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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May 23, 13 at 11:22 AM
As the threat of flooding becomes more imminent, it is vital for your safety and the safety of your loved ones that you are prepared for any type of emergency situation. There are various areas in the city and county that is at higher risks than others. During a flood there is always a chance that you could be evacuated. Here are some helpful tips should your area be evacuated.
May 23, 13 at 10:34 AM
Colorado Developmental Disabilities Council created a video to put faces to child caregivers in the community. These videos are a result of the community organizing that has been done around the Pediatric Assessment Tool (PAT). The videos introduce you to three caregivers and their stories.
May 22, 13 at 10:45 AM
The Traumatic Brain Injury support group offers a positive, friendly, accepting environment where people with a history of TBI can gather to offer each other support. The group takes a realistic and optimistic approach to the experiences, circumstances, and problems relevant to TBI.