How Does Rehabilitation Help?

Stroke Rehabilitation helps a person reach their personal goals.1 While in rehabilitation people will learn skills to help them:

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Stroke Recovery Chapters

Stroke Recovery Chapters help persons with stroke and their caregivers connect with peers, exchange information and resources, learn new skills, explore the personal impact of stroke and build supportive relationships.

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What is a Stroke

A stroke is a sudden loss of brain function. It is caused by the blockage of blood flow to the brain or the rupture of blood vessels in the brain.

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Locations of Stroke

An overview of the locations of a stroke.

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Types of Stroke

An overview of the locations of a stroke.

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Stroke is a Medical Emergency

With stroke, every minute counts. It’s important to recognize the signs.

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Stroke Signs

Do you know the signs of a stroke? Learn more about FAST and increase your knowledge and awareness.

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What a Stroke Looks Like

Heart and Stroke Foundation spokesperson and Stroke Selfie Survivor Stacey Yepes shares her experience as a stroke survivor and helps […]

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Getting Back to Your Community

Once you have finished your rehab, it is important for people to get back to their life roles such as a spouse, co-worker or grandparent and to the activities you enjoyed before your stroke

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Where Does Rehabilitation Take Place?

Rehabilitation after a stroke can take place in different locations

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Secondary Stroke Prevention Clinics (SPC)

There are risk factors for stroke that you can change (modifiable) and those that you cannot change (non-modifiable):

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Stroke Risk Factors

There are risk factors for stroke that you can change (modifiable) and those that you cannot change (non-modifiable): Modifiable (Things […]

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Who Takes Part in Your Rehabilitation?

Exploring the various roles of the many individuals involved in your stroke recovery journey.

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Reducing Your Risk for Stroke

Diabetes or high cholesterol. A diagnosis of high blood pressure, diabetes or high cholesterol requires a medical assessment. Always take […]

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Aphasia Programs

Aphasia may be classified as an invisible disability, though it is not well known or understood in the community.

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Exercise

Exercise is an important part of stroke rehabilitation. It can help you better perform many every day activities, such as walking, moving around your home and community, climbing stairs, eating, personal care, and dressing

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Fit For Function

This community-based exercise and educational program is designed for persons with stroke and their caregivers to gain confidence in managing the challenges of living with stroke.

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Retirement Homes

Retirement homes are best suited for people who can be independent in their own apartment, but would like to not […]

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Waterloo Wellington YMCA Programs

Neuro Fit Neuro Fit is a customized group exercise program for individuals who have Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, stroke or […]

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Healthy Eating and Nutrition

Helpful resources for individuals who have had a stroke, as well as their families, caregivers and friends

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Long Term Care

Long term care involves organized care in a more institutional like setting for people of all ages who need longer […]

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Helpful Links

Helpful resources for individuals who have had a stroke, as well as their families, caregivers and friends

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Your Stroke Journey

This guide is for adults who have had a stroke, their care partners, family and friends.. It is designed to: […]

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