Available Resources After Traumatic Amputation
Victims of traumatic amputation face a unique set of challenges that require ongoing support. Prosthetic education groups, Support groups, athletic organizations, and other resources can provide a forum for individuals and families who have been affected by limb loss to connect with others who have overcome similar issues.
The Providence amputation injury lawyers at Mandell, Boisclair & Mandell, Ltd. understand the significant impact a traumatic amputation can have on the lives of victims and their families. We are committed to helping our clients recover from their injuries physically, emotionally, and financially.
Below are just some of the resources available for individuals who have lost a limb, extremity, or body part in a traumatic amputation.
The New England Amputee Association
The New England Amputee Association (NEAA) is a nonprofit organization that provides information and support to amputees, their families, and their caregivers.
The NEAA conducts monthly group meetings where amputees can hear guest speakers such as medical providers, prosthetists, physical therapists, and representatives from adaptive sports organizations. Other guest speakers are invited to cover a variety of relevant topics to amputees, such as health insurance coverage for prosthetics, adaptive controls for vehicles, yoga, fitness, and more.
In addition to a support group in Rhode Island, the NEAA serves multiple locations in Massachusetts.
The Amputee Coalition is a national nonprofit amputee consumer educational organization that works to improve patient care and raise awareness about limb loss prevention. The Amputee Coalition has a wealth of information about local events, support groups, advocacy programs, and even scholarships.
Limbs for Life Foundation
Limbs for Life is a global nonprofit organization that helps connect individuals with the prosthetic care they need. The foundation accepts and redistributes donated prosthetic components, provides information and referrals to amputees, and partners with prosthetic professionals who donate their time and skill.
AMP’D is an online resource that was created “By amputees. For amputees.” It provides educational, advocacy, and product resources to people with limb loss and limb differences. The website’s Product Encyclopedia aggregates information about various prosthetic components and includes information about reimbursement codes most Medicare coverage allows. This enables visitors to calculate potential out-of-pocket costs for different prosthetic devices.
360 O&P is an online orthotics and prosthetics community that provides a unique forum for medical professionals to communicate directly to those within the orthotics and prosthetics community. The website gives people the ability to learn and share information about technology, health and wellness, personal experiences, and more.
Sports and Recreation Resources
Moved United provides year-round sports and recreation opportunities to individuals with permanent physical disabilities. Offering more than 70 different adaptive sports opportunities, activities include fitness and special sports events, summer and winter competitions, winter skiing, water sports, and more.
Rollin’ Red Sox Wheelchair Softball
The Rollin’ Red Sox is a wheelchair softball team in Rhode Island and a member of the National Wheelchair Softball Association. The organization competes every year at the National Wheelchair Softball Tournament and Major League Wheelchair Softball Tournament.
Adaptive Adventures is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with disabilities through outdoor sports and recreation activities. The organization has served hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, park districts, community gyms, and other organizations across all 50 states, Canada and Puerto Rico.
National Amputee Golf Association
The National Amputee Golf Association (NAGA) is a nonprofit organization that offers physical and mental therapy to amputees through involvement with golf. Supported by both the Professional Golf Association (PGA) and the United States Golf Association (USGA), NAGA has more than 2,000 members across the United States.
In addition to its national tournaments and National Senior Championship, the NAGA sponsors local and regional tournaments throughout the country, including Button Hole Golf Course, a nonprofit public golf facility in Providence that welcomes players of all abilities.
I-Can Child Amputee Network
The International Child Amputee Network (I-CAN) is an internet mailing list designed to connect children amputees and their parents with others who understand the challenges they face. The goal of the website is to help mentors assist families, parents assist parents, and children assist other children.
No Limits Foundation
No Limits Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides camps for children with limb loss and differences. The Camp No Limits program operates in 11 locations nationwide and offers mentorship, education, and support to children and their families.
Wounded Warrior Project
The Wounded Warrior project helps severely injured service members help one another through a variety of programs focused on connection, independence, physical wellness, mental wellness, and career and VA benefits counseling.
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The amputation injury lawyers at Mandell, Boisclair & Mandell, Ltd are committed to helping victims of traumatic amputations get their lives back on track. If you lost a limb because of someone else’s negligence, we want to hear your story.
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