For more information about Eastgate Christian Church,
visit www.eastgatedisciples.org or call 317-898-7933
Like us on Facebook!: Still Waters
Are you new to Caregiving? Unsure where to get help? Overwhelmed by the choices? Here’s a few local resources that will help you find the help you need:
CICOA Aging and In-home Solutions
CICOA is the point of entry for public programs serving the elderly and disabled populations of Central Indiana. They also provide information about long term care options, caregiver support, insurance, and transportation
Aging & Disability Resource Center: 317-254-3660 or 800-432-2422
These are comprehensive medical and cognitive evaluations to determine the total physical, emotional, social, and functional condition of an older adult. Most services are covered by Medicare and do not require you to change primary care physicians.
Community Health Network
Healthy Aging Transition Services Clinic (HATS) 317-621-4657
St. Vincent Health System
St. Vincent Center for Healthy Aging 317-338-7780
Eskenazi Health Center for Senior Health 317-880-6560
IU Health Senior Health Center 317-962-2929
US Dept of Veterans Affairs – Richard Roudebush VAMC
Geriatrics and Extended Care Clinic 317-988-4694
Information/Support for Specific Age-related Diseases
Prescription Drugs and Medical Device Issues
Other Helpful Resources – Contact Still Waters for more information about these resources
Geriatric Care Managers – professionals who can help manage your loves one’s long term care, coordinating various services including financial and legal issues.
Elder Care Attorneys – experts in legal issues affecting seniors. These professionals can help with planning for the cost of long term care, asset protection, and help mediate family disputes that arise out of caring for an elderly family member.
VA Aid and Attendance Pension – a monthly pension available to certain veterans or their surviving spouses.
Resources/Information about Expressive Arts and the elderly
National Center for Creative Aging
Founded in 2001, NCCA “is dedicated to fostering an understanding of the vital relationship between creative expression and healthy aging and to developing programs that build on this understanding.”
NCCA offers speakers, training, resources, and grants and promotes best practices.
Creative Aging Festival – Bloomington, Indiana
Each May, the City of Bloomington’s Commission on Aging sponsors a festival celebrating creative aging. The festival includes speakers, artist performances, exhibits, and storytelling.
Alive Inside Documentary – Music and Memory Ipod Project
This documentary highlights how playing a person’s favorite music on an Ipod can help reawaken the soul. This intervention has proven very effective with highly impaired persons in residential care facilities.
TimeSlips Creative Storytelling
TimeSlips is a tool that promotes creativity through storytelling. It allows people with memory loss to connect with one another and express themselves.
Art Therapy Resources for Alzheimer’s Patients
Dozens of ideas and resources for caregivers of Alzheimer’s Patients
We Are Not Ourselves, by Matthew Thomas, 2014. An epic story of a New York city family coping with Alzheimer’s Disease. “A testament to our greatest desires and our greatest frailties”
Still Alice, by Lisa Lenova, 2009. A 50 year-old woman’s descent into early onset Alzheimer’s Disease, told from her viewpoint.
Passages in Caregiving: Turning Chaos into Confidence, by Gail Sheehy, May, 2010.
The Alzheimer’s Caregiving Puzzle: Putting Together the Pieces, by Patricia Callone and Connie Kudlacek, Oct, 2010.
Voices of Caregiving: The Healing Companion: Stories for Courage, Comfort and Strength (Voices Of series), by Nicole Drumheller Gargus, Oct, 2008.
For Christian-themed books or devotionals, visit www.upperroom.org/bookstore.
Nearing Home: Life, Faith, and Finishing Well, by Billy Graham, 2011.