A chapter of

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Stroke Information & Resources

For urgent assistance, support or information, please call the toll free Stroke Recovery Canada Warmline® 9 am - 4 pm, Monday - Friday:

1-888-540-6666

As the local Peterborough chapter of Stroke Recovery Canada®, we gratefully acknowledge the support we have received from March of Dimes Canada. This worthy organization offers a wide range of programs and services to maximize the independence, personal empowerment, and community participation of people with disabilities. For a brief description of their programs and services as well as links to additional information, please click here.

 

"It is not what they take away from you that counts.

It's what you do with what you have left."

Hubert Humphrey           

38th vice-president of the United States           

 

There are over 300,000 stroke survivors in Canada. Many other organizations also provide information, encouragement and support to assist with integration back into society post-stroke.

Here is a partial list of other helpful organizations and programs:

 

Local

                 Community Care Access Centre             City of Peterborough

 

National / Provincial Resources

                Canadian Stroke Network          Stroke Care Best Practice Reco's

                             Heart & Stroke Fdn of Ontario            StrokEngine

                          National Stroke Association                BeyondStroke.ca

Stroke Recovery Guide

Stroke Survivors Association (Ottawa)

 

International Resources

                     Internet Stroke Center                  Effects of Stroke (You Tube)

               National Stroke Association (USA)            Power To End Stroke (USA)

                  BrainandSpinalCord.org (USA)          American Heart Association

                                                                           *Excellent emergency advice*

 

Helpful Videos (YouTube)

7 Steps to Stroke Recovery

Coping with Flooding after Brain Injury

("Flooding" occurs when the brain becomes overwhelmed)

Caring for the Caregiver

Caregiver Resources

Caregivers are the unsung heroes of the Healthcare System.

All too often, however, their own needs fall through the cracks!

Here are some organizations that provide support for Caregivers in the form of

information, workshops, online communities & more:

The Caring Experience              Elizz                 March of Dimes Canada

Homewatch Caregivers Community         Beyond Stroke - Tips for Caregivers

The Caregiver Space (online community of caregivers)

    We have a small selection of books and reference materials that have been generously donated to the Group and are available to members

Knowledge is Power!

Do you know the warning signs of stroke?

    • Sudden dizziness or loss of balance
    • Sudden severe headache with no known cause
    • Sudden speech difficulty (in being understood) or sudden confusion
    • Sudden blurred or decreased vision in one or both eyes
    • Sudden weakness or loss of strength, including numbness or tingling in the face

Any or all of the above is a 911 Emergency

Controllable Risk Factors for Stroke

If you are experiencing any of these conditions, please take appropriate action now

(We never thought a stroke would happen to us, either.)

Your future is in your hands!