As a caregiver of an amputee, you have an important role to play in the healing pathway of your loved one. The resources below will provide you with some essential information which we hope will make this an easier transition for both of you.
When someone in your is faced with amputation, your natural instinct is to want to help. These links provide information and guidance on how best to support your loved one.
Limb loss not only affects the amputee, but it can also affect his / her loved ones. Caregivers also need support and access to assistance in coping with amputation.
Family members can help ease the transition to life after limb loss by making some simple modifications in the home prior to hospital discharge.
As a parent or family member, finding out about a congenital limb loss or the need to amputate can be a tough adjustment to make. There are many resources that can be helpful in adapting to this change.
Grief and depression can affect amputees and those who care for them. Understanding the grieving process can be helpful. Sometimes speaking to others that have been in the same situation as caregivers can be a great way to get the support that you need.
Managing the complicated world of insurance and finding funding can be very confusing, but there are many resources available to help guide you and your loved one through the process.