Families and Caregivers
CI therapy is effective, but it’s also intense. CI therapy patients may become physically and emotionally exhausted. At first, patients may feel discouraged because the results are not immediate. But by the end of the first week, most patients can see the results of their hard work—results that can be life-changing. That's why it's important for you to be supportive throughout therapy.
How can I help my loved one achieve success at the Taub Therapy Clinic?
- Provide emotional support and encouragement. CI therapy can be physically and emotionally challenging. Your loved one may feel tired after each day of therapy.
- You should not be present during therapy sessions. The Taub Therapy Clinic can provide you with information about things to do in Birmingham.
- Back away from your role as a caregiver. Encourage your loved one to follow the therapist’s instructions. This many mean practicing tasks without help or it may mean practicing tasks with some assistance from you.
- Encourage him or her to complete “homework” assignments at night and on the weekends.
How can I be supportive after we have returned home?
Continuing the home program is crucial to the patient's long-term success.
- About 30 to 60 minutes of exercise should be carried out daily at home.
- Encourage your loved one by providing an environment conducive to continuing the exercise routine.
- Assume the role of the therapist.
- Celebrate successes and provide positive reinforcement.
- Call the Taub Therapy Clinic with any questions or concerns that you may have.