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…

ICS Art Show 2017: A Fairy Tale Affair

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Since the beginning of history, art has been our best ally in…

New Regulations Aim to Improve Quality of Nursing Home Care

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If you or a loved one faces the need for nursing home care, there…

Disability Pride Parade - New York City

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In recognition of the 27th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, thousands of New Yorkers with disabilities, along with their families and friends, celebrated the 3rd Annual Disability Pride Parade last Sunday, July 9.

Robbed of a Last Wish

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As a nonprofit health care company with a mission of ensuring…

Lawsuits Challenge Inaccessible NYC Subways

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It won’t surprise any New Yorker who uses a wheelchair or who…

Have a Loved One with Dementia? CaringKind is All Around You.

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At ICS we think a lot about the family members of the people…

Independence Radio: Nettie Harper: Living with Dementia

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In the latest episode of ICS Independence Radio, host Stephanie…