We provide supportive services that range from in-home personal care to fun and exciting recreational activities.
Who doesn’t love fresh food straight from a garden? Our day program clients sure do.
The family of one of the program participants made a generous donation so that it could purchase a hydroponics system for the department.
“Our participants love growing and eating their own food,” said Susan Winans, who oversees our horticulture programming.
Hydroponics is a way of growing plants without using soil. Instead of getting nutrients from soil, plants get the nutrients needed from the water that is constantly pumped through the system. The participants add other necessary nutrients to the water. Because the nutrient and pH levels, and the light source, remain consistent, this is considered an efficient way to grow food.
Currently, the participants in the horticulture therapy program are growing 144 heads of lettuce by way of the hydroponics system.
“We are looking forward to using the lettuce we grow to make healthy salads,” Susan said.
Several years ago, Chris Olson was riding his bike when he was hit by a truck. It changed his life forever.
Chris suffered a brain injury, which severely impacted his memory, and had part of his leg below the knee amputated. For years, he struggled with remembering simple things such as people's names.
Done with having a dormant life, Chris took the initiative to make life better for himself. That's when he found Centers for Independence (CFI).
With the help of staff and a notebook, Chris' memory continues to improve to where he believes he is more independent than he was in the early months following the onset of the injury.Watch Chris' story
Our Adult Day Services focus on wellness, offering adults and young adults a chance to live more independently.
Youth, adults and older adults with an intellectual or developmental disability who need help to remain living independently or need outlets to socialize and engage in the community.
Our Adult Day Services, formerly LIFE (Leisure, Inclusion, Fun and Experiences), are a range of services that help people with disabilities improve their health and well-being, independent living skills, and ability to socialize and be an active part of the community.
People recovering from a brain injury, stroke or neurological condition get the rehabilitation help they need through our brain health program.
Adults recovering from a traumatic or acquired brain injury, stroke, or work-related injury.
iLIFE, LLC, is an affiliate of the Centers for Independence. It is a financial management services provider for people enrolled in long-term care programs. We process payroll, handle taxes, and educate consumers to help program participants gain independence.iLIFE
Older adults and people with disabilities who participate in a self-directed support program.
Support for people in long-term care programs.
We provide services statewide and have office locations in Glendale, Madison, Eau Claire, Rice Lake and Wausau.
First Person Care Consultants is an affiliate of the Centers for Independence. it is a nonprofit organization and certified IRIS Consultant Agency. We provide experienced consultants to support IRIS participants of all ages and abilities as they self-direct their long-term care services.First Person Care Consultants
Older adults and people with disabilities who are enrolled in the IRIS program.