Community Reintegration – A return to participation in desired and meaningful activities of daily living, community interests and life roles following a stroke event. The stroke survivor, family, friends, stroke recovery associations, rehabilitation programs and the community at large are all integral to successful community reintegration.
Successful community reintegration may require health services and community-support services that aim to optimize functioning and maximize quality of life in the community. The following resources support community reintegration goals:
Exercise After Stroke
The Canadian Stroke Best Practices state that persons with stroke, their families and caregivers should be provided with information related to community services specific to the transition they are undergoing. thehealthline.ca is an online database of community and health resources available across the province. The Stroke Resources micro-site of thehealthline.ca helps individuals, caregivers and healthcare providers find health and community services that address community re-engagement needs following stroke.
Click below to access the Stroke Resources Micro-site on your local healthline site:
Living with Stroke ™
The Heart and Stroke Living with Stroke ™ program is a community-based support and educational program designed for stroke survivors and their caregivers to gain confidence in managing the challenges of living with stroke.
Stroke Support Groups
To find the stroke support group in your local area click here.