The Stroke Journey

There are 5 main areas in the journey to stroke recovery. Each person’s journey is different. You may or may not experience all 5 areas. Self-reflection and goal setting are important parts of your stroke journey.  Read further to learn more about:

  • What to expect;
  • The health care team members you will meet; and
  • Where you can find more information


Using this website will help you gain knowledge and skills to help you take charge of your health. This is called self-management.

Self-management can help you:

  • Play an active role in your health and recovery
  • Learn  about your stroke and how it has impacted you
  • Develop skills to live well
  • Improve your confidence
  • Make good choices for healthy behaviour change

This does not mean you have to do things on your own. Keep a positive outlook. With help from your family and/or caregivers and healthcare team, you can work towards living well after stroke.

Listen to Hass and Ron’s as they share their story about how they live well, get active and get back into life after stroke.

Hass’ story

Ron’s story

Emergency and acute care

You have been taken to the hospital because you have had a stroke.

Inpatient rehabilitation

The goal of inpatient rehabilitation is to help you regain as much independence as possible so you can return to live in the community.

Outpatient rehabilitation

The goal of outpatient rehabilitation is to help you to be independent and participate in meaningful activities when you are back living in the community.

Stroke prevention

It is important to monitor your health and risk factors to prevent another stroke from happening.

Life after stroke

There is life after stroke.  Recovery is a lifelong process.