Individuals who are physically or mentally abused, financially exploited, or neglected in their personal care (self neglect or neglect by a caregiver) are protected under Indiana law. Actual knowledge or suspicion of abuse, neglect or exploitation is to be reported to the Adult Protective Services agent serving the Area 9 region by calling 765-973-9256. An investigation of the allegations will be conducted.
Aging Disability Resource Centers serve as integrated points of entry into the long-term care system, commonly referred to as the “one stop shops,” and are designed to address many of the frustrations consumers and their families experience when trying to access needed information, services, and supports.
Promotes independence by helping eligible people organize bill payment and financial planning.
Provides assistance, respite and education to persons providing care for an elderly family member. Also provides individual counseling and caregiver training to caregivers to assist them in making decisions and solving problems relating to their care giving roles.
Becoming fit just became a whole lot more fun! Combines the three key components of fitness: strength training, flexibility, and cardiovascular conditioning into group fitness classes designed just for older adults.
We have a variety of services available to individuals that can be provided in their home as an alternative to nursing home placement. The first step is to contact us and ask to speak to an Area 9 Agency Options Counselor.
Information on services, benefits, support groups; referrals for services and assistance in finding answers to your question.
Legal advice/representation in civil matters by an attorney or assistance from a paralegal; eligibility/income requirements may apply; for more information call the Senior Law Project at 1-800-869-0212
Nutritionally balanced, tasty meals are offered to help promote independent living and a balanced diet. Meals are served at area senior centers and meal sites and available for delivery to homebound persons.
Indiana's Pre-Admission Screening program, also known as PAS, is the process used to determine the appropriateness of nursing facility placement for an individual. Any person seeking placement in a nursing facility is required, by law, to complete this process.
The Nursing Home Ombudsman serves as an advocate for nursing facility residents, whose rights are mandated and protected by federal and state laws. The Ombudsman receives, investigates, and works to resolve problems or complaints voiced by facility residents or by concerned individuals on behalf of a resident.
The OPTIONS program, formerly known as Medicaid Waiver, is a Medicaid funded program that utilizes home and community based services. The applicant must qualify for institutional care. Placement is waived for home care.
Case management and Meals on Wheels are available as private pay services for those who are able to pay full cost.
A list of individuals available to care for a dependent individual in the dependent individual's home, please contact our office for a current listing.
Respite Care of Wayne County is a program which trains volunteers to go to homes and give caregivers a couple hours of respite a week. If you have some time and would like to be a volunteer or if you are a caregiver and need a chance for respite, please call Area 9 for details.
Senior centers have their own unique atmosphere and offer a variety of activities for older people.
Door-to-door service for medical appointments, grocery shopping, and other essential trips in the community is available at many senior centers and organizations throughout the five county area.