Getting older or managing a disability can be challenging. You may have questions:
More than 90 percent of older adults want to remain in their homes as they age, but many worry if they can because of health, money, or a lack of social supports nearby.
CICOA is a local nonprofit in Central Indiana that empowers older adults and people with disabilities to remain in their homes with the greatest possible independence, dignity and quality of life.
We provide insight and guidance to help you navigate systems and choices for care.
Options counselors can answer your questions, connect you to local resources,
and guide you through the services that can help you remain in your home.
Aging & Disability Resource Center
Contacting the Aging & Disability Resource Center is the first step to open the door to community resources and long-term care options. Our friendly, professional staff will guide you through available options based on your needs and abilities.
We will discuss eligibility for services and public benefits and how to take the next steps. The counselor may also refer you to one of more than 4,000 local community resources.
Senior Meals & Nutrition
Good nutrition is important for health, but getting food can be a challenge. This service provides appetizing, nutritionally balanced meals for seniors.
Programs include home-delivered meals, neighborhood meal programs, discounted meals for seniors, boxes of shelf-stable food, cultural meal options and more.
If you don’t drive or you have a disability that makes accessing public transportation difficult, getting where you need to go can be a challenge. In Marion County, CICOA's Way2Go transportation service can help you get to medical appointments, the grocery or pharmacy, and other errands.
If you live outside of Marion County, we can connect you to transportation services near you.
Determining long-term care needs and coordinating a laundry list of services and healthcare providers can be confusing. This is where care managers step in, to make sure your services and support team are all working in alignment with your goals.
Using a person-centered, family-centered approach, care managers assess needs, develop a customized plan of care, and coordinate all services required to extend independent living. We provide continuous support and adjust care plans as functional needs change, to promote health and safety.
Home Accessibility Modifications
For older adults and people with disabilities who want to remain independent in their own homes, sometimes your home is just not designed to accommodate your needs. Home accessibility modifications are the key to successfully aging in place and maintaining independence.
CICOA's Safe at Home service provides home accessibility modifications for qualifying seniors including grab bars, handrails, bathroom modifications, wheelchair ramps and more.
Aging & Disability Resources and Services
Contact CICOA today for options counseling.