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Looking for guides to help your recovery after a stroke? You will find a selection of helpful guides below. Click the link or image and you can read them on the screen, or download the PDF versions to your computer or smart phone.
7 Steps to Recovery Guide
7 Steps to Recovery Guide 

Train your brain. Reclaim your life - The After Stroke 7 Steps to Stroke Recovery Guide begins with exciting news about the brain’s ability to adapt to your new needs (neuroplasticity) and follows up with steps to meet your goals. Each step includes various options to suit your stage of recovery, as the needs and goals of every survivor are different.

After Stroke 7 Steps to Recovery Guide (PDF)Click here to view the After Stroke 7 Steps to Recovery Guide.

Daily Living Guide

Daily Living Guide

It gets easier by the day - The After Stroke Daily Living Guide gives stroke survivors clever techniques to better manage daily living. Some of the tips for living with stroke include replacing buttons and zippers with Velcro strips and holding grooming tools in place with suction pads. For now, adopt the ones that help you. Soon enough, you’ll start finding your own creative ways to manage. 

After Stroke Daily Living Guide (PDF)Click here to view the Daily Living Guide.

Home Adjustments GuideHome Adjustments Guide

How to adjust your home to better manage after a stroke - Even when stroke affects how you function, you can still feel at home again. This guide provides tips for making every room in the house easier and safer to enjoy.

Adjusting the Home After a Stroke Guide (PDF)Click here to view the Adjusting the Home After a Stroke Guide.

Exercise & Mobility GuideExercise & Mobility Guide

Move to Move Forward - Can you exercise after a stroke? Yes! This guide helps you get started with exercises to improve your mobility after a stroke. It covers goal setting, injury prevention and making choices that are right for you. Physical activity may seem challenging at first, but it’s key to reclaiming your life.

XXX Guide (PDF) Click here to view the After Stroke Exercise & Mobility Guide.

Aphasia GuideAphasia Guide

Express yourself - The After Stroke Aphasia Guide explains aphasia and provides smart, simple techniques on how to work with it. Some of these include pointing, using photos and maps, saying one thing at a time (and being patient with yourself), as well as using a tone of voice.

After Stroke Understanding Aphasia Guide (PDF) Guide (PDF)Click here to view the Understanding Aphasia Guide.

Back to Community GuideBack to Community Guide

Remember there is life after stroke- Getting out of the house creates the opportunity to regain a sense of freedom, control and independence. Going to places you want to go, doing the things you enjoy, and spending time with other people will help the recovery process. This guide will help to answer questions about how to get back into the community after a stroke.

Getting Back into the Community Guide (PDF)Click here to view Getting Back into the Community Guide.

Self-Advocacy GuideSelf-Advocacy Guide

Learn how to get what you need - A stroke can limit your physical capacity to get what you need. It can even limit your ability to say what you need. It doesn’t have to prevent it though. The After Stroke Self Advocacy Guide teaches you how to navigate and overcome challenges, whether you are a stroke survivor or a caregiver.

After Stroke Self Advocacy Guide (PDF)Click here to view the After Stroke Self Advocacy Guide.

A Caregiver's Guide to Stroke Recovery

Caregiver GuideCaregivers also need help and supportSometimes we forget that the caregivers themselves have experienced significant life changes after their loved one has suffered a stroke. They too struggle with meeting new challenges and are searching for new paths to happiness, health, and independence. A Caregiver’s Guide To Stroke Recovery offers useful information to help you be the best caregiver to your loved one. 

BeyondStroke Self Rehabilitation Booklets

Self Rehabilitation Booklet for Hemiplegic Patients (PDF)Self Rehabilitation Booklet for Hemiplegic Patients (PDF) - The self-rehabilitation booklet is designed to support exercises aimed at people with deficits after having undergone a cerebrovascular accident (CVA). It is recognised that continuing to do the prescribed exercises after returning home from the hospital has beneficial effects on functional capabilities and the possible associated motor recovery. 

Livret d’auto rééducation pour les personnes hémiplégiques (PDF)Livret d’auto rééducation pour les personnes hémiplégiques (PDF)Le livret d’auto-rééducation est un support d’exercices destiné aux personnes présentant des déficits à la suite d’un accident vasculaire cérébral (AVC).