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Sarah and Mandy discuss: 

  • Mandy's sister’s accident
  • Her experience finding her role within her family as a sister/daughter and healthcare professional
  • Recognizing the importance of family dynamics in the rehab journey
  • The tension she experienced during rehab between expectations and reality
  • Her role between the doctors, nurses, therapists, etc and her family
  • The pivotal moment with her sister’s OT
  • Navigating her role from a personal and professional standpoint
  • The ripple effect of traumatic accidents and rehabilitation on families
  • Knowing when and how to make appropriate referrals
  • Advice for therapists working with people & their families who have experienced a brain injury
  • Advice for families and caregivers going through an acquired accident
  • Where her sister is now
  • The one thing she wished she knew during the time of the accident and initial rehab journey
  • Traumatic Brain Injury: Unmet Support Needs of Caregivers and Families in Florida: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3866264/
  • Seniors Flourish
  • If you have gone through anything similar, you can email Mandy at: mchamberlain@seniorsflourish.com

Contact Mandy:

Email: mchamberlain@seniorsflourish.com

Website: http://seniorsflourish.com/

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/seniorsflourish

Instagram: https://www.instgram.com/seniorsflourish

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/seniorsflourish

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