New website helps individuals and
families affected by stroke

May 9, 2012 3:20 pm Views: 129
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The launch of the new Life After Stroke website, by the Canadian Stroke Network, is making high-quality stroke recovery resources accessible to stroke patients and their families nationwide.
The much anticipated website, www.lifeafterstroke.com, is focused on helping to provide individuals and families with the information and resources they need to take care of themselves after a stroke. These resources include the popular “Getting On With the Rest of Your Life After Stroke” workbook, the “Family Guide to Pediatric Stroke” and a new tool about how to create a stroke support group.

The Stroke Support Toolkit, is a step-by-step guide on how to create a stroke support group. The guide includes sample meeting agendas, venue checklists, press releases and evaluation forms that can be printed and used at meetings.

“Before Life After Stroke, there have been too few resources available to people living with stroke,” says Dr. Dale Corbett, Scientific Director and CEO for the Centre for Stroke Recovery. “This website fills an important gap bringing valuable tools together in one place.”

Modeled after the “Getting On With the Rest of Your Life After Stroke” workbook, the new website provides information on living with stroke, rehabilitation, and links to connect with stroke groups across Canada.

To make the website as accessible as possible content is available in both English and French, three different font sizes are available, and free use of a new technology called eSSENTIAL Accessibility that allows users to use head gestures to navigate the website. A nod of the head for example, will click a link on the screen.

In the future, the site will host a forum for stroke patients and their families to gather to share stories and ask questions throughout the recovery process.

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Sarah Stewart

Sarah Stewart is a Communications Officer at the Canadian Stroke Network.

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