February 2023

Signs Your Loved One Needs Help

Recognizing the signs that a loved one needs help is a crucial first step in preserving their independence.

Here are just a few signs to keep an eye out for:

If you notice one or more of these signs, Just Call Us! Our Aging & Disability Resource Center can offer a sense of direction by answering your questions and referring you to helpful resources in the community.

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Tips for Independent Aging

According to a survey conducted by the AARP, 90 percent of adults over the age of 65 want to remain in their own homes for as long as possible. Fortunately, there are many ways to support an older adult who wishes to stay living in their own home.

Here are some ideas for helping an older adult stay independent:


Ask friends and family to cook and eat meals with your aging loved one. If they are having trouble shopping and cooking, call Aging & In-Home Services to ask about meal delivery such as “Meals on Wheels.”

Home Upkeep

Make a list of routine tasks such as laundry or yard work that your loved one needs help with. If the home is large, consider closing off parts of the house or finding a housemate. Aging & In-Home Services can provide referral to homemaker services in the community if necessary.


Review the home for safety. Remove tripping hazards such as cords and rugs. Check that there is proper lighting in all areas of the home, especially on staircases. Keep a telephone or cell phone in an easy to reach place with emergency numbers stored in or near the phone. If your loved one lives alone, consider a personal medical alert system. 

With planning and a few adjustments to your routine, you can help your older loved one stay independent longer. Just Call Us for a copy of "Helping an Older Adult Stay Independent." This brochure, along with several others we provide, offers further tips for helping older adults age in place.

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Family Caregiver Support Groups

AIHS is hosting a Support Group for caregivers on Wednesday, February 22nd. We will be discussing local resources for caregivers.

Interested in attending? Support Groups are accessible virtually via Zoom or in person at 3003 Lake Avenue, 46805. Call Valerie, our Care Coach, to RSVP.

260-745-1200 ext 235

View a full list of support groups on our WEBSITE.

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Great Day Café

Adults with memory impairments and their caregivers are invited to come and enjoy activities that enrich the mind, body and spirit in a welcoming and supportive environment.

Attendees will enjoy baseball and spring-themed activities including trivia, music, kite decorating and cornhole. Light snacks will be provided.

Registration opens on the ACPL website starting February 28th. Don't miss this opportunity to connect, socialize and build new support networks!


Hospital 2 Home

Hospital 2 Home (H2H) is a 30-day program that provides assistance to bridge gaps in care, reduce caregiver burden and provide resources to keep dementia patients at home and out of the hospital.

Program benefits include:

  • Medical stability
  • Reduced caregiver burden
  • Access to long term care resources
  • Increased patient engagement
  • Improved health outcomes
  • Improved medication management
  • Access to services at home
  • Less than 1% hospital readmission rate

H2H is made possible through funding provided by the Administration for Community Living.

Just Call Us to learn more!

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48th Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony

Save the Date!

Friday, October 6th 2023

Parkview Mirro Center

10622 Parkview Plaza Drive

Fort Wayne, IN 46845


For sponsorship information, please contact Sam Bostater via email (sbostater@agingihs.org) or phone (260-745-1200 ext 229). Be sure to follow our Facebook page for updates about the event!


AIHS in the News

Aging & In-Home Services was chosen by the Administration for Community Living to join the Community Care Hub National Learning Community. As part of this nationally recognized collaborative, AIHS will help address social and public health needs through contracts with health care entities.

In addition to the NLC, AIHS was also chosen to be represented on the National Caregiver Learning Collaborative and the Building Accountability for Health Equity Learning Collaborative. AIHS is the only organization from Indiana to be represented on all three of these collaboratives.

We are Hiring!

Join us in making a difference in the lives of older adults, people with disabilities and family caregivers in northeast Indiana!

We are currently hiring for the following positions:

Options Counselor/Case Manager

Case Management Assistant

Information & Referral Counselor

Site Coordinator

Interested in applying? Send your resume to jobs@agingihs.org with the position you're interested in applying for. You can also visit our website and quickly submit your resume HERE!

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