Duett

Tech company plays matchmaker for clients and home-care providers Central Indiana nonprofit CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions today announced the official launch of Duett, a for-profit tech start-up designed to match people who need in-home care with providers who offer the services. The spin-off company is a first for CICOA, which empowers older adults and…

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Meals for Seniors

CICOA employees have a well-deserved reputation of going the extra mile for their clients. For Meals & More driver Pete Shields, 79, it is more accurate to say he goes the extra miles. Delivering Meals to Homebound Seniors Home-delivered meals are vital to the wellbeing of many clients. During the COVID-19 pandemic, most of CICOA’s…

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CICOA Home-Delivered Meals Testimonial

For more than eight decades, Janice has made ends meet. It’s not always been easy, especially as a single mom. But last summer, Janice knew she could no longer could do it alone. At 82, she returned to Indianapolis from southern Indiana, where she had cared for a terminally ill son. Her social security check barely…

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1 in 4 caregivers is a millennial

Roger never expected his daughter would one day become his caregiver, but then again, this former blackbelt and martial arts teacher never thought he’d need one. That was his job. He’s been the caregiver for family members over the years, and when his mom, Lena, 82, needed him because of her advancing Alzheimer’s disease, he…

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Nancy receives home delivered meals

For Nancy, 71, this Thanksgiving and Christmas will look different than in years past. She is facing the holiday season alone without Steve, her husband of 47 years, a career Army man who died in July. “That made me mad, because I was supposed to die first, not my husband,” Nancy fumed. “I’ve had three…

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Alzheimer’s pilot program aimed at helping people live at home longer When people with Alzheimer’s and other related diseases receive targeted, specialized care at home, they not only are able to live at home, but also their quality-of-life improves. That’s the hypothesis that will be studied over the next 36 months in 34 counties across…

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CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions recently elected new leadership positions on its Board of Directors and Foundation Board of Trustees. New board members’ terms will last through June 2022. “The coronavirus pandemic has underscored the need for enhanced public-private partnerships to address access to resources, services and long-term care options for older adults and people…

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Walk-in shower with grab bars for Indianapolis grandma

Mae has lived in the same home on Indianapolis’ northeast side for the last 50 years. While the 88-year-old grandmother is still able to cook and do some light housework, getting in and out of the shower was getting increasingly difficult. Mae admits she was afraid she might fall, but she can be a little…

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