VIERA LOCAL RESOURCES

MEDICAL CONNECTIONS SPECIFIC TO VIERA

 

Viera Hospital

8745 N. Wickham Rd.

Melbourne, FL 32940

321.434.9000

http://www.vierahospital.org

 

Viera Hospital, a beautiful five-story, acute-care facility, opened in April of 2011.  It is the newest of the four Health First hospitals.  Features include

 

• 24-hour Emergency department

• 100 all-private in-patient beds

• 12 all-private observation beds

• Full time medical and surgical capabilities

• Outpatient diagnostic and lab services

• State-of-the-art technologies

• Hurricane-hardened construction.

 

Comprised of 120 board certified physicians representing 26 medical specialties including:

 

• Cardiology

• Dermatology

• Endocrinology

• Family practice

• Internal medicine

• Neurology

• OB/GYN

• Orthopedics

• Pediatrics

• Radiation oncology

• Rheumatology

• Sports medicine

• Urology

• Vascular surgery

 

 

Viera VA Outpatient Clinic

2900 Veterans Way

Viera, FL 32940

321.637.3788

http://www.orlando.va.gov/locations/viera.asp

 

The Veteran’s Administration Outpatient Clinic is the second largest healthcare footprint

in Viera.  The facility includes three primary care teams, comprised of physicians, nurses,

administrative support personnel, mid-level practitioners, a social worker, dietician and

pharmacists.  Over 200 volunteers provide a wide variety of services to make the facility

fully supportive of its patients.  The facility has pioneered a program that allows eligible

veterans in East Central Florida to receive inpatient medical care through a contract with

other community hospitals in their area.  Patients no longer have to be transported many

miles from their home for care, but are treated locally.

 

The complex continues to grow and it utilizes the latest in high-tech equipment and patient

record keeping.  Specialties include:

 

• Audiology

• Diagnostic Cardio/Pulmonary

• Diagnostic Radiology

• Gastroenterology

• Immunizations

• Laboratory

• Mental Health

• Prosthetics

• Neurology

• Ophthalmology

• Pain management

• Pharmacy

• Physical therapy

• Surgery

• Urgent care

• Urology

• Women’s Health Services

• Wound clinic

 

 

Wuesthoff Health Systems

1700 Wuesthoff Drive

Viera, FL 32940

321.255.0630

http://www.wuesthoff.com/locations/town-square-wuesthoff-assisted-living-viera

 

The Wuesthoff Progressive Care Center is a 114-bed skilled nursing facility providing

sub-acute and extensive rehabilitation to patients recently discharged from the hospital.

The center is committed to combining traditional nursing care with strong rehabilitative

and recreational therapy programs to help the patients.

 

The Transitional Care Unit uses a term approach to care for patients transitioning between

a hospital stay and returning home.  This includes procedures such as back, knee, and

hip or fractures needing orthopedic rehabilitation and pulmonary hypoxemia and airway

management disorders requiring respiratory rehabilitation.  Extended services such as

cancer treatment, IV therapy and would care are also available.  Other services include:

 

• Behavioral Health Sciences

• Cancer Care

• Community Programs

• Heart Center

• Hospice and Palliative Care

• Orthopedic Center

• Pediatrics

• Rehabilitation Services

• Same Day Surgery Centers

• Women’s Health

• Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center

 

 

Space Coast Cancer Center

8725 N. Wickham Rd.

Viera, Florida 32940

855.894-HOPE

http://www.spacecoastcancer.com

 

Serving the residents of Brevard County since 1983, Space Coast Cancer Center is one

of the premier Hematology/Oncology practices in the area with locations in Titusville,

Merritt Island, Cocoa Beach and Viera.  The medical practice cares for patients with

cancer and blood disorders.

 

• Board certified physicians

 

• Florida’s first and only practice certified for quality by the American Society of Clinical

  Oncology

 

• State-of-the Art radiation therapy, utilizing the Varian True Beam and Trilogy Linac

 

• Florida’s first and only University of Pittsburgh Medical Center via Oncology Clinical

  Pathways participant

 

• Clinical trials sponsored by the National Cancer Institute as well as leading

  pharmaceutical companies.

 

 

Florida Department of Health

2555 Judge Fran Jamieson Way

Viera, FL 32940

321.639.5800

http://brevard.floridahealth.gov/locations/viera-clinic.html

 

The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote and improve the health of all

people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.  The Viera Clinic

offers clinical and nutrition services, including immunizations, wellness services and

infectious disease services.

 

 

Florida Discount Drug Card

866.341.8894

http://www.floridadiscountdrugcard.com/

 

Established in December 2007, the Florida Discount Drug Card can provide savings for

Medicare beneficiaries who do not have prescription drug coverage or are in the Medicare

prescription drug plan coverage “gap”.  There is no enrollment fee and the card can be

used at all participating pharmacies.  For consumers 60 and older, there is no income

limit. Potential savings range from 5% to 42% on virtually all brand and generic drugs.

 

 

Brevard County Dental Society

1970 Michigan Ave, Ste. J4

Cocoa, FL 32922

321.636.1820

www.mybcds.org

 

Brevard County Dental Society members volunteer their time and resources for the

Volunteer Adult Clinic which provides restorative care for adults who do not have access

to dental care.

 

 

 

SPIRITUAL CONNECTIONS SPECIFIC TO VIERA

 

The community named Viera means ‘faith’ in the founder’s native language.  Viera

residents take matters of faith very seriously and the congregations are among the largest

in the area and services are well-attended.

 

 

Temple Israel (Reform Jewish)

7350 Lake Andrew Dr.

Viera, FL 32940

321.631.9494

http://www.tiofbrevard.com/

 

Temple Israel is a house of prayer for all peoples and they are an inclusive, dynamic and vibrant holy community.  At Temple Israel there are worship services of varying flavors, learning opportunities for everyone and social activities filled with fun and food.

 

 

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church

5655 Stadium Parkway

Viera, FL 32940

321.637.9650

http://stjohnviera.org/

 

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church is a very active church for all ages in the Viera area.  Experiencing community, Christ and connection with Viera is their goal.

 

 

CrossPointe Church Coast

Meeting at Manatee ES

321.747.7827

http://www.crosspointecoast.com/communitygroups

 

CrossPointe Coast is a new church plant congregation of CrossPointe Church, one of Watercrest’s partners in the Lake Nona area.

 

 

Calvary Chapel Melbourne Viera Campus

2852 Fellowship Place

Viera, FL 32940

https://www.calvaryccm.com/viera

 

Calvary Chapel Viera is a campus of Brevard’s largest congregation with thousands of attendees.  Offering something for everyone, Calvary Chapel is one church in many locations including Melbourne and Sebastian.

 

 

Other faith congregations include:

 

• Faith Viera Lutheran Church

• Prince of Peace Anglican Church

• The Church of Jesus Christ and the Latter Day Saints

 

 

 

EXERCISE PROGRAMS SPECIFIC TO VIERA

 

Pro-Health and Fitness Center

8705 N. Wickham Rd.

Melbourne, FL 32940

321.434.9149

http://www.healthfirstprohealth.org/viera/

 

Pro-Health and Fitness Viera is the newest and most spectacular addition to the Pro-Health & Fitness family.  With a vast array of the latest equipment, group fitness and aquatic classes, fitness choices are unlimited.  Classes include:

 

• Aqua Arthritis – Improve range of motion and flexibility with exercises adapted for joint

  issues.

 

• Aqua Chi – Low-impact, all-encompassing body stretch, strengthening and balance

  workout.

 

• Aqua Core & More – Modified Aqua Fit format, designed to increase core stabilization,

  improve balance, and build strength. Suitable for all levels of conditioning.  Drag and

  buoyant resistance may be added for increased intensity or to further challenge stability

  and balance.  May include components of tai chi, yoga and Pilates.

 

• Aqua Easy Does It – This class includes elements of cardio, strength and stretch.  Low

  impact, easy to moderate intensity, equipment may be used.

 

• Basic Yoga – Basic Yoga is a class that is targeted to beginning yoga participants.

 

• Cardio Chair Circuit – Chair based class alternating low impact choreography and

  strength training in and out of the chair.  Resistance tubing, weights, and small balls may

  be used in this class.

 

• Silver Sneakers Classic – This chair based class provides total body conditioning by

  offering exercises for the upper and lower body designed to increase muscular strength,

  range of movement for activities of daily living.  Resistance tubing, weights and small

  balls may be used in this class.

 

• Sit & Stretch – Improve your flexibility and strength through a series of moves designed

  specifically for the very beginner or older adult.  While sitting in a chair, relax and learn

  the technique of elongating your muscles and proper yoga breathing.  Perfect for those

  who wish to stretch, but cannot get down and up off the floor.

 

• Water Walking – Class includes different ways to walk across the pool.  This is a no-

  impact class and will include stretching.

 

 

Wickham Park Senior Center

2785 Leisure Way

Melbourne, FL 32935

321.255.4494

http://bcscwp.com/

 

BoneWalkers Plus System – A graduated series of osteoporosis/joint-safe, all over

exercise, modified for each individual.  Derived from yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, ballet and

everyday living, many moves are approved by the NOF (National Osteoporosis

Foundation).  Fun, memory-based titled exercises are travel-ready and include

modifications for shoulder, wrist, knee, balance and memory.  Wednesdays; 9:30 – 10:30.

Cost: $5.

 

Healthy Steps: The Ledbed method – a medically based therapeutic-dance program.

For cancer survivors and those with chronic illness including:

 

• Fibromyalgia

• Chronic fatigue syndrome

• Multiple sclerosis

• Parkinson’s disease

• Dance and Healing

• Internationally known program designed by two physicians and a dancer

• Recognized by the National Lymphedema Network and National Cancer Organizations

• Movements designed to facilitate lymphatic circulation, range of motion and balance

• Published studies support effectiveness

 

Dances and lessons at Wickham Park Senior Center on Friday nights.  Senior citizens

receive discounts.

 

 

One Senior Place Brevard

8085 Spyglass Hill Road

Melbourne, FL 32940

321.751.6771

http://oneseniorplace.com/brevard-calendar/

 

A weekly Strength & Flexibility Exercise class called “Senior Strength”.   A combination of

strength, flexibility and cardiovascular conditioning exercises designed to increase agility,

mobility, stability, balance and coordination.  Thursday at 8:30 am.

 

 

 

SERVICES AVAILABLE TO RESIDENTS IN THE VIERA AREA

 

SHINE

Wuesthoff Homecare

8060 Spyglass Hill Road

Viera, FL 32940

321.752.1511

shineviera@gmail.com

 

SHINE is an award-winning, statewide volunteer program that provides free, unbiased

counseling and information for people on Medicare, their families and caregivers.  SHINE

is a program of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and is administered in Brevard

County by the Senior Resource Alliance in Orlando. Counseling is available on Medicare,

Medigap (Supplemental Insurance), HMOs, Medicaid, Prescription Drug Plans, and Long-

Term Care Insurance.  All counseling is first-come, first-served.  Bring a list of all

medications or Rx bottles, insurance card, and Medicare card.  Please call as many of

your questions can be answered without your having to travel.  Appointments can be

made.

 

 

Meals on Wheels

3600 W. King St.

Cocoa, FL 32926

321.639.8770

http://agingmattersbrevard.org/service/meals-on-wheels

 

Meals on Wheels allows senior adults to remain living on their own even when they are

no longer able to prepare hot, nutritional meals.  Trained volunteers visit each weekday

around noon, providing Brevard seniors with a hot meal, a friendly visit, and safety check.

They can refer participants to additional services and can even initiate an emergency

response if necessary.

 

 

Seniors Transerve

3600 W. King St.

Cocoa, FL 32926

321.806.3729

http://agingmattersbrevard.org/service/senior-transerve

 

Senior TranServe allows the elderly to maintain their independence and quality of life by

enabling them to get to medical appointments, shop for groceries, and visit loved ones.

Seniors must be 60 years of age or better, ambulatory and capable of entering and exiting

a vehicle by themselves.  A seven-day advance notice is required for all requests.

 

 

Seniors Assistance Program

3600 W. King St.

Cocoa, FL 32926

http://agingmattersbrevard.org/service/seniors-assistance-program

 

The Seniors Assistance Program provides short-term supportive services to seniors, age

60 and over.  Services include housing improvement, short-term homemaking and

personal care, and legal advice and assistance.

 

Housing Improvement services focus on environmental modifications to improve

accessibility, safety, and security of the home.  Background checked handymen install

grab bars, build access ramps, and perform other minor home repairs.  To be eligible,

individuals must be 60 years of age or older and own their home.  For additional

information, call 321.631.2744.

 

Short-Term Homemaking and Personal Care Services are provided for individuals who

have experienced an illness or injury that leaves them in need of assistance for a short

time while they recuperate.  Home care aides may help with housekeeping duties such as

vacuuming, cleaning the bathroom and doing laundry.  They may also run errands,

prepare light meals, and provide non-medical personal care.  For additional information,

call 321.806.3802.

 

Brevard County Legal Aid provides Legal Advice and Assistance on civil matters to Brevard County Seniors.  Services are limited.  For more information, call 321.631.2500.

 

 

Community Care for the Elderly

3600 W. King St.

Cocoa, FL 32926

800.963.5337

http://agingmattersbrevard.org/service/home-and-community-based-services

 

Community Care for the Elderly provides case management services to frail seniors age

60 and over including development of an individualized care plan and assistance in

selecting community based support services.  These services may include:

 

• Adult day care

• Chore

• Companion

• Consumable medical supplies

• Incontinence supplies

• Medical equipment

• Nutritional supplements

• Ointments

• Gloves

• Emergency alert response

• Home delivered meals

• Homemaker

• Personal care

• Transportation

• Respite

 

 

Home Care for the Elderly

3600 W. King St.

Cocoa, FL  32926

800.963.5337

http://agingmattersbrevard.org/service/home-and-community-based-services

 

Home Care for the Elderly supports caring for frail elders in their home through the

provision of a small financial subsidy to a caregiver to pay for such items as incontinence

supplies, medications, nutritional supplements and other services to help maintain the

individual at home.  Individuals must be 60 or over, at risk of nursing home placement,

and have income levels that qualify them for assistance under Medicaid guidelines.

Case management is provided when needed.

 

 

Shared Cost Program

3600 W. King St.

Cocoa, FL 32926

321.806.3802

http://agingmattersbrevard.org/service/home-and-community-based-services

 

The Shared Cost Program prevents or delays inappropriate or premature institutional

placement, allowing seniors 60 and older to remain at home for as long as possible.

Seniors share in the cost of services based on their income and monthly expenses

increasing their accessibility to services.

 

The Shared Cost Program targets seniors who are unable to qualify for state funded

programs due to long waiting lists or specific eligibility requirements.  To qualify eligible

seniors must have two limitations in their activities of daily living and have no capable

caregiver.

 

An initial assessment, case management, and ongoing homemaking, personal care, and

emergency alert response systems are the primary program services.  Adult day care and

in-home respite services may also be included.  Senior recuperating from an acute illness

participate in the program only as long as services are required.  This particular help can

make the difference in getting well or returning to the hospital.

 

An in-home assessment and financial eligibility determination are required.  Seniors

participating in the Shared Cost Program desperately want to remain at home.  With a

little help they can.

 

 

Community Home Services

3600 W. King St.

Cocoa, FL 32926

321.639.6652

http://agingmattersbrevard.org/service/home-and-community-based-services

 

Trained, caring, and compassionate Certified Nursing Assistants and Home Care Aides

provide assistance directly to seniors in their home enabling them to maintain their

independence avoiding premature institutionalization.  Services are designed for

individuals who can handle their personal needs but may desire some assistance with

everyday household tasks such as laundry, meal preparation, or light housekeeping.

Caregiver respite relief is available by Certified Nursing Assistants or Home Care Aides.

A companionship service helps prevent social isolation and loneliness.  Home Care Aides

provide the friendly visit.  This service does not provide medical care.

 

A personalized care plan is designed to meet the senior’s schedule and needs.  There is

no long-term contract or commitment.  All aides are members of the Aging Matters in

Brevard agency and are Level II background checked and are covered by workmen’s

compensation service.  Call the above number for service rates.  The program is licensed

by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, license #229484 and provides

homemaker and companion services throughout Brevard County.

 

 

Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation

4676 N. Wickham Rd.

Melbourne, FL 32935

321.253.4430

http://www.brevardalzheimers.org/index.html

 

Non-Emergency Medical Transportation

 

The Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation, Inc. provides Non-Emergency, door-to-door,

advance reservation, shared ride-transportation services on a space available, and first-

come, first served basis, throughout most of Brevard County, for qualifying life-sustaining

trips.  Transportation services are available for qualifying appointments from 9:00 am to

3:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

 

Qualifying life-sustaining trips are defined as:

 

• Medical or dental appointments

• Physical therapy

• Hearing or eye appointments

• Wound care treatment

• Behavioral health counseling

• Pharmacy trips for medication

• Grocery shopping

• Other vital health services

Transportation may be provided to or from:

• Residence

• Day care facility

• Nursing home

• Hospice facility

• Assisted living facility

• Licensed family care home

 

An annual fee of $99.00 must be paid in advance of receiving transportation services.  In addition to the annual fee, a fee is also required on a per trip basis.

 

 

Volunteers in Motion

401 S. Varr Avenue

Cocoa, FL 32926

321.635.7999

http://www.ridescat.com/forms/volunteers-in-motion-information-application/

 

The award-winning Volunteers in Motion program helps seniors live independently by

offering life sustaining transportation to medical appointments, pharmacies and grocery

stores.

 

 

Project R.E.L.I.E.F.

Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation

4676 N. Wickham Rd.

Melbourne, FL 32935

321.253.4430

http://www.brevardalzheimers.org/programs-relief.html

 

The RELIEF program provides free in-home companionship to frail, homebound elders

aged sixty and over.  Trained volunteers visit your loved one once a week in your home

and provide friendship and companionship.  The goal of the RELIEF program is to provide

family caregivers a much needed break at no cost.

 

Project RELIEF helps you:

 

• By giving you a much needed break

• Assists in preventing isolation, depression and burnout

• Assists in reducing stress and anxiety

• Maintains/Restores your energy and health

 

The Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation has been under contract with the State of Florida to

administer and provide services under “Project RELIEF” since 1997.

 

 

 

SUPPORT AND SOCIAL GROUPS SPECIFIC TO VIERA

 

Alzheimer’s Association of Central and North Florida

800.272.9300

http:///www.alz.org/cnfl/in_my_community_support.asp

 

The Alzheimer’s Association of Central and North Florida is proud to offer over 50 support

groups throughout this area including support groups in Brevard County.  Groups are

facilitated by trained volunteers and offer a variety of topics.

 

 

Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation, Inc.

4676 North Wickham Rd.

Melbourne, FL 32935

321.253.4430

http://www.brevardalzheimers.org/index.html

 

The Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation provides quality community and facility based

services to frail adults and caregivers.  An emphasis is placed on Alzheimer’s disease and

related forms of dementia though care management, adult day care, transportation and

home-based services.  Programs include:

 

• Alzheimer’s education

• Alzheimer’s counseling

• Alzheimer’s training

• Alzheimer’s support groups

• Alzheimer’s community education

• Resource library

• Wanderer’s identification program

 

 

One Senior Place

8085 Spyglass Hill Road

Melbourne, FL 32940

321.751.6771

http://oneseniorplace.com/brevard-calendar/

 

If you are grieving the loss of a loved one, join the Living with Loss support group.

Find support, understanding and caring at this open and free to the community meeting.

Hosted by One Senior Place every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, for more

information contact Reverend Donna Carey at 321.752.2534.

 

Brevard Users Group (BUG) Computer Class is personal computer support group meeting

the first Monday of each month.  The group offers the basics of learning Windows based

computers in a relaxed environment.  For more information, email president@bugclub.org

 

One Senior Club is an active club serving the Viera area.  The club offers a wide variety of

activities, card and board games and much more.  Coffee is provided but bring your own

brown bag lunch to enjoy.  Annual membership dues are $15/person.

 

 

Compass Research Memory Screenings

Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation, Inc.

4676 N. Wickham Rd.

Melbourne, FL 32935

321.253.4430 ext. 108

http://www.brevardalzheimers.org/programs-memory.html

 

Free memory screenings are held once a month.  The screenings are conducted by

a Cognitive and Behavioral Solutions expert who specializes in Neuro pre-screening

coordination.  The coordinator has a Master’s degree from University of Central Florida

in Mental Health Counseling.  She is supported by a team of physicians and specialist at

Compass Research Institute.

 

During your free screen, you will learn about the current research for prevention,

diagnosis, and treatment of Alzheimer’s and dementia related diseases.

 

 

Art Gallery of Viera

2261 Town Center Avenue, Suite 111

Viera, FL 32940

321.504.4343

http://www.artgalleryofviera.com/

 

The Art Gallery of Viera offers over 14 classes for adults each week.

 

 

Brevard County Veterans Service Office

2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way

Building 2, Suite 102

Viera, FL 32940

321.633.2012

http://www.veteranownedbusiness.com/business/14265/brevard-county-veterans-service-office

 

The Brevard County Veterans Service Office assists veterans and their dependents in preparing claims for benefits or privileges to which they may be entitled as administered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

 

 

Wickham Park Senior Center

2785 Leisure Way

Melbourne, FL 32935

321.255.4494

http://bcscwp.com/

 

Wickham Park Senior Center provides ways to enrich, expand and maintain an active lifestyle while having fun, making friends and learning new things.  Experience:

 

• How to use a computer

• Dance

• Fun ways to exercise

• Shuffleboard

• Field trips

• Bingo

• Duplicate bridge

• Novice bridge

• Bridge classes

• China paint

• Knit

• Crochet

• Sew

 

Enjoy the library and reading room.  Annual membership is $15.

 

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