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A directory of Shelby County Health & Wellness businesses and organizations can be found at ShelbyvilleToday.com .


Abuse

Who do I call if an elderly person or a disabled adult is being abused, neglected, or exploited?

Call Adult Protective Services:  Shelby County office – 317-392-6495; state hotline – 800-992-6978; or law enforcement if the abuse is occurring in the moment – 911.

Who do I call if I am being abused by my partner?

If you are currently in an unsafe situation, call 911.
    
Call Turning Point Crisis Line 1-800-221-6311
   
Turning Point also provide local services to Shelby County residents and their office number is 317-398-5682
   

Who do I call if I am a child being abused?

The child can tell any safe person and ask that they report, or call themselves to report the abuse at the Child Abuse Hotline 1 800.800.5556

Who do I call if I want help so I don’t hurt my child?

Community Partners is a great resource to aid families as well as connect them to community resources. To self-refer a parent can call 812.314.2213 We have a local Shelbyville liaison, however the office is based in Bartholomew county.
   
  Referrals can also be made through schools, mental health providers, hospital or Department of Children’s Services. A family cannot be involved with DCS or Healthy Families to receive this service.
 
Purple Crying website.    http://www.purplecrying.info/
Help  for new moms and dads, babysitters, and other caregivers.     Provides useful information about soothing a crying baby, safe sleep, and how to understand a baby’s crying and respond in a safe way.

Who do I call if I think a child is being abused?

Child Abuse Hotline 1.800.800.5556

Alternative and Complementary Healthcare

Where can I go for alternative and complementary healthcare for pain relief and other health problems?

Chiropractic Care
Chiropractic care has been found by many people to be an effective alternative to pain relief.  
Duran Chiropractic – Shelby Medical Center
Dr. Dan Duran
302 Duran Dr.
Shelbyville, IN  317-392-6200
  
 
Ewing Chiropractic
Dr. Roger Ewing and Dr. Tim Ewing
103 S. Tompkins St.
Shelbyville, IN  46176
317-398-4404
  
 
Rees Chiropractic
Dr. James Rees
17 S. Tompkins St.
Shelbyville, IN 46176 
317-392-3300
   
 
Steffey Chiropractic
Dr. Rita Steffey
120 W. Jackson St.
Shelbyville, IN  46176
317-392-4617
   
Herbalist
Thyme to Heal Herb Shoppe
Kathy Self
1650 A S. Miller St
Shelbyville, IN  46176
317-392-4732
  
Massage Therapists
Hands On Massage Therapy
(317) 398-6373                                                                                 
2008 S Riley Hwy, Shelbyville, IN
 
Renew Body & Spirit
317-398-7488
www.renewbodyspirit.massagetherapy.com
 2404 East State Rd 44, Shelbyville
   
 
Total Indulgence
(317) 398-0656 –                                                                                                    
2430 E State Road 44, Shelbyville, IN
  
Touch of Health
(765) 398-8003                                                                                                    
 2404 E State Road 44, Shelbyville, IN
   

Behavioral Health/Counseling

Where can I find a counselor for me or my family?

Click Here to view a graph of counseling services available to Shelby County.

Children

Where can I find support services for children and families in Shelby County?

Community Partners for Child Safety                                    812-314-2213
This is a free and voluntary home-based program designed to reduce stress and manage specific problems identified by the family.  They also help families connect with resources that might be beneficial.  Families with children from birth through age 17 are eligible.
  
Shelby County Department of Child Services                        317-392-5040
 
Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline: 1 800 800-5556
 2535 Parkway Drive, Suite 1
Shelbyville, IN 46176
The Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) protects children from abuse and neglect. DCS does this by partnering with families and communities to provide safe, nurturing, and stable homes.
 
Family Service and Prevention Programs          317 398 0955
2021 S. Riley Hwy.
Shelbyville, IN  46176
 
FSPP is a community based organization that specializes in providing children and families with the knowledge they need to reach their highest potential.  They have a variety of programs from before and after school care, parenting classes, and other opportunities to help parents and children.
 
First Steps of Southeast Indiana             866-644-2454 or  812-314-2982
1531 13th St., Suite G900
Columbus, IN  47201
Serving Shelby, Rush, Decatur, Bartholomew, and Hancock Counties
www.firststepssoutheast.org
First Steps is a comprehensive, home-based early intervention program for children birth through age 3.  Children with developmental delays or disabilities are eligible for a wide-range of coordinated services (Occupational and Physical Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Developmental Specialists).
 
Healthy Families                                    317-398-0955
2021 S. Riley Hwy
Shelbyville
Free home-based supportive and educational services to support healthy pregnancy, parenting skills, healthy child-development, and knowledge of community resources.  They welcome a mother connecting with them while she is pregnant.  The parent(s) and baby must enroll before the baby is 90 days old.
 
Indiana Children’s Special Health Care Services          (812) 314 2982
Screening and Assessments
Planning and Service Coordination
Therapeutic Services
Support Services
Information and Communication
 
MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers)          317-398-7837, ext. 21
1st and 3rd Wednesdays, September - May
Shelbyville Community Church                         
750 E 325 N
Shelbyville
www.shelbyvillecommunitychurch.org
 
 
Purple Crying website.    http://www.purplecrying.info/
Help  for new moms and dads, babysitters, and other caregivers.     Provides useful information about soothing a crying baby, safe sleep, and how to understand a baby’s crying and respond in a safe way.
 
WIC (Women, Infants, and Children)          317-398-3002
37 East Washington St.
Shelbyville
 
WIC is a nourishment program.  While there are income guidelines, it is not exclusively a low-income program.  They also provide support for breast-feeding moms.  

Where can I find a list of preschools in Shelby County?

Follows is a list of preschools, compiled January 2013. This is likely not an exhaustive list.
  
Families may also want to consider childcare providers that offer preschool programs.  Visit www.childcareindiana.org or call Huffer Child Care Resource and Referral at 1-800-554-9331.
   
When checking-out a preschool, ask if they are preparing for the Indiana State Kindergarten Readiness Standards.
   

Where can I find a list of childcare providers?

For help in finding childcare, contact Huffer Child Care Resource & Referral at 800-554-9331 or use the free child care search tool at www.childcareindiana.org .
Free Child Care Search

Disaster Recovery

I’ve experienced a flood, tornado, or other natural disaster, what do I do?

  FEMA or the Federal Emergency Management Agency can help.  

Education

What Adult Education options are available in Shelby County?

Indiana Wesleyan University -          http://www.indwes.edu/Shelbyville
Admissions Office:    Business, Criminal Justice: 800-234-5327, [email protected]
All other programs: 866-IWU-4-YOU, [email protected]
 
Ivy Tech -       http://www.ivytech.edu/indianapolis/locations/shelbyville.html
(317) 392-3243
 
Vincennes University – Learning Unlimited -      http://www.vinu.edu/learning-unlimited
Shelbyville-Shelby County Public Library
Adam McKinley
Tuesday & Thursday,  3:00-7:00 PM
 
Indiana Tech -             http://www.indianatech.edu/ProspectiveStudents/CPS/Pages/default.aspx
Andy Stash
Enrollment Manager
Greenwood, IN
317.807.0077, ext. 4525
[email protected]
 
Western Governors University -        http://indiana.wgu.edu/?
Douglas Hooper
Community Relations Manager
WGU Indiana
10 West Market Street, Suite 1020
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-443-7990 cell
877-214-7014 Ext. 5823
http://indiana.wgu.edu

Where can I find scholarship and grant information for returning to school or re-entering the work force?

The following organizations may have some scholarship help available:
Shelby County Life Long Learning
Blue River Career Center,
801 St. Joseph Street,  Shelbyville, Indiana 46176            317-398-1334
www.sclll.com
 
WorkOne
130 W. Rampart Rd., Shelbyville, IN  46176                        317-392-3251
www.in.gov/dwd/WorkOne
 
Blue River Community Foundation
54 W Broadway, Ste 1, Shelbyville, IN  46176                        317-392-7955
http://blueriverfoundation.com

How do I get a G.E.D.?

General Education Diploma coursework is through the Blue River Career Programs
801 St. Joseph Street, Shelbyville
IN, 46176                       
www.brcp.k12.in.us
Office Hours:                         Monday- Thursday, 9:30 am-3:30 pm; Friday, 9:30 am-1:00 pm
Registration Process
  1. Contact the Adult Education Department at 317-392-4191 ext. 1115.
  2. Register for one of the Wednesday orientation sessions (every Wed. except holidays)
    1. 9:00 am - noon
    2. 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  3. Bring a current government issued photo ID on the first day of registration.
  4. Bring $15.00 in cash only for the technology fee.
  5. Bring an EXIT or WITHDRAWAL FORM if age sixteen (16) or seventeen (17). These forms may be obtained from the last school of record.

Employment and Career Development

Where do I go to get a wage inquiry?

Come into the WorkOne Office located at
130 West Rampart Road
Shelbyville, IN 46176

Where can I find help creating a resume?

Come into the WorkOne Office located at
130 West Rampart Road
Shelbyville, IN 46176
 
or visit indianacareerconnect.com

Where can I find help getting a job?

Come into the WorkOne Office located at
130 West Rampart Road
Shelbyville, IN 46176
for fast friendly individual assistance.

How can I learn who is currently hiring in Shelby County?

Come into the WorkOne Office located at
130 West Rampart Road
Shelbyville, IN 46176
 
   
Or visit indianacareerconnect.com.
    
Also, check ShelbyvilleToday.com/jobs and in their classifieds section.

Food Assistance

Where are the food pantries in the county?

A Valid Picture ID and proof of residency is needed at most of these pantries.
   
Call to confirm the hours of operation as the times may change.
     
SHELBYVILLE
 
First Baptist Church                       
317-392-2729
14 W Broadway (across the street from the church)
2nd and 4th Sundays following 9:00 a.m. worship service
Must attend worship in order to receive food
No limit on the number of times help can be received
 
Salvation Army                                   
317-398-7421
136 E. Washington St.
Free Lunch served daily
Food Pantry from 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. on Mon, Wed, and Fri
 
Seventh Day Adventist Church           
317-398-7221
218 E. South St.            (Community Service Center – 317-398-8688)
2nd and 4th Tuesdays
10 a.m. – noon and 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
 
MORRISTOWN area residents only                       
Little Blue River Friends                       
765-763-0053
6939 N County Rd 800
1st Sat. of month, 10 – noon
3rd Wed. of month, 4-6 p.m.
 
WALDRON area residents only
Waldron Baptist Church                       
765-525-6792
112 E. Grant St.
Thursdays, 6:30 – 7:00 p.m.
 
St. PAUL residents living in Decatur County
Human Services           
812-663-8830
1939 N. Carver St., Suite C
Greensburg, IN  47240

Funding Opportunities

I have a service idea – where can I turn for funding?

The Blue River Community Foundation is a grant-making foundation. There are also four Hometown Community Funds in the four quadrants of Shelby County.  For more information:
      
54 W. Broadway, Shelbyville, IN
317-392-7955
http://blueriverfoundation.com
     
The Shelby County Public library has access to the Foundation Center Cooperating Collection – with profiles of over 90,000 grant makers and over a million grants.  You can arrange to have a lesson on how to use the Cooperating Collection.  The library is located at
      
57 W. Broadway
Shelbyville, IN 
317-398-7121

Healthcare and Medical Insurance

Where can I find an affordable or free wig for a cancer patient?

Cancer Association of Shelby County
The Cancer Association of Shelby County offers a variety of services to patients battling cancer. The organization has a partnership with Hair-Tique Tan & Salon to offer cancer patients affordable or free wigs.
317.398.0100
31 Public Square
Shelbyville, IN 46176
http://cancerassociationofshelbycountyindiana.org/
   
Bee Unique Boutique
Call for boutique hours
Benesse Oncology Center
2455 Intelliplex Dr.
Shelbyville, IN  46176
317-421-1800
   

How can I make sense of the 2014 changes in healthcare?

As a teenager, where can I get confidential testing for sexually transmitted infections?

Planned Parenthood
Columbus
(812) 376-3045
3200 Sycamore Court, Suite 2C
Columbus IN 47203
 
Eastside
(317) 899-4731
9385 East Washington Street
Indianapolis IN 46229
 
Southside
(317) 788-0396
935 East Hanna Avenue, Suite A
Indianapolis IN 46227
 
Midtown
(317) 925-6747
3750 North Meridian Street, # 100
Indianapolis IN 46208

How can I get help with my prescriptions?

Shelby Community Health Center provides healthcare services to adult Shelby County residents who meet income qualifications. Patients of the health center can qualify for our prescription assistance program where they can receive medications for free or greatly reduced cost.
317.392.3779
www.shelbyhealthcenter.org
Shelby Community Health Center
1640 E State Road 44, Suite B
Shelbyville, IN 46176
Windrose Health Network
Windrose Health Network is a Community Health Center which offer a "sliding-fee-scale" to consumers with limited financial means and no insurance. They assist patients with prescription assistance programs.
http://www.windrosehealth.net/
  
Locations include:
  • Edinburgh Family Health Center
    • 812.526.9999
  • Trafalgar Family Health Center
    • 317.878.2301
  • Countyline Family Health Center
    • 317.534.4660
  • Hope Family Health Center 
    • 812.546.6000
  • Heartfelt Health Alliance
    • 317-381-5252
  • Countyline Kids 
    • 317.534.4660
Walmart
Walmart offers a variety of prescription medication available off the $4 list as well as a 3 month supply for $10.
317.392.4940
2500 Progress Pkwy  Shelbyville, IN 46176
Kroger
Kroger offers a variety of prescription medication available off the $4 list as well as a 3 month supply for $10
317.421.2356
601 E Michigan Rd  
Shelbyville, IN 46176
     
CVS and Walgreens offer  $4 generic prescriptions and 3 month supply from the $4 list for a small membership fee.
     
CVS
200 S. Harrison St.
Shelbyville, IN 46176
317-398-9791   
    
Walgreens –
1010 E. State Rd. 44
Shelbyville, IN  46176
317-398-8495
      
HoosierRx
Indiana’s State Pharmaceutical Assistance Program, HoosierRx, can help pay the monthly Medicaid Part D premium. To be eligible for HoosierRx you must:
  • Be an Indiana resident, 65 years old or older.
  • Have a yearly income of $16,995 or less for a single person, or $22,935 or less for a married couple living together.
  • Have applied for the “Medicare Extra Help” through Social Security to pay for your Medicare Part D plan, and received either a “Notice of Award” or “Notice of Denial” from Social Security.
1-866-267-4679 or www.IN.gov/HoosierRx.  You can also speak with a local Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) representative by calling 317-398-0127 and requesting an appointment.
NeedyMeds
www.needymeds.org
  
This website has many helpful options:  prescription discount card, information on state and federal assistance programs, location of low-income medical clinics, prescription assistance for specific diseases, and prescription assistance programs for brand name and generic medications.  Applications can be printed for assistance directly from the company that makes your prescribed medication.  Each application also has information about eligibility and you may be required to provide certain financial documents.  Applications can be taken to your physician to be completed.  It is helpful if you complete everything you can on the application prior to taking it to your physician.  Some medicines may be free; some have a small fee.  It is important to complete every line on the application correctly or else receiving your medication may be delayed.
Partnership for Prescription Assistance
www.pparx.org
Either on-line or by phone you complete eligibility and prescription information and they search to find an assistance program.
1-888-4PPA-NOW (1-888-477-2669)
Prescription Discount Cards
There are several prescription discount cards available. On websites you can print off cards and use them immediately.  Discounts vary.  On some websites you can compare area pharmacy prices on prescriptions to obtain the best deal.  Sometimes different cards may provide a different discount.  Print off more than one card. You can ask the pharmacist to see which card will give you the best discount.
Indiana Drug Card
www.indianadrugcard.com
USA Drug Program
www.freeusadrugplan.com
Hospital Rx
www.hospitalrx.org
Patient Assistance
www.patientassistance.com
Community Assistance Program
www.caprxprogram.org/U625
440-708-6092
        

How do I get health insurance for myself and my family?

Children’s Health Insurance Program – Hoosier Healthwise
http://www.in.gov/fssa/ompp/2545.htm Families with children and pregnant women who meet financial guidelines are eligible for health coverage under Hoosier Healthwise. Additional benefits are available such as dental and vision services.
Indiana Medicaid Programs
There are several different Medicaid programs.  The website explains each of them.
http://member.indianamedicaid.com/programs--benefits/medicaid-programs.aspx
Healthy Indiana Plan
The Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) covers individuals who do not live with a dependent child, and parents who earn up to approximately $46,100 annually for a family of four, have been uninsured for six months, and do not have access to insurance through their employer. There is no asset test.  HIP may require you to pay a small monthly fee based on the amount of your income. HIP does not cover vision, dental or maternity services. 1-877-438-4479
www.in.gov/fssa/hip/ 
Shelby Community Health Center
SCHC provides healthcare services to Shelby County residents who meet income qualifications. Our patient coordinator will help you file for Medicaid or the Healthy Indiana Plan.
317.392.3779
www.shelbyhealthcenter.org
Shelby Community Health Center
1640 E State Road 44, Suite B
Shelbyville, IN 46176

Where can I find affordable health care if I am uninsured but not necessarily low income?

Shelby Community Health Center
SCHC provides healthcare services to adult Shelby County residents who meet income qualifications.
317.392.3779
www.shelbyhealthcenter.org
Shelby Community Health Center
1640 E State Road 44, Suite B
Shelbyville, IN 46176
 
 The Jane Pauley Community Health Center
This health center is a student health clinic sponsored by Shelbyville Central Schools and the Community Health Network.  It provides comprehensive, primary and preventive health services. The clinic services the whole community with primary focus on Shelbyville Central School students. It accepts most insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid and offers a "sliding-fee-scale" to consumers with limited financial means and no insurance.
317.421.3931
http://janepauleychc.com/locations/
Shelbyville Central Middle School
1200 W. McKay Rd
Shelbyville, Indiana
 
Windrose Health Network
WHN is a Community Health Center which offers a "sliding-fee-scale" to consumers with limited financial means and no insurance.
  
Locations include:
  • Edinburgh Family Health Center
  • Trafalgar Family Health Center
  • Countyline Family Health Center
  • Hope Family Health Center
http://www.windrosehealth.net/

Where can I find a pediatrician or family practice that accepts Medicaid?

Major Pediatrics
Accepts most Medicaid for children
30 W. Rampart St.
Shelbyville, IN  46176
317-398-7337
 
Windrose Health Network
WHN is a Community Health Center which offer a "sliding-fee-scale" to consumers with limited financial means and no insurance.
 
Locations include:
  • Edinburgh Family Health Center
  • Trafalgar Family Health Center
  • Countyline Family Health Center
  • Hope Family Health Center
http://www.windrosehealth.net/  
Indiana Medicaid site
The site offers lists of clinical practitioners that can be searched by city, county, zip, or institution.
http://www.indianamedicaid.com/ihcp/providerservices/providersearch.aspx
  

Where can I get healthcare if I am an uninsured Shelby County resident?

Shelby Community Health Center
SCHC provides healthcare services to adult Shelby County residents who meet income qualifications.
317.392.3779
www.shelbyhealthcenter.org
Shelby Community Health Center
1640 E State Road 44, Suite B
Shelbyville, IN 46176
 
 
The Jane Pauley Community Health Center
This health center is a student health clinic sponsored by Shelbyville Central Schools and the Community Health Network.  It provides comprehensive, primary and preventive health services. The clinic services the whole community with primary focus on Shelbyville Central School students. It accepts most insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid and offers a "sliding-fee-scale" to consumers with limited financial means and no insurance.
317.421.3931
http://janepauleychc.com/locations/
Shelbyville Central Middle School
1200 W. McKay Rd
Shelbyville, Indiana 
 
Windrose Health Network
WHN is a Community Health Center which offer a "sliding-fee-scale" to consumers with limited financial means and no insurance.
  
Locations include:
  • Edinburgh Family Health Center
  • Trafalgar Family Health Center
  • Countyline Family Health Center
  • Hope Family Health Center
http://www.windrosehealth

Legal Aid

Where can I get free or less expensive legal help?

Local - State and Federal Government

Where can I find information on my local, state, and federal representatives?

  • Go to in.gov and search for Legislators.  This will provide a list of State Senators and State Representatives as well as a district map and contact info
 

Where can I find information on current legislation?

  • Go to in.gov and search for Indiana Code

Where can I find information on Indiana law?

  • Go to in.gov and search for Indiana Law or Indiana Codes
  • Go to findlaw.com for free legal info on laws in your area

Medicaid and Disability

How do I apply for Disability?

For Medicaid Disability, apply online at http://www.ifcem.com .  For help you may call 1-800-403-0864.
   
For Social Security Disability, apply online at http://ssa.org.  For help, you may call the Social Security Regional Office in Columbus, Indiana at 1-800-772-1213.

How do I apply for Medicaid?

Apply online at http://www.ifcem.com
  • Paper applications may be printed from the website but are not the preferred method.
  • You may also call 1-800-403-0864 for help.
  • The Shelby County Public Library has computers you may use.
  • If you are a Major Hospital Patient, you may call 317-421-5717 for help in completing the application.
  • If you are a lower income, uninsured patient who needs medical help, call to make an appointment with the Shelby Community Health Center at 317-392-3779.  They can also assist you in applying for Medicaid.

Medical Bills

Where can I find help with my Major Hospital bills?

Major Hospital Patient Financial Services offers financial assistance to those who qualify.  They also offer prompt-pay and self-pay discounts as well as payment plans.
  
http://www.majorhospital.com/MedicalServices/HospitalServices/patientaccounts.php

Pregnancy and New Moms

Where can I get prenatal care if I am uninsured?

Shelby Community Health Center
The SCHC can help you apply for Medicaid Pkg B Pregnancy coverage & set you up with an appointment at Major Ob/GYN while your Medicaid is still pending for approval.  If you were to apply on your own, their policy has you pay $500 up front in order to start having appointments, or you have to wait until your Medicaid has been approved.
317.392.3779
www.shelbyhealthcenter.org
1640 E State Road 44, Suite B
Shelbyville, IN 46176
 
Pregnancy Care Center
The Pregnancy Care Centers of South Central Indiana offer the following confidential services, at no cost to you:
  • Pregnancy Tests
  • Peer Counseling on All Pregnancy Options
  • Abortion Recovery Support Groups
  • Limited First Trimester Ultrasound
  • Mentoring for Men and Women
  • Community Referrals
  • Material Assistance
317.398.4567
http://www.pregcarecenter.org/
2410 Indiana 44  
Shelbyville, IN 46176
 

Who can help support me so I have a healthy pregnancy?

Healthy Families
A voluntary visitation program designed to assist prenatal families and parents of newborns preparing for the new and sometimes overwhelming role as mom or dad.  Call to learn if you might be eligible.
317.398.0955
http://fspp.org/healthyfamilies.html
2021 South Riley Highway Shelbyville, Indiana 46176
Non-medical Care Providers

Who can come to my home and help me if I am bedridden while pregnant or as a new mom?

Healthy Families
A voluntary visitation program designed to assist prenatal families and parents of newborns preparing for the new and sometimes overwhelming role as mom or dad.  Call to learn if you might be eligible.
317.398.0955
http://fspp.org/healthyfamilies.html
2021 South Riley Highway Shelbyville, Indiana 46176
Non-medical Care Providers
Non-medical care providers can provide companionship, assistance with light housekeeping and meal preparation, and run errands.  They can transport you in their vehicle or yours.  They have an hourly fee and have a minimum number of hours for which they will provide services.  Locally we have one non-medical care provider office:
Comfort Keepers (317)788-0777; cell:  317-364-2122
There are many other non-medical care providers who serve Shelby County and often have dedicated staff for our county.  Shelby Senior Services has a complete list:  317-398-0127.
Safe Families
If a new mother is bedridden and without support for another child at home, she may be able to obtain childcare assistance from Safe Families.  A parent/guardian must be able to complete paperwork and establish medical Power of Attorney in order to participate.  The necessary forms are on the Indiana website.
     
http://safefamilies.org has an online referral form for non-urgent needs and identifies some of the families and churches who participate.
         
http://indiana.safefamilies.net has Central Indianainformation.
       
Intake during business hours only: 317-519-3839
     
 

Senior Care and Caregiving

Where can I find help with Medicare prescription plans?

(SHIP) Senior health Insurance Assistance Program at
Shelby Senior Services
1504 S. Harrison St. P.O. Box # 241
Shelbyville IN 46176
(317) 398-0127
www.shelbyseniorservices.org
 
Central Indiana Council on Aging, CICOA
4755 Kingsway Dr., Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN 46205
800-432-2422
317-254-3660
www.cicoa.org
 

Where can I find an apartment that provides medical care for a senior citizen?

Look for Assisted Living Facilities with on-staff Nurse.
   
In general, assisted living offers different layers of assistance.  Each type of assistance has a $ amount attached to it.  If a potential resident is a veteran, the resident may be eligible for assisted living financial help through Veteran Aid and Attendance.  Personnel at the assisted living facility are knowledgeable about pursuing this benefit and will assist the resident in making application.
 
Assisted Living Facilities in Shelby County include  
Ashford Place Health Campus
2200 N. Riley  Hwy
Shelbyville,  IN   46176
398-8422   
 
Walker House
2216 N. Riley Hwy
Shelbyville, IN  46176
317-392-3374
 
McKay Manor
1473 E. McKay Rd
Shelbyville, IN 46176
317-398-3100

How can I determine whether my aging parent can stay safely in his home, or needs assisted living, or needs nursing home care?

Please start with your family physician to determine mental capacity and health needs.
  
Online assessment tool for evaluating independent living skills @ http://www.lifeline-ILA.com. This is a clinically validated tool that provides an immediate report and suggested resources for improving independence. The assessment is FREE.
   
Central Indiana Council on Aging (CICOA) is responsible for screening to determine if nursing home placement is appropriate. The physician’s office can also help you connect with CICOA. The nursing home of choice will also be able to connect with CICOA for that pre-admission screening assessment.
CICOA
4755 Kingsway Dr., Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN 46205
800-432-2422
317-254-3660
www.cicoa.org

Where can I find home help who will be able to physically assist my loved one with standing and sitting?

Shelby Senior Services
1504 S. Harrison St. P.O. Box # 241
Shelbyville IN 46176
(317) 398-0127
www.shelbyseniorservices.org
 

Information and Assistance, Family Caregiver Support, Personal Assistants Available for Hire List (Private Pay Only) List of Companies that provide licensed, bonded, insured, and trained caregivers (Private Pay and Medicaid Waiver only)

 
Central Indiana Council on Aging, CICOA
4755 Kingsway Dr., Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN 46205
800-432-2422
317-254-3660
www.cicoa.org
 

County wide home delivered meals, Information and assistance, Resource List of Companies that provide licensed, bonded, insured, and trained caregivers (Private Pay and Medicaid Waiver only), Intake and assessment for the Aged and Disabled Waiver under Medicaid and CHOICE services. Resource List of Companies that provide licensed, bonded, insured, and trained caregivers (Private Pay and Medicaid Waiver only)

 

Who can I find to help get my loved one to medical appointments?

ShelbyGo Transportation
Appointment Based
317-398-7614

How can I get respite care for myself while I am taking care of my loved one?

Shelby Senior Services
1504 S. Harrison St. P.O. Box # 241
Shelbyville IN 46176
(317) 398-0127
www.shelbyseniorservices.org
  
Family Caregiver Support Program provides services for anyone caring for someone, 60 years or older, living in Shelby County: information and assistance and limited amount of respite services. These can include, emergency response buttons, attendant care respite, homemaker respite, and adult day services through contracted providers.
          
Central Indiana Council on Aging (CICOA)
4755 Kingsway Dr., Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN 46205
800-432-2422
317-254-3660
www.cicoa.org
   
Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities typically offer Respite stays based on bed availability and ability to pay.
    
Adult Day Services, Adult Day Care is available in Shelby County at Ashford Health Campus. Private Pay, must meet the intake guidelines.
   

What kind of care will Medicare pay for?

www.medicare.gov is the official U.S. Government Medicare website and it has a wealth of information on all aspects of Medicare benefits.
 
Please contact your Medicare provider or Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) Counselor.
  
Contact Shelby Senior Services at 317-398-0127 to connect with a SHIP Counselor.
  

What kind of help is available for a senior citizen in our county?

Shelby Senior Services has many services for senior citizens.
1504 S. Harrison St. P.O. Box # 241
Shelbyville IN 46176
(317) 398-0127
www.shelbyseniorservices.org
 
Transportation, ShelbyGo
317-398-7614
 

Family Caregiver Support Program provides services for anyone caring for someone, 60 years or older, living in Shelby County. Information and assistance, Limited amount of Respite services available for care recipients under this program if funding allows and meets qualifications. These can include, emergency response buttons, attendant care respite, homemaker respite, and adult day services through contracted providers.

Support Groups for Caregivers
Alzheimer’s Association Shelby County Support Group
2nd Thursday of each month @ 6pm
At Shelby Senior Services
 
 Community Meal Site
 Food pantry (for qualifying low-income seniors)
Health and Wellness Groups, Educational Classes, and Recreational Opportunities

Where can I find in-home care for my parents or grandparents?

Shelby Senior Services has Information and Assistance, Family Caregiver Support, Personal Assistants Available for Hire List (Private Pay Only) List of Companies that provide licensed, bonded, insured, and trained caregivers (Private Pay and Medicaid Waiver only)
Shelby Senior Services
1504 S. Harrison St. P.O. Box # 241
Shelbyville IN 46176
(317) 398-0127
www.shelbyseniorservices.org
 
The Central Indiana Council on Aging (CICOA) provides county wide home delivered meals, Information and assistance, Resource List of Companies that provide licensed, bonded, insured, and trained caregivers (Private Pay and Medicaid Waiver only), Intake and assessment for the Aged and Disabled Waiver under Medicaid and CHOICE services.
4755 Kingsway Dr., Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN 46205
800-432-2422
317-254-3660
www.cicoa.org
 

Special Needs Children and Adults

Where can I find child care for a special needs child?

For help in finding childcare, contact Huffer Child Care Resource & Referral at 800-554-9331 or use the free child care search tool at www.childcareindiana.org .
Free Child Care Search

What recreational and social activities are available for special needs youth?

Special Olympics of Shelby County
http://soindiana.org
Special Olympics Indiana is a not-for-profit organization that provides year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

What recreational and social activities are available for special needs adults?

Special Olympics of Shelby County
http://soindiana.org
Special Olympics Indiana is a not-for-profit organization that provides year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.  
Aktion Club
Aktion Club is the only service club for adults with disabilities. Clubs are sponsored by the Kiwanis. Shelbyville has an active club.   http://www.aktionclub.org  

Where can I find support for raising a special needs child?

Families United for Support and Encouragement (FUSE)
Parents and guardians of any special needs child are welcome. Meetings on 2nd Mondays at the Shelby County Public Library. Light meal and childcare provided.  Register online. www.fuseinc.org
    
About Special Kids (ASK)
Answers, resources, and trainings for families with special needs children. Spanish language resources also available. www.aboutspecialkids.org

Where can I find private physical or occupational therapy for my child?

Private occupational and physical therapy providers are located in Shelby County and surrounding counties.  Contact the providers directly to determine ages served, cost, insurance status, etc.  This list is not exhaustive, so contact us if you know of private pediatric providers who could be added.
         
Decatur County Hospital
720 N. Lincoln St.
Greensburg, IN  47240812-663-4331
 
Indy Pediatric Occupational Therapy, LLC
317-257-1111
Kimberly Herring-Anthony
911 E. 86th St, Ste 107
Indianapolis, IN  46240
 
PediPlay (Barb Blain, OT)            
317-791-9031
6303 S. East St.
Indianapolis, IN  46227
 
Sportsworks           
317-791-9031
275 W. Bassett Rd
Shelbyville, IN            46176
 
Step Ahead Pediatric Therapy           
812-314-2378
2625 Fox Pointe Dr.
Columbus, IN  47203

Where can I find speech and language services for my child?

For children ages birth to 3, speech therapy services may be available through First Steps for children who are determined eligible due to developmental delays.  First Steps will do an evaluation to determine eligibility. Contact  
First Steps South East
1531 13th Street Suite G900, Columbus IN 47201
1-866-644-2454
www.firststepssoutheast.org
 
 
Pediatric speech therapy services for children over age 3 are available to children who are determined eligible for special education services.  Contact the administrative office of your home school district for information.
 
NORTHWESTERN CONSOLIDATED SCHOOLS OF SHELBY COUNTY
4920 West 600 North, Fairland, IN 46126
(317) 835-7461 District Office
 
SHELBY EASTERN SCHOOLS
2451 North 600 East, Shelbyville, IN 46176
(765) 544-2246 District Office
 
SHELBYVILLE CENTRAL SCHOOLS
803 Saint Joseph Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176
(317) 392-2505 District Office/Transportation
 
SOUTHWESTERN CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL DISTRICT
3406 West 600 South, Shelbyville, IN 46176
(317) 729-5746 District Office
 
Private speech and language therapy providers are located in counties surrounding Shelby.  Contact the providers directly to determine ages served, cost, insurance status, etc.  This list is not exhaustive, so contact us if you know of  private pediatric providers who could be added.
 
Collaborating for Kids 1701 Library Blvd. Suite A Greenwood, IN 46142
Phone:  (317) 881-9923
 
Easter Seals Crossroads - South 5905 S. Emerson Avenue, Suite 400 Indianapolis, IN 46237 Phone:  (317) 782-8888
 
Library Park Rehabilitation
98 S Park Blvd, Greenwood, IN 46143
Phone:  (317) 497-6000
 
PediPlay
6239 S. East Street, Suite A Indianapolis, IN 46227
​Phone:  ( 317)  791-9031

Where can I find a preschool for children with developmental delays?

Children with development delays may be eligible for preschool services offered through their local school system.  Contact the administrative office of your home school district for information.
    
NORTHWESTERN CONSOLIDATED SCHOOLS OF SHELBY COUNTY
4920 West 600 North, Fairland, IN 46126
(317) 835-7461 District Office
 
SHELBY EASTERN SCHOOLS
2451 North 600 East, Shelbyville, IN 46176
(765) 544-2246 District Office
 
SHELBYVILLE CENTRAL SCHOOLS
803 Saint Joseph Street, Shelbyville, IN 46176
(317) 392-2505 District Office/Transportation
 
SOUTHWESTERN CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL  DISTRICT
3406 West 600 South, Shelbyville, IN 46176
(317) 729-5746 District Office
    
Head Start may also have space available in their programs to serve children with disabilities. For more information about Head Start in Shelby County contact
   
HUMAN SERVICES
PO Box 588, Columbus, IN 47202
(812) 376-9608 Head Start
(800) 878-9608 Toll-Free
 
For children with hearing loss, contact
  
INDIANA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF - WILLARD  SCHOOL
1200 East 42nd Street, Indianapolis, IN 46205
(317) 550-4800 Main Office
(317) 550-4797 Admissions
Preschool services with focus on sign language
 
SAINT JOSEPH INSTITUTE FOR THE DEAF -  INDIANAPOLIS
9192 Waldemar Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268
(317) 471-8560
Preschooler services with focus on spoken language
 

Tobacco

Where can I get help to stop smoking?

Get free help by connecting with the Indiana Quitline at 1-800-784-8669 or www.indianaquitline.net .  Talk with a Quit Coach or access a 24-hour WebCoach.
   
Major Health Partners offers Smoking Cessation Classes for only $60.  Pre-registration is required.  Call 317-398-5297 to learn more and to register.

Transportation

I am a veteran. How can I get transportation to the VA in Indianapolis?

There are some volunteer drivers through Shelby Senior Services @ 398-7614.  Call at least 48 hours in advance.
      
There is also the DAV (Disabled American Veterans) van, servicing Johnson and Shelby Counties.  The van makes routine runs to the Indy VA.  Call 1-877-920-7433 to request service.  Most likely you'll need to leave a message and your call will be returned.

How can I get transportation to my appointments or for shopping or entertainment?

ShelbyGo            317-398-7614 or 317-398-0127
    
Monday -- Friday:  8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. except holidays.  They may not run until 4:30 if there are not enough riders.  They make routine loops throughout Shelbyville.  Call to learn more.  They transport throughout all of Shelby County.
     
Advance request of 24 hours is required.  Requests can be made up to 10 days in advance.
     
Wheelchair lift vans are available as long as there is easy access to the home.
     
Within city limits, cost is $3.00 one way.  In the county it is $6.00 one way.
     
Residents aged 62 and older may ride ShelbyGo for a donation.
     

I have Medicaid. Who are the Medicaid transportation providers serving Shelby County?

Medicaid transportation covers transportation to and from medical and behavioral health appointments.  There are several Medicaid transportation providers serving our county.  Not every provider serves all Medicaid products.  When you call, they will run your Medicaid number to learn if they are a provider for your particular Medicaid.  Please call them at least 24 hours in advance of your appointment.   If you are not sure whether you have this benefit, call 1-800-403-0864.
     
Blue River Medicar              317-398-4116 or 317-508-3133
     
Shelbyville
(Most Medicaid, Private Pay, and Workman's Comp)
 
Business hours:  8:00 a.m. -- 5:00 p.m.
    
Decatur County:  Classic Medicab     812-663-9990
    
LCP Transportation            1-800-508-7230
   
Non Emergency Transportation: N.E.T.            812-222-0688
   

Volunteers

Where can I find volunteers or volunteer opportunities?

Shelby County Volunteer Alliance
The Shelby County Volunteer Alliance (SCVA) is a platform for those interested in giving back to be matched with organizations that are in need of vital and active volunteers.
    
We want long lasting collaborations between community members and non-profit organizations to develop, and because of that, we focus on safe placement of volunteers into reputable organizations.  Participating organizations are assessed by the SCVA and proven reputable.
   
http://shelbyvolunteeralliance.org/
   
or call Betsy Stephen at 317-398-0197
Major Health Partners
MHP has many opportunities for volunteers.  The volunteer coordinator may be reached at 317-421-5676.
     
www.majorhospital.com
150 W. Washington St.
Shelbyville, IN 46176
317-392-3211
  


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