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How To Use the Online Senior Resource Guide of Southwest Indiana 

Introduction:

Welcome, I am so glad you are interested in using the Online Senior Resource Guide of Southwest Indiana. We have created an online resource guide specific to seniors for older adults, caregivers, families, and professionals. The project is a proud partner of the Healthy Communities Partnership of Southwest Indiana, funded through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  The counties included in the resource guide are Dubois, Gibson, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Warrick. This guide is brought to you through the University of Southern Indiana and SWIRCA & More.

 What we provide:

Inside of our resource guide, we have included 31 different categories to provide you with the best quality of after care.

–          Abuse & Neglect
–          Adult Day Care
–          Assisted Living
–          Blind & Hearing Impaired Services
–          Councils and Agencies on Aging
–          Counseling & Mental Health
–          Durable Medical Equipment & Health Supplies
–          Food Pantries
–          Home Care (Medical/Non-Medical)
–          Home Delivered Meals
–          Home Safety & Medical Monitoring
–          Hospice
–          Hospitals
–          Independent Living
–          Legal Services
–          Meal Sites
–          Medical & Dental (Uninsured)
–          Medicare & Medicaid
–          Nursing Facilities
–          Outpatient Rehabilitation
–          Pharmacies that Deliver
–          Prescription & Financial Assistance
–          Senior Centers
–          Smoking Cessation
–          Social Security & Division of Family Resources
–          Substance Abuse
–          Support Groups
–          Transportation
–          Veterans Services
–          Volunteer Opportunities
–          Wellness Programs

 

How to:

On the first page you will see a highlighted green box that says ‘Get Started’, go ahead and click that button. Once clicked, a new page will load and this is where you will select who you are searching the guide for, “yourself, family/friend, or patient/client.” After decided which option best fits you, click the green button. Please keep in mind that whichever one of the three you choose does not change the results: it just allows our website team to know who is searching for resources. For the purpose of this example, we will click “Yourself.” This selection will provide us with a following option, “Under 60,” or “60 and Over.” For this example, we will select “Under 60.” Next, you will either select a category that fits your needs AND/OR select a location in which you are looking for services. At this point we will select a location and a category from the drop down boxes. Let’s go ahead and select Vanderburgh County as our location and select Volunteer Opportunities for our service. Next you will need to click the green button that says, “Get Results.” A new screen will appear with a list of Volunteer Opportunities in Vanderburgh County. Volunteer Opportunities are great for people of all ages. Looking for somewhere to volunteer after retirement or have a desire to give back to your community? Find a Volunteer Opportunity near you.  As you can see from this list there are quite a few Volunteer Opportunities from which you can choose. I am a USI student looking for volunteer opportunities, so I will click the University of Southern Indiana option. A page will load with contact information, what their organization does, any eligibility requirements, areas they serve, and much more!

 Let’s Try Again:

On the first page you will see a highlighted green box that says ‘Get Started’, go ahead and click that button. Once clicked a new page will load, and this is where you will select who you are searching the guide for; yourself, family/friend, or patient/client. After decided which option best fits you, click the green button. Please keep in mind that whichever one of the three you choose does not change the results: it just allows our website team to know who is searching for resources. For this example we will click, “Family/Friend” Next, you will either select a category that fits their needs AND/OR select a location in which they are looking for services. At this point we will select two locations and two categories from the drop down boxes. Let’s go ahead and select Dubois and Perry Counties as our locations and select Assisted Living and Independent Living for our categories. Next you will need to click the green button that says, “Get Results.” A new screen will appear with the list of Assisted Living and Independent Living agencies in Dubois and Perry Counties. For this example, I chose Northwood Retirement Community because this facility offers Assisted Living and Independent Living to the Dubois County area. A page will load with contact information, what their organization does, any eligibility requirements, areas they serve, and much more.

If at any time you have problems while using our website, feel free to contact us. You will see at the top of each page tabs that have information on who we are and how to contact us, detailed category descriptions, and the Caregiver’s Corner where caregivers can share information related to aging and caregiving.  You can also learn more about our website through our social media outlets; Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Pinterest.

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