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TOPIC TITLE: Recommendations on Rehabs & Therapists
Created On 5/5/05 6:46 PM
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Moshiach
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5/5/05 6:46 PM
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Please Post Your Reviews and/or Recommendations On Any Rehab or Therapist for Stroke or Other Physical Disabled Patients, Based On Experience.

Please Be Specific In The Nature of The Facility and/or Therapist, With The Following Information:

Specialty:
What Type of Treatment or Disability Does The Facility Specialize In?

Patient Age:
What Is The Average Age Group for Patients In The Facility? (i.e. Elderly, Children, All Ages)

Therapist Gender:
In Case of A Private Therapist What Is The Gender of The Person? (M/F)

Description:
Please Give Example or Explanation Why You Were Satisfied/Not Satisfied With Your Experience.


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Edited: 5/5/05 at 6:47 PM by Moshiach
 
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friend
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5/14/06 2:10 PM
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I am director of an agency in California serving the elderly and disableed and the wife of a young Stroke Victim (he was 37 at the time.) It would help me to respond if you could tell me about the person you are seeking help for. Strokes can cause paralysis, or not; to lose verbal skills, or not; the ability to reason, or not... you get my point.

In general I would say to ask for a "neuropsycholical evalution" by a trained specialist right away. Your primary care doctor or treating neurolgist will likely have to help you justify the assessment, but particularly if the patient is young and/or still very active prior to the stroke, it is important and worth the fight. If you tell me where you are located, I can help you find someone. I would also recommend Physical, Occupational and Speech therapy for as long as you can get it. There are programs across the world that specialize in stroke rehabilitation. One that I am impressed with is the Stroke Rehabilitation Center in Palm Springs California. But there are many and the important key is to match the patient to the program.

Shalom
 
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CAP
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10/30/06 9:00 PM
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BINA Stroke and Brain Injury Assistance is a frum non-profit specializing in TBI. we have assisted nearly 200 families as of Sept 2006, and can be reached at (718) 645-6400 in brooklyn. our web site is www.binausa.org.

please give us a call!

BINA Stroke & Brain Injury Assistance


Help and Hope for Stroke and Brain Injury
When a family suddenly enters the world of stroke and brain injury, they are inundated with choices that would be overwhelming in the best of times, and are nearly impossible to navigate in times of crisis.
In addition, families with particular cultural sensitivities face distinct hurdles when attempting to find the facilities and services that can best help them on their road to rehabilitation. BINA is a community based nonprofit organization with a unique awareness of the needs and sensitivities of the broad spectrum of the Jewish community.
BINA's approach to brain injury rehabilitation focuses on fully understanding the unique situation of each family with which it works, and then fashioning a customized plan, tailored to helping the injured person and their family achieve all possible goals.

Our services include:
-recommendations of facilities, therapies and therapists based on thorough research
-helpline
-liaison
-educational classes
-support groups
-library and resource center
Contact Information
Email :
info@binausa.org
Phone :
(718) 645-6400
Address :
BINA Ezras Cholim
1002 Quentin Rd., Suite 3002
Brooklyn
NY
11223
USA
 
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