MIAMI—Independent Living Systems (ILS), a provider of health care and social services to complex populations in the Medicare, Medicaid and Dual-Eligible markets, announced it has been licensed as a home medical provider, meaning it can provide critical durable medical equipment for the home to partnering health care organizations and the general public.

The license was granted by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration and is good for two years. With this license, ILS will be able to provide a wider range of medical equipment to its patients and partners, including respiratory therapy equipment, hospital beds and mobility aids. It will also be able to supply incontinence supplies, which are critical for many seniors and other people with certain health conditions.

"Our commitment to excellence in managing this program is further evidenced by achieving a three-year accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC)," read a statement from ILS.

"We are thrilled to be able to offer these additional services to our patients," said Nestor Plana, chairman and CEO of Independent Living Systems. "Our goal has always been to provide the best possible care to those in need, and this license will enable us to do just that."

The ability to provide home medical devices furthers ILS’ mission to help allow people to “age in place” and continue to live independently for as long as possible. ILS said it has been a trusted provider of home health care solutions for more than 20 years, and this new license further cements the company's commitment to improving the lives of its clients.

By expanding its offerings to include medical equipment, ILS will be able to provide a more comprehensive suite of services and better meet the needs of its clients.

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