Rick Surpin on the Value of the Home Care Worker

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Reflecting the respect the home health care industry and home…

Independence Radio: Rosemary Salopek: Depression and Disability

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What is behavioral health and how does it differ from mental…
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They Want Docile: Human Rights Watch investigates U.S. nursing homes

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Human Rights Watch has been investigating U.S. nursing homes. Read more!

News Roundup: MTA Subway Access

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New Yorkers of all stripes are angry about the subway right now, as service continues its years-long nosedive.

The Independent Has Gone Digital!

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Beginning this month, The Independent will now have a permanent home on ICS' website.

At 103 ICS Member Jane Packes enjoys her family and her freedom!

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At ICS, we help keep our members thriving – even at 103!…

Why Self-Advocacy? What’s at Stake For Consumers with Disabilities

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My name is Daniel Winchester and I am a resident of Manhattan,…

Think all Wheelchairs are Alike? Just ask an ICS Member!

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New members often arrive at ICS in a wheelchair that is ill-suited to their disability, physical condition, strengths and needs.

Medicare’s Homecare Benefit: What You Need to Know

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Until a few weeks ago, I had no idea that Medicare covers long-term…

Watch Now: The ICS Dementia Team

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ICS Dementia Program Director Nettie Harper recently explained how we work with members with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.

Deregulating Nursing Homes Leaves Patients at Risk

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One of the last places anyone wants to find themselves is in…

Reflecting on Dr. King and the Disability Rights Movement

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Dr. Martin Luther King and the connections between the Civil Rights Movement and the Disability Rights Movement. Read more!

Death Doula: Friendship Eases the End of Life

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Attitudes toward death and dying differ from culture to culture and person to person. At the same time, emerging trends can be seen as the U.S. population continues to age.

Pressure Ulcers: Painful, Dangerous, Expensive and . . . Preventable

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The ICS wound care team is a huge success. Pressure ulcers – also called bed sores, pressure wounds or pressure injuries – are very painful and often deadly.

A Member’s Perspective on Activism

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I joined the Civics League for Disability Rights in January,…

ICS Member Profile: Flo Fox

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¨Don't dream about the things you want to do, just do them. Be your creative self,¨ says Flo Fox... 

Healthy Holiday Season Feasting: Eating Well for the Holidays   

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In the millennia before supermarkets and refrigerators, the autumn…

How the tax bill will hurt older Americans and people with disabilities

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This past spring and summer saw a massive outpouring of opposition…

The ADA is at Risk

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For the past 27 years, Title III of the Americans with Disabilities…

Dementia & Family Finance

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A just-completed study carried out by the New York City Department…

Homeless & Disabled in New York City

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A settlement just reached in Butler v. The City of New York should…

Neighborhood Care: Close to Where You Live

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At ICS, we believe that a key element of knowing our members…

Meet ICS Care Navigator James Abreu

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When it comes to advocating for ICS members, James Abreu has…

Member Profile: Bernard Linder

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ICS member Bernard Linder of Sheepshead Bay was born in 1918,…

Police officers and older adults: Criminalizing Aging?

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I recently learned that over a decade when arrests by police…

When Disaster Strikes: ICS Plans for Emergencies

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Before the devastating appearance of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey…

ICS Members on Activism

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It has been almost one year since the Civics League for Disability…

People with MS and Spinal Cord Injuries Mentor Peers

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A new ICS Mentoring Program is training people with spinal…

FDNY EMT Recruits ICS!

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ICS helps FDNY's EMT Division learn how to transport wheelchairs…

People with Disabilities Save Medicaid

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Two days ago an opinion piece in The New York Times celebrated…