Hennick Bridgepoint Hospital

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Hennick Bridgepoint’s stroke rehabilitation team aims to help you optimize your health and well-being after a stroke. Every stroke is different and every individual’s rehabilitation is different.

When you arrive

Soon after you arrive, you’ll meet the members of your care team. They will assess how the stroke has affected your ability to move, speak, understand language and do everyday activities like dressing and bathing. You’ll also set goals for your rehabilitation. Assessments and setting goals help the team to make a plan for your treatment.

Types of rehabilitation

Your care team will create a rehabilitation program based on your needs:

  • Patients in a high intensity program have more frequent therapy sessions over a shorter duration of time.  Therapy can include occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech-language pathology.
  • Reconditioning stroke rehabilitation is designed for patients who need a slower paced program. This program includes a longer stay with therapy sessions offered over time, which allows your body time to rest and recover.
  • Hennick Bridgepoint also provides specialized medical and complex care for patients with significant health impairments who have finished a course of rehab or are not able to participate in a rehab program. This program focuses on stabilization, health, optimization, functional maintenance and risk reduction.
  • Hennick Bridgepoint’s Christine Sinclair Ambulatory Care Centre provides outpatient stroke rehabilitation.

Partners in care

Patients and family caregivers are important partners in care. You can speak with any member of your care team about anything related to your care and your rehabilitation. You can also request a family meeting where you and your family caregiver can discuss your progress and your goals for your care with the team.

Going home

Your care team will help you plan the transition back to the community. This planning will start soon after you arrive at Hennick Bridgepoint so that you’ll be well prepared when you’re ready to leave the hospital.

Some patients return to living independently in their previous homes, often with support from community services or a family caregiver. Other patients may need the support or care offered in assisted living, supportive housing or long-term care.

You will talk with your care team about:

  • When you’ll be ready to leave the hospital
  • Supports to help you live independently in the community
  • Continuing your recovery with a program at a rehabilitation clinic
  • Connecting with your family doctor to oversee your care needs after you leave the hospital