Paralysis and Spinal Cord Injury Medical Expert Interviews

Transition from Hospital to Home

Interview with Kim Eberhart Muir, MS (15 Q&A videos)


Program Specialist, Spinal Cord Injury Program, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Chicago


Kim Eberhart Muir explains how to handle the transition from hospital to home after a spinal cord injury. These interview videos contain information on how family members can learn caregiving techniques, what home modifications-- such as ramps, wider door openings and kitchen adaptations--may be required. Accident prevention, especially in the bathroom, and while making wheelchair transfers is important. Assistive technology can help with everyday tasks. How to perform daily skin checks to prevent serious infections (bedsores) that often go undetected. Information about how to travel safely with a wheelchair.

Kim Eberhardt Muir, MS Read Bio

Program Specialist, Spinal Cord Injury Program, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago