Posted on: September 28, 2015
Who Takes Part in Your Rehabilitation?
those involved in your stroke recovery journey
Exploring the various roles of the many individuals involved in your stroke recovery journey.
There are many individuals involved in your stroke recovery journey.
Organizes your medical care
Registered Nurse/ Registered Practical Nurse
Nurses plan and provide your daily care, answer questions, address concerns and assist with discharge planning.
Dietitians and diet technicians assess your nutritional status, provide education and ensure that your nutritional needs are being met.
Occupational therapists assess your ability to perform your activities of daily living (dressing, bathing, grooming and cooking) and help you to become more independent. They provide activities to increase your tolerance for activities and make recommendations for services and equipment you may need after discharge.
Physiotherapists assess your physical functioning and provide treatments that will improve your balance, endurance, strength and movement patterns. They will also provide recommendations for services and equipment you may need after discharge.
Therapy assistant provide treatment and carry out care plans as directed by the OT and PT.
Pharmacists assess your medications and dosages; provide education about your medications.
Social workers help you and your family learn ways to cope with the changes you are experiencing. They also provide information on financial and community support services and assist with discharge planning.
Speech Language Pathologists assess and make recommendations to help with your swallowing. They also assess and provide treatment strategies if you are having difficulty with speaking, understanding, reading or writing.
Spiritual care provides you and your family with support, spiritual guidance and counseling.
Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) Care Coordinator
CCAC Care Coordinators work with the team to arrange for support and equipment you will need after discharge.
A recreation therapist will help you get involved in recreation and leisure activities. They can help you learn new skills and adapt previous activities to your abilities.