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News for Supporting Evidence-Informed Community Care for Stroke Survivors with Multiple Chronic Conditions through Mobile Health Technologies

My Stroke Team (MyST) app in the Globe and Mail

Published on: November 23, 2016

My Stroke Team (MyST) app is included in the special feature of the national newspaper with researchers from the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA). 

New Grant Enables Testing of My Stroke Team (MyST) app

Published on: September 26, 2016

Drs. Maureen Markle-Reid and Ruta Valaitis will test MyST in a home care setting with 40 stroke survivors with a $250,000 gift from the Max Bell Foundation.

Development of a Mobile Application to Support Evidence-Informed, Client-Centred Community Care for Stroke Survivors with Multiple Chronic Conditions – Research Brief

Published on: October 29, 2015

Stroke rehabilitation services after discharge from hospital or in-patient rehabilitation programs do not consistently address the challenges of life after stroke for older adults and their family caregivers.
Most stroke survivors also have other chronic conditions such as hypertension, heart disease, and diabetes, which can complicate stroke rehabilitation and community reintegration.
Mobile technologies have the potential to improve the delivery of community-based services by facilitating communication and collaboration between health care providers, clients, and family caregivers.

Optimal aging at home

Published on: September 5, 2014

Not all Canadians who are living longer are living well.  Nine out of 10 aged 65 and older are afflicted with a combination of illnesses – diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, dementia and arthritis, among others – that leave them over-doctored and over-medicated while doing little to improve their overall health and functioning.

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