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Programs

Help comes in many forms. If you need assistance, contact us. We start by listening to your story. From there, we think of ways to make your day easier—customizing a plan that’s right for you—and deliver services that give you the help you need. While you keep as much independence as possible.

The Area Agency on Aging, a private, non-profit organization, has been designated by the State of Ohio to be your contact agency for federal and state aging programs in our nine-county area. But you don’t have to be in the senior demographic to request help from us. No matter what your age is, just get in touch and our registered nurses and social workers can help you get the assistance you need.

REQUEST A FREE, IN-HOME ASSESSMENT

Many options are available to seniors and their caregivers. Use the contact information below to request a free, in-home assessment to determine eligibility for our programs or other community resources.

Clark, Greene, and Montgomery County Residents

Contact us at 223-HELP or 800-258-7277, or email here.

Champaign, Darke, Logan, Miami, Preble, and Shelby County Residents

Contact Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley at 800-521-6419 or email here.

Our programs include:

Passport

PASSPORT is for seniors age 60 and older who need the level of care provided in a nursing home, but want to stay in their home. It is a statewide program funded by Medicaid.

Those who qualify for PASSPORT work with a nurse or social worker to develop a plan of care that customizes services to help them remain at home. Once enrolled, a case manager works with them to be sure needs are met with quality services, and that the plan of care is adjusted as needs change.

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ComCare

ComCare is for seniors who need supervision or limited assistance to remain independent at home.  It can also offer services to support those caring for a frail older person at home.

Those who qualify for ComCare meet with a nurse or social worker to develop a plan of care that customizes services to assist them at home.  Once enrolled, a case manager works with them to be sure needs are met with quality services, and that the plan of care is adjusted as needs change.

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Assisted Living Program

Assisted living bridges the gap between independent living and nursing home care. Assisted living typically offers assistance with the activities of daily living and ensures residents have access to staff 24 hours a day. The Assisted Living Waiver program is one of the long-term care options available statewide to Medicaid recipients and offers an alternative to nursing facility placement.

You must meet all eligibility requirements for enrollment in the waiver, including;

    • • You are 21 or older;
    • • You are Medicaid eligible;
    • • You require hands-on assistance with at least two of the following: mobility, bathing, using the bathroom, dressing, grooming, eating, and taking medicines; and
    • • You have care needs that can be safely met in an assisted living setting.

Click here for a statewide list of all participating Assisted Living Waiver providers.

Older Americans Act Funding

The Agency administers Federal Older Americans Act and state funding for the nine county area.  This funding supports a regional network of service providers to deliver a wide range of community services that include:

  • Adult Day Service
  • Alzheimer Respite Services
  • Caregiver Education and Respite
  • Congregate Meals
  • Health Screenings
  • HEAP Outreach
  • Home Repair
  • Home-delivered Meals
  • Transportation
  • Homemaker Services
  • Legal Services
  • Long Term Care Ombudsman
  • Personal Care Service
  • Protective Service
  • Respite Visiting
  • Senior Volunteer Services
  • Supportive Services

Healthy U

The Area Agency on Aging offers three evidence-based workshops that help people throughout our nine-county region learn strategies to manage their chronic conditions and feel healthier.

Healthy U is for adults of any age — and their caregivers.  It is an interactive workshop proven to help people with ongoing medical conditions manage symptoms and live healthier, happier lives.

Healthy U/Chronic Disease is a small group workshop where people with different health problems meet once a week for six weeks to discuss new ways to deal with challenges that are common to all. With the help of a facilitator, an easy-to-read textbook, and the support of their peers, participants learn ways to overcome barriers to healthy living and make a weekly action plan to progress toward their goals.

Healthy U/Diabetes is similar in content and format, but also has content specific to management of type 2 diabetes and pre diabetes.

Healthy U/Chronic Pain is similar in content and format, but also has content specific to management of chronic pain.  Weeks 3 through 6 include the Moving Easy program to gently loosen muscles and joints, and increase circulation.  Participants who complete the workshop receive a free CD of the Moving Easy program.

Older Americans Act funding allows us to offer the program at no charge for those 60 and older; others pay a small fee.  All participants who complete the course receive a free textbook, Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions or Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain.

Interested in becoming a leader?  Healthy U leaders come from a variety of backgrounds, but all have personal experience managing a chronic condition or caring for someone with a chronic condition.   Training and workshop materials are provided at no cost to the leader.

Healthy U Leader Position Description

Want to host a Healthy U workshop?  Healthy U is offered in a variety of community settings and we are always looking for good host site partners.  We require a private room for up to 22 people, and assistance with promotion and registration.  Our minimum registration is 10 and our maximum is 20.

If you’d like to become a Healthy U leader or host a workshop, please email Ann Finnicum.

Download The Healthy U Program Brochure

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