Resource Center for Independent Living receives $40,000 nursing home transition grant

Published Oct 12, 2017 at 4:00pm

The Resource Center for Independent Living (RCIL) has received a $40,000 Nursing Home Transition grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.

The award is one of seven totaling $280,000 awarded by the foundation to Centers for Independent Living nationwide for nursing home transitions.

Funding s made available through the Paralysis Resource Center, operated by the Reeve Foundation under a cooperative agreement with the Administration for Community Living in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 

Utca-based RCIL will use the money to assist people who are transitioning out of nursing homes to community-based

It is the mission of RCIL to support the decisions of people with paralysis regarding their life choices, including helping to provide suitable living arrangements that meet the individual’s life goals.

This funding allows RCIL to help fill gaps in needed equipment or home establishment goods not covered by other sources, the agency said.

Whether it is a ramp, grab bars, adaptive silverware, a wheelchair battery, or any other needed item, the Reeve Foundation grant can help to cover that cost and help that person move out of a nursing facility and into their own home, the RCIL announcement added.

For additional information on the RCIL and the services the agency provides, call the RCIl at 315-797-4642 or go online to