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Can a person return home after a spinal cord injury?

When a person suffers a spinal cord injury, regardless of the extent, there is no denying that his or her life will be turned upside down.

Although this type of injury is serious, there typically comes a time when the injured person is able to return home. Of course, his or her life may not be the same as it was before.

Due to the complexities of dealing with a spinal cord injury, the support of a home health agency is often necessary. This goes a long way in ensuring that the person receives the appropriate level of care, even when they are not in a hospital setting.

Note: sometimes a person will spend time at an extended care facility before going home. This gives them the opportunity to learn how to better manage their life after injury.

When choosing a home health service, it's important to find one that has experience with spinal cord injuries. This ensures the highest level of treatment at all times.

Along with home health care, it is not uncommon for somebody with a spinal cord injury to receive outpatient care as well.

All in all, a person can absolutely return home after a spinal cord injury. It is important for the injured party, as well as their family, to realize that things have now changed. The right care, at all times, is essential.

Due to the fact that home health and outpatient services can cost a lot of money, anybody who suffers a spinal cord injury in an accident should consider their options for financial recovery.

Source: University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority, "Spinal Cord Injury (SCI): Surgical and Non-surgical Management," accessed June 13, 2016

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