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You are a Caregiver if you provide routine assistance to a loved one who is 60 years of age or older and frail, disabled, or has a chronic illness, regardless of your own age or relationship to the person you assist.

Alamo Caregiver Empowerment provides services for family caregivers in Bexar County and some of the surrounding counties such as:

  • Education and training
  • Connecting caregivers with resources
  • Finding community supports

To access our services, contact the Alamo Service Connection (ASC) at the number below.

We serve unpaid, primary caregivers who care for:

  • a loved 60 years of age or older
  • a loved one of any age with Alzheimer’s or other related dementias
ASC Office Hours Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Alamo Service Connection
(210) 477-3275

A caregiver provides assistance in meeting the daily needs of another person.

Many people may find themselves caring for a family member or friend in some way or another, which can be rewarding but stressful.

In this meeting attendees can share and support each other with information, fellowship, and prayer. 

Meetings held via Zoom (occasional in person meetings).

Email us for meeting information.

1st Monday of the Month
Todd Phillips & The Vine Wellness Group - Leader Send email
0.17 miles away, PO Box 27086, San Antonio, TX, 78227 , D4

Family Weekend Retreats are designed to adapt all recreational activities for campers with mild to severe medical conditions or disabilities while including the entire family.

Family Weekend Retreats are held at Camp CAMP in Center Point, Texas, on a beautiful 55-acre property along the Guadalupe River.

Throughout the weekend campers and their families participate together in traditional camping activities such as canoeing, horseback riding, swimming, music, sports and recreation, arts and crafts, and outdoor cooking.

During these inclusive weekends, which begin Friday evening and end Sunday afternoon, families enjoy private, climate-controlled cabins. All meals are provided, and CAMP can accommodate many special diets. Campers must be accompanied by at least one parent/guardian to provide direct support during the event.

Family Weekend Retreats are open to new and returning camper families, with priority given to those who have never attended a retreat and/or those who were unable to attend one during the previous year.

Due to the generosity of Methodist Healthcare Ministry of South Texas, Inc., which has underwritten all program expenses, there is no fee to attend.

A deposit will be required to secure your family's spot (refunded in full following retreat attendance).

By reservation
0.17 miles away, PO Box 27086, San Antonio, TX, 78227 , D4

Parent’s Night Out (PNO) is an enrichment activity program for children with medical conditions or disabilities (aged 3-15 years) and their siblings (aged 3-14 years).

PNO events consist of engaging games, crafts, and activities thoughtfully planned around a central theme. CAMP provides a snack and drink for all participants during the event and requests that Campers bring a sack dinner from home to enjoy with their peers.

The Parent's Night Out program is completely underwritten by CAMP.  Because of this, there is no fee to attend.

PNO is held one Saturday evening a month in San Antonio.
0.17 miles away, PO Box 27086, San Antonio, TX, 78227 , D4

Counselors and healthcare volunteers care for the needs of all campers, allowing families and caregivers a chance to recharge.

Activities (weather permitting) include canoeing, horseback riding, arts and crafts, outdoor cooking, nature, and more.

Respite Weekend Camps are $750 per Camper. 

Respite units may be used to cover the cost of attendance. 

For families paying out of pocket, CAMP has a Tier Pricing Program.  

Spring Break Camps are held during two sessions in mid-March, each running 4-days/3-nights, at Camp CAMP in Center Point, Texas. The first Spring Break Camp session coincides with most San Antonio-area school districts, and the second Spring Break Camp coincides with most Austin-area school districts.

ReadyKidSA is your one-stop resource for raising Happy Healthy Ready Kids.

ReadyKidSA is a coalition of organizations across Bexar County that builds on successful child and family programs in San Antonio. Our partners offer a wide range of support services designed to help individuals and families navigate the different challenges that arise with each phase of life.

Chris Martin - President & CEO

Provides children and young adults with disabilities a place to go during school holidays and summer.

Serves ages 8-21

Monday: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM Thursday: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM Friday: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED (Drop-off is available as early as 7:30 AM and pick-up as late as 4:00 PM.)

Parents Night Out is offered on Friday evenings from 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM. This program provides care for children with special needs and their siblings. Parents use this time to rest, pursue their own interests, or have a date night to reconnect with their significant other. This vital respite helps strengthen families and relationships.

Click here for more information.

Friday: 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Though every child learns at a different pace, sometimes they encounter conditions that pose developmental delays. The Center for Health Care Services ECI program provides assessment, therapy and other assistance you need to help your baby and your family learn to navigate around the challenges.

CHCS ECI is part of a statewide program for families with children, birth to 36 months, who have exhibited symptoms of developmental delays or disabilities. Family support and specialized services help you strengthen your ability to find the resources you need to improve your child’s development through daily activities. CHCS ECI works with parents or caretakers to help you find learning opportunities within your family’s normal routines of bath time, mealtime, or play time.

Children, birth to 36 months.

ECI includes early intervention case management, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech and language, caregiver education and support services for infants and toddlers with developmental delays or medical conditions leading to developmental delays, and who reside in Bexar County SAISD, ECISD, HISD, SISD, and SSISD School Districts.

Children's Behavioral Health Clinic at South Presa
(210) 261-3300
Referral Fax Line
(210) 261-1782

Our agency champions healthcare access for all individuals with disabilities. We believe that people with disabilities should have access to healthcare coverage and services that meet their unique needs and that all services should be readily available, affordable, accessible, and accountable.

To achieve these goals, Disability Rights Texas’s efforts include individual casework, training programs, and advocacy for public policies that support access to quality healthcare and services for individuals with disabilities.

For information related to this topic that is provided in American Sign Language (ASL), visit our Healthcare Videos on ASL Page.

ECI resources: For information about services for children with delays or disabilities who are 0-3 years old, please see our Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) Resource page.

 

Click here to access all of our healthcare resources, educational, and advocacy information.

Patty Anderson - Deputy Director
Mary Faithfull - Executive Director

A few of our children living at Mission Road are members of loving and participative families. These families partner with us to care for their children overnight, throughout the week and on weekends as is helpful. We provide each child with professional, 24-hour AWAKE care by trained, attentive staff allowing the child to thrive and grow into a successful and happy adult.

We provide our partnering families with time and respite from the 24/7/365 care that often overwhelms families with children with special needs.

The children in our Boarding School program join us as residents in our cottages and participate completely in all campus and programming activities. The children attend public school at Harlandale ISD as full time students utilizing the exceptional special needs education program of the district.

Families maintain complete and full access to their children and are welcomed to the campus any time, day or night, to monitor and oversee their child's care. Parents are encouraged to attend all campus events and field trips. Parents continue to include their children in family activities that are part of their family tradition.

Children ages 3 to 17 years with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.

Mission Road Boarding School is a private, fee-for-service program contracted annually, billed monthly and priced individually based upon the needs of the child.

Lora Butler - Executive Director of Mission Road Developmental Center Send email
(210) 334-2437

Parents caring for adult children with IDD often prefer to keep their child at home as opposed to alternative living arrangements such as moving them to a community home, apartment or nursing home. Likewise, there are many loving Texas families who have chosen to welcome a non-relative adult with IDD into their home and join in their family activities.

Mission Road's Host Companion Care program partners with families to provide professional training, oversight, and often immediate and urgent assistance. We help families and caregivers create and maintain a safe home environment where adults with IDD can flourish socially, emotionally and physically.

Adult Host Companion Care provides:

  • Meal preparation
  • Medication management
  • Social interaction & activities
  • Transportation services
  • Personal care (toileting, bathing, dressing)
  • Aiding in daily recreational & vocational activities
Elisa Gonzalez - Director, Community Operations Send email
(210) 334-6492

Mom’s Morning Out allows parents with children with intellectual developmental disabilities (IDD) some much deserved free time.

Families living in San Antonio and Bexar County caring for a child, age 6 to17 years, with IDD.

$40/child for 4 hours of care.

One Saturday each Month: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (As scheduled and available)
Lora Butler - Director of Mission Road Ministries Send email
(210) 334-2437

Mission Road Developmental Center provides in-home and family support services to children and adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities who choose to remain in their own home.

Mission Road’s Home and Community-Based (HCS) Services and other Waiver programs ensure the individual’s welfare in the community and prevent or delay institutional placement. A team of professionals and family members develop a plan with the individual seeking services to identify the goals and services that the adult needs to continue to live in his/her own home.

The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission monitor and license the program.

Lora Butler - Executive Director, Mission Road Developmental Center Send email
(210) 334-2437

Individuals living with physical disabilities or special needs have unique care requirements, and in many cases, mobility is limited and some level of home care is required. At BrightStar Care of Metro San Antonio, we provide a personalized approach to care, case management, and disability assistance for our clients.

Quality Home Care:

BrightStar Care care professionals are trained to help those with disabilities and special needs such as Spina Bifida, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Cerebral Palsy and spinal cord injuries, giving them the support they need to live as independently as possible. From disability aids and accessible transportation to personal care, our advanced and specialized expertise in this area ensures our clients’ safety, and empowers you and your family to get the most out of life.

Our disability care services include:

  • Pressure Relief: Mobility issues can lead to pressure sores, debecutis ulcers and, in severe cases, the need for wound care. BrightStar Care caregivers are trained to provide pressure relief every 15 minutes for wheelchair-bound patients, and to turn bed-bound patients every two hours to prevent complications caused by prolonged immobility. Our CNAs are also trained in the transfer of patients using Hoyer lifts and slide boards, and use the proper techniques to help patients avoid injuries and falls during transport.
  • Care for Special Needs Children: Babies, infants and children living with disabilities or special needs have unique care requirements. BrightStar Care trained professionals specialize in administering in-home pediatric care and can provide comprehensive case management and support for children with special needs.
  • Special Event and Respite Care: Whether you need assistance caring for your loved one during a wedding or holiday celebration, BrightStar Care care professionals can provide help on a short-term basis so you and your family can make time for a vacation or receive additional support during a special event.
  • Travel Companionship: Travel and transportation can be challenging for individuals with disabilities and special needs. BrightStar Care provides travel companion care to help make travel accessible for people with special needs, enabling them to experience more in life.
  • Medical Procedure Transportation: BrightStar Care care professionals are available to help those who need assistance with a scheduled medical procedure or doctor’s appointment. Your compassionate care professional will:
  • Pick you up at home and taking you to the hospital or doctor’s office.
  • Wait until the procedure is completed and signing you out.
  • Safely transport you home.
  • If needed, stop at a pharmacy, grocery store, or restaurant if you need prescription, medical supplies, groceries, or food.
  • Make sure you are safely settled in your home after your procedure.

Additional options:

  • We can stay with you in your home after the procedure and assist with meal preparation, bathing, toileting, laundry, light cleaning, and medication reminders.
  • A Registered Nurse (RN) can visit after you are home and change your dressings, perform wound care or infection monitoring.
  • An RN patient advocate can help coordinate care, treatment, and communicate between you, your family and healthcare providers. We can attend appointments with you and help you understand options and make the best possible health care decision.

BrightStar Care is ready to help.

Open 24 hours
Lorena Weingartner, RN - Director of Nursing
(210) 377-3355
Joseph Guijarro, MHA - Alternate Administrator & Compliance Supervisor

The Caring for the Caregiver program supports family caregivers through education, research, and practice.

We provide education through classes and workshops for family caregivers, opportunities for socialization, and clinical care to support families living with dementia.

Caring for the Caregiver holds many educational and socialization events throughout the year, including our Essentials of Caregiving lecture series and Memory Cafés. Click here for our events calendar.

Click here to read our latest quarterly newsletter or explore our newsletter archives.

Click here to tell us a bit about yourself and your situation and to get connected.

Sara Masoud - Program Manager Send email
(210) 450-8862
Becky Garcia - Senior Administrative Assistant Send email

Our mission is simple, to assist and support, through fellowship and action, the fathers and families of individuals with Down syndrome.

Click here for registration form.

Click here for the latest updates on program dates and times.

Free.

Brian Lopez - Executive Director Send email
Michelle Naeder - Program Director Send email

Are you a mom of a child with Down syndrome?

Then Moms Offering Moms Support (M.O.M.S.) is for you!

Come meet new friends, participate in fun monthly activities, learn and share information and resources, and become an integral part of a community of mighty moms making a difference!

Click here to registration form.

Click here for the latest updates on program dates and times.

Registration is required. A Zoom link will be sent 30 minutes prior to the start of the program for virtual meetings. Some meetings are now in person, check dates and times for more information.

Free.

Brian Lopez - Executive Director Send email
Michelle Naeder - Program Director Send email

The Down Syndrome Association of South Texas welcomes all new and expectant parents and their families! The whole family is welcome to enjoy breakfast with us while learning more about the Down syndrome community.  This meeting will be held quarterly as an opportunity for expectant parents and parents with children ages 0-3 to meet, socialize, and learn from each other!

Have you attended a New and Expectant Parent Breakfast in the past?  We invite you back to share your experiences and support other families.

Click here to register for program.

Click here for program dates and times.

Masks are optional for this event at this time. If this policy changes, we will inform all registrants. We encourage you to check the CDC guidelines or talk to your healthcare provider to discuss what is appropriate for you. We will be taking temps at the door and ask that anyone not feeling well (exhibiting symptoms of Covid or any other illness) please refrain from attending.

Free.

Quarterly
Brian Lopez - Executive Director Send email
Michelle Naeder - Program Director Send email

Our Spanish Support Group is for any Spanish-speaking or bilingual family member who wants to spend time and build friendships with other parents of Down syndrome children.

Click here for the registration form.

Click here for program dates and times.

Free.

Magaly Diaz - Education Director Send email
(210) 349-4372
Michelle Naeder - Program Director Send email

The experienced team at Rehab Without Walls® is trained to work with patients who have been diagnosed with a wide variety of complex neurologic conditions, including:

  • Progressive neurologic diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis
  • Neuromuscular disorders such as muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) and Guillain-Barre
  • Post-concussive syndrome
  • Toxic exposure such as toxic leukoencephalopathy
  • Brain and central nervous system tumors
  • Brain infections
  • Angelman syndrome
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Down syndrome
  • Dysautonomia
  • Encephalitis
  • Meningitis
  • Prader Willi syndrome
  • Seizures

Regardless of diagnosis, our goal is to help patients who have neurological conditions live as fully and independently as possible.

For example, Rehab Without Walls helps patients with neurological conditions:

  • Maintain or improve mobility as much as possible
  • Relearn fine motor skills
  • Participate in exercises appropriate to their diagnosis
  • Develop strategies to make daily life safer and easier
  • Learn how to use adaptive equipment, assistive technologies
  • Properly use medications and devices (such as infusions and implantable pumps)
  • Manage the emotional challenges of their diagnosis

Like with all of our rehab programs, we work with the patient and family to set functional and personal treatment goals. We then create a customized rehab program around those goals. We also provide supportive services, connecting patients and families with support services in the community.

Click here for more information.

Click here to contact us.

Counties served: Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina, Wilson.

  • Commercial health insurance: We work with 200-plus commercial health insurance companies. If you have a question about a specific plan or type of coverage, please contact us.
  • Workers compensation: We work with all workers’ compensation companies.
  • Medicaid & Medicare
  • Private Pay

The Rehab Without Walls Post COVID/PICS Program is a coordinated interdisciplinary approach developed to care for patients following a critical illness, like Covid-19. This is designed for patients who have spent significant time in an acute setting with ventilator support and are returning home or to work. This program helps patients with long-term Covid-19 symptoms or long-term neurological effects.

Our combined team expertise provides a holistic and comprehensive approach to care. All members of the team consistently address physical and cognitive challenges to improve self-care and return to functional independence.

  • Hospitalization and ventilator supported stay
  • Stroke
  • Guillain-Barre symptoms
  • General deconditioning
  • Amputation
  • Cognitive decline
  • Respiratory compromised
  • Neuromuscular changes
  • Nerve injury
  • Decreased functional capacity
  • Significant weakness
  • Dependence on caregiver
  • Depression/ Anxiety/ PTSD

PROGRAM GOALS

  • Return to prior level of function and independent living
  • Increase in strength, physical ability and endurance
  • Decrease in respiratory symptoms and complications
  • Increase in confidence and improve emotional well-being
  • Increase in energy levels
  • Understanding of oxygen use and medications
  • Decrease of dependence on supplemental oxygen
  • Decrease in depression and feelings of hopelessness
  • Increase in quality of life
  • Increase self-management and self-efficacy skills
  • Improve breathing techniques through retraining
  • Improve areas of cognition
  • Reduction in hospitalization and re-admission risk

Click here for more information.

Click here to contact us.

Counties served: Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina, Wilson.

  • Commercial health insurance: We work with 200-plus commercial health insurance companies. If you have a question about a specific plan or type of coverage, please contact us.
  • Workers compensation: We work with all workers’ compensation companies.
  • Medicaid & Medicare
  • Private Pay

Each year, about 12,500 Americans are newly diagnosed with a spinal cord injury (SCI).* Many of these people are young and active. They have jobs and hobbies and family responsibilities. And then, quite suddenly, everything changes.

While neuro rehab can’t reverse permanent spinal cord damage, it can help people who have SCI lead the fullest life possible. For example, Rehab Without Walls ® helps our patients improve mobility, learn how to use adaptive equipment and manage the emotional challenges of their new life.

Our approach combines science, compassion and creativity to deliver the best results for each patient. Rehab Without Walls is unique and successful for a few main reasons:

Functional and personal goals 

In addition to typical goals of spinal cord rehab, we work with the patient and family to establish more personal goals. Our experience and clinical studies agree that this approach keeps patients more motivated and engaged in therapy. 

For example, functional goals might include improving standing balance and multi-limb coordination. By contrast, personal goals might include traveling to Europe within five years.

Many specialties, one team

Because spinal cord injury can affect so many parts of the body, we think it’s important for multiple specialties to work together. A team approach is also more efficient. For example, an occupational therapist (OT) and physical therapist (PT) might both go to the workplace with a patient. The OT will focus on navigating environmental barriers safely, while the PT will focus on coordination.

A physician oversees all team members. A clinical coordinator keeps everyone on the team aligned and also serves as the main point of contact for the patient’s family during the course of treatment.

Family member education and involvement

Like all catastrophic illnesses and injuries, spinal cord injury has a ripple effect on the survivor’s family.

That’s why we help both the patient and family develop coping strategies to adjust to their new reality. The health of the family and the health of the client are so interconnected that both need to be a part of the treatment process.

Click here for more information.

Click here to contact us.

Counties served: Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina, Wilson.

  • Commercial health insurance: We work with 200-plus commercial health insurance companies. If you have a question about a specific plan or type of coverage, please contact us.
  • Workers compensation: We work with all workers’ compensation companies.
  • Medicaid & Medicare
  • Private Pay

A stroke – also known as a cerebrovascular accident, or “CVA” – can affect many parts of the body such as movement, speech and memory. As a result, the road to recovery can be long and complex.

Fortunately, the outlook for stroke survivors today is more hopeful than ever. While rehabilitation doesn’t reverse the damage caused by a stroke, it can help a survivor achieve the highest level of independence and quality of life possible.

The Rehab Without Walls® approach to stroke rehab centers on a few main principles:

Many specialties, one team

A stroke can affect many parts of the body and mind, so we think it’s important for multiple specialties to work together.

A team approach is often more efficient, too. For example, an occupational therapist (OT) and physical therapist (PT) might go for a walk with the patient together. The OT will focus on pathfinding and comprehension, while the PT will focus on gait and balance.

Family member education and involvement

Stroke has a ripple effect on the survivor’s family. The family dynamic may have changed. There may be worries if the main breadwinner is unable to work. Expectations for recovery may not be in line with reality.

That’s why we help both the patient and family develop coping strategies to adjust to their new reality. The health of the family and the health of the client are so interconnected that both need to be a part of the treatment process.

Long-term, real-world goals

In addition to typical “functional goals” of post-stroke therapy, like being able to walk unassisted, we work with the patient and family to establish goals that are more personal – like hosting a party, coaching soccer again or returning to work.

Because stroke can occur in people of all ages (not just the elderly, as the stereotype would have you believe), this approach is particularly beneficial for younger patients who want to participate as fully as possible in home and work life.

While it’s important to measure progress during therapy, our real success lies in what comes after. That’s why we say we’re focused on “durable outcomes.”

Click here for more information.

Click here to contact us.

Counties served: Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina, Wilson.

  • Commercial health insurance: We work with 200-plus commercial health insurance companies. If you have a question about a specific plan or type of coverage, please contact us.
  • Workers compensation: We work with all workers’ compensation companies.
  • Medicaid & Medicare
  • Private Pay

The experienced team at Rehab Without Walls® is trained to work with patients who have been diagnosed with a wide variety of complex neurologic conditions, including:

  • Progressive neurologic diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis
  • Neuromuscular disorders such as muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) and Guillain-Barre
  • Post-concussive syndrome
  • Toxic exposure such as toxic leukoencephalopathy
  • Brain and central nervous system tumors
  • Brain infections
  • Angelman syndrome
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Down syndrome
  • Dysautonomia
  • Encephalitis
  • Meningitis
  • Prader Willi syndrome
  • Seizures

Regardless of diagnosis, our goal is to help patients who have neurological conditions live as fully and independently as possible.

For example, Rehab Without Walls helps patients with neurological conditions:

  • Maintain or improve mobility as much as possible
  • Relearn fine motor skills
  • Participate in exercises appropriate to their diagnosis
  • Develop strategies to make daily life safer and easier
  • Learn how to use adaptive equipment, assistive technologies
  • Properly use medications and devices (such as infusions and implantable pumps)
  • Manage the emotional challenges of their diagnosis

Like with all of our rehab programs, we work with the patient and family to set functional and personal treatment goals. We then create a customized rehab program around those goals. We also provide supportive services, connecting patients and families with support services in the community.

Click here for more information.

Click here to contact us.

  • Commercial health insurance: We work with 200-plus commercial health insurance companies. If you have a question about a specific plan or type of coverage, please contact us.
  • Workers compensation: We work with all workers’ compensation companies.
  • Medicaid & Medicare
  • Private Pay
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED

The Rehab Without Walls Post COVID/PICS Program is a coordinated interdisciplinary approach developed to care for patients following a critical illness, like Covid-19. This is designed for patients who have spent significant time in an acute setting with ventilator support and are returning home or to work. This program helps patients with long-term Covid-19 symptoms or long-term neurological effects.

Our combined team expertise provides a holistic and comprehensive approach to care. All members of the team consistently address physical and cognitive challenges to improve self-care and return to functional independence.

  • Hospitalization and ventilator supported stay
  • Stroke
  • Guillain-Barre symptoms
  • General deconditioning
  • Amputation
  • Cognitive decline
  • Respiratory compromised
  • Neuromuscular changes
  • Nerve injury
  • Decreased functional capacity
  • Significant weakness
  • Dependence on caregiver
  • Depression/ Anxiety/ PTSD

PROGRAM GOALS

  • Return to prior level of function and independent living
  • Increase in strength, physical ability and endurance
  • Decrease in respiratory symptoms and complications
  • Increase in confidence and improve emotional well-being
  • Increase in energy levels
  • Understanding of oxygen use and medications
  • Decrease of dependence on supplemental oxygen
  • Decrease in depression and feelings of hopelessness
  • Increase in quality of life
  • Increase self-management and self-efficacy skills
  • Improve breathing techniques through retraining
  • Improve areas of cognition
  • Reduction in hospitalization and re-admission risk

Click here for more information.

Click here to contact us.

  • Commercial health insurance: We work with 200-plus commercial health insurance companies. If you have a question about a specific plan or type of coverage, please contact us.
  • Workers compensation: We work with all workers’ compensation companies.
  • Medicaid & Medicare
  • Private Pay
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED

Each year, about 12,500 Americans are newly diagnosed with a spinal cord injury (SCI).* Many of these people are young and active. They have jobs and hobbies and family responsibilities. And then, quite suddenly, everything changes.

While neuro rehab can’t reverse permanent spinal cord damage, it can help people who have SCI lead the fullest life possible. For example, Rehab Without Walls ® helps our patients improve mobility, learn how to use adaptive equipment and manage the emotional challenges of their new life.

Our approach combines science, compassion and creativity to deliver the best results for each patient. Rehab Without Walls is unique and successful for a few main reasons:

Functional and personal goals 

In addition to typical goals of spinal cord rehab, we work with the patient and family to establish more personal goals. Our experience and clinical studies agree that this approach keeps patients more motivated and engaged in therapy. 

For example, functional goals might include improving standing balance and multi-limb coordination. By contrast, personal goals might include traveling to Europe within five years.

Many specialties, one team

Because spinal cord injury can affect so many parts of the body, we think it’s important for multiple specialties to work together. A team approach is also more efficient. For example, an occupational therapist (OT) and physical therapist (PT) might both go to the workplace with a patient. The OT will focus on navigating environmental barriers safely, while the PT will focus on coordination.

A physician oversees all team members. A clinical coordinator keeps everyone on the team aligned and also serves as the main point of contact for the patient’s family during the course of treatment.

Family member education and involvement

Like all catastrophic illnesses and injuries, spinal cord injury has a ripple effect on the survivor’s family.

That’s why we help both the patient and family develop coping strategies to adjust to their new reality. The health of the family and the health of the client are so interconnected that both need to be a part of the treatment process.

Click here for more information.

Click here to contact us.

  • Commercial health insurance: We work with 200-plus commercial health insurance companies. If you have a question about a specific plan or type of coverage, please contact us.
  • Workers compensation: We work with all workers’ compensation companies.
  • Medicaid & Medicare
  • Private Pay
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED

A stroke – also known as a cerebrovascular accident, or “CVA” – can affect many parts of the body such as movement, speech and memory. As a result, the road to recovery can be long and complex.

Fortunately, the outlook for stroke survivors today is more hopeful than ever. While rehabilitation doesn’t reverse the damage caused by a stroke, it can help a survivor achieve the highest level of independence and quality of life possible.

The Rehab Without Walls® approach to stroke rehab centers on a few main principles:

Many specialties, one team

A stroke can affect many parts of the body and mind, so we think it’s important for multiple specialties to work together.

A team approach is often more efficient, too. For example, an occupational therapist (OT) and physical therapist (PT) might go for a walk with the patient together. The OT will focus on pathfinding and comprehension, while the PT will focus on gait and balance.

Family member education and involvement

Stroke has a ripple effect on the survivor’s family. The family dynamic may have changed. There may be worries if the main breadwinner is unable to work. Expectations for recovery may not be in line with reality.

That’s why we help both the patient and family develop coping strategies to adjust to their new reality. The health of the family and the health of the client are so interconnected that both need to be a part of the treatment process.

Long-term, real-world goals

In addition to typical “functional goals” of post-stroke therapy, like being able to walk unassisted, we work with the patient and family to establish goals that are more personal – like hosting a party, coaching soccer again or returning to work.

Because stroke can occur in people of all ages (not just the elderly, as the stereotype would have you believe), this approach is particularly beneficial for younger patients who want to participate as fully as possible in home and work life.

While it’s important to measure progress during therapy, our real success lies in what comes after. That’s why we say we’re focused on “durable outcomes.”

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  • Commercial health insurance: We work with 200-plus commercial health insurance companies. If you have a question about a specific plan or type of coverage, please contact us.
  • Workers compensation: We work with all workers’ compensation companies.
  • Medicaid & Medicare
  • Private Pay
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The Stress-Busting Program (SBP) for Family Caregivers ™ is an evidence-based program that provides support to family caregivers of persons with dementia or a chronic illness.  It is proven to:

  • Improve the quality of life of family caregivers who are providing care to an older loved one
  • Help caregivers manage their stress and cope better with their lives

In the Stress-Busting Program for Family Caregivers ™, caregivers will:

  • Learn about stress and its effects;
  • Practice stress management techniques
  • Develop problem solving skills

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We are thrilled to announce a new Eva's Heroes program, Coffee Spot, specifically for parents, guardians and caregivers of individuals with intellectual special needs.

We realize this time of sheltering in place and quarantining has posed a special set of circumstances and a little bonding time with peers could be very helpful. Exchange ideas, concerns or just share a laugh to brighten your day. The program will connect fellow parents and caregivers.

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This program is for parents, guardians and caregivers of individuals with intellectual special needs.

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Jennifer Stevenson - Program Director Send email

SA Sibs is designed for siblings that have brothers and sisters with intellectual special needs. Siblings are encouraged to build new friendships by engaging in meaningful discussions, activities, and games.

SA Sibs strives to honor and increase the self-esteem that siblings often need.

This program is for individuals ages 18 and up who have siblings with intellectual special needs.

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Jennifer Stevenson - Program Director Send email

Medicaid Waiver Program that provides services to people of all ages with an intellectual or developmental disability, related condition, or both, who live with their families or in their own home.

To maintain optimal quality of life, we provide services to help with needs related to daily living, independent living and leisure/ recreational activities.

  • Residential services
  • Host home/ companion care
  • Group home
  • Respite services
  • Day habilitation   
  • Employment services   
  • Nursing services
  • Dental services   
  • Behavioral support
  • Supported home living (transportation)
  • Social work
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Dietary services
  • Audiology services
  • Accessible minor home modifications
  • Adaptive aids
  • Transition assistance services
Long Term Care Services at Lone Shadow
(210) 261-3419
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