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COMMUNITY LIVING SERVICES

VICTIM OUTREACH
 

Advocacy for Elder Victims of Crime or Abuse to take back their quality of life.
 

  • Assistance

  • Care Coordination

  • Education
     

We understand that becoming a victim of crime or abuse is a traumatic and life changing experience. We want to help you in your process of recovery and getting back your independence.
 

Each year in our seven county area there are an estimated 4,300 cases of elder abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation.  These crimes number more than injuries due to falls, new cases of cancer, or elders injured in car crashes.  The crimes are often perpetrated by caregivers or those close to the elder.  Yet most cases of abuse are never reported and the victims do not get assistance they need.
 

Know The Signs of Abuse
 

  • Discrepancy between a person’s income and standard of living.

  • Missing items such as eye glasses, hearing aids, or jewelry without explanation.

  • Malnourishment, poor hygiene, dehydration, bed sores, over-medication.

  • Physical injuries such as broken bones, tufts of hair missing, welts, bruises, burns, rope burns, all without explanation.

  • Person is fearful, anxious, apathetic, won’t talk in front of certain persons, refuses visits from loved ones.

  • A “new friend” suddenly moves in with the elder without explanation.

  • Healthcare needs not attended to.
     

Services We Can Provide
 

  • Confidential assistance from a care coordinator to work toward recovery.

  • Short term supply of food or home delivered meals.

  • Short term housing until you can reestablish a safe living situation.

  • Transportation to appointments.

  • Short term crisis counseling to address trauma and grief.

  • Other victim assistance services as needed for safety.

  • Speakers available to educate
     

For recovery assistance or questions please call The Area Agency on Aging at
419-222-7723 and ask for staff in the Victim Assistance Program.

Older Americans Act Programs

 
CARE COORDINATION PROGRAM

The Care Coordination Program provides information and access of home and community-based services for individuals who are at risk of needing institutional care.  The Care Manager links consumers with resources available in the community.  Funding for the program is provided by Federal Older Americans Act and State Block Grant dollars.  There are no fees for services.  Individuals are given the option to donate or participate in cost sharing towards the cost of services.  This allows more people and their caregivers to be served.  Services have a set cost cap.  Once need has been met or funds exhausted, individual is disenrolled from the program.  This program is designed to be short-term while individual is linked to other community supportive services.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 60 years of age or older

  • Resides in Allen, Auglaize, Hancock, Hardin, Mercer, Putnam, or Van Wert Counties

  • Meets Level of Care at time of assessment

Services that are available include

  • Personal Care/Homemaker Services through a contracted local home health agencies

  • Adult Day Services

  • Chore Services

  • Emergency Response Services

  • Home-Delivered Meal Services

  • Home Medical Equipment Services

  • Home Modification/Repair Services

  • Pest Services

  • Supportive Services

  • Transportation Services

  • Care Manager Services

 
ALZHEIMER'S RESPITE PROGRAM

Alzheimer's Respite Program

The Alzheimer's Respite Program provides services that assist the caregiver and those living with Alzheimer's disease or related dementia diagnosis to enable the person to remain in the community.  There are no fees for services.  Recipients are given the option to donate or participate in cost sharing towards the costs of services.  This allows of more people and their caregivers to be served.  Services have set with a cost cap; however time spent on the program is not regulated.

 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Those diagnosed with Alzheimer's or a related diagnosis;

  • Resides in Allen, Auglaize, Hancock, Hardin, Mercer, Putnam, or Van Wert Counties

  • Meets Level of Care at time of assessment

  • Caregiver must need assistance with care

Services that are available include

  • Personal Care/Homemaker Services through a contracted local home health agencies

  • Temporary In-Home Respite

  • Adult Day Service

Care Manager Services

NATIONAL FAMILY CAREGIVERS SUPPORT PROGRAM
 

The National Family Caregivers Support Program provides support, education, and service linkage to aide the caregiver to better understand their role, consequences, when and how to access and utilize assistance, which provides stress reduction and the ability to understand and better care for their loved ones.  There are no fees for services.  Individuals are given the option to donate or participate in cost sharing towards the cost of services.  This allows more individuals and their caregivers to be served.  Services have a set cost cap; however time spent on the program is not regulated.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Caregiver caring for an individual who is diagnosed with dementia or 60 years of age or older and frail OR Caregiver 55 years of age or older and caring for a "grandchild" or other relative (not parents) with a developmental disability diagnosis

  • Resides in Allen, Auglaize, Hancock, Hardin, Mercer, Putnam, or Van Wert Counties

  • Meets Level of Care at time of assessment

  • Caregiver must need respite services

Services that are available include

  • Personal Care/Homemaker Services through a contracted local home health agencies

  • Temporary In-Home Respite

  • Adult Day Service

  • Care Manager Services

MEDICAID WAIVER PROGRAMS

Assisted Living
 

Assisted living combines a home-like setting with personal support services to provide more intensive care than is available through home care services. Assisted living facilities provide individuals with an alternative to nursing facility care that is both less expensive and less restrictive. The Assisted Living Waiver Program pays a set rate to the Medicaid certified assisted living facility for those who qualify. The individual is responsible for paying a “room & board” rate and a possible patient liability amount depending on the individual’s income.

Eligibility Requirements 

  • You are age 21 or older 

  • You meet Nursing Home level of care (Assistance with activities of daily living)  

  • You meet financial requirements for assets/income  

  • You have physician's approval

 

Services Available

  • Meals 

  • Housekeeping 

  • Laundry 

  • Transportation 

  • Social Activites 

  • Personal Care like bathing, grooming and personal hygiene 

  • Nursing Care like medication administration

Long Term Care Consultation
 

A Long-Term Care Consultation is available to anyone unsure of programs and services they need to stay independent and in a community-based setting.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Anyone who needs assistance but does not know what services are available.  

Services Available

  • Home visit from an agency staff member  

  • Information and referral to services and programs individual is eligible for

Ohio Home Care Waiver
 

The Ohio Home Care Waiver Program (OHC) meets the needs of people who prefer to get long-term care services and supports in their home or community, rather than in an institutional setting. CareSource has contracted with the Ohio Department of Medicaid in the role of a Case Management Agency.
 

CareSource in partnership with local Area Agency on Aging, Area Agency on Aging 3 will deliver Case Management services for the OHC program to help people meeting Medicaid financial criteria, who are under 60 years of age and assessed with an Intermediate or Skilled Level of Care, along with other program requirements.

Please select the link https://www.caresource.com/ to go to CareSource’s Website for more information

Specialized Recovery Services Program
 
Welcome to the Specialized Recovery Services (SRS) program.  The SRS program is a Medicaid Funded program that offers home and community-based services that are person-centered and aimed at supporting individuals in the community for individuals diagnosed with a severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI) or with a diagnosed chronic condition (DCC).  The Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) has contracted with CareSource to manage the Specialized Recovery Services program in the state of Ohio. 
 
CareSource is partnering with the local Area Agencies on Aging to deliver the Specialized Recovery Services program.  Area Agency on Aging 3, will provide Recovery Management for individuals that are determined to be eligible for the Specialized Recovery Services program. 

Please select the link https://www.caresource.com/ to go to CareSource’s Website for more information.
 
 
PASSPORT

The purpose of PASSPORT is to provide older individuals in need of nursing home services with an in home alternative. PASSPORT permits individuals who live in a home setting to receive services paid for by Medicaid and state funds. 

 

How do I qualify for PASSPORT? 

  • The primary criteria for enrollment in PASSPORT are age, level of care, and income.

  • Individuals age 60 years and older and agreeable to participate 

  • Meet financial requirements for assets/income 

  • Meet nursing home level of care (assistance w/activities of daily living) 

  • Have a physician's approval 

  • Health needs can be met safely in the home 

  • Reside in a non-institutional setting 

  • Needs are not being met by current community services 

How much does this cost? 

  • There is no charge for an in-home assessment to discuss your needs and options. 

  • There is no charge for PASSPORT services if you are under a set income level.  If you are over the income level, you may choose to pay a monthly amount determined at the time of enrollment or decline enrollment. 

What happens at an assessment? 

  • A nurse or social worker visits you in your home to assess your needs and discuss options.  You will answer many questions and the assessor will observe your level of independence.  The assessor will need to review documentation of income and assets to make a preliminary determination about your eligibility for in-home assistance.  If enrolled in one of our home care programs, you will work with the assessor to develop an initial plan of care.

  • If you qualify for Medicaid but are not currently enrolled, the assessor can assist with completion of the Medicaid application.  You must then follow up with the application process through the Department of Job and Family Services. 

What information should I have ready for my assessment? 

  • In order for the assessor to determine your eligibility for in-home assistance, you must be willing to provide the following information at the time of assessment: 

  • Social security card 

  • Medicare card, if you have one 

  • Proof of age 

  • Proof of income 

  • Insurance documents 

  • Proof of assets 

  • Your doctors’ names, addresses, and phone numbers 

  • Your medical problems 

  • Medicines and treatments you are receiving 

  • Names of family or friends who help you 

  • Names of any agencies currently providing help 

Who decides what services I will have? 

  • During the assessment visit, you will discuss with staff the areas where you need help at home and services available to you.  A care plan with a package of services is then developed to meet your needs.  This collaborative effort includes staff, the senior receiving services and caregivers. 

Can I qualify for PASSPORT if I’ve been denied Medicaid in the past? 

  • PASSPORT is funded by a Medicaid Waiver that differs from traditional Medicaid, and therefore you may qualify for Medicaid even if you have been denied in the past.  If you provide income and asset information to our assessor, a preliminary determination can be made during the in-home assessment.  The assessor can also assist in completion of the Medicaid application, but you must follow up with the application process through the Department of Job and Family Services.

  • Do not let a past denial stop you from getting the services you need.

Does estate recovery apply to PASSPORT? 

  • Yes.  PASSPORT is a Medicaid program, and under federal and state law, the state may recover money paid for your Medicaid benefits from your estate.  The purpose of estate recovery is to allow states to recoup some of the tax dollars invested in Medicaid, in order to reduce the escalating cost of one of the largest and fastest growing government programs.  See our Medicaid section for more information. 

Services that are available include:

  • Personal Care Assistance 

  • Homemaker 

  • Home Delivered Meals 

  • Chore 

  • Emergency Response System 

  • Adult Day Services 

  • Transportation 

  • Minor Home Modification 

  • Home Medical Equipment and Supplies 

  • Social Work Counseling 

  • Nutrition Consultation 

Who do I call?

  • We encourage you to call our agency to answer any questions or concerns about the PASSPORT program and other services available to individuals and their caregivers.  Just dial 419-222-7723 or toll free 1-800-653-7723 to speak with an agency representative.

OHIO HOME CHOICE
 

Ohio’s HOME Choice program transitions eligible Ohioans from institutional settings to home and community-based settings, where they receive services and supports at home and in their communities.

Established in 2008 with a goal of transitioning 2,000 Ohioans, the program has become a national leader in moving people back home. As of July 1, 2019, more than 13,000 people have enjoyed a new-found independence through HOME Choice.

Who is eligible to participate?

To be eligible for HOME Choice an individual must:

  • Be enrolled in Medicaid

  • Have resided in a long-term care facility for at least 90 consecutive days

  • Be 18 years of age or older

  • Have income to sustain community living

  • Participate in a needs assessment and have a need for the program

  • Have care needs that can be adequately met in a community setting

 

How do I learn more and apply?

 

Individuals and family members/guardian will work with the long-term care facility and HOME Choice transition staff to apply, discuss options and coordinate services and supports.

Questions about HOME Choice? Call us at 1-888-221-1560 or email HOME_Choice@medicaid.ohio.gov

HOME Choice Webpage: https://www.medicaid.ohio.gov/FOR-OHIOANS/Programs/Home-Choice

 
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