Frequently Ask Questions

Please contact us if your questions are not answered here

Q – What treatment programs do the West GTA Stroke Network offer?

A – The network does not deliver treatment programs but may be able to direct you to the appropriate resources in our Community Stroke Resource Booklet.

Q – WHERE CAN I FIND OUT-PATIENT SPEECH THERAPY SERVICES? I CANNOT AFFORD PRIVATE FEES.

A – There is a large gap in out- patient services across the province as these programs continue to be cut back. The remaining ones have large waiting lists. You may inquire at your local hospital regarding their situation.

Q – WHO ELSE CAN I TALK TO ABOUT THE LACK OF THERAPY OPPORTUNITIES FOR STROKE SURVIVORS IN THE COMMUNITY?

A – We suggest that you speak with your local Member of Parliament to advocate for more services for stroke survivors.  There is an advocacy toolkit posted on the Heart and Stroke website.

Q – WHERE CAN I GET MORE PHYSIOTHERAPY ONCE I HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED FROM MY REHAB PROGRAM IN THE HOSPITAL?

A – Private therapy is available for a fee from therapists working for health care provider companies in the community. (please see the Community Stroke Resource book for some suggestions).

Q – WHAT STROKE COMMUNITY SUPPORT/RECOVERY PROGRAMS ARE AVAILABLE?

A – The Peel/Halton Young Stroke Survivor group in Mississauga (PHYSS – see resource booklet) Please see theMarch of Dimes website under Stroke Recovery Canada for a list of other associated recovery groups meeting in other regions.

Q- WHERE CAN I GET RESPITE CARE?

A – Contact your regional Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) and look in the Community Stroke Resource book for some other options under Respite Care..

Q – WE’D LIKE TO TRAVEL ON A HOLIDAY BUT DON’T KNOW IF WE CAN MANAGE IT? ARE THERE ANY RESOURCES TO HELP WITH TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATIONS?

A – Contact the Ontario March of Dimes under Stroke Recovery Canada

Q – IS THERE A COMMUNITY COMMUNICATION GROUP IN THE REGION FOR APHASIC STROKE SURVIVORS?

A – We are in the process of seeking funding for a community assisted communication group in Mississauga. Contact the Halton Aphasia Centre for groups in Georgetown and Burlington or the Aphasia Institute in Toronto www.aphasia.ca.

Q – WHERE CAN I JOIN A COMMUNITY EXERCISE CLASS FOR STROKE SURVIVORS?

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