When a loved one or family member has been injured it’s obviously traumatic and stressful for them but the same is true for the people who are tasked with helping them cope with a life-altering injury.
If you are caring for a seriously injured person there are a number of wonderful organizations in Edmonton that may be of help both to them and to you.
Here are some links and a brief description of what they offer:
The Brain Care Centre
Brain Care Centre is a non-profit organization operating out of Edmonton and Edson, Alberta. It provides programs and services to adults who have sustained acquired brain injuries, and their support systems. If you have sustained an acquired brain injury, we are here to help you work toward goals and rediscover your identity.
The Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, in Edmonton, is the largest free-standing, comprehensive tertiary rehabilitation hospital in Canada, serving patients of all ages who require complex rehabilitation to enable them to participate in life to the fullest.
Spinal Cord Injury Alberta
SCI Alberta assists people living with spinal cord injuries through a focus on five core service areas which include:
- Client Support and Community Development
- Client Services
- Community Development
- Peer Program
- Information Services
- Active Living
Paralympic Sports Association
The PSA offers adaptive sport and recreation programs in Alberta for children, youth, adults and seniors with physical and/or developmental disabilities. They offer grassroots programs open to anyone, and are proud to have been the starting grounds for many National and Paralympic level athletes.
PSA’s main office is in Edmonton, Alberta, with a chapter organization in Medicine Hat (Medicine Hat Adaptive Sports and Recreation) and programs running in Grande Prairie through our partner organization Wolverines Wheelchair Sports Association. Red Deer programs are also up and coming.