protocol and how it can be applied;

2) Learn about concepts such as intergenerational trauma, differences between the social determinants of health and Indigenous determinants of health as well as stigma and discrimination and how these experiences contribute to negative health outcomes for Indigenous women and gender-diverse people;

3) Learn about Dr. Downey's Mending Broken Hearts research, how Indigenous women's heart health has been negatively impacted by various cultural and social factors, and with a culturally relevant, gender-based perspective, how to work to remedy this problem through training programs.

As a result of this workshop, participants will learn to apply a culturally-relevant and gender-based lens to the work that they do.

Presenters:

Marya Jaleel & Kim Wakeford - Native Women's Association of Canada

Dr. Bernice Downey - McMaster University, Early Career Indigenous Chair in Women's Heart & Brain Health

For any questions feel free to email heartandstrokehealthpresents@hsf.on.ca

28Mar

AFTER STROKE SERVICES Thunder Bay Peer Support Chapter (Stroke Recovery Network)

13:30 - 15:00 (Eastern) Healthcare providers interested in stroke care.

TIME

13:30 - 15:00 (Eastern)
12:30 - 14:00 (Central)

LOCATION

No address listed

AUDIENCE

Healthcare providers interested in stroke care.

EVENT DETAILS

POSTER

Guest: Kaija Makinen, Yoga Instructor

Men, women, survivors, caregivers!!

Dress comfortably for a fun and interactive session of
seated yoga as Kaija returns to our group!! Kaija has been teaching yoga since 1988 after
receiving her certification from the Kripalu Centre for Yoga and Health. Since then she has
studied various disciplines. Kaija has provided instruction to folks of all walks of life and is also
a certified Cardiac Yoga instructor and has extensive experience working with people from
all walks of life.

Afterwards light refreshments will be provided with an opportunity to meet and mingle after our "workout".

Date: Thursday, March 28th
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location: Thunder Bay 55+ Centre — 700 River Street Big Meeting Room (past cafeteria End of the hall on the left)

Info: Call Todd : 345-6595 ext. 105 or tkennedy@marchofdimes.ca

29Mar

Highlights from the University of Alberta’s Stroke Rehabilitation Certificate Course: Rehab 540

12:00 - 13:00 (Eastern) Healthcare providers interested in stroke care.

TIME

12:00 - 13:00 (Eastern)
11:00 - 12:00 (Central)

LOCATION

No address listed

AUDIENCE

Healthcare providers interested in stroke care.

EVENT DETAILS

POSTER

The Northwestern Ontario Regional Stroke Network Presents:

Highlights from the University of Alberta’s

Stroke Rehabilitation Certificate Course: Rehab 540

The safety and efficacy of high intensity interval training (HIIT) in the chronic stroke population - Meranda Termaat, PT

Effectiveness of using the Bioness H200 to improve hand function in the acute stroke population - Linda Sanzo, OT

PLACE:   Videoconference, OTN live webcast or in-person

At TBRHSC:  Room 3004A

At SJ Hospital: East Wing – Conference Room B (E0033)

Additional sites available via videoconference and webcast, (live and archived)

OTN Event Number: 108173312

Please contact your local telemedicine coordinator to book your site or join via webcast from your own computer: http://webcast.otn.ca/

Session Objectives – Participants will be:

  • given example of current and ongoing research regarding HIIT in the chronic stroke population
  • able to understand benefits of HIIT in chronic stroke population
  • provided an update on current research for using functional muscle stimulation devices (more specifically Bioness 200) on stroke population with upper extremity hemiparesis
  • able to review the benefits of using the Bioness H200 on stroke clients with upper extremity hemiparesis and the effectiveness of incorporating this device into treatment plans

Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Physiatrists and other Health care providers working or interested in stroke.

5Apr

Stroke Recovery Glee Club - March of Dimes Canada - AFTER STROKE SERVICES

11:00 - 12:00 (Eastern) Healthcare providers interested in stroke care.

TIME

11:00 - 12:00 (Eastern)
10:00 - 11:00 (Central)

LOCATION

No address listed

AUDIENCE

Healthcare providers interested in stroke care.

EVENT DETAILS

March of Dimes Canada - AFTER STROKE SERVICES

Erin Stacknick, MTA (Music Therapist Accredited)
By the Bay Music Therapy
This program will offer a fun, social gathering where stroke survivors of all abilities can join and family
caregivers are welcome to attend. There is no pressure in participating and no previous music
experience is required. It will truly be a fun and interactive experience from beginning to end!
Some of the activities to explore will include:
Warm-ups: vocal warm-ups, breathing exercises
Group Singing: favourite songs, songs with various speeds and dynamics
Gentle Movement: line dancing, ASL signs, gait training, crossing mid-line
Instruments: Rhythm sticks, foot bells, drums and more
Expression: Songwriting, musical reminiscing, performance opportunities

Location: Thunder Bay 55+ Centre — Room to be announced closer to dates; 700 River Street
Cost: Free

Whether you would like to attend all sessions, one or a few, please contact
Todd for registering as seats are limited.

See POSTER for all details

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