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News and articles from the Ohio Department of Aging.

Ohio Departments of Aging and Health provide recommendations to long-term care facilities to prevent the spread of germs Bookmark

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As part of the State of Ohio’s ongoing efforts to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) within long-term care facilities, the Ohio Department of Aging (ODA) and the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) are encouraging facilities to exercise recommendations to prevent the spread of germs as provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Adopt safe habits, online and off, to thwart common scams that target older adults Bookmark

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March 1-7, 2020, is National Consumer Protection Week. The Ohio Department of Aging and the Ohio Department of Commerce offer tips to older Ohioans and their families to help recognize the signs of scams and know how to avoid them.

Celebrating and supporting Ohio’s caregivers Bookmark

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Family caregivers know their loved ones better and spend more time with them than anyone else does. This makes them perfect advocates, but it also comes with a lot of responsibility.

Public notice: Opportunities for public comment Bookmark

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The Ohio Department of Medicaid is inviting public comment on amendments to the PASSPORT and Assisted Living Medicaid waiver programs operated by the Ohio Department of Aging. The purpose of the amendments is to adopt policies consistent with the MyCare Ohio, Ohio Home Care, and PASSPORT waivers.

Ohio Department of Aging offers tips to prevent illness from flu, coronavirus Bookmark

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The Ohio Department of Health reported last week that there have been more than 4,400 hospitalizations due to flu in Ohio during the 2019-2020 flu season. Older adults are at increased risk of complications from the flu. The Ohio Department of Aging advises older Ohioans and anyone who spends time with older adults to take steps to avoid getting and spreading the flu.

Tax season tips and reminders for older Ohioans Bookmark

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Personal income tax return season has begun. Ohio Department of Aging Director Ursel McElroy and Ohio Tax Commissioner Jeff McClain offer some tips and reminders for older Ohioans.

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