That's My IL

What does “That’s My IL” mean? It means something different to each person who comes through our doors. IL philosophy values dignity, resourcefulness, and freedom of choice for all people with disabilities. The way someone overcomes barriers to living independently is a core part of what “That’s My IL” stands for. It is the personal journey that leads someone to becoming more independent, examples include: learning how to use the public transit system, advocating for personal needs, requesting an accommodation at work, or getting an accessible apartment. That’s My IL stories are here to celebrate the strength of ingenuity that lives in the disability world.

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Nicole

THAT'S MY IL
Transitioning with Strength
Written By:
Lindsay Fleming , Nursing Facility Transition Coordinator

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Nicole was a resident at Bethel Lutheran Nursing Home in Williston who used the Money Follows the Person grant to move into independence. When we met she told me about an accident that she was in that has left her with a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).  She has now moved out of the nursing home and shares an apartment with her son, and a family friend.  Nicole has been very motivated to gain her strength back and works closely with the people around her to maintain her independence.  

In the short time I have known and worked with Nicole she has made leaps and bounds in her recovery. Today I am so pleased to tell you that she has taken a volunteer job at Bethel Lutheran Nursing Home in Williston.  She commonly downplays her strengths, but I know Bethel is happy to have her, and the residents she is visiting with are beyond excited to chat with her.  She also gets to help in the cafeteria. I am sure as she continues her volunteer position she will be doing more and more for Bethel.  Nicole has always expressed gratitude to the people at Bethel Lutheran Nursing Home and I know she is happy and excited to be able to spend some of her time there. 

#That'sMyIL 



Nicole
THAT'S MY IL
Transitioning with Strength
Written By:
Lindsay Fleming , Nursing Facility Transition Coordinator

Nicole.png

Nicole was a resident at Bethel Lutheran Nursing Home in Williston who used the Money Follows the Person grant to move into independence. When we met she told me about an accident that she was in that has left her with a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).  She has now moved out of the nursing home and shares an apartment with her son, and a family friend.  Nicole has been very motivated to gain her strength back and works closely with the people around her to maintain her independence.  

In the short time I have known and worked with Nicole she has made leaps and bounds in her recovery. Today I am so pleased to tell you that she has taken a volunteer job at Bethel Lutheran Nursing Home in Williston.  She commonly downplays her strengths, but I know Bethel is happy to have her, and the residents she is visiting with are beyond excited to chat with her.  She also gets to help in the cafeteria. I am sure as she continues her volunteer position she will be doing more and more for Bethel.  Nicole has always expressed gratitude to the people at Bethel Lutheran Nursing Home and I know she is happy and excited to be able to spend some of her time there. 

#That'sMyIL 





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