As we age, our needs change. We may need help with things we once found easy to do for ourselves. While everyone has ages differently, Ohio's aging network is here to help. We can help you identify benefits for which you may qualify. If you qualify for Medicaid, we can help you access programs to provide services to keep you in your home and community. If you need facility-based care, we can help you find a facility that meets your needs and preferences. As a consumer of long-term care services, you have the right to expect excellent care, and we have advocates in the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program who can help you get it. And, if you or someone you know faces elder abuse, we can help.
Your area agency on aging can help you connect to these and more services and resources in your community. Call 1-866-243-5678 to contact the agency serving your community.
Ohio's Assisted Living Waiver Program pays the costs of care in an assisted living facility for certain people with Medicaid.
Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation
Elder abuse refers to any knowing, intentional or negligent act that causes harm or a serious risk of harm to a vulnerable adult.
The Department of Aging works with state and local partners to help eligible older Ohioans access help with utility and energy costs.
Income Taxes and Older Ohioans
Some benefits that older Ohioans receive are not taxed in Ohio. Similarly, older adults may qualify for several tax credits.
Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
Ohio’s Office of the State Long-term Care Ombudsman advocates for people receiving home care, assisted living and nursing home care.
Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people age 65 and over (and certain disabled individuals under age 65).
Ohio's PASSPORT Medicaid waiver program helps Medicaid-eligible older Ohioans stay in their homes or other community settings.
Staying Connected: How It Works
The automated service, available 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week, contacts participants each day.