Posted on: August 14, 2017

Rehabilitation After Leaving the Hospital

Many people who finish inpatient rehabilitation will still need ongoing therapy

Some people can be discharged back to their homes to complete their rehabilitation. Rehabilitation that takes place after leaving the hospital can achieve outcomes that are as good as rehabilitation done in the hospital. Many people who finish inpatient rehabilitation will still need ongoing therapy in the community to achieve their desired goals once discharged from hospital.


Home Health Care

Home and Community Care involves nursing, rehabilitation and personal care to clients in a home setting. These services are designed to help individuals address everyday needs, continue with rehabilitation therapy, promote ongoing recovery as well as address risks that may be present within the home setting. Home care services often provide assistance with personal care, household chores and financial management.

Outpatient Stroke Rehabilitation Programs

Outpatient therapy in the sub-acute phase of stroke (4-8 weeks post stroke) is often prescribed following discharge from in-patient stroke rehabilitation units. Continuing therapy may include hospital-based “day” hospital programs or home-based rehabilitation.1


1 – EBRSR Outpatients

Private Stroke Therapy

An option for continuing therapy after stroke once leaving the hospital is to access private therapy services. If a person wants private therapy they can ask their healthcare team for further options.

Helpful Links

Guidelines for Community Based Exercise 2016: Programs for People with Stroke

Canadian Partnership For Stroke Recovery

Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Healthline Stroke Resources

Waterloo Wellington Healthline Stroke Resources

LHIN Home and Community Care
Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Home Care Information
Waterloo Wellington Home Care Information