Home Modifications

Access Alaska utilizes a variety of funding sources to construct accessibility modifications, such as ramps and grab bars, to remove barriers and make homes and communities more accessible.

Loan Closet

Our loan closet provides assistive technology and adaptive equipment (e.g. wheelchairs, transfer benches, magnifiers, hospital beds, commodes, walkers, grab bars) to individuals with disabilities to increase their safety and independence in their homes and the community.

Over 250 Alaskans use this service annually; many of them are low income and do not have the funds available to purchase the equipment nor does their health care insurance (private or public) cover the items.  Contact us at 907-263-1913 or 907-263-1914.

Anchorage – Head Injury Support Group

First and third Tuesday of each month, 6 to 8 pm at Access Alaska – Anchorage [map]

Peer Support Group meeting for survivors of all types of Head injuries and their families, friends, caregivers and interested service providers. The content of each meeting varies in direct proportion to those in attendance.

For information call Frank at 248-4777.

ATBI Case Management

Access Alaska assists Alaskans with Acquired Traumatic Brain Injury (ATBI) to achieve the highest possible level of Independent Living and community participation by providing ATBI-specific, person-centered case management services.

Our goal is to provide positive outcomes in areas such as social/relationships, employment, education, medical and building sustainable support networks.

As with our other services, the ATBI Case Management services will be carried out in a wrap-around, person-centered fashion in concert with Access Alaska’s Independent Living philosophy of consumer control, choice and empowerment.

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Independent Wellness

Access Alaska’s Independent Wellness mental health service coordination program serves adults with Serous Mental Illness (SMI) in the Anchorage and Fairbanks regions.

Consumers served by the Independent Wellness Program (IWP) service providers achieve great success using a case management delivery approach that offers a clear alternative to the traditional mental health center model.

Access Alaska’s IWP service providers deliver case management and skill building in the community to adults who desire control over the development of their treatment plan and services delivered.  The IWP is funded primarily through Medicaid and Independent Living grant dollars.  Each consumer is assigned a case manager who works along-side the person to facilitate a higher quality of life through overcoming any obstacle to living independently.  IWP service providers assist consumers served to achieve greater connectedness to their communities and the program uses a best-practices approach to achieve a maximized effective outcome.

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