This page has resources that may
be useful during your hospital stay.
The information on this page should not replace the advice and guidance provided by a healthcare provider. Please speak to your health care team to learn more.
Emergency Care for Stroke
Stroke survivors are advised to talk to their health care providers about medications and treatments that are available and best for their health.
The information on this website should not replace medical advice.
Types of Stroke
This webpage on the Heart & Stroke website provides information about the types of stroke.
Patient-Oriented Discharge Summary (PODS)
This document is a fillable discharge summary sheet. Stroke survivors and care partners may find this useful for taking notes in the hospital that they can later refer to at home.
Each patient will need to have certain tests performed following their stroke. The following webpage by the Heart & Stroke outlines common diagnostic tests.
Each patient will be prescribed different medications. The Heart & Stroke website provides descriptions of common classes of medications.
Signs of Stroke
This webpage by the Heart & Stroke outlines the signs of stroke.
Health Care Team
Your stroke recovery team may consist of a wide range of health care professionals.
Heart & Stroke
This webpage by the Heart & Stroke provides descriptions of stroke care team members.
Care Partner Wellness Check
Each stage in the stroke journey map has a check box for “Care Partner Wellness check.” Below are some resources that may be useful for care partners of individuals with stroke.
This webpage lists support groups, offered to the care partners of stroke survivors in the Hamilton, Niagara, Haldimand, and Brantford region.
Heart & Stroke
When individuals click “Ontario” on this website, a list of resources, such as the Victorian Order of Nurses’ Caregiver education program, The Caregiver Exchange, and Ontario Caregiver Organization will be brought up.
March of Dimes
This website provides information, support groups, and other resources available to care partners of individuals with stroke.