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Programs & Services
Health Education | Community Outreach | Information and Referral | Respite/Attendent CareAssistance to the Homebound |  Transportation

 Health Education
St. Vincent Carmel Hospital is pleased to offer a free health education series.  Each month the Health and Healing Series will offer topics of interest presented by St. Vincent physicians who specialize in that field of medicine.  The sessions will be held at PrimeLife Enrichment, 1078 Third Ave. SW, Carmel.  All sessions are free and lunch will be provided by Second Helpings, with dessert and beverage provided by St. Vincent Carmel Hospital.  Reservations are required.  Call the CareLine for reservations at 338-CARE (2273).

 Community Outreach

Our cost-free Community Outreach program links Hamilton County residents fifty years of age or older with needed resources and provides hands-on assistance in obtaining services provided by PrimeLife Enrichment or other agencies and/or individuals.  This service involves an extensive initial assessment to evaluate specific needs and a continuing follow-up to ensure that these needs are being effectively met.

 

When necessary, our full-time Community Outreach Coordinator is able to respond to emergency  

situations such as: 

  • Pending evictions
  • Abuse
  • Unsafe living  conditions
  • Help with utilities
  • Need for medical attention

A facet of this program is SHIP which can help answer your questions about Medicare, Medicare supplement (also called Medigap) insurance, Medicare Managed care plans, Medicaid, long term care insurance and the Indiana Long Term Care Program.

PrimeLife Enrichment hosts a Care-Giver support group for Alzheimer's and other related diseases.  Click here for more information.  "Day of Caring," a yearly event sponsored by United Way of Central Indiana, is one of the many volunteer projects coordinated through this program. On this day, hundreds of volunteers help seniors with a variety of projects such as house painting and repair, the building of wheelchair ramps, window washing and yard work.

 

For more information regarding Community Outreach related issues please call or email us.

 Information and Referral

This program provides answers to questions about senior related issues, and refer callers to appropriate resources.  It is the "gateway" to PrimeLife Enrichment's other programs and to services provide by other organizations.  We encourage seniors and their families to call or email us.  There is no charge for this service.

 Respite/Attendant Care
We provide relief to the full time caregiver and non-medical assistance to those fifty years of age or older with moderate disabilities who live alone but require some help with the activities of daily living.  Experienced, compassionate aides will travel to your home and stay for as little as two hours per day.  A plan of care will be developed to accommodate individual needs and preferences. 

Every effort will be made to honor your wishes and all assistance will be given in an atmosphere of dignity and friendship.  The cost for this service with a two hour per visit minimum is based on income using a sliding scale fee of $13.50 to $18.00 per hour.  It is possible for those aged 60 and older to receive these services without charge if physical and/or financial requirements can be met and if sufficient funding is available.  For more information regarding our Respite and Attendant care program, please call or email us.

 Assistance to the Homebound
This program links trained volunteers, known as "Friendly Visitors," with frail and/or socially isolated persons fifty years of age or older.  In addition to friendship, each volunteer provides a variety of services that greatly enhance the quality of their friend's life.  The relationship is unique and as rewarding for the volunteer as it is for the senior.  Many of our volunteers are active retirees who want to continue to make a meaningful contribution to their community.  Some earn a stipend for their services through the Senior Companion Program.  Others are young people who enjoy and benefit from the contact with their elders who often become surrogate parents or grandparents.  Whatever the age, a loving friendship is always the result.  If you would like to become a "Friendly Visitor" or know of a senior who would enjoy some additional help and companionship, please call or email us.

 Transportation
Because we believe it is particularly important to help seniors stay active and connected to their community we offer door-to-door, non-emergency transportation to any Hamilton County resident fifty years of age or older.  Our caring staff of drivers will pick up at your door and take you where ever you need to go.

Our transportation service can be used for:

  • Medical Appointments                                                                       
  • Personal business such as banking and shopping       
  • Beauty or Barber shops
  • Employment or Volunteer Activities
  • Senior Centers
  • Social Activities and Visitation

 

 For the physically disabled, we offer the use of our wheelchair lift van.

To schedule transportation, please call Patricia at 317-815-7000 at least 72 hours in advance.  Although the demand for this service is great , we will do our best to accommodate all requests.  If we cannot take you at the time of your particular request, we will work with you to find a mutually convenient time.  Transportation can be scheduled up to one month in advance.  A brief assessment of individual needs must be completed (by phone) before transportation is scheduled for the first time.

Time of service is 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Monday through Friday)

Service Charge:  For Hamilton County residents sixty years of age or older living independently, transportation is on a donation basis.  There is a suggested donation of $12.00 per round trip.  Individual donations and charitable contributions make this service possible.  In the event that a family member of loved-one may benefit from the Transportation Program, please consider a tax-deductible donation to the agency to help offset the cost of this life-line program.  There is a modest fee charged for individuals who are at least fifty, but younger than sixty.

Senior Activities Program
The PrimeLife Enrichment Center is home to a comprehensive program of  and focusing on wellness, lifelong learning, and peer interaction, the Center offers exercise programs, dancing, computer instruction, art and other classes, games and social events, seminars, health screenings, and more for individuals aged 50 and beyond in Hamilton and contiguous counties.  Please see:  Facilities, Membership and Activities Schedule for more information.