Wishard Health Services is simply a treasure trove of help for senior citizens, baby boomers, and their caregiver families in Indianapolis and Central Indiana.
For example, the IU Center for Senior Health at Wishard “helps older adults and their families cope with the medical, social and emotional issues of aging such as functional decline, polypharmacy (the use of multiple medications), memory complaints and depression,” says the hospital website.
The hospital also deploys the Acute Care for Elders unit (ACE), an Extended Care program, and the Wishard Healthy Aging Brain Center for the diagnosis and treatment of memory problems. Because of the center’s close ties with the IU School of Medicine and the IU Center for Aging Research, opportunities abound for participation in research studies concerning the aging brain.
Another very cool program is Wishard’s House Calls for Seniors initiative where, just like it sounds, seniors over 65 who are unable to visit a hospital or medical office, instead enter the program and receive housecalls from a geriatrician, nurse practitioner and social worker.
Meanwhile, the hospital’s Senior Connection program is free and open to anyone 55 or older. It is not an insurance program but a membership benefits program to help seniors maintain a healthy and independent lifestyle. Get more information by calling 317-630-8790.
As an Indianapolis real estate agent, one who specializes in working with seniors and their caregiver families, I’m often asked for advice on how to help a caregiver family and their loved one. I’m happy to suggest an investigation into the benefits of the many programs open to seniors at Wishard.
And, if I may be of any help in the real estate needs of your family, whether you live in Indianapolis, Carmel, Fishers, Brownsburg, or anywhere in Central Indiana, please contact me at 317-246-9966 or Lisa@IndyREExperts.com