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Noblesville Fire Department Dementia Friends Indiana

CICOA Partners With Homeland Security, Local Fire Departments to Educate First Responders About Dementia

Carmel, Noblesville become first fire departments in state to require dementia training First responders around Indiana, including firefighters, emergency medical technicians and police officers, are learning how to identify someone who may have dementia. They’re learning how body language, maintaining...
Easy, nutritious, delivered meals for seniors in Indianapolis

Having Nutritious Meals That Are Easy to Make Takes Away Burden for Indianapolis Woman

Cooking for one isn’t easy, especially when you’ve spent a lifetime sitting around a big family table passing heaping bowls of green beans, carrots and corn you’ve grown in the garden. Bessie Bell has good memories of those days, growing...
Katy Meeks

What’s a Care Manager Floater?

This is a question I’m repeatedly asked. Since January 2013, I’ve been working as a care manager. During my second maternity leave, our family decided to move from the north side to the south side of Indianapolis. My first concern...
wheelchair ramp at client home

The Impact of Home Modifications on Independent Living

As a care manager assistant, my job is to complete various tasks for other care managers. Since being hired, I’ve particularly noticed the heartwarming impact home modifications have on our clients and caregivers. At first, home modifications were daunting tasks...
Meal Site Tablet

Scan Card Technology Simplifies CICOA Meal Voucher System

Meals & More, a service of CICOA, provides about 8,500 nutritionally balanced meals a month to older adults in central Indiana using an electronic meal accounting system built on QRyde technology. Since its inception two years ago, the technology has...
Importance of Touch

The Importance of Touch

Have you ever thought about the importance of touch? Author Paula Cocozza states, “The pleasantness [of touch] encourages us to keep touching, nourishes babies and binds adults, and threads wellbeing into the fabric of our being.” We don’t think twice...

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