Caregivers & Daily Needs

aLOTTa Therapy

Address 3741 Rome Drive, Suite A, Lafayette, IN
Phone 765-250-3662


aLOTTa Therapy is owned by therapists. Our outpatient clinic serves the Lafayette/West Lafayette community. Our mission is to provide privatized rehabilitation therapy to the community with individualized Physical, Occupational, and Speech Language Pathology services to optimize cognitive, sensory, and physical activities of daily living.

American Psychosocial Oncology Society Helpline

Phone 1-866-APOS-4-HELP


APOS is a multi-disciplinary professional organization dedicated to the psychosocial aspects of cancer. Helpline assists patients & caregivers in finding counseling in their area.

Anisa Counseling Group

Address 1330 Win Hentschel Blvd, West Lafayette, IN 47906
Phone 765-497-3932


Provides counseling services with cancer specialty.

Area IV Agency on Aging and Community Action Programs, Inc.

Address 660 N. 36th St., Lafayette, IN 47905
Phone 765-447-7683 or 800-382-7556


Provides energy assistance for utility services, rental assistance, food and transportation.  Family Caregiver Program to assist caregivers.  SHIP Medicare counselors.  Provides the Pre-Admission Screening for persons wanting to enter a nursing home.
Check your local listing for what is offered in your area.                                                                                                                                                      
• 660 N. 36th St., Lafayette, IN 47905 
Phone: 765-447-7683 or 800-382-7556

• 901 Prince William Rd, Delphi, IN 46923
Phone: 765-564-6466

• 301 E. Clinton St., Frankfort, IN 46041
Phone: 765-659-1408

• 116 E Marion St., Monticello, IN 47960
Phone: 574-583-6048


Buck Black Therapy, LLC

Address 100 Saw Mill Road, Ste #3102, Lafayette, IN
Phone 765-807-6778


Provides counseling services with cancer specialty.


Cancer Support Community

Phone 1-888-793-9355


A global network of education and hope for cancer patients and those supporting them. The Wellness Community & Gilda's Club joined to form CSC.

Helpline hours: 9 am - 9pm M-F staffed by oncology counselors and therapists who provide supportive counseling, information, referral and education.  

Cancer: Here's How You Can Help Me Cope & Survive


This book tackles the lack of communication between cancer patients/survivors and their family and friends.

Other Information

Author: Joy Erlichman Miller, PhD




Web-based resource for patients and their families covering a variety of topics to aid coping with the disease. Information provided by ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology)

CancerCare, Inc

Phone 800-813-HOPE/800-813-4673


Provides free professional support services to anyone affected by cancer, caregivers, children, loved ones and the bereaved. Services provided by trained professionals. Caregiving fact sheets, financial info, and much more on website.

Caregiver Companion

Phone 765-423-1879


A network of volunteers to help caregivers with non-medical needs such as respite care, transporation and compansionship.

Co-Pay Relief Program (CPR)

Phone 866-512-3861


Provides direct financial assistance to qualified patients, assisting them with prescription drug co-payments their insurance requires relative to their diagnosis.

Comfort Keepers

Phone 765-449-9797


In home companionship and care services to help promote independent living. You can select from a variety of services such as: meal prep, laundry, light housekeeping, grocery shopping, incidental transportation, medication reminders, grooming guidance. (Private Pay)

Community Cancer Network (CCN)

Phone 765-446-5464


Mission: To support the non-medical needs of area cancer patients in collaboration with care providers and other community resources.

Service Area:  11 North Central & West Central Indiana counties - Benton, Cass, Carroll, Clinton, Fountain, Jasper, Montgomery, Newton, Tippecanoe, Warren, White

Call CCN direct or be referred by health care provider, family or  friend  to become a Community Cancer Network client

Free Services (not limited to):
-Client Advocacy
-Food Pantry (Shelf Stable Food/Limited Toiletries/Limited Cleaning Supplies)
-Durable Medical Equipment (Wheelchairs, Walkers, Canes)
-Limited Financial Assistance (qualifying guidelines/ex: Fuel Card, Utility/Rent/Mortgage/Prescription Payments)
-Transportation to/from cancer treatment
-Wig Salon (intimate environment with broad selection)
           ~And so much more! 

Clients are encouraged to share their unique needs so CCN may address them or refer them on to a collaborating organization

Family Caregiver Alliance

Phone 800-445-8106


Supports and assists caregivers through education, research, services & advocacy. Services include publications, caregiver training, workplace program, research & policy initiatives.  Be sure to check out the website for further information.

Franciscan St. Elizabeth Home Health Care and Hospice

Address 1701 S. Creasy Lane, Lafayette, IN 47905
Phone various-depending the service


St. Elizabeth Home Health Care offers a wide variety of health care services in the comfortable environment of your own home. Familiar surroundings of home often decrease anxiety and make it easier to get well. It also provides more cost-effective alternatives to hospitalization.

Our focus is on providing compassionate home health care and the support you need to achieve quality of life and independence. Patients choose us because we care, and our patient satisfaction surveys consistently indicate a more than a 98 percent satisfaction with our services.

After Diagnosis and Self Help - Has partnered with Cancer Support Community to develop a monthly support group that will start in the last quarter of 2017, so please call for more details.  765-502-4122

Nutrition - A registered dietitian can separate facts from fads and explain the latest scientific findings into easy to understand nutrition information. Dietitians help promote good health through proper eating. Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health offers individualized and group nutrition counseling to meet your nutrition goals by working with you to develop a plan that fits your lifestyle. A physician referral is needed to make an appointment. Ask your doctor for a referral for medical nutrition therapy.  For questions please call 502-4230

Palliative Care Team - Provides Consultation for hospitalized patients, to assist with support and symptom management for chronic and/or life-limiting illnesses. Also, assists with Goals of Care and Advance Care Planning.  Provides end of life care for all ages and all cancer diagnosis (skilled nurses, social workers, aides, spiritual care, volunteers and bereavement services). Phone: 765-502-4949

Physical Therapy- Outpatient physical therapy can help decrease pain, improve mobility and assist the patient with maintaining as active a lifestyle as possible. 765-423-6885

Lymphedema Therapy: Lymphedema is a swelling of a body part, most often an arm or a leg, caused by the abnormal accumulation of lymph fluid. Lymphedema therapy helps relieve this often painful swelling that can result from trauma, surgery, infection, disease or other factors. We have an experienced lymphedema team consisting of three nationally certified lymphedema therapists trained to treat any involved body part. The lymphedema team also provides wound care when appropriate. Phone: 765-423-6885

Speech Therapy -The ability to communicate and understand others is vital to independence. Speech Language Pathologists are trained in the techniques designed to improve speech, language, and cognitive disorders. Speech Language Pathologists also work with individuals with dysphagia or difficulty swallowing. Phone:  765-423-6336

Hospice - Hospice gives comfort and support for persons in the last phases of incurable disease so they may live as fully and comfortably as possible. 765-423-6224 or 800-755-5650

Great Lakes Caring

Address 114 Executive Drive Suite G, Lafayette, IN 47905
Phone 765-446-2800 / 866-437-7700


Serves: Benton, Carroll, Clinton, Fountain, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, Warren & White Counties

Guardian Angel Hospice

Address 1221 S. Creasy Lane, Suite J, Lafayette, IN 47905 OR 513 W. Lincoln Rd, Kokomo, IN
Phone 765-447-4891 or 800-338-4043


Most people think of hospice for providing medical care and pain relief, which Guardian Angel expertly delivers through the skills of our nurse practitioners, physicians and nurses. But we also offer so much more.

 Look to Guardian Angel to provide medications, equipment and supplies related to the terminal illness. We also offer emotional, spiritual, and personal support for patients, caregivers, and other members of the family. Grief and bereavement support is also available for family members to find comfort during and after their loved one’s final journey.  Serves:  Benton, Carroll, Clinton, Fountain, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, Warren, & White Counties


Help at Home

Address 30 Professional Court, Suite #1, Lafayette, IN 47905
Phone (765) 449-9176 / (765) 447-073


Personal Care will be either private pay or through Area IV: Personal Care-bathing assistance, assistance with dressing, and assistance with grooming, Light housekeeping, Laundry, Meal Preparation, including shopping and assistance with meal planning, Errands or Transportation, Companionship - available 24 hours a day, if needed.

Skilled Services: will need prior approval/recommendation from the doctor: Assist with Medication Reminders, Oversee Dietary Guidelines with Meal Preparation.

Home Care by Design

Address 955 Mezzanine Drive, suite A, Lafayette, IN 47905
Phone 765-464-8080


Offer non medical in home care such as: bathing, dressing, meal preparation, medication dispensing, daily activity personal services

Home Helpers

Address 128 McCutheon Drive, Lafayette, IN 47909
Phone 765-477-7000


Can assist with any non-medical need such as: personal care such as bathing or grooming needs, housekeeping, meals, and companionship. They will work in tandem with your medical person.

Integrity Care LLC (Tippecanoe County only)

Address 667 Elijah Street, West Lafayette, IN 47906
Phone (765) 463 - 7111


Integrity Care, LLC  does Home care for the elderly and the physically challenged individuals. We accept Medicaid waiver for Home care and private pay. We offer Attendant care, Home maker and Companionship  services.  Also, we offer transportation services ( Ambulatory and Non ambulatory).

Please visit for details.

Transportation fees are:

  • 0-10 miles $20.00
  • over 10 miles $2.00 increments for every mile.
  • Non-Ambulatory/wheelchair: 0-10 miles $30.00 (non-ambulatory/wheelchair)
  • over 10 miles $2.00 increments for every mile.

Takes medicaid. Without medicaid, standard round trip fares are $40 for unassisted and $60 for those with wheelchairs. Services anywhere within 10 miles of the pick-up location (within Lafayette or West Lafayette) without adding extra fees.

Lotsa Helping Hands



Easy to use private group calendar, specifically designed for organizing friends, family, colleagues & neighbors to assist loved ones in need.

With the Help Calendar, you can post requests for support - things like meals for the family, rides to medical appointments, or just stopping by to visit.

Members of your community can quickly find ways to help, and Lotsa will send reminders and help coordinate logistics automatically so nothing falls through the cracks.

Lymphedema Theraphy (Rehabilitation Services)

Address 1411 S. Creasy Lane, Lafayette OR 3451 Wyndham Way, Suite D, West Lafayette
Phone 765-447-5552 (Lafayette) OR 76


Lymphedema is swelling that can occur following a surgery involving lymph node removal, radiation, trauma, or infection.  Watch for the signs & symptoms: heaviness, fullness, tight skin, decreased flexibility, clothing or jewelry feeling tighter, swelling with changes in skin texture.

Meals on Wheels of (Tippecanoe County)

Address 1915 Scott Street (Jenks Rest), Lafayette, IN
Phone 765-429-6325


Meals on Wheels of Greater Lafayette carries on a proud tradition of bringing hot and nutritious meals to individuals who have challenges getting meals on their own. Meals on Wheels works with IU Health hospital to prepare delicious and healthy meals. As a United Way agency, we also work closely with many other organizations to make sure food insecurity and safety needs are being met in a comprehensive manner.  We work on a 5 week rotating menu with 2 entrée choices & 4 side choices everyday.  Each client customizes their menu.

Hot Meals (entrée, 2 sides, fruit, dessert, drink) $4.25 OR  Cold Meal (deli sandwich, fruit, dessert, drink) $3.25

Ensure (vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry, case of 24) $25.00.

Phone 800-503-6897


Assists in finding pharmaceutical companies that may provide free prescription drugs, including cancer care drugs. May have discounts available for certain medical procedures.  Drug discount cards available, discounts on imaging centers, MRI's and CAT scans depending on your diagnosis.

Pediatric Nursing Specialists of Indiana

Address 3500 DePauw Blvd, Suite 1041, Indianapolis, IN 46268
Phone 317-875-6825 / 800-876-1181


Serves: Benton, Carroll, Clinton, Fountain, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, Warren & Counties

Pink Team Cleaning Service

Phone 765-269-7604


Patients would possibly be eligible for 1 light cleaning a month (max 4 per yr) with doctor approval.  Maximum 2 clients per month.

The Fearless Caregiver: How to Get the Best Care for Your Loved One & Still Have Your Own Life


Book Resource
This books aims to arm caregivers with tools to effectively care for their loves ones through the legal & financial challenges of cancer.

Well Spouse Association

Phone 800-838-0879


Provides emotional support to wives, husbands & partners of the chronically ill and/or disabled.

YWCA Greater Lafayette Women's Cancer Program

Address 604 N. 6th Street, Lafayette, IN 47901
Phone 765-742-4375


Patient Navigation Services available for those diagnosed with Breast or Cervical Cancer once enrolled into the program. Cancer Wellness Program available as described in Nutrition and Wellness section. Funding provided for Mammograms, Pap tests and other diagnostic services/treatment related to breast and cervical cancers provided at no charge for eligible women. Referrals to volunteer wound care nurses that work with clients enrolled in our program to provide dressing changes and wound care assistance. Wound care supplies in limited quantities available to clients with breast cancer once enrolled in our program.

Program serves 23 Indiana counties. Spanish speaking staff available. “ The YWCA does not provide medical advise, consultation or direct medical care. All referrals are made for informational purposes only.”

In partnership with Purdue University Department of Health and Kinesiology; a fitness program to improve the quality of life of cancer survivors is offered at various times throughout the year. For class schedule and registration contact the YWCA.