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Caregivers: Take Care of Your Heart

January 24, 2015 Comments Off on Caregivers: Take Care of Your Heart
May 20 @ 5:44 am

While caregiving is a rewarding experience, the added burden of caring for a loved one can have a tremendous physical and emotional impact. Oftentimes, caregivers get so caught up in…

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Aging & Disability Resource Center: What Happens When I Call?

January 20, 2015 Comments Off on Aging & Disability Resource Center: What Happens When I Call?
May 20 @ 5:44 am

The Aging & Disability Resource Center often is referred to as the “front door” of CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions. The ADRC is a one-stop resource center for programs and…

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Senior Medicare Patrol Fights Fraud and Abuse

January 18, 2015 Comments Off on Senior Medicare Patrol Fights Fraud and Abuse
May 20 @ 5:44 am

You’ve probably heard your friends and neighbors tales of Medicare fraud: scam artists asking for your Medicare card, providers charging for procedures you never had, or charging Medicare patients higher…

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Respite Care: Why Caregivers Need Eight Hours A Week and Where to Get It

November 30, 2014 Comments Off on Respite Care: Why Caregivers Need Eight Hours A Week and Where to Get It
May 20 @ 5:44 am

Caregiving can take a toll on caregivers, physically, mentally and emotionally. According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, caregiving can lead to increased stress, chronic health challenges and depression. It is important…

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Homeowner Considers Consequences of Falling

October 1, 2014 Comments Off on Homeowner Considers Consequences of Falling
May 20 @ 5:44 am

Leona Bishop, 74, tripped and fell down the stairs from her bedroom to her living room. Sore and bruised, but not injured, she began to consider the consequences of falling…

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Respite for the Caregiver…Optional, or Mandatory?

July 28, 2014
May 20 @ 5:44 am

As caregivers, we want to provide the very best possible care for our loved ones. Often, though, we can fall into the trap of being the sole caregiver, convinced that…

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CICOA’s Way2Go Transportation Program Provides Vital Service to Seniors and People with Disabilities

May 28, 2014 Comments Off on CICOA’s Way2Go Transportation Program Provides Vital Service to Seniors and People with Disabilities
May 20 @ 5:44 am

Vicki Edwards, 54, awoke one night in April 2013 with a pain in her neck. The pain turned out to be a ruptured disc, and within an hour of being…

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Chris

Chris Pursues Love of Technology

April 29, 2014 Comments Off on Chris Pursues Love of Technology
May 20 @ 5:44 am

In 1987, Chris wrote in an article for Indianapolis Monthly magazine, “You either do something in your life, or sit and do nothing.” Chris is definitely a “do something” person.…

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Owen

6-Year-Old Superhero Models Winning Spirit

April 29, 2014 Comments Off on 6-Year-Old Superhero Models Winning Spirit
May 20 @ 5:44 am

Owen is like any other 6-year-old boy. He loves superheroes, video games, baseball and garbage trucks. He can run like the wind, with or without his Star Wars-themed prosthetics. As…

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Yolanda

Easy Access to Home Improves Independence

April 29, 2014 Comments Off on Easy Access to Home Improves Independence
May 20 @ 5:44 am

Outside Yolanda’s front door is a wooden ramp. The ramp has sturdy handrails around it, which allows Yolanda to leave her home safely without the worry of maneuvering stairs in…

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