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Area Agency on Aging, Area 9/LifeStream

Last Update:12/8/2017
Richmond, IN 47374
Phone:(765) 966-1795
Toll Free:(800) 458-9345
Fax:(765) 962-1190
To assist older persons and disabled individuals of all ages in leading independent, meaningful and dignified lives in their own homes and communities for as long as possible.
Program Description
Services Include:


Adult Protective Services -
Individuals who are physically or mentally abused, financially exploited, or neglected in their personal care (self neglect or neglect by a caregiver) are protected under Indiana law. Actual knowledge or suspicion of abuse, neglect or exploitation is to be reported to the Adult Protective Services agent serving the Area 9 region by calling 765-973-9256.

Aging Disability Resource Center (ADRC) - Aging Disability Resource Centers serve as integrated points of entry into the long-term care system, commonly referred to as the “one stop shops,” and are designed to address many of the frustrations consumers and their families experience when trying to access needed information, services, and supports.

Caregivers Assistance, Respite and Education - Provides assistance, respite and education to persons providing care for an elderly family member. Also provides individual counseling and caregiver training to caregivers to assist them in making decisions and solving problems relating to their care giving roles.

Enhance Fitness - Becoming fit just became a whole lot more fun! Combines the three key components of fitness: strength training, flexibility, and cardiovascular conditioning into group fitness classes designed just for older adults.

Home and Community Based Services - We have a variety of services available to individuals that can be provided in their home as an alternative to nursing home placement. The first step is to contact us and ask to speak to an Area 9 Agency Options Counselor.

Information & Assistance - Information on services, benefits, support groups; referrals for services and assistance in finding answers to your question.

Legal Assistance - Legal advice/representation in civil matters by an attorney or assistance from a paralegal; eligibility/income requirements may apply; for more information call the Senior Law Project at 1-800-869-0212

Meals Program - Nutritionally balanced, tasty meals are offered to help promote independent living and a balanced diet. Meals are served at area senior centers and meal sites and available for delivery to homebound persons.

Medicaid Waiver - Medicaid Waiver is a Medicaid funded program that utilizes home and community based services. The applicant must qualify for institutional care. Placement is waived for home care.

Nursing Home Pre-Admission Screening - Indiana's Pre-Admission Screening program, also known as PAS, is the process used to determine the appropriateness of nursing facility placement for an individual. Any person seeking placement in a nursing facility is required, by law, to complete this process.

Ombudsman Program - The Nursing Home Ombudsman serves as an advocate for nursing facility residents, whose rights are mandated and protected by federal and state laws. The Ombudsman receives, investigates, and works to resolve problems or complaints voiced by facility residents or by concerned individuals on behalf of a resident.

Private Pay - Case management and Meals on Wheels are available as private pay services for those who are able to pay full cost.

Private Pay In-Home Care List - A list of individuals available to care for a dependent individual in the dependent individual's home, please contact our office for a current listing.

Respite Care - Respite Care is a program which trains volunteers to go to homes and give caregivers a couple hours of respite a week. If you have some time and would like to be a volunteer or if you are a caregiver and need a chance for respite, please call Area 9 for details.

Senior Centers - Senior centers have their own unique atmosphere and offer a variety of activities for older people.

Transportation Services - Door-to-door service for medical appointments, grocery shopping, and other essential trips in the community is available at many senior centers and organizations throughout the five county area.

Satellite office located at 715 West 21st Street, Connersville, IN 47331. (765)827-1502 or (800)458-9344.
Programs are funded through state and federal dollars, grants and individual and community support.
Case Management
Financial Assistance
Home Modifications
Medicaid Waiver
Counties Serviced
7172 Graham Road, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46250 E-Mail:

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