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Supports caregivers and their loved ones by providing a safe daytime environment for older adults with physical and cognitive challenges.
A Caring Place offers recreation and socialization, a health assessment and monitoring, and medication administration by a registered nurse. A balanced lunch and snack are available daily as well as limited transportation services. Our Fall Prevention Program is managed by our licensed physical therapist. We also offer referral and assistance in obtaining other needed services for your loved ones to enable them to remain safe in their home and their community.
What is A Caring Place? A Caring Place is a program of Catholic Charities Indianapolis. We offer safe therapeutic recreation and socialization for those adults with physical and cognitive impairments.
Where is A Caring Place? A Caring Place is located in Fairview Presbyterian Church, 4609 North Capitol Ave., Indianapolis, IN, 46208.
What are the hours of operation? A Caring Place is open from 7:30 am to
5:30 pm Monday through Friday.
Who comes to A Caring Place? Older adults with cognitive or physical impairments who may benefit from therapeutic activities and socialization in a safe environment.
What is the cost? Full day $75, $37.50 half day (less than 4 hours). Financial assistance is available through our scholarship fund as well as funding through Medicaid Waiver, CHOICE and Veterans Administration.
I’m looking for resources that can help me now or in the future. Do you offer any caregiver support programs? Support groups, home modification, caregiver massage therapy and assistance in identifying local and national resources are available. Any family caregiver of an older adult, whether they use A Caring Place Adult Day Services or not, is welcome to contact Monica Woodsworth, RSVP Director, at 317-261-3378.
Do you offer transportation? Yes. We provide limited transportation.
How is A Caring Place different from other Adult Day Services Programs? A Caring Place has a full time Registered Nurse, RN, on site as well as a Fall Prevention Program managed by a registered physical therapist, at no additional cost. We also offer a full day of planned activities.
What is a typical day like? Upon arrival our participants enjoy hot coffee or hot chocolate and a piece of toast and socialization. As a group we read the newspaper and discuss current events. Armchair exercises are followed by daily inspirational moments. Lunch is served at 11:30 am. Afternoon activity can vary from arts and crafts, Bingo, music, trivia, cooking club, crochet club, and active games. We have planned outings, such as, trips to restaurants, ball games, museums, veteran events, and other points of interest.
I want to express our thanks for the kindness you and the staff at A Caring Place demonstrated when caring for our mom. We really felt comfortable when leaving her there and we can’t thank you enough. M.M.
How very much I appreciated the love and care you gave my husband at A Caring Place. It added so much to our lives! You brought about such a change in him-how much he looked forward to each day. B.H.
Thank you for the TLC and all the wonderful experiences my Mom had at “The Place,” as she called it. Though her memory is impaired, it’s amazing how much she fondly recalls A Caring Place. God Bless You All. J.J.
For information contact:
Social Service Representative
The staff and volunteers of Catholic Charities Indianapolis are called by the Gospel to uphold the dignity of all people. Guided by Catholic social teaching we consider it a privilege to deliver compassionate and caring service to help and empower those in need.