After and Beyond – Health Care Education for Families and Caregivers
- People can, and do, make a positive adjustment to life with a spinal cord injury given the right supports at the right time.
- On average, it takes 2 to 3 years to attain sufficient independence following a spinal cord injury.
- Intensive psychosocial support is a critical component to rehabilitation from the onset of injury, through acute hospitalization, rehabilitation and transition to community living.
- Spinal cord injury affects family, friends, employers, community and the health care system.
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