SFY 2018 - 2019 Area|
A draft copy of the
for SFY 2018 - 2019 is now available for public review and comment. The
plan helps the Agency secure federal and state funding to provide a wide range
of services to the estimated 50,408 old adult who live in West Central Indiana.
Comment can be
e-mailed or mailed to the: Area 7 Agency on Aging & Disabled, 1718 Wabash
Ave, Terre Haute, IN 47807. All comments will receive full considersation
and be evaluated before submission of the final plan to the Indiana Family &
Social Services' Division of Aging. The public comment period ends on
March 29, 2017,
ADRC is the entry point for people seeking help. The Agency’s highly
trained ADRC staff provides people of all ages, incomes and disabilities with
information and one-on-one customer focused counseling about the full range of
long-term services and support (LTSS) options available in West Central Indiana
to older adults and individuals with disabilities. Staff members also help
clients and family caregivers navigate the complex web of available services and
connect them with the Agency or community-based services they need to maintain
their independence and dignity.
For more information call (812) 917-3145 or (800) 489-1561.
Agency provides affordable senior/disabled transportation services to older
adults (60+) and people with medical disabilities in Parke, Vermillion and Vigo
Counties, and rural public transportation services to eligible individuals in
Vigo County. Funding to support
delivery of these critical services is provided in part by user fees and
donations, Vigo County,
United Way of the Wabash Valley, the
Indiana Department Transportation
and from a number of federally funded programs such as Social Services Block
Grants, Title IIIB of the Older Americans Act and Veterans Programs.
In 2016, we provided over 14,000 trips to our passengers and
logged over 120,000 trip miles.
All transit vehicles are
lift-equipped and ADA compliant.
232-2675, or (800) 489-1561,
at least 48-hours in advance of your trip to schedule a ride. Every
reasonable effort will be made to accommodate short-notice requests for service
(less than 48-hours), but please remember seating is limited and trips are
scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.
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If you’ve used one
of our transportation services (senior/disabled or rural) recently please take a
minute to tell us how we’re doing by completing our
on-line customer survey.
The Long Term Care
Ombudsman Program was established by federal and state law to provide advocacy
and related services for residents, regardless of age, of congregate long term
care facilities and their families. Congregate settings include nursing
facilities, residential care facilities, assisted living facilities, adult
foster care homes and county operated residential care facilities.
Services are provided free charge by a state certified Ombudsman.
Investigates and attempts to resolve
valid complaints that potentially impact quality of life and/or care for
consumers of long term care services;
Informs and empowers users of long
term care facilities through education;
Advocates for legislation and public
policies that improve quality of life and care for residents of long term
care facilities; and
Promotes community involvement in
long term care.
Anyone can contact the Ombudsman on
behalf of a long term care consumer, but the Ombudsman’s actions are guided by
the individual receiving direct services or his/her legally designated
representative. A complainant’s identity will not be released without
For more information call (812) 235-2289
or (800) 489-1561.
Agency helps older adults (60+) and disabled persons maintain their independence
and a healthy life system through its Congregate and Home Delivered Meals
Programs. All meals provided and distributed by the Agency’s contractor,
Midland Meals, meet one third of the
daily dietary guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. These guidelines are designed
to help individuals attain and maintain a healthy weight, to promote good
health, and to prevent chronic diseases.
Both programs are funded through various federal, state and local
programs. Therefore, clients are not required to pay for meals if they meet
established eligibility criteria. However, donations are accepted to help
defray the cost of the meals. The suggested donation is $1.25 per meal.
Congregate Meal Program provides up to five (5) meals per week to clients who meet the following eligibility
60 years of age or older,
Have a score of six (6) or higher on the Nutritional
Risk Assessment, and
Have the capability to store a frozen meal and to
safely heat it using a microwave or an oven.
Eligible clients typically receive five meals (3 hot and 2 frozen) per week at
one of the Agency’s congregate dining sites that are scattered throughout the
Wabash Valley. Consult this
schedule for site
locations and serving times. Sites are typically not open on Federal Holidays,
the day after Thanksgiving, or on Christmas Eve.
The Home Delivered Meal Program
provides up to five (5) nutritionally balanced frozen meals per week to
homebound persons age 60 and older, and to people who are disabled. In addition
to receiving the meals, which are delivered by a Midland Meals employee,
educational material is periodically distributed with the meals to provide
participants with tips on healthy eating and maintaining an active lifestyle.
Individuals who wish to participate in this program must first be assessed by
one of the Agency’s Case Managers to determine program eligibility.
For more information call the Aging &
Disability Resource Center at (812) 917-3145 or (800)
Center offers a community-based alternative to long term care facilities for
adults and individuals with disabilities who cannot be left alone during the
day, but who do not require 24-hour a day nursing care. Through
individualized care plans tailored to meet each client’s needs, staff members
provide a variety of health, nutrition and support services such as personal
care, structured activities and socialization. The Center also serves as a
reliable source of support and respite care for families.
Center, which is located at 486 1st Ave in Terre Haute,
is open from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Transportation
services are generally available for clients who live in Vigo County. The
Center is certified as a Medicaid Waiver provider and as an adult day service
provider by the Veteran’s Administration.
For more information call (812) 232-4627.
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The Agency supports and provides a variety of health and wellness programs for
older adults that are designed to improve quality life and longevity, reduce
disabilities, improve mental health and help lower health care costs.
Our certified instructors, currently offer the follow evidence-based programs in
various communities throughout West Central Indiana each year:
Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
(CDSMP): This six week interactive workshop, which is provided
under a license with the Standford School of Medicine, typically meets once
a week for 2½ hours. The program provide individuals with chronic
diseases such as arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, emphysema, asthma,
bronchitis and depression with new tools and techniques to help them manage
Diabetes Disease Self-Management Program
(DDSMP): This six week workshop, which is also provided under a
license with the Standford School of Medicine, helps people with Type 2
diabetes learn how to better manage their disease. Classes normally
meet once a week for 2½ hours.
Matter of Balance Program: This
eight week program is designed to reduce the fear of falling and to increase
activity levels of older adults. Classes normally meet once a week for
Through partnerships with other community organizations and health care
providers, the Agency also periodically provides other health and wellness
programs on topics such as smoking cessation, healthy eating and disease
prevention. Through our Speakers
Bureau, we can also provide information on a variety of topics of interest to
seniors, people with disabilities, caregivers, families and community groups.
For more information about our health, wellness and outreach programs, or to
learn how to become one of our volunteers trainers for an evidenced-based
program, please call at (812) 917-3142 or (800) 489-1561.
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