Please join us for an informative session on Self-Directing your Home and Community Based Services. Topics will include information on:

  • How to Recruit, Select, Interview, Hire, Train, Supervise and Dismiss Direct Support Workers (DSWs)
  • Understanding Enhanced Care Services (Sleep Cycle Support)
  • KS AuthentiCare (the Electronic Visit Verification Call In System)
  • Having a Backup Plan (of DSWs)
  • Medicaid Fraud
  • Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation

Snacks Provided

Drawings will be held for prizes!

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Park Place Apartments
207 South 6th Street, Osage City

Space is limited! Please call Mandy Kline or Becky Brewer at 1-800-580-7245 to reserve your spot!

RCIL serves as the Northeast Kansas access site for the Kansas Equipment Exchange (KEE) program and is holding equipment drives this month!  Can YOU help?  Do you have unneeded equipment taking up space?

Did you know that your lightly used durable medical equipment can help a Kansan with a disability who needs assistive technology, but can’t afford it?  The KEE reuse program accepts donated equipment that can be refurbished to high quality standards and then given, free of charge, to Kansans with disabilities and health conditions who need them.

KEE accepts donations such as:  Manual & Powered wheelchairs, scooters & power operated vehicles, communication devices, home care / hospital beds, patient lifts, shower chairs, standers & gait trainers, bi-pap / c-pap machines, and walkers with seats & handbrakes.

KEE Drive Flyer – Ottawa
Ottawa: The Don Woodward Community Center, 517 E. 3rd St. from 10 am – 3 pm on October 22, 2018

KEE Drive Flyer – Hiawatha
Hiawatha:  The Area Agency on Aging, 1803 Oregon from 10 am – 3 pm on October 30, 2018

KEE Drive Flyer – Osage City
Osage City:  RCIL office, 1137 Laing St. from 8 am – 4 pm on October 31, 2018

KEE Drive Flyer – Topeka
Topeka:  RCIL office, 1507 SW 21st St. Suite 203 from 8 am – 4 pm on October 31, 2018

Call for more information or to arrange pick up:  785-267-1717 or 785-528-3105

In case you haven’t seen our Winter Newsletter here is the article regarding our consumer Christmas parties!

The holiday season is here! RCIL will have their annual consumer Christmas parties during the month of December. Below is a listing of the dates and locations of the parties. Pick the event you would like to attend and RSVP to the RCIL office hosting that event at least one week prior. Please be sure to request special accommodations when you RSVP if necessary.

The Christmas parties are being held in conjunction with the December RCIL Friends meetings. There will be fun activities and food provided. If you have questions or would like more information, feel free to contact your local RCIL office.

RCIL staff would like to wish you a   Happy Holiday Season and safe travels.

Christmas Parties Schedule

Fort Scott – Dec. 7 at the Fort Scott Housing Authority (315 Scott St.) from 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Iola – *Dec. 20 at the Iola Housing Authority (217 N. Washington Ave.) from 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Osage City – Dec. 14 at the Park Place Apartments (207 S. 6th St.) from 1:00pm – 3:00p

Paola – Dec. 16 at the Paola Housing Authority (310 S. Iron Ave.) from 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Emporia – Dec. 19 at the Broadview Towers Apartments (110 W. 6th Ave.) from 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Eureka – Dec. 20 at the Magic Circle Apartments in the South Community Room (301 Magic Circle Rd.) from 1:00pm – 3:00pm

El Dorado – Dec. 21 at the RCIL Office (615 1/2 N. Main) from 1:00pm – 3:00pm

 

*Note* Iola’s meeting has been changed from the time the newsletter was printed.  The date is the 20th!

 

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RCIL will be hosting a Trunk or Treat at its Osage City location on October 27th.  The event will be from 5:00pm-7:00pm in the parking lot of 1137 Laing in Osage City.  You can participate in two different ways: you may bring treats to hand out from your trunk or you may bring children dressed in costume to enjoy the event.  There is no cost for the event.  We hope to see many of you out there!

Who: YOU!

What: Open House – FREE lunch, door prizes

When: September 25th 11:00am-1:00pm

Where: Osage City RCIL office (1137 Laing Osage City, KS 66532)

Why: RCIL turned 30 on September 21st!

 

Self Advocates Wanted

Categorized: Consumer Opportunities

The Self Advocate Coalition of Kansas (SACK) will be having a meeting September 30th, 2:00pm at RCIL’s main office in Osage City.  They will be discussing what advocacy is and what you can do to help. All ages are welcome.  For more information please contact SACK at (785) 749-5588.

*The Self Advocate Coalition of Kansas (SACK) is a statewide advocacy group made up of adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, the majority of whom receive services through the Kansas Developmental Disabilities Service System.  SACK encourages and teaches people to speak up for themselves and to obtain the highest possible level of independence.  SACK’s mission is to promote empowerment and independence for adults with developmental disabilities.

*Information from http://www.sackonline.org/about.html

 

 

Now Hiring!

Categorized: RCIL Updates

RCIL is hiring for the following positions:

Transitional Living Skills Specialist(s) – Work part-time with individuals that have experienced traumatic brain injury as they re-learn independent living skills.  Training provided.  Great hourly pay.  In the Coffeyville, Fredonia, Severy, Toronto, Burlington, and Leroy areas.  Call Tania Harrington at 1-800-580-7245 for more details or request an application by email at hr@rcilinc.org.