The After Stroke Program (March of Dimes Canada) helps stroke survivors, families, and caregivers with the transition from hospital to home.
Eligibility and Referral. A stroke survivor or carer in NL for someone who has experienced a stroke is eligible for these services. No age criteria. Services are possible for stroke survivors (who had a stroke year or several years before).
Hospitals can also directly refer stroke survivors to the program. Those who wish to self-refer can visit the website or call a toll-free telephone number see below:
Telephone: 1-888-540-6666 toll free After Stroke Support Line
Atlantic Coordinator, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
E-mail: email@example.com Pritha Banerjee After Stroke Program Coordinator
The After Stroke Coordinator acts as a personal connection to hope and recovery by:
- Working with the survivor to determine what is important to them, help them identify goals, and develop a personalized plan to help them achieve these goals
- Connecting survivors and their loved ones with peer support (volunteers), resources, educational opportunities, and innovative community-based programs
- Collaborating with discharge nurses and social workers to make the transition from stroke to recovery.