December 2019
Happy Holidays!
What a special year it has been! Aging & In-Home Services continues to achieve our Board-approved Strategic Organizational Priorities that improve our client outcomes, enhance our service offerings, diversify our revenue streams and bring national recognition to the work we are doing in northeast Indiana with community-anchored integrated health care.

As we end our 44th year and enter our 45th year of services to this community - our promise to you is to expand our mission to promote independence, dignity and advocacy for all older adults, people with disabilities and their caregivers.
Signs Your Loved One Needs Help
As the holidays come and go, be sure to take note of any changes in your aging loved ones. Use this time together to check-in on their health and well being.

Three categories to review are:

Did your loved one look different?
Did your loved one forget the name of a close relative?
Did your loved one easily become frustrated or irritated?

These could be warning signs that your loved one may need help.

We continue this conversation on
INsight with Charity Freeman  
Thursday, December 26th
on ABC21 at 12:30 pm.
Flu Season Is Upon Us - Do Your Part
"While our local flu activity is currently low, our neighbors to the south are experiencing a significant spread, which means the worst is likely to hit us at the peak of Christmas holidays," said Dr. McMahan, MD, Health Commissioner of Allen County. "So let's do all we can to spread good cheer instead of influenza and save Christmas from the flu Grinch."

As of December 16th there have been three flu-related deaths in Indiana this season, all in people 65-years or older.
Annual Benefits Meeting and Agency Update
During our Annual Benefits Meeting and Holiday Luncheon, President & CEO Connie Benton Wolfe shared with us some exciting news about our 2927 Lake Avenue building remodel for PACE. Be sure to follow the progress on Facebook .
Research shows 60-80% of health care spend is directly related to the Social Determinants of Health in complex patients. PACE programs combine both clinical and social care which allows PACE participants to be closely monitored by the interdisciplinary team.


2019 Wreath Decorating Contest

Theme: Disney
Team: Sleeping Beauties

AIHS' Vice President of Administration, Beth Krudop, was selected by the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration to serve as a member of the 'CMFR Tiger Team' to assist the Division of Aging and the broader CaMSS Team in identifying current or potential issues as well as providing feedback on proposed solutions. CaMSS was introduced and implemented throughout the state of Indiana in April.