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Q&A: Do you live independently?
Independent Living After a Spinal Cord Injury
In 2020, 44.3% of new spinal cord injury patients were single at the time of their injury, and many feared not being able to live independently again and having to move in with family or nursing homes for care.
People find ways to be as independent as possible depending on their level of injury. People with paraplegia can make adaptations to their homes to accommodate activities of daily life. People living with quadriplegia usually require the daily assistance of caregiver to live independently, which may be a family or a hired professional.
We asked 100 men and women living with paralysis about their living situations. Click on a video below to hear the best answers.