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Options for Senior America
office in Merrillville, IN

8488 Georgia Street, Suite D

Merrillville, IN 46410

Phone: 219.321.9130


Hour of Operations

Monday-Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


After Hours (On Call Hours):

24/7 On-Call

Counties Served:

Lake, IN

Services Provided:

Companionship; Personal Care; Live-in; Hospice Care; Special Needs Care; Respite Care

Awards Received by Options' Merrillville, IN Office

Options for Senior America has specialized in non-medical home care services for senior adults for over 32 years. OPTIONS provides in-home care to aging and disabled adults and seniors. We have specialized programs for dementia/Alzheimers, a transitional care program designed to facilitate a smooth transition from facility back to the home setting, and a fall prevention program for those who have suffered fall related injuries or chronic falls. Our "Live Out" program offers hourly services provide Care Providers to assist care recipients in their homes from 4 hours to 24 hours a day. Our "Supplemental Support Program" offers hourly services while a senior is staying at the hospital or during stays in a rehab facility when a loved one needs more one on one attention than a facility can provide from 4-24 hours a day.



OPTIONS provides personal care and companionship support to meet your loved ones individual needs.  Many of our care recipients come to us at a stage when they are beginning to need help at home for the first time. Others are more advanced in age and more dependent on continuous assistance. Whether it is Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia, M.S., Parkinson's, stroke, hospice care, or rehabilitation following a joint replacement or broken limb, we are ready to help.

We assist our care recipients with activities of daily living (ADLs). Most of our clients are senior adults, though we are generally available to any adult who might benefit from our services, regardless of age. Typical areas in which our caregivers provide assistance are:

  • Transferring and ambulating
  • Medication reminders
  • Meal planning & preparation
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Bathing and/or Showering
  • Grooming
  • Toileting
  • Light housekeeping
  • Home management
  • Companionship
  • Indoor/outdoor errands
  • Shopping/appointments

Not every family needs us for all of the above tasks. After evaluating the care recipients precise needs, we help the family determine what services are best for their loved one.



Options can help during transition period from hospital to home, from home to a community or any setting, on a short-term basis from overnight emergency care to few days.  We understand that emergencies do come up no matter how much we plan in advance.  We can also assist when extra help is needed during outpatient surgeries or medication changes.  We will assist with doctor follow- up visits during this critical period to help avoid re-admission to the hospital.

What sets us apart?  We are reliable, flexible, cost effective and patient centered! We are also one of only a hand full of Home Care agencies in the Region with a Reigistered Nurse as the Owner and Manager.

From the start, we know that we need to react quickly to client needs, and that circumstances frequently require a fast response. Today, we are able to respond within 24 hours or less.  Families deal directly with the owner, Bridgette Knight, who is also a Registered Nurse. Bridgette will meet with the care recipient and family members for a free initial assessment.  She will also visit regularly once the service has started to establish a strong rapport and communication with the care recipient and their family to ensure their needs are met.  We also help families set up additional services such as home safety evaluations, doctor's appointments, home organization, etc.  Our Care Providers go through a nation lifetime criminal background check, skills assessment, and personality assessments to ensure they match our client's needs.  We are licensed, bonded, insured and carry workers' comp insurance.

We, at Options for Senior America, have a passion for seniors and want to see seniors live an active, productive life no matter what they may be facing. With our supportive, experienced caregivers, we want our senior population to also be able to remain at home, wherever home may be.

Meet the Merrillville, IN Team

Bridgette Knight, RN


The Lake County branch is owned and managed by Bridgette Knight. Bridgette has been a Registered Nurse for 11 years. She has worked in multiple acute care settings such as Medical-Surgical, Acute Rehab, and Case Management. Bridgette conducts our needs assessments and creates a plan of care specific to each care recipient and their families' needs. Bridgette has a deep love for the senior community and prides herself on being an advocate for those who can not do so for themselves.

Anna-Alicia Cavazos

Care Coordinator

Anna-Alicia is the Lead Care Coordinator and has been with our branch for 3 years. Anna-Alicia manages our office, supervises all Care Providers, coordinates schedules, and wokrs hard to ensure we have the perfect provider for every family.  Anna-Alicia has worked in many areas of the medical field as as a CNA and has years of experience in home health care, acute care, and skilled nursing facility care. Anna-Alicia's compassion for our seniors and dedication to ensuring we provide excellent care makes her a great asset to the team.

Locations Where We Provide Our Services

Though the majority of our patients require care to be provided in the comfort of their own home, Options For Senior America is equipped to provide care for your loved one even if they no longer live at home.

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