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I h a d t w o g o o d w o r d s . I c o u l d fi n a l l y s a y c a t a n d d o g - D. S., Brain-injury Survivor .

Selecting a Rehabilitation Program As with any form of treatment, it is essential that family members research different hospitals, rehabilitation programs, treatment centers, and personnel. A facility or program that helps one survivor may not be as helpful to another individual. In addition, once a program or facility has been selected, family members should continually monitor treatment and progress to ensure that the appropriate treatment is being received. Many communities offer assistance in providing care, as well as helping family members locate qualified specialists.

Some of the questions family members should ask when selecting a rehabilitation program are:

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Does the program specialize in brain injury?

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Does the program address the patient’s and family’s needs?

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Does the program offer a continuum of rehab programs/services to address the needs of the brain injured over time?

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Can they give you good references or referrals from patients who have gone through the program?

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What does the program cost? Is it covered by insurance?

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Can family members observe the program?

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How are family, friends, and caregivers involved with the program?

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Are there support groups for the family?

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Are the facility and staff members licensed, and if so, by whom?

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Is the program accredited by an internationally recognized organization?

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What other accreditation does the program have?

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What is the staff turnover rate? (If the staff is continually changing, that 20

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