A Caring Place Adult Day Services

A program that supports caregivers and their loved one by providing Person-Centered Care in a safe, daytime environment specializing in older adults with physical and cognitive impairments.

Elderly manA Caring Place offers programming and socialization, a health assessment and monitoring, and medication administration by a registered nurse.  Breakfast, lunch and a snack are available daily as well as limited transportation services.  Our Fall Prevention and Walking Programs are managed by our licensed physical therapist.  We also offer referral and assistance in obtaining other needed services for your loved one to enable them to remain safe in their home and in the community.
 

Frequently asked questions

What is A Caring Place?  A Caring Place (ACP) is a daytime program of Catholic Charities Indianapolis.  We offer therapeutic recreation and socialization for adults, 50 years of age and older, with physical and cognitive impairments and emphasize the uniqueness of each individual.

Where is ACP located?  We are located in Fairview Presbyterian Church, 4609 N Capitol Ave., Indianapolis, IN, 46208.

What are your hours of operation?  We are open 7:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Friday.

Young woman and elderly womanIs there a cost?  The cost for attendance is $12.25 per hour.  There is an additional fee for our transportation.  Financial assistance is available as well as funding through Medicaid Waiver, CHOICE and Veteran’s Administration.

Do you offer transportation?  Yes, we offer limited transportation.

What is Person-Centered Care (PCC)?  PCC is an approach to care which we have utilized here at ACP for years.  We respect the uniqueness of the individual and build a relationship based on trust, recognition and respect.  We promote independence, personal worth, self-confidence and hope.

How do you build upon the uniqueness of the individual?  One way we build upon the uniqueness of the individual is to complete a Life Story Book for each participant.  We consider their life history, “their story,” an essential part of them and is necessary to know and understand to build a trusting relationship while addressing their personal worth.

What is a typical day like?  We usually provide breakfast and socialization in the mornings.  Mid-morning includes daily orientation, current events, armchair exercises and inspirational moments. Lunch is served starting at noon with free time afterwards.  In the afternoon you can find our participants enjoying golf, bowling, balloon volleyball, art (paint and water colors) and music therapies, crafts, bingo, trivia, bunco and OGNIB, live entertainment and many other active games.  Once in a while a side trip to Dairy Queen is on the schedule.

Do you offer Caregiver Support?  Yes.  Our Caregiver Support Program not only offers support groups, but also offers minor home modifications, massage therapy and assistance in identifying local and national resources.  Any family caregiver of an older adult, whether you use A Caring Place Adult Day Services or not, is welcome.  Contact:  Monica Woodsworth, Caregiver Support, at 317-261-3378.
 

Elderly womanWhat do caregivers say about A Caring Place?

I want to express our thanks for the kindness you and the staff at A Caring Place demonstrated when caring for our mom.  We really felt comfortable when leaving her there and we can’t thank you enough.  M.M.

How very much I appreciated the love and care you gave my husband at A Caring Place.  It added so much to our lives!  You brought about such a change in him-how much he looked forward to each day.  B.H.

Thank you for the TLC and all the wonderful experiences my mom had at “The Place” as she called it.  Though her memory is impaired, it’s amazing how much she fondly recalls A Caring Place.  God Bless You All.  J.J.
 

Elderly manI’d like some more information. Who do I call?

Lisa Sperry, BS
Coordinator of Client Services

Amy Sczesny, LCSW, MSW
Program Director

 

 

 

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