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Michael

Caring Neighbor and CICOA Open New Doors for Michael

Families sometimes have difficulty knowing how much care a loved one needs, and Michael's family was no exception. A concerned neighbor, Melissa, called CICOA when she believed the 62-year-old with disabilities needed more attention. "CICOA got me my Medicaid waiver...
Marjie

Soft-Spoken Marjie Receives Round-the-Clock Care

Marjie isn't much of a talker, but that doesn't mean the 66-year-old is being rude, said her caregiver, Chiffon. Marjie has a developmental disability that causes her to process information slower. Chiffon was 10 years old when she met Marjie....
Clara and Louise

Clara Prays for Strength In Caring for Her Sister

Clara, a cheerful 89-year-old, brought her 93-year-old sister, Louise, into her Haughville home in 2009 after discovering her neglected and living in difficult circumstances. Both widows, Clara felt some trepidation about being able to provide the necessary care for her...
Lawrence and Shirley

Friend With Caregiver's Heart Looks After Neighbor

In 2000, Lawrence was standing on the porch outside his apartment door when he suffered a grand mal seizure. His girlfriend at the time dragged him across the concrete back into the apartment before calling 911, leaving him with permanent...
Tom Short

Call for Help Receives Outpouring of Generosity

“I’m just thankful for all God’s done for me.” Tom, 62, a Marine Corps veteran with disabilities, sat on the edge of his bed and wiped a tear from his eye, unable to continue speaking. Around him, Tom’s home was...
Walking and Traveling with Person in a Wheelchair

Tips for Traveling With People With Disabilities

For the nearly 1.25 million Hoosiers living with a disability, transportation goes far beyond getting from one place to another. Being in a different environment, be it a new room, new city or on a plane, can be extremely stressful....

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