Senior Health & Wellness

As the population ages, more seniors are living independently in the community. IU Health Bloomington Hospital aims to help seniors obtain information about health and wellness they can use to optimize their quality of life.

We do this by providing links to services offered by IU Health Bloomington Hospital as well as those available in Bloomington and Monroe County. If you would like further information on any of our services contact us at 812.353.5252.

IU Health Bloomington Services

Advance Directives

We provide assistance with living wills and the appointment of a health care representative. If you should be unable to make decisions for yourself, you have a right to decide what medical treatments you receive and who may speak on your behalf.

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Service

IU Health Bloomington Hospital Alzheimer's and Dementia Resource Service supports families and professional caregivers who live or work with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias. We provide support, resources and assistance to those with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias and their families. All services are offered free of charge.

Aquatic Therapy

IU Health Bloomington Hospital Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine Centers are pleased to offer aquatic therapy at the east side location in a specialized therapeutic pool. Our team of rehabilitation therapists work one-on-one with injured or disabled patients to enhance their functional abilities. Aquatic therapy is available to a wide range of patients and has a multitude of benefits. Learn more about aquatic therapy.

Assisted Medical Transport

Individuals in need of transportation assistance can schedule one of our six specially equipped vans to assist in traveling to and from Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital, a doctor's office or another healthcare facility. Customers receive personal assistance to and from the van and are transferred to a responsible person at each destination.

Balance & Fall Prevention

Falling is very common, but can result in injury, shake your confidence, and become a barrier to safely doing all the things you want to do. Preventing falling is critical to maintaining independence. IU Health Bloomington Community Health offers free researched-based balance and fall prevention classes, both online and in person. Contact 812.353.9300 for more information.

IU Health Bloomington Hospital Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine offers specialty care for individuals who have experienced loss of balance or recent falls. Occupational and physical therapists, in consultation with your physician, will establish an individualized treatment program to reduce your risk for future falls.

This program is also offered by the therapists at IU Health Bloomington Home Care for those who are homebound.

Extra Help, Hoosier RX, Medicare Savings Plan (MSP)

Need help with Medicare costs? We help many seniors in Indiana who have limited income and assets receive financial support for Medicare premiums, deductibles, prescription drugs, and more through the Extra Help, Hoosier Rx and Medicare Savings Plan programs. Our certified SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program) counselors can help guide you through the process at no cost. Call 812.353.9300 or visit the Classes & Events page (search "SHIP") to make an appointment.

IU Health Bloomington Hospital Behavioral Health

Offers inpatient and outpatient services from our staff of psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, nurse practitioners, therapists, psychiatric nurses, counselors and support staff. Services include psychiatric consultations, medical evaluations, psychoeducational groups and more.

IU Health Bloomington Hospital Cancer Services

IU Health Cancer Centers Bloomington provides multidisciplinary care, meeting the physical, spiritual and educational needs of the patient and family. We understand that a cancer diagnosis is a life-changing event, and we’re working to change lives for the better every day by advancing the art and science of medicine.

IU Health Diabetes Center

The Diabetes Center is equipped with skilled diabetes educators, dietitians and other professionals, all eager to work with clients to focus on caring for their diabetes. This team provides ongoing support and education, and works with participants to obtain better diabetes health. Call 812.353.5420 for more information.

Community Mobility Evaluations

Community mobility is a part of the Rehabilitation Services offered by IU Health. Driving evaluations assess a person’s abilities while helping the individual and his or her loved ones make an informed decision regarding driving and operating a motor vehicle. Call IU Health Bloomington Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine East at 812.353.3278 for more information.

Cardiovascular Services

From diagnosing the cause of chest pain, to cardiac surgery, to managing your condition and helping you get back on your feet with cardiopulmonary rehab, IU Health Cardiovascular Services offers one of the most comprehensive heart and vascular programs in south central Indiana.

Financial Assistance

Today's health care can be expensive. New technologies, medicines and procedures provide life-changing results, but often at a cost that can seem quite overwhelming. In response, IU Health Bloomington Hospital offers multiple options for payment, as well as trained social work staff, grant and government program integration and excellent financial counselors.

Home Care

As Monroe County’s only not-for-profit home health care provider, IU Health Bloomington Hospital Home Care has more than 80 years of home health experience. We offer a comprehensive and advanced range of services provided by a qualified and professional staff including physical, occupational and speech therapists, IV therapy and enteral feeding therapy.

Hospice House

IU Health Hospice House is the next step in the continuum of excellent care provided by IU Health Hospice in Bloomington. Patients can live their last days comfortably as their wishes for care are honored by hospice staff and their families.

Home Safe Home

The purpose of this program is to provide you with recommendations that may make it more feasible for you to stay safely in your home for long as possible. It may reduce the risk of the need for alternative living environments and the costs associated with these places. Call IU Health Bloomington Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine East at 812.353.3278 for more information.

Memory Screenings

Memory screenings are available at Community Health, 333 E Miller Drive, Bloomington. These screens are not intended to provide a diagnosis or replace a medical examination, but they are useful in identifying memory loss requiring further evaluation. Call 812.353.9299 or email for an appointment.

Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

IU Health Bloomington Hospital’s Orthopedics & Neuroscience Unit is newly remodeled, offering private rooms, a gym and a healthcare team of nurses, bedside caregivers and therapists dedicated to orthopedics. Choosing IU Health Bloomington Hospital means access to multidisciplinary care delivered on an individual basis.

Physical and Occupational Therapy

Physical and occupational therapy can help you overcome limitations on your everyday activities caused by pain and lack of strength and mobility. Both services focus on recovery from injuries and muscle overuse and allow you to gain independence so you can successfully thrive in your daily life. Services include assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of a variety of orthopedic, musculoskeletal and neurological conditions for pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric clients.

SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program)

For many people, the subject of health insurance is complex, confusing and even intimidating. This can be especially true for seniors trying to keep up with the continual changes in Medicare. If you have questions about your Medicare health care coverage, would like to review your current plan, or are turning 65 soon, schedule a free appointment with a certified SHIP counselor. A SHIP counselor will offer you objective assistance and answer your questions. SHIP counselors are also knowledgeable about extra financial help for those with low income and low assets. Counselors are not affiliated with any insurance company and will not sell or solicit for insurance. Call 812.353.9300 or visit the Classes & Events page (search "SHIP") to make an appointment.

Sleep Lab Services

Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital Sleep Lab Services is staffed by professionals and physicians experienced and registered in the treatment of sleep disorders. The facility is fully equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic instruments to monitor sleep patterns, breathing, brainwaves, heart activity, and eye and muscle movements to help you get a better night’s rest.

Palliative Care

Palliative care is a specialized type of medical care for people with life-threatening illnesses with the goal of improving quality of life. Palliative care often focuses on alleviating pain and symptoms associated with illnesses, such as cancer, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Alzheimer’s, HIV/AIDS and ALS.

Community Services

HealthNet provides no-cost care to the medically underserved in Monroe and Owen Counties. Services include easily accessible healthcare, treatment for acute and chronic conditions, and health education.

Parks & Recreation
Monroe County and the City of Bloomington both provide community health events as well as local health care resources. Information about Bloomington events and recreational programs makes it easy to find information and register online.

Monroe County YMCA
The YMCA offers resources and guidance to maintain or improve physical activity, health and wellness. Unique programs such as Cardiac Rehab to Diabetes Prevention and Adapted Activities including aquatics & dance promote life-long health and wellness. Learn more about the YMCA.

Area 10 Agency on Aging
The Area 10 Agency on Aging provides resources, solutions and connections for seniors, persons with disabilities and family caregivers living in Monroe and Owen counties. Learn more about the Area 10 Agency on Aging.

City of Bloomington Health & Wellness Resources
The City of Bloomington is committed to reaching out to form partnerships and coalitions leading to the improvement of individual health and wellness. The City of Bloomington promotes a healthy lifestyle for residents through access to quality health care and health promotion programs, and physical fitness and recreational opportunities. Learn more about Health & Wellness resources in Bloomington.

Commission on Aging
The Commission on Aging serves as a catalyst for improving public awareness of the senior and aging community. The intent is to promote solutions to problems and challenges within the community and celebrate the contributions of our older citizens. Learn more about the Commission on Aging.

Twin Lakes Recreation Center
The Twin Lakes Recreation Center is your space, and you can customize your experience to fit your goals. If you need a break from the demands of work, home and family, make the TLRC a place to regroup and renew, so you’re able to offer the people in your life the very best of yourself. Learn more about the TLRC.

Stone Belt
Stone Belt is a service provider who believes in the uniqueness, worth and right to self-determination of every individual. It’s their mission, in partnership with the community, to prepare, empower and support persons with developmental disabilities and their families to participate fully in the life of the community. Learn more about Stone Belt.