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  • Help finding a facility for inpatient rehab

    Hi,
    I am new to this but I didnt know where else to look. I have been rigorously looking for a new facility from the skilled nursing facility I am at. My injury was a year ago and I am a T3 paraplegic. Currently I suffer from two pressure ulcers and can not do a lot for myself because I dont know how. My left arm is still recovering from injuries during the accident and a brachial plexis surgery in April. So much of my progress hasnt been easily earned. Any info on where I could go or look at would be helpful.
    Steven

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    Where are you located (country, state, city)?? A complete profile helps a lot.

    Did you ever go through an acute SCI inpatient rehab program previously?

    How old are you?

    What insurance do you have available??

    If you are looking for an acute SCI specialty rehabilitation program, it is likely that you will need to get your pressure ulcers treated and healed first before you would be a candidate for such a program. How severe are your pressure ulcers? Where are they? Have you seen a wound care specialist (RN or MD)? A plastic surgeon? How is your nutrition? Your pre-albumin levels? CRP? Have you had tests for osteomyelitis?? Are you sitting? What type of bed are you on?

    Are you a military veteran in the USA?

    A couple of good places to start looking for specialty SCI rehab program are:

    Model System SCI Centers: http://www.msktc.org/sci/model-system-centers

    CARF accredited Spinal Cord Systems of Care: www.CARF.org

    and, for VA SCI Centers: http://www.sci.va.gov/SCI_Centers.asp

    Please come back and share more with us. We can help.

    (KLD)
    The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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