Life After Spinal Cord Injury Visits With Patients at Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital

Spinal cord rehabilitation is an intricate and complicated process that requires a team of experts to enhance a patient’s abilities on physical, cognitive and emotional levels.

UroMed’s non-profit program, Life After Spinal Cord Injury, is designed to provide emotional and motivational support to individuals with SCI.  We had the opportunity this week to share our free program with peer group members and clinicians at Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital in Nashville, TN.

UroMed’s founder, Bert Burns, met with peer group members and clinicians at Stallworth on Wednesday evening, spending more than an hour talking about his own life after SCI, and answering their questions about relationships, getting back to work or school and moving on in life. 

Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital is committed to providing every opportunity for optimal recovery of every SCI patient. Based on a patient’s limitations, the interdisciplinary team at Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital establishes an individualized treatment plan. Each plan of care incorporates specific methods that encourage the patient to develop pragmatic problem-solving approaches appropriate for his or her rehabilitation and continuing care.

Family training is an integral part of this process. Stallworth’s physical, occupational, speech and recreational therapists teach the patient and the family about important issues like mobility, daily living activities, and community re-integration. The nursing staff initiates skin care, as well as a bowel and bladder management program, if needed. All of our patients and their families undergo training through our education program to learn about their specific injuries and how to prepare for a discharge back home.

Bert Burns laughs with new friends in the Stallworth Hospital SCI peer support group.

Bert Burns laughs with new friends in the Stallworth Hospital SCI peer support group.

It is particularly important for patients to be close to their support system of friends and family throughout recovery. That’s why Stallworth has convenient visitation hours every day from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. And it’s also why they provide motivational programs like Life After Spinal Cord Injury!

It was a pleasure visiting with everyone at Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Learn more about  Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital at: http://www.vanderbiltstallworthrehab.com/rehab_programs.asp

Learn more about the free Life After Spinal Cord Injury motivational program at:
http://www.uromed.com/Company/LifeAfterSpinalCordInjury

About UroMed Catheters
Headquartered in Suwanee, GA [a suburb of Atlanta], UroMed is one of the nation’s leading providers of single-use catheters, urological and disposable medical supplies, including intermittent catheters, closed system catheters, condom catheters, pediatric catheters and continence care products. UroMed is nationally accredited for Medicare reimbursement and most state Medicaid plans, and partners with private health insurance providers and health plans to provide patients with single-use catheters, catheter kits and incontinence products. UroMed also has seven staffed regional offices located in Boston, MA; Columbia, SC; Jacksonville, FL; Dallas, TX; Carlsbad, CA; Knoxville, TN; Richmond, VA; and Baton Rouge, LA; enabling next-day delivery after a customer’s initial medical supply order. For more information, please visit http://www.uromed.com or call 1-800-841-1233.

One Response to Life After Spinal Cord Injury Visits With Patients at Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital

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