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Broken Leg from a Car Crash - What Happens After You Leave Hospital?


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12/14/2013
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Your knew almost immediately that something was very wrong with your leg!

The pain was really bad.

You couldn't stand on it.

And within a few hours you were having surgery on the leg you'd broken in your car accident.

The first couple days following surgery passed by in a medicated blur.

Then the physiotherapist got ahold of you.

Finally, after about one week, the nurse said it was time for you to go home.

Then it hit you.

Who's going to take of the cooking, cleaning, laundry and grocery shopping?

Is the social worker at the hospital going to get you some help?

Will ICBC hire someone to "take care of everything" as soon as you get discharged?

Who's going to get this handled for you?

And how?

The type of individual who takes care of this type of thing is called an Occupational Therapist.

An Occupational Therapist  visits your home to do both a safety assessment and do determine what type of help you and your family are going to need.

Then the Occupational Therapist makes the arrangements.

But the real questions is .....who is going to arranger and pay for an Occupational Therapist to do all this?

And who is going to pay for all the support you require?

ICBC?

Your Lawyer?

Don't assume that "it's all going to be OK".

You'd better make sure that your needs are going to properly met BEFORE you get discharged from hospital.

Interested in discussing this subject a bit further?

Questions?

Call me at 604-255-9018 or drop me a line at [email protected]

Jeff Witten

 

 



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