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Person-centered Thinking Improves Quality of Life, Quality of Care

June 1, 2021 Comments Off on Person-centered Thinking Improves Quality of Life, Quality of Care
January 20 @ 9:19 am

CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions is working in partnership with Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) and other community partners to redesign long-term services and supports (LTSS). Our hope is that by 2024, we’ll have a managed care approach to improve access, cost and quality of services for older adults and people with disabilities…

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What is Quality of Life and Quality of Care?

May 27, 2021 Comments Off on What is Quality of Life and Quality of Care?
January 20 @ 9:19 am

The telephone rings. On the other end of the call is a waiver service provider who has just walked into an adult client’s home filled with feces, urine, vermin, flies and standing water. On another occasion, a home video is provided by a member of a client’s individualized support team. It shows the young client having a seizure while his waiver service provider, apparently unconcerned, remains seated on the couch casually using a cell phone. These are…

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Richard and Linda Daily in the Garden

CICOA Seeds Encourage Gardening

May 26, 2021 Comments Off on CICOA Seeds Encourage Gardening
January 20 @ 9:19 am

Linda Daily remembers her parents working circles around her in the garden. She hated all the planting, weeding and picking, but it was a way of life for her Depression-era parents.    “My family was the same,” Linda’s husband, Richard, chimed in. “I have four older sisters, and we were always fighting over food.”  Richard’s dad planted a huge garden in the…

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Eating Without Utensils

May 24, 2021 Comments Off on Eating Without Utensils
January 20 @ 9:19 am

Good nutrition is key to healthy aging. However, many older adults live with a variety of conditions—including dementia, arthritis or tremors—that can impact their ability to feed themselves using utensils. If a loved one has trouble with utensils for any reason, you often can turn any food into finger food simply by cutting it into smaller pieces.  Check out these ideas for nutritious snacks and meal substitutes that can be eaten without utensils. Some seniors may prefer…

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Innovation

May 14, 2021 Comments Off on Innovation
January 20 @ 9:19 am

Designing and building the future of home- and community-based care Home Partners & Providers Innovation CICOA is bringing innovative solutions to market that improve quality of life for older adults, people with disabilities and family caregivers and that build capacity and efficiency for the organizations that serve them. Our Innovation Studio, a model for intrapreneurship…

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Best senior care options

Best Senior Care Options: It’s About Location

May 12, 2021 Comments Off on Best Senior Care Options: It’s About Location
January 20 @ 9:19 am

Location. Location. Location. You may think that’s important only in business, but it’s also important when considering health and quality-of-life. We call it the social determinants of health—a fancy phrase that means you’re likely to have better health outcomes when you live in an area that has less pollution, less crime, has sidewalks and offers…

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Safe at Home Volunteer Releases

May 10, 2021 Comments Off on Safe at Home Volunteer Releases
January 20 @ 9:19 am

Home Safe at Home Volunteer Releases Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreement I understand the sensitive nature of information I may receive as a result of my Volunteer experience and agree to follow CICOA’s policy on the confidential nature of certain client information. I agree to sign a Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreement. Liability Release In consideration of…

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CICOA Envision Lecture Series

Envision Lecture Series

May 3, 2021 Comments Off on Envision Lecture Series
July 29, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

A team of Stanford researchers will present “Innovation Opportunities for Community Organizations in the Era of Value-based Care” as part of CICOA’s continuing Envision Lecture Series.

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Medical Research is Driving CICOA’s Future

May 3, 2021 Comments Off on Medical Research is Driving CICOA’s Future
January 20 @ 9:19 am

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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Helping Mom Take Her Medicine

Is It Safe for Mom to Live Alone?

April 30, 2021 Comments Off on Is It Safe for Mom to Live Alone?
January 20 @ 9:19 am

It’s not easy coming to terms with the fact that a parent’s health is declining. Parents often are reluctant to admit they may need help or that they can’t continue to take care of themselves and the house the way they once did. If you notice mail piling up, dishes stacked in the sink, or…

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