November 2019
November is National Family Caregivers Month
The Administration for Community Living implemented the National Family Caregiver Support Program in 2000. Following this initiative, each President since has proclaimed November "Family Caregivers Month" recognizing family caregivers for all they do to ensure the health, safety & dignity for the people they care for.
Caregiving in America
According to AARP's 2015 Report on Caregiving there are 43.5 million caregivers in America. The typical caregiver is a 49 year old female caring for a 69 year old relative due to a long-term physical condition. That caregiver continues to work full time and provide on average 24.4 hours of care per week.

Did You Know?

-1 in 4 caregivers is a Millennial
-1 in 3 Millennial caregivers support individuals with a mental or emotional disorder
AIHS Family Caregiver Center
At AIHS, our Family Caregiver Center provides support and services to caregivers of individuals age 60 or over or an individual of any age who has dementia or a related disorder. There is no cost to speak to a Family Caregiver Specialist for information and resources. Caregivers are referred to the program through our Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC).

Reach the ADRC Directly: 260-469-3036
AIHS Family Caregiver Support Groups
The Family Caregiver Support Groups provide education and emotional support and assist caregivers in making decisions and solving problems related to their caregiving role. There is no cost to participate. All sessions are held at our headquarters: 8101 W. Jefferson Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN 46804. Click here to see the Support Group and Guided Discussion dates and topics.
Respite care available upon request.
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at AIHS!
Be sure to watch us on
INsight with Charity Freeman Thanksgiving Day (November 28th) on ABC21 at 12:30 pm. We will be continuing the discussion of Family Caregivers Month and the resources available to help assist in keeping you or your loved one healthy, happy and at home.
Did You Know?

AIHS Case Management services delay
institutionalization by 2.7+ years!


45th Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony
Friday, October 23rd, 2020
Thank you Council on Senior Services (COSS)
On Tuesday, November 19th AIHS received a grant for $2,500 to continue our Chronic Disease Self Management Programming (CDSMP). This grant was made possible by all COSS Members. Thank you, COSS!