Aging & Disabled Services Division

West Central Indiana
Economic Development District
1718 Wabash Ave., Terre Haute, IN 47807

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Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC)

Aging & Disability Resource CenterThe 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) 917-3141, (812) 917-3143 or (800) 489-1561

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Transportation Service

Transportation Services

The 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 2014, we provided over 16,000 trips to our passengers and logged over 106,000 trip miles.  All transit vehicles are lift-equipped and ADA compliant.

Call (812) 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.  Click here for this month's schedule.

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.

Long Term Care Ombudsman

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.  Our 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 permission.

For more information call (812) 235-2289 or (800) 489-1561.

Nutrition Program

Congregate SiteThe Congregate Meal Program provides hot noon meals, Monday through Friday, at 14 community dining sites scattered throughout West Central Indiana.  Older adults (60+) and people with disabilities are eligible to participate in this program.  In addition to providing a hot noon meal, each site offers fellowship and educational programs.  Some sites also offer crafts, games and other social activities.

The Home Delivered Meal Program provides a hot noon meal, Monday through Home Delivered Meal ProgramFriday, to homebound persons age 60 and older, and to people who are disabled.  In addition to receiving a hot meal delivered by one of our employees or volunteers, educational material is periodically distributed with meals to provide participants with tips on healthy eating and maintaining an active lifestyle.  Individuals who wish to participate in this programs must first be assessed by one of the Agency’s Case Managers to determine program eligibility.      

All meals provided by the Agency 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.

These programs are funded through various federal, state and local programs.  Eligible participants are generally not required to pay for meals.  However, donations are accepted to help defray the cost of our nutrition programs.

For more information call (812) 917-3144, (812) 917-3139 or (800) 489-1561.

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McMillan Adult Day Care Center

McMillan Adult Day CenterThe 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.

McMillan CenterThe 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) 232-4627Click here to view the Center's monthly schedule.

Nursing Home Pre-Admission Screening 

The Indiana Pre-Admission Screening (IPAS or PAS) began in 1983 after the Indiana Legislature expressed concerns about rising Medicaid costs for nursing facility care and the growing number of elderly Hoosiers.  The primary purpose of the program is to assure that, before an individual is placed in an Indiana nursing facility, alternatives to long-term care such as home and community based services have been explored. 

Click here for more detailed information about the PAS process or call (812) 917-3146 or (800) 489-1561.

Health, Wellness & Outreach 

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 their health.

  • 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 2 hours.

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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