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|What is "Independent Living?" The goal of independent
living is to assist individuals with disabilities to achieve their maximum
potential within their families and communities.
After a brain Injury many survivors require assistance with various
aspects of daily living that they may have done with ease before injury.
These might include:
Basic Living Skills, money management, finding and paying for housing,
especially "accessible” housing, In-Home Assistance, Transportation, Working,
Qualifying for benefits such as Medicaid and Other Aspects of Life,
What are Independent Living Centers? Independent Living Centers
are typically non-residential, private, non-profit, consumer-controlled,
community-based organizations providing services and advocacy by and for
persons with all types of disabilities. Their goal is to assist individuals
with disabilities to achieve their maximum potential within their families
In this section you will find information on and resources concerning:
Information in this section helps Washington residents with disabilities
obtain the services they need to live independently and to succeed at school,
at work, at play and in the community.
Basic Living Skills Training such as: Basic money management, Finding and
paying for housing, especially "accessible” housing, In-Home Assistance,
Resources in this section provides Basic Living Skills training and much
IN-HOME CARE Provides in home and personal care services. Homecare workers
do everything from housework, such as grocery shopping, laundry and dishes,
to personal care such as dressing, bathing, and help transferring from
the bed. Care may be just a few hours a day or around the clock.
Government Services: Regulates and provides services that promote
independent living for individuals with disabilities to more fully access
and participate in the community.
Advocacy Organizations:: Provides advocacy, education, and leadership to
guide the development of and promote access to independent living services
and centers for independent living statewide. It also increases opportunities
for self-determination and creates awareness of people with disabilities
as a valuable human resource.
Residential Care: Information on Adult Family Homes, Nursing homes
and resources for choosing the one that’s right for you.