Community Stroke Rehabilitation Team - How To Access

Admission Criteria

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Adults (over the age of 18) who have suffered a stroke and require rehabilitation
  • Must be a resident of either Elgin, Middlesex, Oxford, South West Norfolk, Huron, Perth, or Bruce Counties within Ontario. Residents in some parts of Grey County may also be eligible. 
  • The individual’s goals have been deemed to be best met by a specialized stroke rehabilitation service within the community
  • The individual/substitute decision maker consents to referral and is motivated to participate in the program
  • Must be medically stable and have sufficient endurance to participate in time-limited rehabilitation therapies
  • Must have the ability to learn and incorporate self-management strategies to continue therapy within the home environment (caregiver support accepted) 
  • If the individual has barriers to participating in therapy, the team will provide shorter term rehabilitation, focused on specific individualized goals. 

Exclusion Criteria

  • Individuals with a neurological condition other than stroke

Determining service priorities

Patient referrals to the Community Stroke Rehabilitation Team are prioritized based on the following guidelines:

  1. Recent discharge from hospital
  2. Swallowing concern
  3. Living alone, or little-to-no supports in the home
  4. Risk of admission to hospital
  5. Mental health concerns
  6. Caregiver burnout
  7. At a risk of falling or other safety considerations

Services from the Community Stroke Team may be requested by: 

  • An individual who has suffered a stroke, their family members or caregivers, via self-referral
  • Family physicians, home and community care support services and other health care providers 

Referrals can be sent directly to the Community Stroke Rehabilitation Team, located at St. Joseph’s Parkwood Institute Main Building. More information can be found under contact details