Vocational Rehab Services for Spinal Cord Injury Patients
Vocational rehabilitation services help patients successfully return to employment after a spinal cord injury.
Mary Free Bed works with Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS), a government agency whose mission is to assist individuals with disabilities to achieve employment and self-sufficiency. An MRS on-site rehabilitation counselor is available at Mary Free Bed two days a week.
A spinal cord injury patient is eligible to receive services from MRS's on-site rehabilitation counselor at Mary Free Bed if:
They are a Mary Free Bed spinal cord injury inpatient or outpatient
Have a disability that prevents him or her from returning to previous employment
If the disability prevents him or her from entering the job market
MRS provides skill training, job placement, job coaching, assistive technology, transportation, and much more to eligible patients. A referral can be made to the MRS counselor by anyone. However, most referrals are made by a member of the therapy team or the attending physician
For spinal cord injury patients who are not patients of Mary Free Bed, please contact Michigan Rehabilitation Services for a listing of offices throughout the State at 1.800.605.6722 or 1.888.605.6722 (TTY).