At Van Products we like to highlight institutions that make a difference in people’s lives. The Shepherd Spinal Center in Atlanta, Georgia is one of these exceptional places that go the extra mile to support people.
Specializing in spinal cord and brain injury rehabilitation, the hospital is a world-class research and recuperation center for those who have suffered serious injury or damage to the brain or spine.
About the Shepherd Center
Noted as one of the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the U.S., the Shepherd Center is not like a rehabilitation unit you may have experienced in a standard hospital.
The Shepherd Center’s specialization in this niche enables targeted and tailored treatment, providing significantly higher return-to-home and return-to-work rates than many rehabilitation centers. Their advanced technology helps to maximize independence in performing day-to-day tasks, whether requiring wheelchair accessibility or not.
Catering to Patients’ Needs
The Shepherd Center has a number of programs specific to patient’s needs. The ventilator program was designed to add freedom to patients’ lives by weaning them off the use of ventilators as possible. For some, this isn’t a possibility, so the program focuses on how to live an active lifestyle with the use of a ventilator.
While in the program, teens and young adults are grouped together. This provides them a support structure as well as peer-to-peer interaction with others who understand the challenges they face and the obstacles they seek to overcome. This also aims to aid in social interaction and maintain a fun and inspiring environment in the center.
The Shepherd Center’s high-tetraplegia program is one of the best in the country, and focuses on medically complex injuries that have resulted in loss of movement below the neck. The program includes weekly outings and a focus on patient and family education, as these circumstances most often result in a lifelong handicap and need of a wheelchair.
This not-for-profit hospital offers individual care and expert guidance for those with spine and brain injuries in a relaxed and motivating environment, putting mobility and activity back into the lives of those who are physically handicapped, injured or otherwise are in need of wheelchair accessibility. To learn more about ways to keep your life the moving experience it was meant to be, get in touch! We can’t wait to hear from you.