April 12th, 2019

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BI Health Group Speaks Directly To Patients

Follow These Steps After An Accident To Get Back To Full Health

VANCOUVER, April 11, 2019 /CNW/ - In the wake of major changes announced recently by the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC), CBI Health Group, the country's largest community healthcare provider, is offering some advice to patients injured in automobile collisions.

Tanja Yardley, CBI's National Healthcare Innovation Lead, says there can be confusion after a vehicle accident, particularly when there is injury involved, but CBI urges patients to follow a three-step plan to put them on the road to better health as soon as possible.

"Anyone involved in an accident needs to remember three basic things. Firstly, sooner is better when it comes to getting rehab services. Secondly, educate and empower yourself, and thirdly remember there is more to accident recovery than just the physical and all of those needs should be addressed."

Yardley added that putting off healthcare decisions because people are unfamiliar with exactly what to do could be detrimental. 

"Under the new measures patients have access to a no-fee, comprehensive and individually-tailored treatment plan with CBI and other providers through ICBC in the first 12 weeks after an accident.  When barriers are removed and people have early access to affordable treatment, we definitely see better health outcomes. 

Yardley says the most important priority following any type of accident is getting back to good health as soon as possible.

CBI has been in the business for more than 40 years has a 95 per cent patient satisfaction record due in large part to our "patient first" mentality, she added.

"We want people to get back to being healthy and productive for themselves, their families and even the economy as a whole and that's what our approach strives to achieve," Yardley said. 

About CBI Health Group
CBI Health Group is Canada's largest integrated community healthcare network. In 800 communities, with over 250 facilities and 112 transitional and residential homes, our services are provided by a dedicated team of more than 13,000 employees that include physiotherapists, occupational therapists, registered massage therapists, kinesiologists, chiropractors, speech-language pathologists, psychologists, physicians, nurses, caregivers, dietitians, social workers and behaviour therapists. The CBI group of companies includes CBI Health Centres, CBI Home Health, We Care Home Health Services, Monarch House, CBI Workplace Solutions, and CBI Assessment Services.

For more information https://www.cbi.ca/

SOURCE CBI Health Group

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