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May Update for ARBI Clients & Families

May Update For ARBI Clients & Families

Hello ARBI Clients & Families,

ARBI’s services are impacted by the pandemic response due to COVID-19, however we are thinking of you.

During the month of May, ARBI is incorporating virtual therapy into our practice, as a way to reach out to our clients and continue to offer support for your rehabilitation.

The therapist team is engaging in this new way of delivering rehabilitation and we also continue to update the links below to guide you to resources that may be important to you.

Questions? Connect with us via email: ana@arbi.ca or tanya@arbi.ca

Stay healthy and we hope to see you soon!

Team ARBI

Information about Coronavirus: https://www.heartandstroke.ca/articles/coronavirus-the-information-you-need

Handwashing: a video on handwashing for someone with an affected upper limb: https://youtu.be/EOj0L03eDPs

Easy-to-download app with different activities to help treat Aphasia: https://tactustherapy.com/using-apps-treat-severe-aphasia/

Free online meet ups for families living with Aphasia: https://devices.aphasia.com/virtual-connection

NEW! A great list of daily activities from the National Aphasia Centre that you can do to keep up your speech progress at home: aphasia.org

GRASP: GRASP program for upper-limb rehabilitation after stroke. The GRASP website includes videos, workbooks, and more, including many exercises that can be done at home: https://neurorehab.med.ubc.ca/grasp

FAME (Fitness and Mobility Exercise) program: University of British Columbia’s fameexercise.com has posted a handout, instructions and video on how to do stroke recovery exercises at home.

TIME (Together in Movement and Exercise): The TIME Program has complied a comprehensive list of free online videos and resources to help people with mobility challenges stay active during COVID-19 isolation: TIME Program Resources

Resources from SAEBO

Free virtual resources including Mental Practice Exercises and Upper Extremity Exercise Video Library: www.saebo.com

NEW! Music Therapy

Online Music Therapy with JB MUSIC www.jbmusictherapy.com, offers one-to-one and group programs.

Brain Injury Canada’s Guide for Mental Health during COVID19: https://www.braininjurycanada.ca/guide-mental-health-covid-19/

Meditations, Mindfulness Resources and more from CALM: calm.com

After-Stroke Virtual Sessions and Support Groups for aphasia clients, caregivers and more from March of Dimes: afterstroke.marchofdimes.ca

Heart & Stroke Foundation webinar addressing caregivers challenges during COVID-19: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyuoUFBgdYE

Muscular Dystrophy Canada webinar – Caregiving in the Time of COVID-19: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cjxmik79Bbw

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