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Independent Living Services - Woman in Wheelchair

Living Independently in the Community

Trusted Caregivers for Over 40 Years - Caregiver With Her Patient

Trusted Caregivers for
Over 40 Years and FREE Falls Prevention and Safety Assessment

Promoting Wellness and Preventing Illness - Nurse With A Patient

Promoting Wellness and Preventing Illness

Ability...Not Disability

Ensuring the rights of all persons with disabilities to live and function as independently as possible in the community of their choice.

We are Society’s Assets

Established in 1974, Society's Assets is a private, nonprofit organization.

What is Independent Living Services?

Independent living (IL) services help people with disabilities achieve greater independence in the home and community. We are a non-residential, nonprofit organization that helps people with disabilities achieve their independent living goals. There are 7 other nonprofits like ours in Wisconsin.  We serve all people, regardless of their disability type.

All 8 of us provide, at a minimum:

  1. Peer Support (Meeting with other people with disabilities in a group or individual setting for mentoring)

  2. Information and Referral (Helping people get the information they need to live independently)

  3. Individual and Systems Advocacy (Speaking out to pursue personal rights and policy change)

  4. Independent Living Skills Training (Education on the many elements for a successful life in the community)

  5. Transition Support (Bridging high school to college and/or work, and assist individuals living in a nursing home that want to return to their homes in the community)

What is Home Care?

Home care includes any professional support services that allow a person to live safely in their home. Home care services can help someone who is aging and needs assistance to live independently; is managing chronic health issues; is recovering from a medical setback; or has special needs or a disability. Professional caregivers such as nurses, aides, and therapists provide short-term or long-term care in the home, depending on a person's needs.

In-Home Care is non-medical care. In-home care services are non-medical and primarily help individuals with the activities of daily living. The main goal is to keep them safe and comfortable in their own homes.

Home Health Care is medical care. Home health care is skilled care from medical professionals and requires a written order from a doctor.

This type of care helps older adults recover at home from a serious health issue. It’s usually less expensive, more convenient, and as effective as care from a hospital or skilled nursing facility (SNF).

How to pay for services?

There are many payment options including private pay (credit card or check), Medicaid, long-term care insurance, Veterans’ benefits, Workers’ compensation, government grants and donations.

Society’s Assets provides a full range of affordable services to promote living independently in the community.

Offices are open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday (excluding holidays).

WE CAN help you say I CAN.

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