Frequently Ask Questions
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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.