We are here for you, too

Something devastating has just happened and you may be wondering if anything will ever be the same.  You likely have many questions.  We know that for many, this is the first time you have experienced a critical illness recovery or medical rehabilitation hospital.

It can be confusing, overwhelming and maybe even a little scary.  We have developed this material just for you -- the caregiver, family member and support person.  Our hope is that it will help ease some of the stress you may be feeling and provide information to help answer some of your questions. 

On this page you will also find a number of different resources, including what you can expect from specialty hospitals such as ours.  The more you understand about your loved one’s condition, the services we provide and the types of resources available to you, the more empowered and less stressed you will feel.
We know that a large part of our patients’ outcomes is determined by caregivers' health and well-being.  You are a valued member of the treatment team and we encourage your active involvement.  We will offer tips on how you can best help your loved one while he or she is in our hospital and how you can best prepare for discharge. 
Just as important, though, is taking care of yourself.  On this page you will also find information on common reactions caregivers have and strategies for self-care.

While the time spent in the hospital can be stressful, preparing for and returning home can be equally as or even more challenging.   To assist you with the transition and adjustment as your loved one leaves our care, we have included suggestions and links to community resources and continued support.

Feel free to come back to this page whenever you need to.  We encourage you to ask questions and seek support from the health care professionals in our hospitals. You are not alone. We are here for you, too.

Thank you for entrusting the care of your loved one with us.  We are committed to making sure that you both have an exceptional experience.

Caregiver Resources In Our Hospitals: 

· Outdoor courtyards for quiet moments
· Indoor reflection areas
· On-site social workers
· Chaplain and pastoral services
· Psychologists
· Support groups
· Educational meeting for all diagnoses

Education & Support Resources:

American Stroke Association --
American Cancer Society --
American Diabetes Association --
Brain Injury Association of America --
Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation --
Guillain-Barre Syndrome Foundation International --
Caregiver Action Network --