Independent Living Skills outcomes

2018 outcomes

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute’s Independent Living Skills (ILS) services strengthen a person’s skills in the areas of managing their own affairs, participating in day-to-day life in the community and making decisions that lead to self-determination.

An ILS specialist meets the person in their homes or other locations to provide education, training and support until all goals are met. ILS services are offered throughout the Twin Cities area. The time spent with the specialist varies from person to person, and typically decreases as personal goals are achieved. ILS specialists are knowledgeable about a variety of community resources and are experts at teaching people how to advocate for themselves.

Skills addressed may include:

  • Health management
  • Household management and organization
  • Housing resources
  • Interpersonal skills and communication
  • Leisure and recreation
  • Meal planning, grocery shopping and cooking
  • Memory compensation strategies
  • Time management
  • Transportation resources

Demographics:

In 2018, ILS specialists served 505 persons.

  • 57% were female and 43% were male.
  • 96% spoke English as their primary language, 4% spoke a language other than English.

For more information about ILS services, please call 612-775-2235.

 ILS age served

ILS Race

ILS Diagnoses

ILS Satisfaction1

ILS Satisfaction2

ILS housing stability

ILS structured activity