In addition to St. Mary’s online Resource Directory, the following resources may prove valuable when looking for information online.
Neuro-Rehabilitation & Traumatic Brain Injury Program at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children
Brain Injury Association of America
Brain Injury Association of New York State
Association for Neurologically Impaired Brain Injured Children, Inc.
Concussion in Sports: pamphlet from the American College of Sports Medicine
Living with Brain Injury: A guide from the Brain Injury Association of America
Concussion Toolkit for Parents, Players and Coaches: The Concussion Awareness Training Tool
HEADS UP to Youth Sports: Online Training from the CDC
Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD)
Five Star Quality Rating System
CMS created the Five-Star Quality Rating System to help consumers, their families, and caregivers compare nursing homes more easily and to help identify areas about which you may want to ask questions. The Nursing Home Compare Website features a quality rating system that gives each nursing home a rating of between 1 and 5 stars. Nursing homes with 5 stars are considered to have much above average quality and nursing homes with 1 star are considered to have quality much below average. There is one Overall 5-star rating for each nursing home, and a separate rating for each of the following three sources of information:
- Health Inspections – The health inspection rating contains information from the last 3 years of onsite inspections, including both standard surveys and any complaint surveys.
- Staffing – The staffing rating has information about the number of hours of care provided on average to each resident each day by nursing staff.
- Quality Measures (QMs) – The quality measure rating has information on 11 different physical and clinical measures for nursing home residents. The QMs offer information about how well nursing homes are caring for their residents’ physical and clinical needs.
St. Mary’s Hospital for Children has received a Five Star Quality Rating as one of the Top Nursing Homes in New York. The details can be found here.
Healthy Child Development
Hospitals and Healthcare Systems
A program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), a national consumer and community engagement initiative to improve care at the end of life.
American Medical Association
Healthcare Association of NY State
NYS Dept of Health Topics A-Z Page
Healthfinder – A variety of Health topics and information from the National Health Information Center
Child Health Plus
The Marty Lyons Foundation
Foundation for Spinal Cord Injury Prevention, Care & Cure
NYC Administration for Children’s Services
Adoption & Foster Care
Supplemental Security Income (S.S.I.)
Social Security Supplemental Income Web Site
Monthly cash benefits to a low income family having a child with a disability. Not all children with disabilities will qualify. Get as much detailed medical and social/emotional documentation as possible before applying.