Community programs and services are available to support persons with stroke and their families/caregivers after discharge home from either an acute care or rehabilitation facility. Access to these resources can be initiated by the referring hospital, primary care physician, or persons with stroke and their families/caregivers. As there may be a cost associated with these services, it is recommended to inquire about these additional costs that may not be covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP).
LHIN Home and Community Care (formerly known as Community Care Access Centres)
LHIN Home and Community Care can help you stay in your own home for as long as possible by providing and coordinating in-home care and community services (e.g., specialized support services). In addition, Home and Community Care can provide information on Long-Term Care options if living at home is not possible.
Community Navigation and Access Program to Toronto Seniors Help Line (formerly known as CNAP)
The Community Navigation and Access Program to Toronto Seniors Help Line (formally known as CNAP) is a single point of access to services for seniors in Toronto (seniors are considered 55+ but the program will also serve other adults with disabilities of all ages). Anyone can call the central access phone line and make a referral. A registered social worker will take the call and determine the agency(ies) that can best offer the services required for individuals needing support. If consent to be contacted by the suggested agency is provided, the agency will call within 24 hours to discuss details about providing the services. Please note that some services may have waiting lists and may still charge a fee. OHIP coverage is not required to access this service.
Phone Line: 416-217-2077
For a copy of their Seniors Line brochure, please click here.
March of Dimes Canada
This community service provides support, education and links to community supports for people with stroke and their families/caregivers. For a listing of their various services, please refer to the March of Dimes Canada website.
Stroke Recovery Canada® Warmline
If you are a stroke survivor, family or caregiver looking for stroke related information and support, you can call the Stroke Recovery Canada® Warmline at 1-888-540-6666.
The Warmline is a confidential, toll-free line for those affected by stroke. This is a non-crisis phone line to gain information on resources, support and the opportunity to connect to other stroke survivors and family members. The person on the line is there to listen and make the recovery process easier.
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After Stroke Canada – Toronto Central Stroke Chapter
The focus of this March of Dimes Canada program is to provide peer support for members who are experiencing a “new normal” after their stroke. This program has over 100 members from across the Toronto area, ranging in age from 40 to 80, including stroke survivors, family members and caregivers. Members meet once a month to converse, share experiences and listen to speakers who cover a variety of topics. Having the chance to talk to people who have been through something similar is often the most appreciated part of this program. Frequent activities are also held both within and outside the usual meetings, ranging from games days, dinners, tours, trips, and parties to a weekly exercise class.
For further information, please contact:
Ron Reddam (Co-Chair) or John McGowan (Co-Chair)
Chapter Phone: 416-425-3463 ext. 7714
Toronto Central Healthline Website
The Toronto Central Healthline Website is intended to help individuals find a variety of services to maintain their health, independence and quality of life. This on-line resource was developed to help people navigate the array of community supports and agencies by a search function using one own postal code. It includes the most up to date information to resources and services within the Toronto and Ontario area.