The special transfer car that Rotary members gave to the Schenectady rehabilitation hospital.
By Kathy Ziobrowski, executive director of the Sunnyville Rehabilitation Hospital, Schenectady, New York
At our rehabilitation hospital, we have a piece of equipment that we use in our therapy to help patients practice getting in and out of vehicles, in preparation for their leaving our care and recovering at home.
When Rotary members in our county of Schenectady, New York, heard about the limitations of our “transfer car,” they generously stepped in to raise money to provide us with a newer model that has many additional features. The selflessness of these Rotary members speaks volumes about their motto of “Service Above Self,” and has greatly enhanced Rotary’s image in our community.
The therapists are excited to now have a vehicle that will more completely simulate their patients’ own vehicles, as it is adjustable in height to resemble everything from a small sedan to a one ton truck. It also allows us to adjust the seat to accommodate hip precautions, patient medical restrictions, and joint limitations.
The selflessness of these Rotary members speaks volumes about their motto of “Service Above Self.”
Our patients have been thrilled. “Wow, you have a new car. It’s …read more
Source:: Rotary International Blog