Aging & Disabled Services Division

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

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Community Survey

With the assistance of the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration and the Indiana Association of Area Agencies on Aging, we are participating in an anonymous statewide survey to learn about the current and future needs of older Hoosiers and specifically, older Hoosiers living in West Central Indiana.  If you are age 60 or older and you live in West Central Indiana please take this survey by clicking on your place of residence list below.  Your feedback will help us to better understand and plan for the needs of older adults.

 

Aging & Disability Resource CenterThe Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) is part of the INConnect Alliance and Indiana's No Wrong Door (NWD) System.  It serves as a trusted source of information where people of all ages, abilities and income levels - and their caregivers - can go to obtain assistance in planning for their future long-term service and support needs.

The ADRC helps empower older adults and persons with disabilities to make informed choices about their services and supports. Staff at the ADRC provide objective information and assistance to help people access private or publicly funded service programs that help them meet their individual needs.

Aging & Disability Resource CenterThe ADRC operates a call center  (812-917-3145 or 800-489-1561)  that is manned by knowledgeable staff trained in community resource information. The center has a wealth of resource information about available community services in West Central Indiana. Call center staff can link individuals to an Agency options counselor or to appropriate services and supports. The call center is open 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday, except holidays, and individuals can leave a message after hours.

Individuals who are interested in Indiana's Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Programs can contact the ADRC to arrange the functional assessment needed to determine a person's eligibility for services under the following state and federal programs:

  • Indiana's Community and Home Options to Institutional Care (CHOICE)
  • HCBS Aged and Disabled Waiver (Medicaid)
  • Older Americans Act
  • Social Services Block Grant
  • Money Follows the Person (Nursing facility residents who want to return home)

Staff can also assess individuals who are living at home, but want to apply for admission to a nursing facility.  Through a comprehensive clinical review process they can also evaluate initial nursing facility decisions that an individual does not meet nursing facility level of care requirements.

For more information about any of our ADRC services and programs call (812) 917-3145 or (800) 489-1561; or visit the ADRC at our offices located at 1718 Wabash Ave, Terre Haute, IN 47807.  

Transportation Service

Transportation Services

The Agency provides affordable  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.

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.  The local 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) 298-9455, Ext 201

Nutrition Programs

Link to USDA My Plate WebsiteThe 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.

The Congregate Meal Program provides up to five (5) meals per week to clients who meet the following eligibility criteria:  

  1. 60 years of age or older,

  2. Have a score of six (6) or higher on the Nutritional Risk Assessment, and

  3. 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) 489-1561.

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 489 2nd 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.

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 volunteer trainers for an evidenced-based program, please call at (812) 917-3140 or (800) 489-1561.

 

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