Resources

Rehabilitation Information, Support Groups and Caregiver Support 

Brain Injury 

Chronic Pain 

  • American Chronic Pain Association - Information and support for patients and caregivers to improve understanding of pain and the impact in can have on lives, as well as educational resources to help people better manage their pain and live more satisfying, productive lives.
  • American Pain Foundation - An independent, nonprofit organization serving people with pain through information, advocacy and support.

Spinal Cord Injury 

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - From the US Department of Health and Human Services, information and resources specific to Spinal Cord Injury.
  • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke - NINDS supports and conducts research, fosters the training in the neurosciences and seeks better understanding, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of neurological disorders.
  • National Spinal Cord Injury Association - The nation's oldest and largest civilian organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for those living with the results of spinal cord injury and disease and their families.
  • Medline Plus - Information to help answer health questions, easy access to medical journal articles and the latest news gathered from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other government agencies and health-related organizations.
  • Spinal Cord Injury Information Network - Facts and information for patients and caregivers, including medical and psychological issues, research and education. There are sections on equipment, adapting homes and vehicles, recreation and service animals, as well as links to several newsletters.
  • American Spinal Injury Association - The American Spinal Injury Association is dedicated to promote standards of excellence, educate and foster research in the field of spinal cord injury.
  • Paralyzed Veterans of America - A leading advocate for veterans of the armed forces who have experienced spinal cord injury or dysfunction. PVA offers information on health care, research and education addressing spinal cord injury and dysfunction, benefits available as a result of military service and civil rights and opportunities which maximize independence.

Stroke 

  • American Stroke Association - Information for patients, families and health care providers. A division of the American Heart Association, the ASA offers a wide array of programs, products, patient education materials and services.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - From the US Department of Health and Human Services, information and resources specific to Stroke.
  • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke - NINDS supports and conducts research, fosters the training in the neurosciences and seeks better understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of neurological disorders.
  • National Stroke Association - A website for people who want to learn more about stroke, have survived a stroke, know someone who has suffered a stroke or care for a stroke survivor.
  • Medline Plus - Information to help answer health questions, easy access to medical journal articles and the latest news gathered from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other government agencies and health-related organizations.

Caregiver Support 

  • Administration on Aging - The National Family Caregiver Support Program provides information and assistance in gaining access to supportive services. You can also learn where to find help, ways to take care of others and yourself, joining a caregiver support group and a variety of other useful resources and ideas.
  • Alzheimers Remedies - This website has caregiving tips specific to dementia and a list of memory clinics in the US by city and state.
  • Family Caregiver Alliance - Support services for those struggling to provide long term care for a loved one who does not "fit" into traditional health systems, such as adults with Alzheimer's disease, stroke, Parkinson's, traumatic brain injuries and other debilitating disorders.
  • National Family Caregivers Association - Supports, empowers, educates, and speaks up for the more than 50 million Americans who care for a chronically ill, aged or disabled loved one.

Rehabilitation Programs and Accreditation Agencies 


Community Resources 

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