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Recovery From Stroke

After a stroke, patients and their caregivers are often left with many questions related to recovery. This educational video series developed by health care experts, patients and caregivers is designed to support you in the recovery journey and provide practical advice you can refer to again and again.

Video Resources for Stroke Patients
and their Caregivers

In this video series you will learn about how to manage risk factors, the physical and emotional changes that you might experience and how to take an active role in your recovery. These six modules can be watched in sequence or by individual topic.

These videos were developed by Sinai Health’s Bridgepoint Active Healthcare, a rehabilitation and complex continuing care hospital that has achieved Stroke Distinction three times, most recently in 2019. Stroke Distinction helps organizations improve and stand out as leaders in stroke care.

Video 1: Introduction to Stroke

Learn about stroke and the signs of a stroke, become aware of risk factors and ways to reduce your risk.

Video 2: Recovery After Stroke

Learn about the impact of stroke on the brain. Find out about types of therapy and how you can help in your recovery.

Video 3: Swallowing and Communication after Stroke

Learn how a stroke can affect skills such as swallowing, communicating and thinking and what you can do to help with recovery.

Video 4: Adjustment After Stroke – The Patient and Caregiver Experience

Explore emotional changes and how to manage them. Learn about caregiver health along with managing stress and burnout.

Video 5: Function for Daily Living

Learn about how certain types of therapies help you in getting back to your daily activities. Find out about ways to make where you live safer and accessing support in the community.

Video 6: Transition Home into the Community

Learn about how to prepare for discharge from an inpatient rehab facility. Find out about resources in the community to continue with recovery.

This video series was made possible through funding from The Change Foundation as part of their Changing Care project.