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Choosing a Medical Rehabilitation Provider

Choosing your therapist is an important decision. When you or a loved one are referred for therapy, you will want to ask your potential therapy provider questions to be sure he or she is the right choice. Consider asking the following questions:

You might also consider visiting the facility or clinic. If you do, pay attention to the following:

A Guide from CARF

Many Easterseals affiliates are accredited by CARF, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. This is a reflection of Easterseals’ commitment to high quality services. CARF has a guide for choosing services available to the public.

Finding the right service provider can be difficult; you want a provider that will help you and your family members with a genuine, person-centered attitude. You and your family have the ultimate power to choose your services. This guide provides some pointers on how to help gauge which provider will work best for you.

When shopping for services, there are some things that may help you move through the process:

The mission of CARF is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Visit CARF website to learn more about choosing a provider and to request additional materials.

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