Stroke Survivors


You've had a stroke... now what?

Each and every recovery journey is different. At the Stroke Recovery Association we provide programs, resources and support groups to help you find your way - and find what works for YOU.

We offer evidenced based programming that is designed and often delivered by a stroke survivor. This unique approach offers a better level of understanding and creates a place where YOU can feel safe being yourself and grow your confidence.

There are a number of resources here for you to learn and explore. Please note that this is not a replacement for medical advice - this is just a collection of helpful pieces of information to help you.

Stroke Recovery Association of Manitoba Programs

This booklet offers information about the different types of strokes and available resources in Manitoba.

This informational resource creaded by Saebo offers a number of exercises to assist you in regaining strength, mobility and dexterity.

This resource booklet created by foundation garches, offers pictures and exercises to assist in your rehabilitation journey from home.

It is important to monitor changes during your recovery. This checklist adopted by the Heart & Stroke Foundation is a great resource to use to keep track of these changes.

Join stroke survivor Ashley Voth as she leads you through 30 day's of accessible chair yoga.

What is a Stroke?

The brain receives oxygen and nutrients through a network of blood vessels. When damage occurs to these vessels, and not enough blood is able to get to the brain, either due to a blockage or burst, the brain is damaged, and the cells within it begin to die. Damage and death of brain cells can lead to long-term or permanent physical and cognitive impairments.

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Types of Stroke

Strokes are generally split into two categories: Ischemic and Hemorrhagic

Ischemic strokes occur in about 80% of stroke cases

Hemorrhagic strokes occur in about 20% of stroke cases


Caused by a blood clot

3 Types

  • Thrombolic
  • Blockage due to narrowing of vessels
  • Embolic
  • A blood clot from somewhere else in the body that has travelled to the brain
  • Systemic Hyperfusion
  • Overall circulatory system issue
  • Not enough blood is flowing to the brain

FOR A RESOURCE GUIDE ON ISCHEMIC STROKES FROM THE STROKE ASSOCIATION CLICK HERE

Caused by the rupture of a blood vessel

2 Types

  • Intracerebral
  • Bleeding directly into the brain
  • Commonly caused by hypertension
  • Subarachnoid
  • Bleeding into cerebrospinal fluid, putting pressure on the brain

FOR A RESOURCE GUIDE ON HEMORRHAGIC STROKES FROM THE STROKE ASSOCIATION CLICK HERE

Become A Member

Member's receive a discount on Adaptive Exercise and Chair Yoga Classes.

Member's also receive special communication, event invitations and access to giveaways.

Available Supports for Stroke Survivors in Manitoba

A & O: SUPPORT SERVICES FOR OLDER ADULTS

A & O: Support Services for Older Adults is a nonprofit organization that provides specialized services for older Manitobans across the province. They aim to support older Manitobans enhance their social, emotional, physical, intellectual, and spiritual lives, and promote active participation.

Website: https://www.aosupportservices.ca


DRIVER ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (DAMP)

A specialized, referral-based program to help assess driving ability post-injury. Contact MPI or speak to a member of your medical team for more information.

Phone: 204-985-7000


EMPLOYABILITY ASSISTANCE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

Employability Assistance for People with Disabilities (EAPD) offers a wide range of employment focused services to assist adults with disabilities in preparing for, obtaining and maintaining employment.

Individuals should contact info@manitobapossible.ca for more information about applying.

Website: https://www.gov.mb.ca/wd/ites/vrmanual/index.html


GOVERNMENT OF MANITOBA: STROKE INFORMATION FOR THE PUBLIC

The Government of Manitoba has a website which provides general stroke information, as well as some resources available to those who have experienced a stroke, and their caregivers.

Website: https://www.gov.mb.ca/health/stroke/strokeinfo.html


HOME CARE ASSISTANCE: STROKE CARE

This is a private, for-hire company which can provide personalized post-stroke care in your own home. This program aims to improve independence through a variety of services such as scheduling medical appointments, arranging transportation to appointments, aiding in meal preparation, medication management, and helping complete prescribed exercises.

Website: https://www.homecareassistancewinnipeg.ca/stroke-home-care/


HOME CARE COMMUNITY STROKE CARE SERVICES

Home Care Community Stroke Care Services is a referral based home stroke program through the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. This program aims to improve independence post-stroke in the community, and help clients complete their everyday activities of daily living.

Contact your physician for a referral to these services.


INDEPENDENT LIVING RESOURCE CENTRE (ILRC)

The Independent Living Resource Centre is an organization that promotes and supports individuals with disabilities in decision making and taking responsibility for the development and management of community resources.

Website: https://www.ilrc.mb.ca


MANITOBA WHEELCHAIR PROGRAM

Manitoba Wheelchair Program operated through Manitoba Possible connects Manitoba residents with a wheelchair to meet the basic mobility needs of people who are active and living independently within the community.

please consult a health care professional (Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist or Family Doctor) to determine whether you are eligible for a wheelchair from our program.

Website: https://www.manitobapossible.ca/wheelchair-services


PARKING PERMIT PROGRAM

The program is regulated by Manitoba Infrastructure and Technology and administered by Manitoba Possible. The Program ensures that when a person has difficulty walking more than 50 meters they can park in one of the specially designated parking spots in lots across the province.

Website: https://www.manitobapossible.ca/parking-permits


PURE LIFESTYLE NEUROLOGICAL REHABILITATION

Pure Lifestyle in Winnipeg offers individual rehabilitation for clients with neurological conditions. This includes shoulder injury prevention, fitness, integration into activity, and post-stroke rehabilitation.

Website: http://www.purewinnipeg.com/physiotherapy/neurological-rehabilitation/


RIVERVIEW HEALTH CENTRE NEUROLOGY REHABILITATION STROKE PROGRAM

The Riverview Rehabilitation Stroke Program provides rehabilitative care for adults with neurological impairments that resulted from strokes. The program typically is 6-8 weeks long, and requires referral from a physician.

Website: https://www.rhc.mb.ca/index.php/areas-of-specialized-care/stroke-program


WELLNESS INSTITUTE NEUROFIT PROGRAM

A specialized 8-week exercise program, tailored to those who have had a neurological event, such as a stroke. This program focuses on strength, stretching, and endurance exercises to help improve individual fitness post-injury.

Website: https://wellnessinstitute.ca/stroke-neurofit/