Aging & Disabled Resources
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The Division of Area 7 is focused on developing a comprehensive array of services which will prevent inappropriate institutionalization and encourage self-sufficiency among adults 60 and over as well as disabled youths and adults. Establishing this network and building bridges with other agencies has been the primary goal to create better outcomes for you and your loved ones.
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Programs & Services
Attendant Care is hands on assistance for older adults and persons with disabilities who have physical needs and is provided to allow the individual to remain in their own home and carry out functions of daily living, self-care, and mobility. Assistance can include help with bathing, oral hygiene, hair care, shaving, dressing, applying cosmetics, transfer between bed and chair, meal planning, preparation and cleanup, toileting assistance, escorting individual to medical appointments and other day-to-day activities.
Care Management is a comprehensive service comprised of a variety of specific tasks and activities designed to coordinate and integrate all other services required in the individual’s care plan. Care Management is required in conjunction with the provision of any home and community-based service.
Congregate meals are meals which comply with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans published by the Secretaries of the Department of Health and Human Services and the United States Department of Agriculture and are available to eligible individuals or other eligible participants at a nutrition site, senior center or another congregate setting.
Environmental Modifications are minor physical adaptations to the home. The modifications must be necessary to ensure the health, welfare and safety of the individual and enable the individual to function with greater independence in the home, and without which the individual would require institutionalization.
We partner with multiple organizations to offer a variety of health and wellness programs for older adults that are designed to improve quality of life and longevity, reduce disabilities, improve mental health, and help lower health care costs.
The nutrition program provides health-promoting meals in both group settings, such as senior centers, and faith-based settings, as well as in the homes of frail, isolated homebound older adults.
Home & Community Assistance services offer direct and practical assistance consisting of household tasks and related activities. The services assist the individual to remain in a clean, safe, healthy home environment and are provided when the individual is unable to meet these needs or when an informal caregiver is unable to meet these needs for the individual.
Home Delivered Meals are meals brought to the client’s home. Each meal complies with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans published by the Secretaries of the Department of Health and Human Services and the United States Department of Agriculture.
Home Health Aide services include the provision of hands-on personal care, performance of simple procedures as an extension of therapy or nursing services, assistance in ambulation or exercises, and assist with reminders for medications that are ordinarily self-administered. Home Health Aide services are offered by a Home Health Agency and must be performed by a qualified Home Health Aide.
These support services are aimed at helping individuals remain independent in their own homes and communities by providing assistance with daily tasks of living. Available services may include attendant care, handy chore, home health aide, homemaker, pest control, personnel response systems, and limited home or vehicle modifications. Services are delivered by providers approved by the Indiana Family Social Services Administration (FSSA) who have a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) or contract with WCIEDD. Individuals chose their own provider from a list of approved providers.
Legal services are critical to protecting the rights of older adults and persons with disabilities. Our organization partners with Indiana Legal Services, Inc. to provide free consultation and advice regarding important legal issues.
PERS are electronic devices which enable certain individuals at high risk of institutionalization to secure help in an emergency. The individual may also wear a portable help button to allow for safer mobility. The system is connected to the person’s phone and programmed to signal a response center once a “help” button is activated. The response center is staffed 24 hours daily/ 7 days per week by trained professionals.
Pest Control services are designed to prevent, suppress, or eradicate anything that competes with humans for food and water, injures humans, spreads disease and/or annoys humans and is causing or is expected to cause more harm than is reasonable to accept. Pests include insects such as roaches, mosquitoes, and fleas; insect-like organisms, such as mites and ticks; and vertebrates, such as rats and mice.
The registered nurse provides services requiring substantial and specialized nursing skills, initiate appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures, prepare clinical and progress notes, coordinate services, and other related needs, participate in in-service programs, and supervise and teach other nursing personnel.
Respite Care is a temporary substitute that supports living arrangements for care recipients in order to provide a brief period of relief or rest for caregivers. This can include in-home respite (personal care, home & community assistance).
The self-directed attendant care option gives an individual the opportunity to hire an attendant(s) of their choice so that an individual has more control over their personal care. Hired caregivers give “hands-on”, non-medical assistance, and help with basic daily living skills, which may include housekeeping activities or meal preparation. Although the individual receiving services is acting as the actual employer, he/she is not responsible for the payment of services and taxes to the attendant because the state arranges for a fiscal agent to manage those tasks. This option works well for those individuals needing some help but want to remain independent and manage their own care.
Staff and highly trained volunteers help educate Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries about how to avoid, detect, prevent and report health care fraud. To schedule a group presentation, exhibit at a community event, a one-on-one counseling session, or to report suspected fraud call us 812-917-3145 or 800-489-1561.
Specialized Medical Equipment and Supplies are medically prescribed items which are necessary to assure the health, welfare and safety of the individual, which enable the individual to function with greater independence in the home, and without which the individual would require institutionalization. Individuals requesting authorization for this service must first exhaust eligibility of the equipment or supplies through other sources including Indiana Medicaid. A Care Manager may assist in determining eligibility for other programs.
A service through which a participant receives care from a live-in caregiver in their own home or the home of a principal caregiver. The principal caregiver cannot be the participant’s spouse, the parent of a participant who is a minor, or the legal guardian of the participant. Only agencies may offer Structured Family Care-giving. All Structured Family Care-giving settings must be approved and supervised by the provider agency and all paid caregivers are trained and paid by the provider.
West Central’s Division of Area 7 Agency on Aging and Disabled Services year-round provides no-cost (donation based) transportation services for individuals 60+ and disabled individuals in Parke, Vermillion, and Vigo counties. In addition, our organization provides $2/trip for rural to city and city to rural transportation services for Vigo county.
Vigo rural to city or city to rural trips: People of all ages and abilities can use our transportation service for any type of trip (i.e. work, school, shopping, etc.) in Vigo County as long as the trip begins or ends outside the City of Terre Haute or the Terre Haute Transit Utility service area.
Vehicle Modifications are the addition of adaptive equipment or structural changes to a motor vehicle that permit an individual with a disability to be safely transported in a motor vehicle. Vehicle modifications may be authorized when necessary to increase an individual’s ability to function in a home and community-based setting to ensure accessibility of the individual with mobility impairments. Vehicles necessary for an individual to attend post-secondary education or job-related services should be referred to Vocational Rehabilitation Services.