May 2019
In case you missed us on ABC 21's INsight
Thursday, April 25th
visit our  website  or check out some of the information below on how to stay Healthy, Happy and at Home:
Opioids and Seniors: What You Need to Know
Americans have a 1 in 96 chance from dying from an accidental opioid overdose - this is more than the 1 in 103 chance of dying from a car crash.
According to the National Institute of Health, the number one reason Americans today seek medical attention is because of pain.
Older Adults and Pain
About half of older adults age 65 years and older report they have experienced some kind of pain within the last 30 days. This pain can derive from chronic conditions, accidents and even mental health. There has been a 9x increase in older adult patients receiving opioid prescriptions over the last 30 years - which has caused hospitalization rate for misuse of opioids to increase 5x over the last few decades.


You may benefit from Physical or Occupational Therapy. Your doctor will be able to refer you to a therapist in your area that has worked with people with conditions just like yours!


Remember to breathe! We know - it is easier said than done, but relieving yourself from any stress will help your body and mind heal.


Be sure you are eating a well-balanced diet to ensure your body is receiving all the necessary nutrients.


Talk to your doctor about an exercise regimen that your body will benefit from. Walking, light chair workouts and yoga may help stretch out your pain areas and reduce any discomfort you are having.
Medication Management

When dealing with pain, medication management is extremely important to receive the outcomes you are striving for. Be sure to discuss your prescriptions with your healthcare team in their entirety to make the most of your healing process. You will want to pay extra close attention to side effects of pain medications to prevent any negative interactions with your daily routine as well as your current prescriptions.
Help Prevent Opioid Abuse

Allen County TRIAD hosted their Medication Disposal Day on Friday, April 26th.
To find the closest location for you to dispose of your unwanted medications
year-round, click here.
Population Most At-Risk: Rural America
Get the Facts:
  • Rural Adults 45 years and older die from opioids at a rate of 10.8 per 100,000

  • 8.9% of rural households are raising grandchildren due to the adult child's addiction/misuse of opioids

  • 6 of the 9 northeast Indiana counties received Naloxone (a drug that can reverse the effect of an opioid or heroin overdose) through the Indiana State Department of Health's
Naloxone Distribution Program - now ALL 9 counties in northeast Indiana have access to this lifesaving drug!
Call our Aging & Disability Resource Center
to learn more about the resources available
in rural areas.
  • Chief Development Officer, Mary Wiemann, and Associate Vice President of Population Health, Katie Hougham, presented to employees of Lincoln Financial Group on caregiving.

  • Health and Nutrition Education Specialist, Janelle Couture, RDN, spoke to attendees at the New Haven Health Fair about diabetes and offered information about Nutrition Counseling.

  • Case Manager, Hillary Evans, provided hundreds of DeKalb Senior Expo attendees with information about about AIHS' services.

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44th Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony
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