Celebrating Five Years of Dementia Friends Indiana

September 28, 2022
Dementia Friends Indiana Session

When care managers at CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions began seeing an increase in the number of clients who were struggling with memory issues several years ago, the organization knew…

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CBO Innovation in the Era of Value-Based Care

August 5, 2021
Envision Lecture Innovation in CBOs

Community-based organizations like CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions not only provide valuable resources and services for vulnerable populations, but also increasingly must become innovators as part of an integrated, multidisciplinary…

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Medical Research is Driving CICOA’s Future

May 3, 2021
Caregiver daughter feeding mom

Stanford publishes caregiver research conducted in part with Indianapolis-based nonprofit New research published this spring by Stanford University is setting the stage for the future of caregiving in Indiana and…

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Two Colleagues Find Tech Solution to Connect Clients to Home Healthcare Faster

February 3, 2021
Jonathan Haag and Chad Bales CICOA employees

When Chad Bales walked into Jonathan Haag’s office more than two years ago, the two planned to brainstorm how to make it easier for care managers at CICOA Aging &…

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CICOA’s New CEO Living Out Dreams of Helping Others

January 14, 2020
Tauhric Brown

Tauhric Brown always knew he wanted a career where he could help make lives better for others. He knew it from the time he was a child when he spent…

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Seniors With Dementia Need an Advocate in the ER; Indy Doctor Provides Tips

September 16, 2019
ER Dementia Advocate

Going to the emergency room is stressful in the best of circumstances. For older adults – especially those with dementia – a trip to the ER can lead to confusion,…

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CICOA’s First Occupational Therapy Resident Was Inspired by Her Grandparents

May 2, 2019
Sarah Baumgartner

Sarah Baumgartner always knew she wanted to work with elderly people. She’s fascinated by their stories and passionate about helping them live independently. “I have the most wonderful grandparents and…

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Trash collector becomes lifeline for Indianapolis man

April 22, 2019
Trash Man Saves Man's Life

Jerald Bradford has escaped death more times than his mom, Shelia Wright, can count. Over his 38 years, Jerald has had more than 30 brain surgeries, the first when he…

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Co-owner of Two Chicks and a Hammer Shares Her Thoughts on Home Accessibility

October 17, 2018
Karen Laine

Almost everyone has a CICOA story, it seems. “I have a personal relationship with CICOA,” confessed Karen E. Laine, who along with her daughter Mina Starsiak, co-hosts HGTV’s Good Bones,…

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Meeting People Where They Are

September 7, 2018
Meeting People Where THey Are

We’re all on a journey of some kind. A journey is defined as traveling from one place to another, usually taking a rather long time. Is your journey through life…

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