Anna Fay - An Independent Woman

Independence Radio: Anna Fay, An Independent Woman.

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SVP of Independent Living at ICS, Anna Fay reminisces with Independence Radio host, Stephanie Wallace about her life-long involvement with disability issues.

Access to NYC Agencies

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Improving access to New York City agencies, services for New…

Family Caregivers: from Crisis to Confidence

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ICS joined Caregivers Outreach Ministry Empowerment (C.O.M.E.)…

Voters with disabilities: post-election Progress?

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The concerns of people with disabilities were highlighted during the election. Now what?

Independence Radio: Rick Surpin–A Good Listen

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ICS founder and President Rick Surpin was honored by the Medicare Rights Center at a gala dinner at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel at Columbus Circle last month.

Accessible Healthcare? Learn about our Blueprint for primary care.

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It’s a simple fact. People with disabilities routinely can’t get basic health care.

Greenmarkets for All!

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ICS and CIDNY recently joined up for visits to two City Greenmarkets.
ICS Member Civics League

ICS Member Civics League

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New group offers ICS members and friends a forum for discussion and action.

Simple home modifications: a safe and independent life

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How simple home modifications and other supports can help keep you safe at home.

Patients Under Observation Face Costly Medicare Trap

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Last month, my colleague Chris Pierson wrote about why it’s…

2016 Paralympics: What Happened in Rio?

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Like that other Olympics in August, this month's Paralympic Games began with controversy. Here’s how it all wound up.

Home Care Workers Grieve

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Home care workers need and deserve the opportunity to grieve when a client dies.

Meet ICS’s Justo Diaz, Focus on Ability Film Festival finalist.

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Justo Diaz helps ICS members stay on the move and is a filmmaker in his spare time.

Cooperative Home Care Associates: Ambassador of Health!

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ICS sister organization, Cooperative Home Care Associates, honored as "Ambassador of Health" at 2016 Dominican Parade.

ICS Women’s Health Conference: Shining From Within

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The 2016 From Within Conference was a celebration of our community and accomplishments.

Rehab Hospitals or Health Care Facilities: Have a Patient Advocate on Hand

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Why it's essential to have an advocate while you're in a nursing home.

Disability Equality Index & Employment Discrimination.

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Is employment improving for people with disabilities or is endless poverty the norm?

ICS Care Connections Pilot Program: Reducing ER Visits

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ICS pilot program reduced visits to the emergency room by 24 percent

Independence Radio: Remember Christy Cruz?

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Christy Cruz is an ICS staff member, wheelchair basketball hotshot, disability rights advocate and fashion model, and now a mom!

Nettie Harper: ICS’s Alzheimer’s Expert

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Meet Nettie Harper, our new expert in Alzheimer’s and dementia services.

Disability Pride is Huge!

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New York’s second annual Disability Pride Parade sent a strong message and ICS was there!

Why Switch to FIDA Now?

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With FIDA everything you need for your health and independence is coordinated in one plan.

LGBTQ with a Disability?

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During Pride Month members of ICS’s LGBTQ affinity group reflect on what brought them together and their intentions for this new forum.

From Anger to Laughter

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Independence radio host Stephanie Wallace talks to comedian Damon Rozier.

NYC: Affordable Accessible Housing?

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It’s tough for anyone to find affordable housing in New York City; if you have a disability, it’s even harder. But it’s important to know that you have options and rights.

CARE ACT: A Safe Hospital Discharge

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New Caregiver Advise, Record and Enable Act aims to make hospital discharges safer.

Alzheimer & other forms of dementia: The importance of Enjoying the Moment

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NYC cultural institutions offer enjoyment for people with dementia and their caregivers.

LGBTQ and Need Home Care?

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A five year study recently released found that LGBTQ people have trouble getting culturally competent home care.

Independence Radio: A Vital Relationship

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ICS Medical Director Kwame Kitson MD on making the most of your medical appointments.

Infantilizing the Elderly

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Only a small fraction of elderly patients have input into whether they get intensive care, which is an excellent reason to have an advance directive in place.