7 Steps to Stroke Recovery

7 Steps to Stroke Recovery

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• The main question facing stroke survivors and caregivers after discharge from hospital is — “now what?”
• Not knowing where to go for help in the community, not knowing what is available and not knowing how to access programs is tremendously confusing and frustrating.
• Stroke survivors and family caregivers need relevant education and practical guidance on living life after stroke
• This educational DVD is a tool for anyone wishing to learn about stroke recovery.
• It outlines 7 Steps that will assist stroke survivors and caregivers in knowing how to continue the process of stroke recovery in the community after hospital discharge.
• It features interviews from stroke rehabilitation professionals such as doctors, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, and speech language pathologists. They speak directly about each step of recovery according to their expertise.
• It is also featured on the Stroke Recovery Association of BC website, SRABC’s YouTube channel and via social media.
• This DVD can be used as a whole or it can be shown in sections.
• The sections are as follows:
o Exercise and mobility
o Communication and language
o Social interaction and recreation
o Thinking, memory and perception
o Support
o Healthy lifestyle
o System navigation
• The presenter can stop the video in between sections and review the content with the audience/individual and answer any questions.
• The DVD can be used to promote group discussion.
• The DVD can be used to assist stroke survivors and caregivers to set goals for stroke recovery.
• The DVD can also be used as a promotional tool to explain the services we offer and as a resource for use in fund raising activities for SRABC.
• Vision – Every stroke survivor in BC has respect, inclusion, and support in their home community.
• Mission Statement – Through its local Stroke Recovery Branches, SRABC is committed to assisting stroke survivors and their caregivers throughout the province to improve their overall quality of life.
• The purposes of SRABC are:
o To assist stroke survivors and their caregivers throughout BC to improve their overall quality of life and remain living independently.
o To increase awareness within the community of the impact of stroke.
o To raise awareness in the community of the services offered throughout the Province to stroke survivors and their caregivers.
o To act as a resource for hospitals and for people concerned with the effect of
o strokes on individuals and their families.
o To plan and promote programs of education and of assistance to stroke survivors in BC.
o To disseminate information on stroke prevention.
• Programs and Services
o SRABC provides support and information to anyone whose life has been affected by stroke, and to other stakeholders in the field of stroke recovery, such as healthcare professionals. Our services offer support to stroke survivors which allows them to live independently in the community, thus alleviating the pressure on community health services. The inclusion and empowerment of stroke survivors and their caregivers in our communities enriches their diversity, and helps overcome the barriers to people with disabilities in accessing community services and resources.
o We have around 30 Branches throughout BC which offer a range of programs and services to assist stroke survivors and their caregivers. They provide a friendly social environment where stroke survivors and caregivers can get support and help in coping with life after stroke. Branches offer activities such as social events, exercise, communication and cognitive stimulation. In some Branches programs are run by professionals, such as physiotherapists, and in others they are volunteer-driven. Approximately one thousand individuals attend these programs. Recruitment of new members occurs through hospital visits, liaising with health services in hospitals and the community and connecting with social workers during discharge planning.
o Our educational materials are distributed regularly to health authorities, hospitals and rehabilitation centres throughout BC. We also respond daily to requests for information and referral by phone (1-800 number), email and from our website.
o SRABC also conducts research into community-based stroke recovery, supported by the University of BC, the Ministry of Health, Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Provincial Health Services Authority, Regional Health Authorities and grants and sponsorship from the private sector.


  1. Nothing Less Than Epic on August 29, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    If you or someone you know had a stroke you need to watch this video immediately https://youtu.be/-ZwCDT50PJI

  2. Andreas Ekandjo.n on August 29, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    I got a stroke for two years me know. I need a help to any body how tell me what can I do so that I become better about which food I need to eat

  3. Rene Brown on August 29, 2019 at 9:09 pm

    Thank for the insight of this film. I am a stroke Survior 6 years now. I still struggle with balance,my energy level and some speak too. My biggest concern I am now working on is interaction. I am a introvert.

  4. Peter Dalton on August 29, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    Thank You.

  5. Nonoy Benid on August 29, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    had a stroke,,right side,ive walk for over a year,,3klms daily,dragging my right foot,,climbing a stairs help me and walking,,my problem is the right arm,,its not yet smooth moving,,but early mornings loves to be strecth so the fingers too volutarily strecthes,,whats your advice,,

  6. Mr.jakir hosen Ronny Ronny on August 29, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    1.set a goal,2.start small,3 Be consistent,4 Be creative,5 make it fun, commication and language,relax,don’t rush,Be Natural,Be patient,DON’T SPEAK TO0 quickly,say one thing at a time,don’t yell and pretend that you understand,recap the check that everyone got the right message,SOCIAL INTERACTION,thinking and memory,simplify,repeat,structure,compensate,practice,support,healthy lifestyle,reduce cholesterol,lose weight,Be Active,limit your caffeine intake,quite/stop smoking,cut down alcohol,reduce your stress level,Navigation,Never give up hope

  7. Bernhard Maechtel on August 29, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    My stroke ruined my life.,I’ve no life after my stroke, it’s over a year now since my stroke.

  8. Katy and Ian S on August 29, 2019 at 9:17 pm
  9. Sara RJ on August 29, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    Wonderful video. Thank you!

  10. Core Cubed2 on August 29, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    A library of great resources to help with stroke recovery is available here: https://www.hillendale.net/category/home-care-stroke

  11. Guedion Vicente on August 29, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    thanks to this video you give me hope,i have health issue with the stroke.

  12. fog Taino on August 29, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    God bless I’ve had 3 and I’m still recovering and I feel great is not the end

  13. Jitty Ots-Postma on August 29, 2019 at 9:23 pm


  14. Jehu Bell on August 29, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    As a sign of gratitude for how my husband was saved from stroke. I decided to reach out to those still suffering from this. He had stroke and it was really tough and heartbreaking for me because we had spend all money we had, and he always complain of muscle weakness and balance disorder . we tried various therapies prescribed by our doctor but none could cure him. I searched for a cure and i saw a testimony by someone who was cured and so many other with similar body problem, and he left the contact of the doctor who had the cure to stroke . I never imagine he could be cured not until i contacted him and he assured me my husband will be fine. I got the herbal medication he recommended and I used it and in few months he was fully okay even up till this moment he is so full of life. He can walk now better then before and it is a herbal cure contact the doctor for more info on Dr.Jehu.Bell@gmail.com  or Whatsapp him on +2348160965844 on how to get the medication. Thanks for reading my testimony

  15. JR GEE on August 29, 2019 at 9:24 pm


  16. Jayvee Stroke on August 29, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    Can i be part of this association? Im frpm philippines. Im 30 i was27 when i got stroke

  17. manender singh pal on August 29, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    It’s stroke survival left shoulder and leg is have problem any suggestions pl. Help

  18. Glenn doney on August 29, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    tx matt i had a stroke last november and im beginn to b ike with recumbent trikes

  19. Jordan Windsor on August 29, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    Surprise surprise, a speech therapist named Jen

  20. tradisional therapi for stroke on August 29, 2019 at 9:28 pm


  21. William Curry on August 29, 2019 at 9:28 pm

    in regards to vision my wife had a stroke her eyes blink but they dont seem to see. like looking at you but not seeing you …anyone please…thank you

  22. Laite Mili Lawedrau on August 29, 2019 at 9:31 pm

    hi I’m Angel n I’m 26 years of age n I suffered a stroke early 2016. I just need help. I live in Fiji n the hospital here are low in equipments…. they don’t even have a support group lol

  23. David Barban on August 29, 2019 at 9:31 pm

    These videos are great, but they are for adults.Are there videos for kids that had CVA’s on Youtube? I had two ruptured aneurysms/CVA’s in 1969. I was 5 years old. There should be at least a couple of videos for kids, and how parents should deal with it. Thanks. Great video. David

  24. Laite Mili Lawedrau on August 29, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    hi I’m Angel n I’m 26 years of age n I suffered a stroke early 2016. I just need help. I live in Fiji n the hospital here are low in equipments…. they don’t even have a support group lol

  25. Sankar Subbaiah on August 29, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    Hi mam stock vantha eppo sariyakum. My husband affect to stock .Age 26

  26. Mr.jakir hosen Ronny Ronny on August 29, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    Thanks a lot

  27. Prasob Kumar on August 29, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    3 more important things we need to know after a Stroke!

    1. TIME is critical!
    After a stroke, maximum recovery from disabilities happens within 3-6 months. Never underestimate the importance of TIME. We fail to realize that to maximize recovery we must race against time from the very first day!

    2. CUMULATIVE EFFECT for fast recovery.
    Stroke therapies done repeatedly within short intervals has a cumulative effect which is essential for fast recovery. Unfortunately, most good therapies are available only in hospitals and clinics, which makes it hard for stroke patients to benefit from their cumulative effects. We need good home-based therapies for stroke patients to benefit from their cumulative effects.

    3. CELLULAR THERAPIES are needed.
    Pathologically a Stroke Patient losing the ability to walk is like a child beginning to walk. It is more of a brain matter than a muscular one. However, most stroke therapies like massage, exercise, stretching, electro-therapies largely focus on muscular stimulations. We need safe and good cellular therapies that work directly on the brain cells to strengthen the body’s self-healing ability from the inside.

    Truly, these 3 need real consideration because they are almost missing in most Stroke rehabilitations.

  28. KAMAL SONAR on August 29, 2019 at 9:37 pm

    Sir my mom got ischemic strock since last 10 days her left side body paralysed. Acupunture treatment is going on. Is acupressure treatment effective???? Plz help me what to do..

  29. Bonnie Jennings on August 29, 2019 at 9:37 pm

    Thank you!!!! Love from Texas ❤

  30. S H-S on August 29, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    Suffered a double stroke mid May. In and out of hospitals and rehabilitation clinics. It’s been pure hell. This was an amazing and encouraging video. Thank y’all so much.

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  32. Patrician Shika on August 29, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    Thank you for the video

  33. صبر جميل on August 29, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    ياريت لو حد يترجملي الكلام

  34. Mixxmee xo on August 29, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    Please pry for my dad he had a stroke 3 weeks ago and seems like he would be ok but now is on a ventilator I’m so sad and praying he will recover everyday

  35. Kas Mumba on August 29, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    Thank you for sharing this information

  36. Da Ni on August 29, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    Never give up hope but my right leg is hopeless

  37. C Chester on August 29, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    Thank you for this video.. I was carried out of my work by stretcher due to work related stress. The neurologist told me I had symptoms of someone who had a stroke. My speech and thought does not always work together. Are there any speach and brain excersizes I am do? This has been going on. Since 2014, and just not getting better. I’ve been on. My own through this process, but realize I need help.

  38. Jason St on August 29, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    What the..all these stroke videos with all these fake smile people. Yeah I had too twice but 3 to 4 times a week I go running for two hours with a titanium rod in my leg and believe me nobody is smiling this is the fakest shit ever.Yeah maybe people need to be treated this way but this doesnt give hope it looks fake ”life after stroke it exist! dont give hope” lol I dont mean to be negative but really this makes me feel like my penis has been cut off or something

  39. syed sarwar ahmed maruf on August 29, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    Thank you

  40. martin dennis on August 29, 2019 at 9:44 pm

    the problem is that the western diet is not very healthy, study within japan show that it was their diet that they had a lower rate of heart disease and stroke

  41. Lujeyn Idarous on August 29, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    I am 11 years old and my father has stroke and I need to find out how to help him

  42. Hannah Duggan on August 29, 2019 at 9:48 pm

    Daddy had a stroke 5 years ago. He needs to make a full recovery, so I need to show him this video.

  43. Viljo Vaan on August 29, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    My 34 wife had a stroke a week ago, she remember everything and isbthe same person thank god. but lert arm and leg are paralyzed will answer to pressure wiggle toes etc. Will she walk and use both arms again? living in finland and got help fast and was sent one of the best universl hospital we have. at the begining she was very sleepy and barely spoke and had headache and minor leak in brains but her body fixed it and the blood just stopped leaking and forned a black mark like when you are hit in the arm hard. dunno english word. but no leak and she is more aware every day. still remember things which i wont. she remember everything. but has fever now and and some instecies are infeteced. antibiot will help.

    im so sad for her and feel so horrible. our home is a mess. but i visit her max visiting time every day. God please help her! i know you helped alot allready and i have faith but im still scared. i love her more than anything.

  44. Chetna Wadhwa on August 29, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    hi your video is very useful for us… but i want to know one thing that i am working with paralised person but one of them abused alot and after some time he forgets that he abused now he able to walk but he said that he cannot walk. in this case what we can do??

  45. Terry Dickens on August 29, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    I had a stroke a year and 19 months ago I was working out at home but when I joined a gum everything starting getting better eat right exercise don’t give up I’m doing better you can to

  46. The Same Blue sky on August 29, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    Best added to our knowledge

  47. Issac Newton on August 29, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    My resting heart rate went from about 70-80 to 45-50 after my stroke. Has this happened to anyone else?

  48. johnathan stith on August 29, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    After a stroke you have to keep moving it was the best , advice I got after i had a massive stroke five years ago

  49. TRUSTin WWJD on August 29, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    TRUSTin WWJD 15 minutes ago (edited)
    Whoa,,, thanks so much for sharing,,,

    Im over 65 n survivor of a major stroke which symptoms started slowly with minor symptoms since 2014 which I never paid any attention to thinking it’s just my long working hours with getting stuck in the terrible traffic jams over 2 hrs daily.

    I was supposed to be taking daily the High blood pressure prescription but stopped since 2010 bcs of side effects like having to urinate too often so on but only have continued taking Aspirin (full doses) daily since about 25 yrs ago.

    In 2015 started feeling weakness & always feeling tired not getting enough sleep daily.
    N started having bad eyes problems starting with DRY-EYES symptoms spending so much money for eye-drops which only helped momentarily like just one HR the longest after ea eye drops. The dry-eyes problem got worse to seeing DOUBLE-visions especially while driving (The street Signs n traffic lights were showing as DOUBLE !).
    N did not know then but also have had the cognitive problems already,,,,

    Then my left-side of body started going numb from the left side of brain to left side of leg as well. Also lost voice completely having no physical strength so on,,,
    Lost job due to ensuing problems with job performance.

    But I thought that the DRY-eyes problems must be fixed first n tried to get Lasik surgery hoping it will solve my eyes trouble but it turned out one of my eyes’ Retina had tear/hole
    n could not get Lasik surgery. Instead went to Retina eye Dr to get Retina surgery.
    But even after successful Retina-laser surgery, the Dry-eyes symptoms persists still.

    Then decide to see M.D. to check blood-pressure to find out it was enormously high like 240/150 n immediately stated taking the prescription drugs again to control the High blood-pressure n high cholesterol but by then the damage to my brain was severe already.

    When I was forcing myself to walk outside my neighbors were talking themselves saying somethihg like "He is dying of something,,,," bcs the way I was looked n I could not reply to any of my neighbors’ tring to talk to me but I could not reply/say anything having no voice left in me then.

    All the while, since only thing I have plenty was time, I was researching Google for some of the symptoms I was suffering then in conjunction with sticking to Bible reading daily especially the Proverbs n Psalms ea chapter daily at least outloud forcefully.

    I got to see Dr. Mary Newport’s testimony about her passed-husband’s sudden symptoms of Stroke n Alzhimers on YouTube. Dr. Mary Newport found out there are some natural medicine which are very effective for the Stroke patients but only available such a limited quantity n extremely expensive.
    Then Dr. Mary Newport also found out after a lot of researching that the main ingredient (?) of the extremely expensive with such a limited quantity availability are the same ingredient in the COCONUT.
    So Dr. Mary Newport did have her husband eat the "Organic" COCONUT OIL which is available in most of super-market.
    Just only after One day of starting eating the "Organic" COCONUT OIL regularly,
    Dr. Mary Newport’s husband was telling "it’s like eomebody turned ON the light-switch in his brain,,,,".
    You all can look up/search for "Dr. Mary Newport" on YouTube to see yourself.

    As for me, I’m now 95% recovered from the aftereffects of Stroke n subsequent Alzhimers
    after started eating "Organic" COCONUT OIL UNrefined buying at Walmart n Tradejoe so on.
    Furthermore, I started applying the same "Organic" COCONUT OIL UNrefind inside my eyes (ea corner of ea eye) using Q-tip after finding a YouTube vid about it.
    Then immediately, the DRY-eyes itching/scratching symptoms are gone.

    Just wanted to share my experience hoping it may be some good reference to somebody else.
    PS: Of course, I have kept up daily physical exercises to grow my strength starting with Ankles spinning sitting on bed or chair all the way up to neck-spinning then sit-ups,,,,

  50. Rosalia Alecia on August 29, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    I know how hurting and painful it is having our loved ones down with acute stroke or partial stroke or totally paralyzed –I am just using this medium to pass a very vital information to everyone who has their loved ones down with stroke, so you can as well do what I did to help my aunt recover from paralysis and stroke .
    it all started when my 67 years old aunt she came to visit me and she was complaining of feeling weak, we were preparing to go for a medical checkup when she went down. I rushed her to the hospital and behold I was told she was paralyzed; I cried when I heard this, I knew I am in for real trouble.Half of her body was gone, she could not talk, her tongue was twisted and the doctor told me it has affected her brain.I did all I could,I even employed a therapist; the therapist charges $2,000 monthly on a two times a week therapy session,
    But 5 months ago I was introduced to a natural solution that changed the life of my aunt, and brought joy to our home,At first she started recovering her memories and her voice became audible, she was fast responding and she was doing certain things herself .We went to see the doctor for our check up as usual and the doctor said, the dead cells are getting back to life and he has never experienced a recovery like this .
    I decided to share with you the natural solution we made use of and how everyone can benefit from this natural solution today contact: drabusolutionhome@outlook.com

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