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What do families need to know about continuing spinal cord injury rehabilitation services after discharge?

What do families need to know about continuing spinal cord injury rehabilitation services after discharge?

Kathy Hulse, MSW

Social Worker/Outpatient Counselor, Craig Hospital, Colorado

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You may have recommendations for ongoing therapy, so you need to know what those resources are in your community for that. But also depending on what your doctor’s recommendations are, you still have ongoing needs for posture and positioning and du... Show More

You may have recommendations for ongoing therapy, so you need to know what those resources are in your community for that. But also depending on what your doctor’s recommendations are, you still have ongoing needs for posture and positioning and durable medical equipment needs as the years go on. You’re going to need another wheelchair down the road in life, and you’re going to need a physical therapist or occupational therapist to help you with those issues. Your posture and positioning needs change, your seating issues change, you may have skin issues, things like that. You need social workers to help you figure out the attendant care issues, caregiver issues, there’re life issues. So it is good to have a connection with a rehabilitation center to help you sort through that with a multidisciplinary approach to look at all of those things.

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What do families need to know about continuing spinal cord injury rehabilitation services after discharge?

Kathy Hulse, MSW

Social Worker/Outpatient Counselor, Craig Hospital, Colorado

More Videos by Kathy Hulse
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You may have recommendations for ongoing therapy, so you need to know what those resources are in your community for that. But also depending on what your doctor’s recommendations are, you still have ongoing needs for posture and positioning and durable medical equipment needs as the years go on. You’re going to need another wheelchair down the road in life, and you’re going to need a physical therapist or occupational therapist to help you with those issues. Your posture and positioning needs change, your seating issues change, you may have skin issues, things like that. You need social workers to help you figure out the attendant care issues, caregiver issues, there’re life issues. So it is good to have a connection with a rehabilitation center to help you sort through that with a multidisciplinary approach to look at all of those things.

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