We provide supportive services that range from in-home personal care to fun and exciting recreational activities.
Ronnie Fuller’s life changed dramatically in 2018, when he experienced a brain injury and lost oxygen for 40 minutes.
“It’s a miracle he’s alive,” said his wife, Michelle.
But Ronnie, 48, and his family grapple with the aftermath. “He can’t write. He has trouble feeding himself. He can’t walk.”
Michelle explained that Ronnie’s brain injury was the result of a drug overdose: Medication he was taking gave him suicidal thoughts, and he acted on them.
With two children, ages 6 and 21, the injury has added undue stress on the family. Michelle is his sole caregiver since Ronnie was discharged from an inpatient brain rehab program last November. So she was thrilled to find out about our Brain Health program, where Ronnie could interact with others while relearning skills to be more self-sufficient.
When COVID-19 forced Brain Health to temporarily suspend in-person programming, Ronnie started talking our remote offerings – he participates in activities like brain games, music and reading activities Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
“It’s fun, I learn something,” Ronnie said. “I get to talk to other people.”
Michelle agreed: “The online program is great. Routine is good for him. There are a lot of different activities for him. He’s getting social interaction online. It makes me happy he’s involved.”
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.
MCFI's Kristina Garcia had been working with Jessica Schluter for several years. Schluter suffered a brain injury after a car crash nearly killed her. Because of the injury, simple daily tasks such as washing dishes or getting dressed were difficult. That led to frustration and battles with anger management. But, when Garcia discovered something about Schluter's personality and applied it to her care, things changed remarkably.Watch Jessica's video
People of various abilities, strengths, skills, and resources throughout Wisconsin. Each client receives a care plan designed specifically to meet their needs.
Our Adult Day Services focus on wellness, offering adults and young adults a chance to live more independently.
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.
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.
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
Support for people in long-term care programs.
Older adults and people with disabilities who participate in a self-directed support program.
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.