September 2020
In case you missed us on ABC 21's INsight
Thursday, September 24th
visit our website or check out some of the information below on Technology & Seniors:
AIHS's Use of Technology with Clients
For 45+ years, AIHS has been the "boots-on-the-ground" coordinator of services to assist clients in maintaining their safety and independence in their own home for as long as possible.

Our high-touch approach changed drastically overnight as the State of Indiana instituted mitigation protocols in response to the Coronavirus Pandemic.

The Agency and our staff moved quickly to maintain contact with clients by launching a number of telehealth pilot programs.
Indiana School of Medicine
AIHS risk-stratified its Medicaid Waiver and Nutrition clients to identify the 120 most-at-risk due to health status and a variety of Social Determinants of Health. AIHS partnered with Dr. Fen Lei Chang at the IU School of Medicine to utilize third-year medical students to provide telephonic check-ins to the 120 clients. The students provided information and referrals ranging from nutrition needs to medical needs including COVID-19 mitigation protocols. The program was extremely successful as all 120 clients stayed in-the-home and out of the hospital!
AIHS introduced a secure face-to-face application on cell phones to provide a video platform for phone calls. All case managers and options counselors are now using this application for assessments and client visits.
Partnership with Caregiver Homes
AIHS is working with Caregiver Homes to streamline communication among caregivers, in-home care personnel and the case managers. This program creates a shared record for all parties.
A significant part of boots-on-the-ground service delivery is the in-home environmental scan to determine the Social Determinants of Health that account for over half of healthcare costs. AIHS has deployed over 100 GrandPad tablets to case management clients. Clients have expressed satisfaction at once again being able to see their case manager. AIHS encourages clients to use these devices to communicate with their families and health care providers.
AIHS believes high-tech and high-touch are not mutually exclusive formats. To better serve clients now in keeping with COVID-19 mitigation protocols - and in the future - AIHS is actively looking for funding to acquire and implement more telehealth devices. If you would like to contribute to this effort, please contact Megan Clouse or 260-745-1200 ext. 275.
Thank you...

Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana & Feeding America!

AIHS is a proud recipient of $8,000 toward food vouchers for older adults in need.
FYI - Information for Voting!
AIHS can assist with registering and referrals for individuals who need transportation to the voting polls. If you are someone you know is in need of assistance, Just Call Us!

45th Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony

Featured Speaker:
Kimberly Williams-Paisley

AIHS is excited to welcome Kimberly Williams-Paisley to our 45th Annual Meeting to share her caregiving experience. Her experience, shared in her New York Times bestselling book Where the Light Gets In, highlights the impact of her mother’s diagnosis of dementia and explores how she and her family coped with the illness, care and the emotional then physical loss of her mother Linda. 
For Sponsorship, Ticket and Table purchases please contact Megan Clouse or 260-745-1200 ext. 275.
PACE - Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly
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