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Signature Programs

Stroke and Aphasia Program

Cedarvale Terrace specializes in the treatment of stroke and aphasia. We offer a stroke rehabilitation S.T.A.R.T. (Stroke Therapy Amalgamating Research-based Treatments) program based on the concept of Neuroplasticity (Brain Plasticity).  The primary focus of our rehabilitation program is to maximize each resident’s recovery and help to achieve his or her desired goals.  The inter-professional team at Cedarvale Terrace includes physicians, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapist, program therapists and social worker who all focus on resident and family needs.  Our rehabilitation programming is based on the Best Practice Guidelines developed by the Heart and Stroke Foundation as well as the Canadian Stroke Network.

Stroke survivors also have access to a Physiatrist (Doctor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation) who assesses and treats potential complications associated with muscular spasticity post stroke. This includes a Botox Program for the management of focal spasticity.

Specialized Dementia Care Unit

Cedarvale Terrace offers a specialized dementia care unit featuring Montessori methods that provide opportunities for older adults with dementia to interact positively in their environment and function at the highest possible level. Our Montessori approach specifically focuses on coping with the cognitive and physical challenges experienced by residents with memory loss by offering meaningful activities designed to meet individual resident needs.

Montessori methods are designed to preserve many skills and stimulate the mind to assist the resident in reconnecting with the environment, increasing fine motor skills and building self-esteem. Residents are treated with respect and kindness, while our team members focus on providing a routine of daily activities that specifically reflect the needs of your loved one. The approach enables residents with memory loss to experience success by increasing focus on the task at hand. This creates feelings of greater security and confidence, and decreases agitation and frustration. Small group settings offer individual attention, are social, and stimulate recognition and memory. Montessori based approaches provide a way to enhance quality of life for residents by giving them a sense of self-worth and accomplishment through specialized activities.

We invite you to come and visit us, or speak with one of our team members to find out more about our Montessori approach.