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Wednesday April 4, 2007 

<br>Copyright 2007 Mid-Hudson News Network, a division of Statewide News Network, Inc. This story may not be reproduced in any form without express written consent. <a href='http://www.midhudsonnews.com/News/SC_IndLivCtr-04Apr07.html'>Read rest of article...</a><br><br> MURFREESBORO, Tenn.----National HealthCare Corporation , a 35 year-old publicly traded long-term health care company, today announced after tax earnings for the year ended Dec. 31, 2006 of $36,740,000 or $2.99 per share basic compared to $28,635,000 or $2.34 per share basic for the year ended Dec. 31, 2005, an increase of 28.3% and 27.8%, respectively. <a href='http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/070315/20070315006287.html?.v=1'>Read rest of article...</a><br><br>Construction projects continue to pop up in and around Osceola. This time, its SunnyBrook Assisted Living Center. The $4.5 million assisted living center is set to be located across from the Clarke County Electrical Cooperative and north of the Clarke Veterinary Clinic on U.S. Highway 69. <a href='http://www.osceolaiowa.com/Sentinel/main_more.php?id=1868_0_8_0_M'>Read rest of article...</a><br><br> Catherine Campisi PhD., former Director of the California Department of Rehabilitation from December 1999 to December 2006, has joined the coalition opposing the legalization of assisted suicide in California. <a href='http://news.yahoo.com/s/usnw/20070327/pl_usnw/dr__catherine_campisi__former_director_of_the_california_department_of_rehabilitation_joins_effort_against_assisted_suicide'>Read rest of article...</a><br><br> Assemblymembers Lloyd Levine, Patty Berg, and Speaker Fabian Nunez announced Wednesday that California Association of Physicians Groups (CAPG), an organization representing HMO's, are in support of assisted suicide legalization, AB 374. Managed care corporations represented by CAPG include the Northern and Southern Permanente Medical Groups, Sutter Medical Groups, Sharp Medical Groups and ... <a href='http://news.yahoo.com/s/usnw/20070322/pl_usnw/fabian_nunez__lloyd_levine_and_patty_berg_align_with_hmo_lobbying_group_promoting_assisted_suicide_in_california'>Read rest of article...</a><br>

Brookdale's 4Q loss widens on charges 

<br>(AP) -- Brookdale Senior Living Inc., operator of assisted and <b><b>independent living center</b>s</b>, said Tuesday its fourth-quarter loss widened on one-time charges as revenue doubled. The company posted a loss of $37.4 million, or 37 cents per share, versus a loss of $24.5 million, or 41 cents per ... <a href='http://chicagobusiness.com/cgi-bin/news.pl?rssFeed=news&id=24199'>Read more...</a><br><br>Copyright 2007 Mid-Hudson News Network, a division of Statewide News Network, Inc. This story may not be reproduced in any form without express written consent. <a href='http://www.midhudsonnews.com/News/SC_IndLivCtr-04Apr07.html'>Read more...</a><br><br> Brookdale Senior Living Inc., operator of assisted and <b><b>independent living center</b>s</b>, said Wednesday that it closed on the acquisition of four communities in Florida and California for about $62 million. <a href='http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/070404/brookdale_senior_living_acquisition.html?.v=1'>Read more...</a><br><br>Dont see your company on this list The O-D Business Guide is posted at www.uticaOD.com and maintained online throughout the year. Please e-mail this information to infocenter@utica.gannett.com: * Company Name. <a href='http://www.uticaod.com/businessdirectory'>Read more...</a><br><br>Construction projects continue to pop up in and around Osceola. This time, its SunnyBrook Assisted Living Center. The $4.5 million assisted living center is set to be located across from the Clarke County Electrical Cooperative and north of the Clarke Veterinary Clinic on U.S. Highway 69. <a href='http://www.osceolaiowa.com/Sentinel/main_more.php?id=1868_0_8_0_M'>Read more...</a><br><br> MURFREESBORO, Tenn.----National HealthCare Corporation , a 35 year-old publicly traded long-term health care company, today announced after tax earnings for the year ended Dec. 31, 2006 of $36,740,000 or $2.99 per share basic compared to $28,635,000 or $2.34 per share basic for the year ended Dec. 31, 2005, an increase of 28.3% and 27.8%, respectively. <a href='http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/070315/20070315006287.html?.v=1'>Read more...</a><br><br> Assemblymembers Lloyd Levine, Patty Berg, and Speaker Fabian Nunez announced Wednesday that California Association of Physicians Groups (CAPG), an organization representing HMO's, are in support of assisted suicide legalization, AB 374. Managed care corporations represented by CAPG include the Northern and Southern Permanente Medical Groups, Sutter Medical Groups, Sharp Medical Groups and ... <a href='http://news.yahoo.com/s/usnw/20070322/pl_usnw/fabian_nunez__lloyd_levine_and_patty_berg_align_with_hmo_lobbying_group_promoting_assisted_suicide_in_california'>Read more...</a><br><br>Davenports abandoned Taylor School will remain empty for the foreseeable future. <a href='http://www.qctimes.com/articles/2007/03/20/news/local/doc45ff6178bfb59400957067.txt'>Read more...</a><br>

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Independent Living Centers - An Introduction

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What Is An Independent Living Center?

Independent Living Centers, as non-profit social service organizations, offer a wide variety of services and support in accomplishing their primary function of helping the disabled to transition into living as independently as possible. Fundamental to the Independent Living philosophy is the fact that disabled people are seen foremost as citizens with human dignity and rights and only secondarily are they seen as consumers of social services. Persons with disabilities deserve opportunities to make decisions on their own behalf just as non-disabled people. do. Their mission statements frequently include such things as assuring equal access, full participation, self-help, self-determination, in short, independent living and economic self-sufficiency of people with disabilities in their community.

What Services Do They Offer?

Services offered by Independent Living Centers are usually of limited duration and are always focused on achieving the goal of independence for those they assist. One wonderful facet of Independent Living Centers is that they are "consumer-controlled". This refers to the fact that center usually give authority and responsibility to individuals within the community who themselves have disabilities. Many of the staff are courageous people who overcome their various challenges every day to serve their peers. This serves the staff member by building self-confidence and self-worth, AND it offers their disabled peers a flesh and blood example of someone who faced their challenges and is succeeding.

What Exactly Do They Do?

ILCs assist individuals with disabilities in many different ways. They serve those with disabilities by providing individual and systems advocacy services, peer counseling, housing and employment tips, referrals to personal care assistants, and information and training on how to live independently. Individuals within the community that need assistance with disability challenges are invited to contact their local ILC either in person, by phone, or online. One does not need to be employed or looking for employment to benefit from their services.

On What Specific Skills Do They Give Training?

An ILC's training program may include interpersonal skills like adaptive behavior and verbal and non-verbal communication. They almost all also include career exploration, job skills, money management, and how to deal with housing, transportation, and legal issues.

How Are They Funded?

Most ILCs receive a large share of their funding through federal and state grants. They also are often able to provide disability related services to the community at large for appropriate fees, such as giving informative ADA workshops and/or performing Accessibility Surveys for local businesses.

Finding an ILC Near You

Most metropolitan areas are likely to have an ILC, some rural areas also have one. To find one near you, try the Yellow Pages (printed or online) or call your state's vocational rehabilitation department.
[Afterthought: The ILRU keeps a very up-to-date listing of Independent Living Centers].

About the Author

Jesse Fisher enjoys researching and writing articles on topics of interest. He also webmasters for ADAAG.com which hosts Independent Living Centers headlines page.
 


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