Finding help

Aging & Disability Resource Center; state of Wisconsin Nov '20 -
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The ADRC provides information on a broad range of programs and services, helps people understand the various long-term care options available to them, helps people apply for programs and benefits, and serves as the access point for publicly funded long-term care. These services can be provided at the ADRC, by telephone, or through a home visit, whichever is more convenient to you.

Amputee Coalition Certified Peer Visitors (CPV) Nov '20 -
Learn how to request a peer visitor, an experienced, well-trained individual who has lived through the adjustment of limb loss/difference. A peer can offer encouragement and information from a place, and at a pace, that an individual can better absorb.

Chicago Area Amputees Support Group Nov '20 -
This group's members primarily come from southern Lake County and Cook County in Illinois. It is the nearest group to ours that does not have an affiliation with a hospital, prosthetist, or rehab facility.

Greater National Advocates Mar '23 -
Awareness of the necessity for private patient advocacy has increased. While the term Private Patient Advocacy is becoming known, many wonder what a private patient advocate can actually do for them. What’s the benefit? There are several benefits a private patient advocate can help with, including cancer and chronic disease management, senior care placement, medical bill navigation, and inpatient patient advocacy.

Locating support groups near you Nov '20 -
Amputee support groups provide an invaluable place for new amputees and their family/support members to connect with others who have overcome challenges new amputees are only beginning to encounter. These groups, though, are not only for new amputees. They provide an environment with continual support, a place to ask questions and to learn from others in the group, to share successes and get support when things are not going so well.

Support groups' meeting calendar Nov '20 -
Find out when groups meet, and where. If you are deciding when and where you might want to attend a meeting to learn if that particular group is comfortable for you, and fits your needs, check the calendar for meetings near you.


Physical Disability & Addiction Jan '23 -
BOCA Recovery Center offers a free online resource and 24/7 helpline that provides information about addiction and mental health issues. They understand that amputees not only must face the challenges and stressors of tbeir physical disability, but sometimes need a place to turn to for support from addiction or mental health concerns. The Center has put together a useful guide that covers the unique challenges, options available, and the research that's been done in regards to this subject.

Shirley Ryan Ability Lab research studies Mar '23 -
The Shirley Ryan Ability Lab and Northwestern University Department of Physical Therapy and Movement Sciences have a number of ongoing research studies for individuals diagnosed with amputation or limb difference. They are collecting the names of individuals who would like to be contacted about potential future research opportunities. To have your name placed on a list of possible research participants use this link, or if you have questions, please contact Carolyn Ostrowski (312) 238-2892 or costrowski@sralab.org. To learn more about the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab, see their website using this link.