Stroke survivors surveyed to improve care
The Heart and Stroke Foundation and Health PEI are surveying stroke survivors and their caregivers as part of the development of the final phase of the province's stroke care program.
It will focus on understanding what survivors need when they return home, as well as the needs of caregivers. A series of group discussions were recently held across the province and Marilyn Barrett, director of chronic disease management for Health PEI, said the survey results will add to that feedback.
"I think what we want to do is hear it from the people who live this every day. We want to hear what it's been like to transition back to home and community and find out what's the lived experience for caregivers and stroke survivors," said Barrett.
"We have a sense that there's room for improvement, but we're not sure what that is yet."
There are 800 stroke survivors and their caregivers living on P.E.I. The surveys will be available until the end of August and can be found on Health PEI's website, through the Heart and Stroke Foundation, and community health centres.