Family/Caregiver of Amputees Resources

​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.

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How Caregivers Can Assist

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.

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Caregiver Support Resources

​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. 

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Home Adaptations

​​Family members can help ease the transition to life after limb loss by making some simple modifications in the home prior to hospital discharge.

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For Parents of Children with Limb Differences

​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.​

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Grief and Depression

​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. 

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Insurance and Funding

​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.​​

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