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What is the cost of caring for someone who is paralyzed?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

The cost of caring for someone who is paralyzed can be significant. Exactly how much depends on the extent of the disability. However, it is estimated that the cost of caring for someone with a spinal column injury can average as much as $148,000 a year. For those with mobility impairments requiring less attention, the cost can be reduced to around $17,000 per year.

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