Stroke rehabilitation helps people with stroke re-learn skills or learn of completing tasks. Rehabilitation experts agree that it is important that stroke rehabilitation is goal-directed, focused, and includes novel and repetitive practice.
Stroke rehabilitation starts in acute care, typically within the first 24-48 hours of hospital admission. Ongoing rehabilitation can occur in inpatient, outpatient, or community settings. The duration of stay in rehabilitation programs is dependent on many factors, such as stroke severity and home supports. Stroke rehabilitation can include assessment and treatment by an interprofessional team consisting of: Clinical Nutrition, Medicine, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Psychology, Recreational Therapy, Social Work, and Speech-Language Pathology.
Within the Toronto Stroke Networks, stroke rehabilitation is provided in the following organizations:
- Bridgepoint Active Healthcare, Sinai Health System
- Providence Healthcare, Unity Health Toronto
- Birchmount Hospital, Scarborough Health Network
- St. John’s Rehab, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
- Toronto Rehab, University Health Network
- West Park Healthcare Centre
For more information about stroke services within the GTA, click on the links above. Information can also be found on the GTA Rehab Finder website.
E-Stroke Rehab Referral System
The E-Stroke Rehab Referral System is an electronic referral system used by acute and rehabilitation organizations in Toronto to make and receive stroke rehabilitation referrals. For more information on the E-Stroke system please click here: E-Stroke Privacy and Security Program.