Recovery:  The process a person experiences to restore health, wellness and function after illness.

Rehabilitation:  The process of restoring health, wellness, function and independence after illness through therapy provided by an interprofessional health care team.

·        Inpatient rehabilitation:  Therapy offered in a hospital setting.

·        Outpatient rehabilitation:  Therapy offered in a community-based setting such as a day hospital, rehabilitation centre or clinic.

Respite care/services:  Short term and temporary care for persons with stroke to allow caregivers time away from their caregiving responsibilities.

Risk factor:  A characteristic of a person (or group of people) that makes one more likely to develop a particular disease or condition.