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Programs & Services

Stroke & Brain Injury Early Supported Discharge Team

This team facilitates early discharge and transition from inpatient care for adults affected by recent stroke or brain injury. The Early Supported Discharge Team provides client focused, in-home and community-based stroke/brain injury rehabilitation to optimize community re-integration.

To facilitate early supported discharge of stroke or brain injury survivors with mild or moderate disability by providing rehabilitation services to enhance transition back into the community.

  • ESD (Early Supported Discharge) accepts referrals for clients living in the city of Calgary, and extending 25 km beyond city limits. Referrals are accepted from all acute and tertiary rehabilitation sites
  • Length of service (LOS): Stroke - 1 to 8 weeks; Brain injury - 1 to 12 weeks
  • Clients will be provided with short term, client driven, community / home based rehabilitation interventions
  • up to 3 hours per day of treatment based on client need
  • up to 5 days / week daily therapy based on client need
  • single discipline referrals accepted

Contact Details

Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre

1213 4 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta
T2R 0X7
403-955-6936 (switchboard)

This facility is wheelchair accessible and has an elevator on site.

Getting There

Patient pay parking.

Parking map

24 hour under ground parking (Kiosk).

On major bus route.

Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

8:00 am - 4:15 pm

8:00 am - 4:15 pm

8:00 am - 4:15 pm

8:00 am - 4:15 pm

8:00 am - 4:15 pm

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

Inclusion Criteria

  • recent stroke or brain injury
  • client resides within Calgary city limits (clients within 25 km of city limits may be considered)
  • discharge is to a home environment
  • client is actively participating in rehabilitation
  • client demonstrates emerging awareness and ability to carry-over new information
  • client has supports in place and is not dependent on the ESD team for safety
  • single discipline referrals considered
  • treatment is required in home environment / community to apply and transfer skills
Referral Needed

Exclusion Criteria

  • discharge is to a long-term care setting
  • behaviours or concerns regarding client or environment that are limiting to rehabilitation and / or a risk for staff to enter the home
  • client has rehabilitation goals that are better met in other community based rehabilitation programs (e.g. return to work, driving, slow recovery progress, need for specialized equipment, etc.)
Service Access

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

Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services
Also Known As
Stroke and Brain Injury Early Supported Discharge Team