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Alzheimer’s Association, Laurel Mountains Chapter

1011 Old Salem Road, Suite G1
Greensburg, PA 15601
Phone: 724-837-9570
Toll-free: 877-327-4800
Fax: 724-837-4567
Website: Alzheimer's Association Laurel Mountains Chapter 

Services and Description

  • Supports patients and families, educates both the general public and health professionals about the disease, and supports research endeavors. As part of the national network, the chapter advocates for changes in the law and public policy to benefit patients and families. The Laurel Mountains Chapter serves the following areas: Westmoreland, Armstrong, Cambria, Indiana, Bedford, and Somerset counties.
  • Support Groups: Caregivers, family, friends, and/or persons with dementia meet to share feelings, problems, and solutions and discuss issues relating to Alzheimer’s. Groups meet in all of the counties served by the chapter.
  • Telephone Help Line: Help is available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week for people who need assistance, information, or just need to talk. Trained volunteers and staff listen, answer questions, and/or provide referrals.
  • Educational Programs: Trained volunteers and staff are available to provide educational programs to community groups and health care professionals.
  • Publications: The chapter produces a quarterly newsletter with information about research, activities, and caregiving resources.
  • Safe Return Program: The chapter participates in a nationwide identification program designed to locate and safely return individuals with Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Autopsy Assistance Network: Brain autopsy is still the only way to confirm a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s.
  • Information and Referral: Information packets are mailed upon request. The chapter also maintains a video, cassette, and book library, and these resources can be “checked out” by interested individuals.

Anew Home Health Agency, Inc.

Provider of Home Health Services
Airport Office and Professional Center
Building 2, Office 223
1380 Route 286 East
Indiana, PA 15701
Phone: 724-465-9224
Fax: 724-465-9228
E-mail: kelly@anewnursing.com

Services and Description

  • Comprehensive program of skilled nursing, home health aides, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and respiratory therapy. Twenty-four-hour on-call RN services provided and answering machine available twenty-four hours. Other services include vital signs, wound care, nutrition counseling, pain management, rehabilitation nursing, continence nursing, venipunctures, and IV therapy.

Arthritis Foundation, Western Pennsylvania Chapter

100 West Station Square
Suite 1950
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412-566-1645
Fax:  (412) 391-1677
Toll-free: 800-522-9900
E-mail: ecope@arthritis.org
Website: Arthritis Foundation 

Services and Description

  • The service area includes Fayette, Indiana, Somerset, and Westmoreland counties
  • Patient services include arthritis self-help course, arthritis aquatics program (for a fee), arthritis support groups, pace/land exercise program (fee), and “Joint Efforts” group exercise program for senior groups.
  • Public Education: Chapter newsletter, literature, medication briefs, physician’s referral list, public forums, Speaker’s Bureau, Arthritis Awareness Month, Arthritis Today magazine (with $25 membership fee), puppet show—“Kids on the Block” for school-age children
  • Professional education and training
  • Research: national level and chapter level (University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine)
  • Arthritis helpline

CareNet, Indiana County

(Indiana County Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers Network)
1455 Church Street
Indiana, PA 15701
Phone: 724-465-2865
E-mail: care_net_director@comcast.net
Website: CareNet

Services and Description

  • CareNet calls together and trains volunteers from faith communities to provide compassionate care and practical service to the elderly, people with disabilities, and people who are at risk of losing their independence.
  • Examples of service include but are not limited to transportation, grocery shopping, friendly visits, reassurance phone calls, meal preparation, household chores, and lawn care.
  • There are no fees. The program is supported by voluntary contributions of local congregations, community members, and fundraising efforts. Donations gladly accepted.

Meals on Wheels, Indiana Area

534 Philadelphia Street
Indiana, PA 15701
Phone: 724-463-7676
Emergency/After Hours: 724-463-8112

Services and Description

  • Provides a hot nutritious meal five days a week, including holidays, to elderly or shut-in people who, for some reason, are unable to cook for themselves.
  • Social Equity Office
  • B17 Susan S. Delaney Hall
    920 Grant Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-3402
  • Fax: 724-357-3404
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.