Many months are necessary to achieve recovery
Thanks to your support in 2012, Sunshine Social Welfare Foundation has been able to provide rehabilitation services for 567 burn survivors across Taiwan. Funding received for the “Rehabilitation for burn survivors in Taiwan” project specifically targeted the physical rehabilitation needs of our clients. This includes:
Services at the Sunshine Rehabilitation Center:
Established in Taipei in 1992, Sunshine Rehabilitation Center offers comprehensive physical rehabilitation services for burn survivors, including burn care education, reconditioning exercises, ROM exercises, functional activities, splinting and ADL training.
In 2012, the team of seven therapists of the Center helped 48 burn survivors undergo individualized and comprehensive physical rehabilitation programs. Due to the severity of their burns (average total body surface of 47%), these clients require daily and long term physical rehabilitation interventions to fight scar contracture and regain physical functions. The average rehabilitation program of these clients was 316 days, and of these clients, 17 successfully completed their rehabilitation goals in 2012.
In the case of less severe burns that do not require an intensive intervention, the Center also offers consultations and trainings. In 2012, a total of 95 clients benefited from 696 consultations, and 50 clients benefited from 3,548 trainings.
Home rehabilitation services:
For burn survivors living in the central, southern and eastern regions of Taiwan, our five therapists based in our four regional service centers carry out home visits to help clients evaluate their rehabilitation needs, prepare a rehabilitation program that can be carried out at home, as well as follow up progress. In 2012, our regional outreach program benefited a total of 395 burn survivors.
Pressure garment services:
Pressure garments are an integral part of the rehabilitation program of burn survivors. These garments are used to control scar growth and prevent deformities. They are custom-made by the therapists of Sunshine Rehabilitation Center to perfectly fit our clients' individual needs. In 2012, the Center produced a total of 4,112 garments.
Because of you, we have been able to achieve our service goals for 2012 and accompany burn survivors on the long road towards recovery. Many of our clients are still working hard to complete their rehabilitation program and return to a full and active life. We hope that you will continue to support their efforts in 2013!