What are home rehabilitation support services?
- The National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) provides great resources and information on independent living. they also provide contact information for your statewide Independent Living Council and your local Center for Independent Living, which provide services such as information and referral, transition services, peer counseling, and independent living skills training.
- The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) provides a great list of vocational rehabilitation agencies in each state.
- The Case Management Resource Guide (CMRG) online provides resources on a wide variety of support services, including behavioral health and rehabilitation providers.
- The National Education for Assistance Dog Services (NEADS) provides assistance dog services including to people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, veterans who could benefit from canine assistance, people with physical disabilities, and children with disabilities.
- The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA, and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTAprovide information on rehabilitative therapies and can help you find therapists in your area.
- The Association or Rehabilitation Nurses has a great articule on the role of a home care rehabilitation nurse in home rehabilitation.
- AbleData provides objective information about assistive technology (AT) products and rehabilitation equipment available from different sources. The National Assistive Technology Technical Assistance Partnership (NATTAP) provides a state contact list of state level AT resources throughout the country, along with a list of state AT financing programs to help you finance any AT you may need.
- If you are a Medicare beneficiary, My.Medicare.gov has a portal that provides you access to information regarding your Medicare benefits and services. Benefits.gov can inform you on the benefits you may be eligible for and provides information on how to apply for assistance.
- Disability.gov provides listings of agencies, programs, and guides for employment, health, education, etc. for people with disabilities.
We ran a search in the NIDILRR Program Database and found several NIDILRR funded projects doing research on different aspects of home rehabilitation support services. We also ran a search in REHABDATA and found over 300 articles dealing with different aspects of home rehabilitation support services. Here are a few of them. For more information on home rehabilitation support services please visit:
- Eldercare Locator Hospital Home: Plan for a Smooth Transition
- National Association for Home Care & Hospice
- National Association of Social Workers
Please note: You should never start a therapy or exercise program without first discussing with your primary care provider. Beginning therapy or exercise without guidance may put you or your loved one at risk for injury.