Centers for Independent Living provide several types of Transition Services as a part of our Core Services. These services include both supporting people to transition from nursing facilities back to the community and supporting youth to transition from High School to work or Post-Secondary Education.
Julian first heard about Independence Now (IN) in 2012 from another consumer who recommended he reach out to IN. At that time he attended a couple of housing seminars. Years later after many knee surgeries, a massive infection and skin grafting he ended up in a Nursing Facility for a long recuperation. In the Spring of 2020 he found himself not needing Nursing Facility support anymore, but no longer having housing. A friend put him in touch with our Money Follows the Person (MFP) Peer Outreach staff who talked with him about housing options. He was grateful to locate housing in a senior building where personal supports are provided.
After he was settled in his new place he reached out to our MFP staff again and Independence Now was able to provide Julian with a new walker, a lamp, and a Chromebook. He is learning to use the laptop and is now attending zoom meetings. Julian was happy to report he is fully vaccinated and hoping to have some additional computer training as we get back to regular life!
Independence Now’s Money Follows the Person (MFP) program helps people transition from institutions such as nursing facilities to community living spaces such as an apartment, private home, or small group setting. To learn more, visit https://www.innow.org/nursing-home-outreach/ or email email@example.com.