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.
Serving People with Disabilities in
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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Mar 10, 14 at 02:10 PM
Citizens Project has been working with a coalition of community groups to discuss how we can increase voter turnout and make the election process easier for citizens. In the coming months, we will be holding a series of community meetings to gather input on some ideas.
Mar 10, 14 at 09:39 AM
CycleDifferent (AngleTech Cycles) will present a number of adaptive bicycles, available for display and test driving on Wednesday, March 19 from noon to 3:00 p.m. at The Independence Center.
Mar 05, 14 at 02:05 AM
Halfway through the week, and we’re getting to know yet another Independence Center staff member. Our Who Works Here Wednesday star this week is Paul, our Information & Referral Specialist. He works so hard, plus you can always count on him for a good laugh!