Other Heart/Stroke Resources

Occupational Therapy

Living the experience of stroke?  You most likely have heard of or been in contact with an Occupational Therapist (OT).  Occupational therapists help you become more independent with your activities of daily living such as dressing, eating, returning to work, or participating in your favorite leisure activities. Visit Canada’s Occupational Therapy Resource Site ww.otworks.ca  or the Saskatchewan Society of Occupational Therapists at www.ssot.sk.ca for information on how OT’s can help stroke survivors and their caregivers.  

Speech Language Pathology

Speech language pathologists can help if you are having trouble speaking, understanding speech, and reading or writing by helping you to improve your speech or learn alternative ways of communicating.  They will also help you if you are having problems swallowing.  For more information on speech language pathologists and how they can help visit their website at www.caslpa.ca

Dieticians of Canada

Dieticians can help you and your caregiver plan healthy meals to help with weight control, cholesterol levels, other dietary needs, or any other problems you might have swallowing or eating.  For more information on dieticians and how they can help visit www.dietitians.ca

Acquired Brain Injury

If you or a loved one has acquired a brain injury please see any of the following websites for more information: 

http://www.health.gov.sk.ca/acquired-brain-injury

http://www.sbia.ca/

http://biac-aclc.ca/en/

http://www.health.gov.sk.ca/adx/aspx/adxGetMedia.aspx?DocID=2243,94,88,Documents&MediaID=1445&Filename=abi-survival-guide.pdf