Joyce Benjamin

Peer Support Advisor

Sharp Rehabilitation Peer Support Advisor, Joyce Benjamin 
Age: 66

Disability: Right below the knee amputee

Age of onset: 56

Uses assistive technology? Yes

Specifically: Prosthesis; manual wheelchair only when prosthesis is not on.

Ethnicity: Caucasian

Occupation: Retired LVN

Education: High school diploma

Primary language: English

Languages spoken: English; some Spanish

Life goals
Staying active, healthy, and volunteering as much as possible. 

Reasons for wanting to be a Peer Support Advisor 
I visit amputees in the hospital, in their homes and over the phone. I also belong to Amputees in Motion, a wonderful support group. 

Prefers to work with
Inpatients, outpatients and community members

Areas of interest/expertise
Coping with disability, independent living skills, health issues, relationships, intimacy, depression and mental health, attendant care 

For More Information
To learn more about the Sharp Rehabilitation Peer Support Advisor Program, please call 858-939-6709 or send us an email. To contact Joyce Benjamin, be sure to include Joyce’s name in your message.

To learn more about Sharp's rehabilitation services or to find a Sharp-affiliated physician who can refer you to a physical therapist, call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277), Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm. To find general information about rehabilitation, visit Rehabilitation in Adult Health or read the Rehabilitation News archive.