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 healthcare delivery model. So said Dr. Venus Wong and Dr. Sarah Rosenbaum, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine’s Clinical Excellence Research Center, during…

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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 across the country. In its report, Caring for Caregivers, published in NEJM Catalyst, researchers shared that nearly 20 percent of U.S. adults are caring for…

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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 & In-Home Solutions to connect clients with home healthcare providers. They had no idea their conversation would lead to a new business. But on Feb. 2,…

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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 his summers with his grandmother in Atlanta and saw how his aunt struggled with cerebral palsy. He wanted to do something to help. He’s landed…

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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, extra medical tests and often longer hospital stays. Considering that 30 percent of seniors need emergency treatment annually, families need to prepare for the inevitable…

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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 am very close to them,” Sarah said. “I would rather hang out with them than anyone else.” So, when it was time for her to…

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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 was just six months old after being born with traumatic brain injury. There were more surgeries in 2002 after he was brutally beaten, run over…

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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, a home renovation show based in the Fountain Square neighborhood of Indianapolis. Laine served as emcee at CICOA’s 9th annual Safe at Home event on…

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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 full of adventure and exploration? Is it a pilgrimage with a purpose? Have you set a course, or are you muddling through? At CICOA, we…

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Medical Residents Shadow CICOA Care Managers to Understand Environmental Challenges of Seniors

March 13, 2018
St.Vincent Partnership

St. Vincent Health medical residents are getting real-world experience that most young doctors—or even veterans physicians—don’t get to do. They’re shadowing CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions care managers to better understand the environmental challenges that low-income seniors face. It is part of a new partnership between CICOA and St. Vincent Health led by Dustin Ziegler,…

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