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In some cases, participants in our PASSPORT Medicaid home-care waiver program may be able to select and hire their own care workers. Not all family members qualify, and training and certification requirements may apply.

Spouses, parents, step-parents, authorized representatives, legally responsible family members, power of attorney, foster caregiver, authorizing health care professionals, and legal guardians are not eligible to be a consumer-directed provider.

PASSPORT Consumer-Directed Service Options

Provider Certification

Visit our News and Events page regularly for the latest news releases, announcements, and information from the Department of Aging and our partners. You'll also find a calendar of upcoming events and meetings.

You can also subscribe to receive periodic updates from the Department of Aging delivered to your email inbox.

We accept nominations year-round via this website. Induction is held each year in May.

Learn more about the Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame.

If you feel that you or someone you know is in immediate danger of harm from abuse, neglect or exploitation, call local law enforcement immediately.

For other types of abuse where harm may not be an immediate threat, who to call may depend on the setting or type of abuse.

Report elder abuse.

Know what information you'll need to make a good report.

Explore our Older Americans Month section to learn more about how we celebrate older adults every year. You'll also find this year's theme.

For information about COVID-19 testing in residential care facilities (also known as assisted living), visit our Residential Care Facilities COVID-19 Testing Program page.

Providers of long-term services and supports, with a facility or community focus, can take advantage of on-demand COVID-19 training and guidance.

The Ohio Department of Aging is located at 246 N. High St./1st Fl., Columbus, Ohio.

Local aging services and supports are administered by 12 area agencies on aging located around the state.

Find the area agencies on aging serving your community.

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