IDND is proud to work along side many respected organizations in the greater Indianapolis area. Learn more about these organizations below.
Within the IU School of Medicine
Alzheimer Disease Center
The mission of the Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center is to serve as a shared research resource in order to facilitate research in Alzheimer disease and related disorders and to distinguish them from normal aging. Within this mission, one objective is to provide an environment and core resources to enhance ongoing research and foster new lines by bringing together basic and clinical scientists to study the etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of Alzheimer disease and related dementias, with an emphasis on hereditary dementias. Another objective is to provide an environment for fellows and junior faculty to acquire research skills and experience in interdisciplinary research and thereby promote their interest in the area of Alzheimer disease research.
Center for Aging Research
The Indiana University Center for Aging Research was established in 1997 through collaboration between Indiana University, the Indiana University School of Medicine, and the Regenstrief Institute, Inc. The mission of the Center is to improve the health care and self-care of older adults. Our scientists have a particular interest in research to strengthen the nation’s primary care system to better serve the needs of older Americans. We also conduct research to integrate the resources of the health care system with the resources of the social and public health agencies seeking to improve the lives of older adults. Over the past decade, our research has increasingly emphasized the important role of the older adult in achieving their health goals through self-care and self-management.
The vision of the IU Geriatrics program is to be a local and national leader in health care services and scholarship, and support the efforts of health care providers, educators, patients, families, and policymakers to improve the health care and vitality of older adults.The mission of IU Geriatrics is to promote successful aging by improving the quality of health care services for older adults through education, research, and the interdisciplinary team approach to care. The Geriatrics Program values teamwork, excellence, commitment, honesty, and innovation.
Institute of Psychiatric Research: Laboratory of Molecular Neurogenetics (Lahiri Lab)
We are involved in molecular and biological research on Alzheimer’s disease, Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus and Frontotemporal dementia. One of our major focuses is identifying new drug target and also to understand the complex pathobiological mechanisms involved in the neurodegenerative diseases.
Regenstrief Institute, Inc., an internationally recognized informatics and healthcare research organization, is dedicated to the improvement of health through research that enhances the quality and cost-effectiveness of healthcare. Established in 1969 by philanthropist Sam Regenstrief on the campus of the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, the Institute is supported by the Regenstrief Foundation and closely affiliated with the IU School of Medicine and the Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County, Indiana.
Alliance Home Health Care
Alliance Home Health Care is a full service home health care company that has proudly and compassionately served the Indianapolis area since 1991. We provide the highest quality of medical and non-medical care in the comfort of your own home. We also offer an in home dementia specialty program. Please contact us for more information.
Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Indiana
We are the local chapter of the National Alzheimer’s Association. We cover the entire state except for the far southern counties. We provide support and education to families via our 24 hour Helpline (800-272-3900), care consultation via a social worker, support groups, and education. We also offer professional education with a focus to people who work in LTC. We also have a small local library and access to the National library which is the largest dementia specific library in the country.
Alzheimer’s Care Group & Sollievo Relief Network
Alzheimer’s Care Group is a national provider of resources and solutions for people with dementia and those who care for them. We have two divisions. First, we are nationwide educators and trainers for the long term care industry. We teach Assisted Living and Nursing Home staff how to work with people with dementia, how to create and sustain an engaging, person-centered living / residential environment and how to operate with predictable outcomes and sustainable results.
Secondly, we are certified care managers and experts in dementia care for adult sons and daughters who have both the pleasure and burden of taking care of an aging parent who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or a related disorder. We help understand the disease, clarify expectations, and tailor strategies to help them navigate each day and each stage of the disease with grace, compassion, and reason. We help families with their care plan and guide them in knowing which community resources to use and when to use them.
American Senior Communities
American Senior Communities offers today’s senior a wide spectrum of retirement and senior healthcare care options through full continuum campuses or by partnering with a sister community nearby. As needs change, residents can stay with American Senior Communities, a company they have come to know, trust, and enjoy… a home that remains a home for as long as they choose.American Senior Communities offers a multitude of lifestyle choices with integrated services and amenities including: Garden Homes, Assisted Living, New Energy Wellness, Moving Forward Rehabilitation, Auguste’s Cottage Memory Care, Skilled Nursing Care, Hospice, and Respite.
CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions
CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions is the premier source of information and access to resources for seniors and persons with disabilities living in Central Indiana. Through a network of agencies, service groups and volunteers, CICOA provides home care services including personal care, home-delivered and neighborhood meals, senior transportation referrals, respite care and caregiver education. Annually CICOA provides in-home care management to more than 3,000 people, delivers more than 515,000 nutritious meals to homes and neighborhood meal sites, and offers respite care and supplemental services to 1,500 caregivers. CICOA’s Aging & Disability Resource Center handles more than 44,000 calls per year from people seeking assistance with aging and disability issues. CICOA is a leader in community change with its Lifelong Living Communities Initiative designed to make central Indiana the most elder-friendly community in the country.
The Forum at The Crossing
The Forum at The Crossing is a full-service continuing care senior community conveniently located on the north side of Indianapolis. The Forum offers a broad range of options, including luxury Independent Living rental apartments with available assistance in living services as well as secured Memory Care Assisted Living private suites and a Medicare-Certified Skilled Nursing/Rehabilitation unit. The Forum at the Crossing is a rental community and does not require a buy-in or endowment. We offer all levels of care under one roof. Members of the Forum staff are available to speak to groups about a variety of topics pertinent to seniors at no charge.
The Gathering Place
We provide social and medical services during the day for those who can’t stay home alone due to age, mental or physical disability, or those who simply want to keep busy.
Hanson & Snyder Personal Financial Advisors
We work with seniors, their families, guardians and advisors regarding financial issues including Long Term Care insurance and Veterans benefits. Working in a fiduciary capacity, we assist in providing clarity and direction on financial options, cash flow management, asset management, and estate planning.
Home Instead Senior Care
Home Instead Senior Care provides in home care assistance to seniors, wherever home may be; including, senior care communities, nursing homes, assisted livings, as well as, private residences. Services include personal care, light housekeeping, laundry, incidental transportation, meal preparation, and medication reminders. These services can be from as little as 1 ½ hours a day up to 24/7, and services can be temporary or scheduled for long term care. Seniors are given personal, one on one care and attention.
Indiana Health Care Association
The Indiana Health Care Association (IHCA) is Indiana’s largest trade association and advocate representing proprietary, not-for-profit and hospital-based nursing home and assisted living communities, adult foster care and adult day services. IHCA’s 264 member facilities care for more than 25,000 of Indiana’s geriatric and developmentally disabled citizens, the majority of whom are low-income Medicaid recipients. The mission of the Indiana Health Care Association (IHCA) is to educate, inform, and advocate on behalf of healthcare providers, consumers, and the workforce. IHCA maintains legislative, regulatory, reimbursement and public affairs, as well as member services. Staff works internally to serve member providers and externally to assist the interests of government, the greater health care community and the general public.
Joy’s House adult day service provides care for adults living with physical and mental challenges while providing respite for caregivers. Joy’s House is a safe and loving community devoted to safety, comfort, and care. Services are designed to provide social and some health services to adults who need supervised care in a safe place outside the home during the day.
Senior 1 Care
Senior 1 Care is a family-owned home care agency designed around the needs of our grandmother when she was living at home by herself. Over 75% of Senior 1 Care’s staff is a CNA specializing in Memory and Personal Care. Senior 1 Care’s philosophy is based on exceptional customer service demonstrated by a caring, compassionate and empathetic attitude toward others. Employees demonstrate a positive attitude in caring for others to position Senior 1 Care first among home care providers. As a result, clients on average have rated the quality of Senior 1 Care’s professional service at a 9.8 on a 10 point scale for the past four years.
Senior Solutions Network, Inc
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We provide retirement planning and our product tools include Medicare, Medicaid and VA Aid & Attendance pension benefit. Principal Wesley Young is recognized in this city as a “subject matter expert” on all 3 and is CE certified on Medicaid and VA.
Wellness Strategies, P.C.
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Wellness Strategies, P.C. was developed to meet the specific needs of individuals, couples, and families after one person has sustained a neurological injury (e.g., traumatic brain injury (TBI) and/or spinal cord injury) or neurological diagnosis (e.g., stroke, brain tumor, dementia, etc.). We provide cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) focusing on the emotional and relational impact of the injury or diagnosis. In addition, we use a systemic perspective such that every family member’s perspective is valued.
Westside Garden Plaza
Our community facilities are specifically designed to encourage seniors to live their retirement years as actively and as independently as possible. Independent Retirement Living and Assisted Living at Westside Garden Plaza allows seniors to live carefree lifestyles – because we take care of the details! Our services include restaurant-style dining, housekeeping and apartment maintenance, and we are committed to making Westside Garden Plaza a place you will love to call home! We also have a putting green and billiard rooms. We are the only continuing care campus located on the westside.