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.

Doctor

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.

Dietitian Technicians

Dietitians and diet technicians assess your nutritional status, provide education and ensure that your nutritional needs are being met.

Occupational Therapist(OT)

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.

Physiotherapist (PT)

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

Therapy assistant provide treatment and carry out care plans as directed by the OT and PT.

Pharmacist

Pharmacists assess your medications and dosages; provide education about your medications.

Social Worker

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

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

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.

Recreation Therapist

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.