May 17, 2013

Caregiver services available through Catholic Charities, Area Agencies on Aging

Each Catholic Charities entity within the archdiocese offers various programs to help those in need. Catholic Charities Indianapolis offers support services for family caregivers in the Indianapolis area.

Respite services are offered through A Caring Place Adult Day Services and the Senior Companion Program.

Support groups for caregivers of older adults meet monthly on the north side of Indianapolis at Fairview Presbyterian Church and on the south side at St. Mark School.

Small-scale home modifications and caregiver massage therapy are also available, depending on grant funding.

Caregivers outside of the Indianapolis area can contact their local chapter of the Indiana Association of Area Agencies on Aging to find out about services in their area. For local Area Agency on Aging contact information, log on to www.iaaaa.org.

For additional information about Indianapolis services through Catholic Charities, call Monica Woodsworth at 317-261-3378. †

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