See and Share The Stroke Connection Summer 2018 Issue

Our Strange Story

Morgan spent five days in critical care and seven on a regular floor. Throughout his stay, specialists ran test after test for the cause of the stroke. I had a lot of urgent questions, but there were few immediate answers. Digital edition |Web

When Stroke Affects the Parietal Lobe

The parietal lobe helps us make sense of sensory information, like where our bodies and body parts are in space, our sense of touch, and the part of our vision that deals with the location of objects. Digital edition |Web

 What to Expect from Outpatient Rehab

After stroke, about two-thirds of survivors receive some type of rehabilitation. Outpatient therapy may consist of several types of therapy. Whether a patient is referred to inpatient or outpatient therapy depends on the level of medical care required. Digital edition |Web

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I am on Workers’ Compensation. Can I get disability benefits, too?

While you are collecting Workers’ Compensation, you are not eligible to receive short-term disability benefits from the Plan. However, you are eligible to apply for long-term disability benefits six months after your injury. Any long-term disability benefit you receive will be reduced by your Workers’ Compensation and other forms of income. For many reasons, it is to your advantage to apply for long-term disability benefits. Call the Health & Welfare Plan office if you have any questions.

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