It's almost Independence Day and as Independence Care System continues to change and grow, we never lose sight of our core mission – helping people to remain as independent as possible, at home, in their communities!
The National Association of Social Workers Disabilities Task Force was launched to educate and empower social workers with and without disabilities, so they are better equipped to advocate for people with disabilities.
June 22 marks the 16th anniversary of what has come to be known as “Olmstead v. L.C.,” the “Olmstead Decision,” or simply Olmstead. For the disability rights community, the term is a familiar one.
Looking at how the recently passed Doc Fix Bill, changes the way doctor payments are structured and care is provided.
As part of ADA25NYC, ICS will co-sponsor the 6th Annual “From Within” Women’s Health Conference on Saturday, July 25.
Eighty years ago this week, a small group staged a sit-in at the Works Progress Administration in New York City. Unbeknownst to them, a powerful movement was born that day.
Accurate sexuality information for people with disabilities and those without is the best way to break through this misinformation and make the topic less taboo and the two-day seminar at Mt. Sinai Hospital did just that.
Talking about strokes is daunting, but learning the warning signs and understanding how to respond if someone is exhibiting symptoms can help protect yourself and your family.
Last month Marilyn Saviola, ICS Senior Vice President for Advocacy and the Women’s Health Access Program, sat on a panel at the International Symposium on Achieving Health Equity Through Community Partnerships.
Juan, an ICS nurse since 2012, does seem to have found a form of heaven with his career. “My favorite part of the job is sitting with a member and getting to know them,” he says. “I love my clients!” And they love him.
Earlier this month, ICS held its second annual Art Open Houses, designed to give New Yorkers with disabilities a glimpse of the fun that can be had by participating in our social programs.
As the cost of long-term palliative care became prohibitively expensive, a more person-centered model of care was born, challenging the notion of being better off away from ones home and community.
The lack of competency police officers have when interacting with people who have disabilities can carry a heavy cost.
Walking and falling are two areas where a lot of attention is currently focused on older Americans. Both are areas where no exaggeration is needed to raise an alarm.
At 110 years, ICS member Veta Walters has lived a lot. While physically frail, Veta emanates warmth and still has the spirit to tease her doctor.
A recent spate of cases have surfaced around the country where children have been removed from the care of parents with disabilities. It's vital to remember: The right to be a parent does not automatically end because a parent has a disability.
While his proposal to slash $300 million from the University of Wisconsin system has garnered more attention, another of Governor Scott Walker's proposed cuts is causing controversy among a small but impassioned group of Wisconsin voters: the disability community.
As we celebrate National Social Work Month—along with the 60th anniversary of the National Social Workers Association—we pause to not only recognize the valuable work of our own social workers, but also to look back at the profession’s history.
A full preview of the 2015 ReelAbilities Film Festival. This year it's in New York City with new films, shorts, musical performances, and special guests!
In a report done by Wan He and Luke J. Larsen, fascinating insights are provided about the correlation of the aging and disability, suggesting ways to channel resources to prevent or mitigate disabilities for many older Americans.
Last week, the White House blog touched on a subject that is close to the heart of ICS: Advancing Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities.
Let’s have dinner and talk about…death? Even the invitation said this was one of the strangest events a person might ever attend. Despite the weird invite, on January 6th twenty professionals from three organizations gathered together as part of The Conversation Project.
Since 1999, ICS has served New York City as a managed long-term…
A number of recent studies found that many elderly Americans…
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If the holidays left you wondering whether a loved one needs help, chances are they do.
The very first post on this blog celebrated the Americans with…
Flu shot season runs exactly the same yearly course as flu season,…
Exciting news: the ICS website has had a makeover! We launched…
November is national caregivers month but family members are on the front lines of caring all year round. See what happened when one family caregiver joined forces with an ICS care manager to get the help our member needed!