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QBP Rehab Planning: Achieving Best Practice for Stroke Rehab Intensity

Patient and TherapistIn October 2015, the Southwestern Ontario Stroke Network held a Rehabilitation Forum, entitled “QBP Rehab Planning: Achieving Best Practice for Stroke Rehab Intensity”.

Forum Objectives:
  • Check-in to see how we are doing as a Stroke Region (current resources, therapy intensity, weekend therapy, length of stay targets)
  • Learn from a patient’s perspective
  • Learn from others about what they’re doing that’s making a difference
  • Share experiences/stories
  • Update on advocacy efforts at regional and provincial levels
  • Work together to plan quality improvement initiatives

The resources shared at the forum can be found on this page to support the achievement of stroke rehabilitation intensity.


Grand River Hospital Rehabilitation Intensity Presentation

  • Presented by Andrea Guth, Interim Program Director for Waterloo-Wellington Integrated Stroke Program at Grand River Hospital
  • Outlines the strategies used by Grand River Hospital in Kitchener to increase the rehabilitation intensity for stroke survivors in its rehabilitation unit.

Why Does Intensity Matter in Stroke Rehabilitation?

  • Prepared by Dr. Robert Teasell, Parkwood Hospital
  • Outlines the scientific evidence supporting Stroke Rehabilitation Intensity

Knowledge Exchange Fair

  • Presentations by speakers from various rehabilitation programs within or near the Southwestern Ontario Stroke Region
  • Outlines successful local strategies used to improve stroke rehabilitation intensity

QBP Rehab Planning: Achieving Best Practice for Stroke Rehab Intensity Presentation

  • Compilation of all presentations
  • Includes results from Rehabilitation Rehab Intensity Engagement Sessions conducted by Deb Willems with the individual rehabilitation programs in the region

A knowledge exchange fair was a component at the rehabilitation forum. At this fair, the rehabilitation programs which had local success stories that were presented to the group shared handouts that participants could gather for future reference.

Bluewater Health

Chatham Kent Healthcare Alliance

Grey-Bruce Health Services

Grand River Hospital

Hamilton Health Sciences:

Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare

Huron Perth Health Care Alliance

Parkwood Institute, St. Joseph’s Health Care London

Southwestern Ontario Stroke Network

Trillium Credit Valley: Rehabilitation Intensity

This section includes a report about the October 2015 Forum and any post workshop publications and communications.