Preparing Patients for Discharge from Brain Injury Rehabilitation:
This presentation offers participants a first-person perspective when working with your patients as you prepare them for discharge from a brain injury rehabilitation program. Chris and Amy will share how they applied, generalized, and modified some key therapeutic exercises and strategies that helped Chris manage daily living challenges after his therapy ended in 2001. They will also offer some practical tools and strategies they created themselves, that were essential in helping him move forward in his personal recovery; and their lives together as a couple. Chris and Amy will also offer key points in how your role as therapist can help motivate patients drive to improve, increase a sense of hopefulness, and instill a belief that life after brain injury is still meaningful and purposeful. Chris and Amy provide rare insight into what is possible in the recovery process years after a patient is discharged from rehab.