Former rehabilitation patients in peer support group for new patients

Unparalleled Rehabilitation Support Programs

Interacting with other patients is an important part of regaining a sense of self and building confidence. Because we treat so many people with the same or similar diagnoses, patients and family members have access to many other people who are sharing or have shared their experience.

Whether it's in the gym, doing wheelchair "laps" in the halls, or catching a movie and dinner in the neighborhood, patients share their experiences, motivating and supporting each other as no "civilian" can do. More formalized peer support is also available through our full range of Peer Support Groups and education classes for individuals with brain injury, spinal cord injury, and stroke, as well as the Stroke Education Class.​​​​​​​​​​​


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SPECIALIZATIONS

JOURNEY TO RECOVERY - BRAIN INJURY
JOURNEY TO RECOVERY - BRAIN INJURY
This highly individualized program is designed to help patients with severe brain injuries reach their fullest potential for independence. Led by our inpatient physiatrists with the full support of the multidisciplinary care team, Journey to Recovery features a careful evaluation to determine what specific therapies will be the most effective based on each patient's particular needs. 

PEER SUPPORT PROGRAM - SPINAL CORD INJURY
PEER SUPPORT PROGRAM - SPINAL CORD INJURY
This free resource for individuals with spinal cord injury matches current patients with former patients who have faced similar challenges. This peer relationship adds an important level of encouragement and support during rehabilitation and in the community after discharge. Clinical psychologists provide individual and group counseling to both patients and families and a number of speakers join the groups to offer information and share experiences. 

STROKE SUPPORT GROUP
STROKE SUPPORT GROUP
Stroke is a complex and serious medical condition that can impair speech, motion, the thinking process, memory and the ability to carry out a wide range of functions that were once taken for granted as part of everyday life. For these reasons, the aftermath of stroke can be a time of anxiety, uncertainty and even despair for the stroke survivor as well as family members and care-givers. The groups are open to all Stroke survivors and their family members.​

NEURO-NET
NEURO-NET
Neuro-Net provides patients expert help navigating recovery for one year following discharge from the SCVMC Rehabilitation Center. Participants will work with an experienced nurse case manager who will provide real time help with: 
  • Coordinating follow-up medical care 
  • Improving communication between rehabilitation providers 
  • Re-entry into the community 
  • Advocating for your rehabilitation needs with insurance companies​


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