Adolph Ratzka once said that independence “Means that we (people with disabilities) demand the same choices and control in our everyday lives that our non-disabled brothers and sisters, neighbors and friends take for granted.” Independent Living has many program areas and services that are provided to consumers. At the core of what we do is the idea of independence and that the best person to direct what services they utilize is the person living with their disability.
Home Health Care
The IC is the only provider in Colorado Springs that is approved to provide the In Home Support Services (IHSS) Program to consumers who receive Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) thru the State of Colorado’s medicaid program. IHSS allows clients to direct their own care for routine and repetitive activities of daily living. Home Health services include Registered Nurses, Physical and Occupational therapists, and Certified Nursing Assistants to provide necessary medical care in the home under the orders of a physician.
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We are proud to serve eight counties in Southern and Eastern Colorado. We currently have offices in Cripple Creek and Calhan in addition to our headquarters in Colorado Springs.
We are part of ACCIL, an association of Independent Living Centers in Colorado
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Apr 17, 14 at 03:11 AM
Colorado is overhauling past Telecom bills, and this may have a negative effect on certain communities. The package of bills, passed by the Senate committee, deregulates all telephone services and moves funding used for the maintenance of land lines to expand broadband in rural areas.
Apr 15, 14 at 02:31 AM
Sled hockey has been a fixture with The Independence Center recently and can be seen in various IC materials like television commercials and the newsletter. However, we’d like to focus on the person behind the team. Doris Donley, Colorado Springs Amateur Hockey Association (CSAHA) VP Disabled Hockey, plays a huge role in the sled hockey team, and has been a resource and friend to The Independence Center.
Apr 10, 14 at 04:44 PM
Mountain Metropolitan Transit (MMT), in collaboration with several local groups and organizations, present the first annual Commute Week to celebrate and promote alternative modes of transportation, including walking, biking, car or vanpooling, and riding local transit.