The CRSN has created this page to list some of the relevant COVID-related resources for stroke survivors and caregivers at this difficult time. These have been compiled in response to the pandemic, but there are many more resources that you should see. Click on the toolbar above for stroke care information, guides, and peer support pages.
If you or your loved one is having a symptom of stroke, call 911. Don't drive, call 911 F.A.S.T. Treatment will begin in an ambulance while travelling to a stroke hospital.
- Aphasia Institute Pictographs Link to Participics related to COVID-19 This template facilitates a conversation about COVID-19 and isolation for those who need communication support. It includes information about physical distancing, and who to call in case of emergencies. To access an editable template, visit the Aphasia Intstitute website at https://www.participics.ca/
- Champlain Community Support Network - COVID-19 Support Services from this network include pharmacy & food delivery, Meals on Wheels, telephone support, transportation options, and dementia support.
- Community and Therapy Services for Stroke Survivors in Ottawa - we have attached this week's listing of private therapies available to persons with stroke. (Updated May 12, 2020)
- Heart and Stroke Foundation: Dr. Cindy Yip, director of Data, Knowledge Management and Heart Program for Heart & Stroke, provides a summary of information on COVID 19 and precautions for people living with heart disease or stroke.
- Heart and Stroke Foundation Coronavirus Resources- Information to help deal with the COVID-19 crisis for patients and caregivers living with heart disease or stroke. Includes medical & social services, financial assistance, peer support, physical activity & nutrition, and Government of Canada updates
- Heart and Stroke Foundation
- Handwashing technique for people with stroke and a weak/flaccid arm: this video was created by an Occupational Therapist at Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Click here to watch the demonstration.
- March of Dimes Canada: The Stroke Recovery Association of BC and March of Dimes Canada are offering several virtual programs to continue to work on your recovery and meet other peers! Click here for the information sheet with instructions on how to join.