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29 Mar

ICES Research Video Series: Moira Kapral on risks of swallowing problems after stroke

March 29th, 2017|Rehabilitation, Research|

About 50 per cent of patients who have recently had a stroke will experience dysphagia (swallowing problems) which can in turn lead to pneumonia, disability and even death. That's why guidelines recommend that swallowing tests be conducted in all stroke patients within the first 72 hours after stroke, before taking any food or liquid by mouth.

22 Nov

Rehab Report: More stroke survivors are receiving the right care in the right place

November 22nd, 2016|Report, Press Release, Media, Rehabilitation|

Access to inpatient stroke rehabilitation services in Ontario has dramatically improved over the past three years, most notably for stroke survivors with severe disability. A report examining Ontario’s stroke rehabilitation services, released today by the Ontario Stroke Network (OSN) and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), describes the results.

11 Aug

Community Stroke Rehabilitation Models in Ontario helps stakeholders achieve Best Practices

August 11th, 2016|Press Release, Media, Rehabilitation, Stroke Best Practices|

The Ontario Stroke Network is pleased to announce the release of the Community Stroke Rehabilitation Models in Ontario resource. This project was undertaken to amalgamate the knowledge and lessons learned from the development, implementation, and successes of existing and emerging programs in an attempt to inform and guide development of future models.

22 Jul

Southwestern Ontario Stroke Network launches Stroke Rehabilitation Unit Orientation

July 22nd, 2016|Rehabilitation, Southwestern Ontario Stroke Network|

The Southwestern Ontario Stroke Network is proud to announce the official launch of the 2016 Stroke Rehabilitation Unit Orientation. This resource was developed by the Southwestern Ontario Stroke Network to support the education of regulated health professionals by providing a framework for learning, and by identifying knowledge, skills and values that cross the core competencies of all the disciplines and are important to the delivery of best practice stroke care.

29 Jun

Local stroke survivor’s experience in Pembroke Regional Hospital’s Integrated Stroke Unit yielded positive outcome

June 29th, 2016|Press Release, Media, Rehabilitation, Southwestern Ontario Stroke Network|

PEMBROKE – By his own admission, Pembroke resident Philip Bjorkman had luck on his side when he suffered a significant stroke three years ago during a surgical procedure. “Looking back to that time in my life, I had a lot of risk factors at play,” said Mr. Bjorkman. “I had a busy lifestyle – worked [...]

28 Jun

Provincial release of updated Best Practice stroke care plans for Long Term Care Homes (LTC)

June 28th, 2016|Press Release, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Local Health Integration Networks, Media, Rehabilitation, Stroke Best Practices|

In long-term care (LTC), 21.3 per cent of residents have had a stroke1 and stroke is the third most common diagnosis in LTC residents.2 In fact, stroke is believed to be one of the leading causes of transfer of elderly individuals to LTC facilities.3 More than 10 per cent of patients who have experienced a stroke require long term care and [...]

22 Jun

My wife Paola

June 22nd, 2016|Caregivers, Rehabilitation, Stroke Recovery|

Watch the story of a husband and his wife, Paola, from how they met to how they continue to work together after Paola suffers a stroke. Though life might be different, physiotherapy following stroke can help you live your most independent and active life.

31 May

Julie Weir: helping patients navigate the stroke recovery journey

May 31st, 2016|Grand River Hospital, Rehabilitation|

The health system is complex. And when a patient has a serious illness like a stroke, navigating the road back to health can involve a lot of different stops along the way. That’s where Julie Weir comes in. Julie is in a relatively new position, as a navigator for stroke patients as they move through different parts of the health system.

26 May

OSN’s Provincial Integrated Working Group on Rehabilitation Intensity – Final Report and Appendices now available

May 26th, 2016|Rehabilitation|

As organizations across the province have been striving to achieve the Quality-Based Procedures recommendations for stroke rehabilitation intensity (RI), the Rehabilitation Intensity Provincial Integrated Working Group (PIWG) developed a toolkit to support the implementation of these recommendations.

10 May

New video from Ontario Physiotherapy Association focuses on stroke rehab

May 10th, 2016|Ontario Physiotherapy Association, Rehabilitation|

Watch the story of a husband and his wife, Paola, from how they met to how they continue to work together after Paola suffers a stroke. Though life might be different, physiotherapy following stroke can help you live your most independent and active life.