Mission: To increase the independence and overall health of people with disabilities and chronic health problems.
Programs: Operation of center, including programs for public education, independent living, and advocacy for rights and needs of persons with disabilities.
public education, implementation of the americans with disabilities act, and health-related services including: 1) medically necessary home modifications (ie: wheelchair ramps, bathroom safety adaptations, etc. ) 2) institution transition (assisting the elderly and disabled return to the community from a nursing facility) 3) miscellaneous consumer services, health assessments, and attendant care. This category includes: diabetic nail care; health assessments to determine level of care needed; medication setup and monitoring; vital sign monitoring; respite care; home bathing assistance; toileting assistance (including catheter and ostomy care); meal preparation and feeding assistance (including tube feeding); basic housekeeping; medically necessary transportation; health and disability related support groupls; pro time tests for monitoring patients on blood thinners; and general case coordination to ensure individualized and effective care. 4)medically necessary durable medical equipment 5) community health education and outreach 6) health and disability related information and referral services 7) health and dental screenings (includes travel, materials, etc. ) 8) emergency food pantry operation and supplies 9) home and community accessibility and assessments
The Independent Living Center goes above and beyond to ensure that the needs of people with disabilities and chronic health problems in southwest Missouri receive the services they need. I have been extremely impressed by their willingness to help people achieve their goals to stay living in the community. I am thankful for their role in our community!