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Programs & Services


Stroke Early Supported Discharge Program & Community Rehab Program

In-home therapy offered to stroke survivors to assist them in their recovery immediately after the event or 1 year+ post-stroke, if they continue to have challenges.

An Early Supported Discharge (ESD) Program provides in-home therapy to stroke survivors who have been referred from hospital upon discharge. This program is intended for clients with mild to moderate deficits due to a recent stroke.

Community Rehabilitation (CR) provides in-home therapy to stroke survivors who are at risk for needing increased care due to a previous stroke (1 year+).

 

In both programs, clients actively participate in setting goals for their therapy, which may continue up to 8 weeks. Stroke specialists also provide support with overcoming barriers, reintegration within the community and transfer of care to outpatient rehabilitation and/or community services for continued support. 

 

NOTE: Medicine Hat location will also accept acquired brain injury survivors for early supported discharge from hospital similar to the ESD program for stroke noted above.

Contact Details

Chinook Regional Hospital

Address
960 19 Street S
Lethbridge, Alberta
T1J 1W5
Telephone
403-388-6912
Fax
403-388-6096
Getting There

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Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

Monday
8:00 am - 4:15 pm

Tuesday
8:00 am - 4:15 pm

Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:15 pm

Thursday
8:00 am - 4:15 pm

Friday
8:00 am - 4:15 pm

Access
Service Providers May Include
occupational therapists (OTs), physiotherapists (PTs), recreation therapists, registered nurses (RNs), social workers, speech-language pathologists (SLPs), therapy assistants
Eligibility

Early Supported Discharge (ESD) – must have had a recent stroke (within the past 3 months).

 

NOTE: Medicine Hat location will also accept acquired brain injury survivors for early supported discharge from hospital similar to the ESD program for stroke noted above.

 

Community Rehabilitation (CR) – must have had a stroke 1 year+ and be at risk for requiring increased levels of care in the community.

Service Access

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.


Wait Times

An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking. Generally ESD program referrals are seen within 1-3 days post discharge from hospital. CR referrals may have a brief wait period (1-2 weeks) depending upon current ESD caseload.

Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services
Service Locations