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Home Care that puts you in charge!

Lynne has participated in the ILI Options/ Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Services (CDPAS) for over a decade. During this time, Lynne was receiving the care she needed in order to remain living in the community with her diagnosis of muscular dystrophy. Last year, a bout of pneumonia set Lynne’s health back and necessitated a hospitalization. The illness caused Lynne to become dependent on a ventilator. After the hospital, Lynne needed to continue her recovery in a rehab facility. Lynne desperately wanted to return to her community, her home and her school aged son. Since Lynne now needed a ventilator, she was not a candidate to receive home care services through a traditional licensed home care agency since she now required skilled nursing tasks in order to maintain good health. Lynne’s options were to either go to a nursing home or enroll in CDPAS again. Lynne previously had very positive experiences with our Options/ CDPAS program so she contacted Independent Living.

Independent Living staff worked with the Medicaid office in Lynne’s home county and the discharge planners from the rehab facility to facilitate a timely discharge and ensure that Lynne was back home with the care that she requires.

Today Lynne is right where she wants to be- back home and happily managing a team of Personal Assistants through CDPAS.