This webpage details resources that can be used in the period of transition from hospital to home.
In Home Therapy
March of Dimes’
March of Dimes’ After Stroke program offers home attendant services for stroke survivors, returning to the community.
Ontario’s Respite Care
The government of Ontario offers respite care through adult day programs, temporary stays in long-term care, and home attendants.
Self-Managed Attendant Service
Direct Funding enables adults with disabilities to become employers of their attendants. It encourages individuals to self-manage their home attendants within a budget.
Niagara Gatekeepers offers a phone line referral service that anyone can call to help connect an at-risk senior who is 60 years of age or older with programs and services to help them stay safe and independent at home. Phone: 905-684-0968
Home & Community Care’s Attendant Services
Home and Community Care provides home attendant services for individuals with disability.
The government of Ontario offers non-emergency medical advice through their 24/7 phone service:
Stroke Recovery Canada Warmline
Stroke Recovery Canada‘s phone line connects survivors and care partners to someone who has been through a similar circumstance.
Hospital-based Out-Patient Therapy
Hamilton Health Sciences
This webpage provides the contact information of outpatient care for individuals in Hamilton, who experienced a stroke and/or brain injury.
Canadian Red Cross Transportation
The Canadian Red Cross provides transportation service for those in need. Their service provides affordable transportation to medical appointments, as well as to social gatherings and errands.
Click to visit Niagara: (905) 680-4099
Click to visit Hamilton: (905) 522-8485
WellTrans provides public transportation to Welland residents who require an accessible door-to-door transportation service.
Pelham Cares provides a variety of services to residents of Pelham, including transportation services to medical appointment.
Phone: 905 – 892 – 5300
Niagara Specialized Transit
Niagara Specialized Transit provides transportation services to individuals with accessibility needs in the Niagara region.
Hotel Dieu Shaver
This webpage provides information about outpatient care at Hotel Dieu Shaver for stroke survivors.
Patient-Oriented Discharge Summary (PODS)
This document is a fillable discharge summary sheet. Stroke survivors and caregivers may find useful for taking notes in the hospital or clinic that they can later refer to at home.
Paratransit provides transportation in specially equipped vehicles to people with special needs, such as the elderly or those with disabilities.
St. Catherine’s: (905) 685-9844
Hamilton: (905) 529-1717
Wheelchair Accessible Transit
Wheelchair Accessible Transit provides transportation to individuals in Ontario, living with disability.
LHIN Home and Community Care
The resources listed below are a broad, starting point from which stroke survivors and care givers can learn about some programs and services available in their community. Users may also visit the “Reintegration to the Community” subpage to see a more detailed list of community resources that match the last stage of the Journey Map.
Note: LHINs used to be called CCACs. Ontario Health Teams (OHTs) now play a similar role to LHINs.
This webpage by the Ontario Health Team (formerly LHIN) provides a wide range of health services, available to those in the Hamilton, Niagara, Haldimand, and Brantford region.
March of Dimes
This webpage provides resources for individuals recovering at home. This includes peer support groups, walking programs, and employment services.
My Health GPS
My Health GPS provides community resources for individuals recovering in the community.
Canadian Red Cross
The Canadian Red Cross’ Health Equipment Loan Program (HELP) provides health equipment to individuals recovering from illness or injury. Healthcare providers can refer clients to this program.
For the Needy, not the Greedy
Based in St. Catherine’s, the non-profit For the Needy, Not the Greedy supplies medical equipment and assistive devices to individuals or organizations in need.
March of Dimes
March of Dimes’ Assistive Devices Program assists adults with physical disabilities, who are in financial need, to purchase, repair, and maintain assistive devices that increase their mobility and functional independence. The Program may also have contact information or resources to assist you in locating additional funding sources.
Care Partner Wellness
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 caregivers 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.