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News and articles from the Ohio Department of Aging.

Public Notice: Heightened Scrutiny Packages for Public Comment Bookmark

Public Notice: Heightened Scrutiny Packages for Public Comment
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

Improving the lives of people with dementia through innovative training
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.

Manage diabetes to give your body the fuel it needs Bookmark

Manage diabetes to give your body the fuel it needs
Following diagnosis of diabetes, find an education program that will help you live a full life. Our health & wellness administrator, Berrie Mabins, explains diabetes and how an education program can help you manage it.

Erin Pettegrew named State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Bookmark

Erin Pettegrew named State Long-Term Care Ombudsman
Appointment of Erin Pettegrew to head the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman confirms more than a decade of advocacy, leadership for consumers.

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