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News and articles from the Ohio Department of Aging.

Older Ohioans: Know your abilities and options to stay on the road safely Bookmark

Factors that can affect an older driver's safety
Because being able to get around in the community is critical for older Ohioans to remain independent and healthy, the Ohio Department of Aging and the Ohio Department of Transportation are partnering to increase awareness of available resources for older drivers during Older Driver Safety Awareness Week, Dec. 3-7, 2018.

Supporting caregivers for stronger families and communities Bookmark

National Family Caregiver Support Program
Family caregivers truly are the backbone of Ohio’s long-term care system. Approximately 1.7 million Ohioans provide some level of unpaid care for a loved one who is older or who has a disability. Caregivers are spouses, children, grandchildren, grandparents, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, friends, neighbors and more.

Spend wisely and shop safely to make the most of time with friends and family Bookmark

Holiday Shopping Tips from the Golden Buckeye Program
As the holiday shopping season gets underway, the Ohio Department of Aging, through its Golden Buckeye program and STEADY U Ohio falls prevention initiative, offers tips for consumers of all ages to spend wisely and shop safely.

Public Notice: Heightened Scrutiny Packages for Public Comment Bookmark

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The purpose of this posting is to provide public notice and receive comments on 59 residential settings that may furnish the assisted living service in the My Care and Assisted Living waivers.

Honoring service by ensuring the best care for our veterans Bookmark

Honoring service by ensuring the best care for our veterans
As we celebrate Veteran’s Day on Nov. 11, we asked our friends at Area Agency on Aging District 7, Inc., serving 10 counties in southern Ohio, to share their experiences partnering with local veteran’s agencies to better coordinate care for older Ohioans who have served our state and nation.

Improving the lives of people with dementia through innovative training Bookmark

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Caring for adults with dementia can be challenging and often requires caregivers to get to know the individuals they care for. Unfortunately, with limited time and resources, nursing homes have relied too heavily on medications as the quickest and most direct way to address difficult behaviors. Erin Pettegrew, State Long-Term Care Ombudsman for Ohio, describes a new grant initiative to raise the bar for dementia care.

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