Independence Care System http://www.icsny.org Welcome Home Thu, 25 May 2017 22:40:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 Taking Medication Wisely http://www.icsny.org/taking-medication-wisely/ http://www.icsny.org/taking-medication-wisely/#respond Thu, 18 May 2017 13:00:26 +0000 http://www.icsny.org/?p=41864 A recent article bemoans how many people harm their own health by neglecting to take medicine their doctor has prescribed, while another article outlines the risks of taking too many pills. Confused? Don’t be – both things are true. Taking the medication you are prescribed is very important and so is understanding whether you need […]

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ICS Civics League Update: A visit to Capitol Hill http://www.icsny.org/assistive-complex-rehab-technology/ http://www.icsny.org/assistive-complex-rehab-technology/#comments Thu, 11 May 2017 12:30:01 +0000 http://www.icsny.org/?p=41744   By ICS Civics League Member Stephanie Wallace. Do you know that there are people who feel so passionately about a cause that they will show up to a congress member’s or senator’s office to fight for that cause? Who is fighting for you? That’s a serious question for you to ponder. As citizens with […]

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​Palliative Care = Comfort http://www.icsny.org/%e2%80%8bpalliative-care-comfort/ http://www.icsny.org/%e2%80%8bpalliative-care-comfort/#comments Thu, 04 May 2017 12:29:58 +0000 http://www.icsny.org/?p=41420 When an ICS member has a serious condition that cannot be cured and the person is suffering in some way, palliative care allows us to focus on what matters most to the member.  That’s why ICS is proud to announce a new partnership with the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC), a program of Mt. Sinai […]

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ICS Independence Radio: From Injury to Intimacy http://www.icsny.org/sexuality-disability-intimacy/ http://www.icsny.org/sexuality-disability-intimacy/#respond Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:07:16 +0000 http://www.icsny.org/?p=41397 Stephanie Wallace leads a lively conversation with two experts in sexuality and disability on the latest episode of ICS’s Independence Radio.

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Food & Love = Health http://www.icsny.org/gods-love-we-deliver-tailored-meals/ http://www.icsny.org/gods-love-we-deliver-tailored-meals/#respond Thu, 13 Apr 2017 12:02:49 +0000 http://www.icsny.org/?p=41190 When a special diet is needed, God’s Love We Deliver is there. ICS provider God’s Love We Deliver (GLWD) cooks and delivers meals that are tailored to an individual’s medical needs. While most ICS members do not need meal deliveries, for those who do, this service can be a real blessing. For more than 30 […]

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Erasing Disability? http://www.icsny.org/erasing-disability/ http://www.icsny.org/erasing-disability/#comments Thu, 06 Apr 2017 12:30:23 +0000 http://www.icsny.org/?p=41115 If you’re an adult living with a disability, you’ve probably heard at least one of these statements in your life. – Oh, your disability/disease/illness/pain isn’t so bad. Now my relative so-and-so they had a bad condition. This, of course, completely ignores the fact that even among people with the same disability or chronic condition, each […]

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ICS Rehab Engineer Bob Paradiso: Creative Assistive Tech http://www.icsny.org/ics-rehab-engineer-bob-paradiso/ http://www.icsny.org/ics-rehab-engineer-bob-paradiso/#respond Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:41:05 +0000 http://www.icsny.org/?p=40949 People with disabilities benefit from creative, inexpensive solutions to everyday needs. ICS Rehab Engineer Bob Paradiso is a wizard with electronics. He can make hard-to-open refrigerator doors pop open with the push of a button, shades and medical beds go up and down with simple voice commands, and wheelchairs stop and start with the movement […]

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Date night at ICS http://www.icsny.org/ics-members-date-night/ http://www.icsny.org/ics-members-date-night/#respond Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:31:11 +0000 http://www.icsny.org/?p=40919 I didn’t know how it would turn out, but I knew what I wanted it to be. After two years of hosting the LAID broadcast and LAIDlive events – LAID stands for Love and Intimacy for the Disabled – people in the ICS community have come to trust me. As a result, on several occasions […]

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Alzheimer’s Disease: Every Minute Counts http://www.icsny.org/ics-nettie-harper-every-minute-counts/ http://www.icsny.org/ics-nettie-harper-every-minute-counts/#comments Thu, 16 Mar 2017 12:16:20 +0000 http://www.icsny.org/?p=40882 ICS’s Dementia Program Director Nettie Harper took issue with Every Minute Counts because of what she sees as deeply flawed assumptions the film accepts about people with Alzheimer’s.

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A Call to Action to People with Disabilities http://www.icsny.org/disability-advocates-reelabilities-film-festival/ http://www.icsny.org/disability-advocates-reelabilities-film-festival/#respond Thu, 09 Mar 2017 14:00:27 +0000 http://www.icsny.org/?p=40707 Intergenerational panel of advocates urges people with disabilities to stand up and speak out.

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