Signs of Stroke
Recognize & React to the Signs & Symptoms of Stroke
Act FAST because the quicker you act, the more of the person you save. (print poster)
- Sudden loss of strength or sudden numbness in the face, arm or leg, even if temporary
- Sudden difficulty speaking, understanding or sudden confusion, even if temporary
- Sudden and/or temporary trouble with vision (including loss of vision in one eye or double vision)
- Sudden severe and unusual headache
- Sudden loss of balance, especially with any of the above signs
For a description of what this service offers, access and contact information, visit Stroke Program, Edmonton Zone
Programs & Services
Edmonton Resources for Stroke
- Caregiver Support and Respite Care (print version)
Programs that offer caregiver information, support, and counseling. Some programs also provide assistance with direct care, either within or outside of the home for brief periods of time.
- Day Programs for Stroke Survivors (print version)
Programs that offer structured, group day support and/or respite for adults with medical conditions.
- Driving Assessment and Resources (print version)
Programs that provide information and assessment of driving after a stroke. Includes government programs that offer parking placards for people with disabilities to access designated parking stalls.
- Financial Resources for Disabled Adults (print version)
Government sponsored programs that provide financial assistance to eligible adults for medical equipment, home adaptation, and income supports.
- Fitness and Recreation Programs (print version)
Wellness, fitness, and recreation programs for adults with chronic disease or disabilities.
- Home Care Services (print version)
Programs providing support for people with medical needs so they can continue to live in their own homes.
- In-Home Meal Services (print version)
Programs offer healthy, ready-prepared meals (fresh or frozen) for purchase with delivery services available.
- Medical Equipment (print version)
Provide assistance to individuals with a chronic disease or disability to obtain medical equipment.
- Mental Health Services (print version)
Programs that provide assessment, treatment and follow-up services to adults who are experiencing emotional issues such as depression, cognitive issues as a result of illness, or issues with substance abuse.
- Personal Alarm Services (print version)
Services provide 24-hour personal emergency response monitoring and phone call reminders for individuals who wish to continue living independently in their own home.
- Stroke Information and Support (print version) Programs that offer stroke specific information, resources, and support.
- Stroke Prevention Services (print version) Programs that provide information or resources on stroke risk reduction or provide services to those individuals who have already had a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA)
- Stroke Rehabilitation Services (print version)
Specially trained professionals work with individuals who have experienced illness or injury to recover to their greatest capacity.
- Transportation Services (print version)
Programs provide transportation options for individuals with disabilities.
- Vocational Services (print version)
Programs that assist individuals with medical and/or physical issues to obtain employment.
What Is a Stroke?
What Are the Symptoms of a Stroke?
Am I At Risk For Stroke?
What Can I Do to Prevent A Stroke?
What is Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
What Tests Are Done In the Hospital and How Is Stroke Treated?
Recovery from Stroke & Rehabilitation
What Medications Are Commonly Recommended after Stroke?
Driving a Car after a Stroke
Multicultural Information about Heart Disease, Stroke and Healthy Living
The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada has information and videos about heart disease, stroke and healthy living in languages other than English and for various cultural groups.
News / Stories
Stroke Ambulance in the News
Alberta Health Services
- Faster stroke treatment improves recovery, Feature, March 12, 2015
- Learning FAST Signs Can Save Your Life, AHS Edmonton Zone News (pg 2), February 2015
- Edmonton stroke patients getting clot-busting drug sooner - News Release, March 9, 2015
- The great ESCAPE - Feature, February 12, 2015
New stroke procedure saves lives, increases positive outcomes
- National kudos for AHS’ Stroke Action Plan - Feature, October 28, 2014
Initiative bolsters stroke care in rural and small urban centres
- Home is where the rehab is - News Release, July 26, 2012
Cutting hospital stays in half
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