Bionic has a peer support program that attempts to pair the new amputee with an experienced amputee of similar gender, age, level of limb loss, and cause of amputation. We have found that this helps the new amputee prepare for their amputation and prosthetic rehabilitation. Successfully living with limb loss, these peer visitors are available to give support, education and encouragement to new amputees and their families. This one-on-one support is accomplished through individual Peer Visitation.
Peer Visitation Frequently Asked Questions:
Who is an Amputee Peer Visitor?
An Amputee Peer Visitor is a person who has experienced limb loss, has successfully completed post-surgery rehabilitation, and has been trained in peer visitation protocol.
Who can benefit from an Amputee Peer Visit?
- A person who is scheduled for surgery that will result in limb loss, has recently undergone surgery or has undergone surgery in the past that has resulted in limb loss and is seeking peer support.
- Friends, family members, and caregivers of an individual living with limb loss
Who can request a Peer Visit?
- The person experiencing a significant and chronic condition
- Friends, family members & caretakers
- Physicians & nurses
- Hospital/facility staff
- Case managers
- Any other member of the rehabilitation team
Where do Peer Visits occur?
- At neutral locations, such as a medical facility
- Via Telephone
- Via Email
To initiate Peer Visit or to get in touch with us at 219-791-9200 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your information will remain confidential with us.