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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Communicating with person Dementia

Supported by a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Indiana University School of Medicine and its partners have launched a 36-month venture to enhance, strengthen and expand supports for people with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) and their caregivers in 34 Indiana counties. Managed…

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CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions has received a second grant from the Meals on Wheels COVID-19 Response Fund. This grant award of $75,000 allows CICOA to respond to an unprecedented increase in need and provide more nutrition options for vulnerable seniors during this evolving crisis. According to CICOA Meals & More Director, Lisa Schneekloth, CICOA…

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Aging & Disability Resource Center - An initiative of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) is often a client’s first point of contact with CICOA, either through a phone call, an online request, or an in-person Options Counseling session. The department of 29 staff members has traditionally worked in the office full time under the leadership of Nicole Annen, ADRC Director. When the…

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Flourish CICOA Care Management

The Flourish Care Management department now serves more than 9,300 case managed clients and continues to keep pace during these challenging times. Life and work flow and processes have changed for the Flourish team during this pandemic, but our staff has risen to the challenge. In early March, care managers identified clients who were most…

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Safe Handrail for Senior in Indianapolis

Safe at Home is a service offered by CICOA to help our neighbors age in place through home accessibility modifications. According to AARP, more than 90 percent of people aged 60 or older want to stay in their home and community for as long as possible. One primary barrier to aging in place is when…

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Senior Couple at Home

“Mike, honey, I don’t know where I am or how to get home.” Sitting in the parking lot of a local store, Corinne called her husband, confused. They both realized something was not right. She was able to describe her surroundings, however, and Mike was able to retrieve her. The diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer’s…

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Safe Senior Transportation in Indianapolis

During the COVID-19 pandemic, CICOA’s senior transportation service, Way2Go, has remained on the front line, implementing “new norms” to our work routine and establishing new protocols to ensure passenger and driver safety. The first of these new measures was to make the CDC’s social distancing guidelines mandatory. To accomplish this, we reduced the number of…

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Home Delivered Meals for Seniors in Central Indiana

Meals & More is a much needed and valued service of CICOA. We generally serve over 1,600 seniors a month via our home-delivered meal option and 875 seniors a month via the commodity box program. By the end of March, all of our neighborhood meal sites and hospital/restaurant voucher sites closed due to the COVID-19…

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