The City of Montgomery and other area Agencies within the Cincinnati/Southwestern Ohio area aim to provide services to improve the quality of life for older adults by providing home and community based services, enabling them to remain as active and independent as possible.
City of Montgomery Fire Department
10150 Montgomery Road
Montgomery, Ohio 45242
An increasing number of seniors are choosing to make their homes accommodate their changing bodies instead of moving to assisted living or retirement communities. Making adjustments means residents can remain in their current homes longer.
The Montgomery Fire Department has developed a Home Safety Check Program to assist those who want to age in place. As adults age, they have a higher risk of being injured at home and needing assistance during an emergency. This safety program is intended to evaluate safety and environmental risks and hazards in homes while educating owners on best practices and other services available to them.
With a comprehensive four-page safety checklist, the evaluating personnel will review recommended safety standards for the home with the homeowner or family member. These recommendations will be given to the residents to help them stay safe and healthy in their home longer.
For more information on the Home Safety Check Program and to schedule a review, contact Assistant Fire Chief Ben Shapiro at (513) 985-1631 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. This program is a part of the WeThrive! Initiative.
Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio (CoA)
Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio (COA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing quality of life for older adults, people with disabilities, their families and caregivers. We promote choice, independence, dignity and well-being through a range of services that help people remain in their homes for as long as possible.
Their programs and services include but not limited to:
Elderly Services Program – The Elderly Services Program (ESP) helps older adults from Cincinnati to Oxford, Mason to Wilmington, and everywhere in between remain safe and independent in their homes by providing senior home care servcies such as personal care, housekeeping, meals, transportation and more.
PASSPORT – PASSPORT is a Medicaid program that helps older adults with disabilities receive care and support in their homes, instead of a nursing home. Services are similar to the Elderly Services Program, but are more intensive.
Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) – Council on Aging’s Aging and Disability Resource Center is the “front door” to services and information for older adults, people with disabilities, caregivers and professionals. If you have questions about aging, disability or long-term care services, ADRC staff are ready to answer your questions, share information about options, and connect you to the community resources and services that can best meet your needs. Call (513) 721-1025 or (800) 252-0155, and select Option 2, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Send a message Refer someone for Council on Aging services by using our secure online referral form
ADRC services are free and available to anyone with questions about aging, disability resources or caregiving.
Community Transitions – Community Transitions restores independence by helping individuals move from a nursing home to more independent living settings such as apartments, group homes or assisted living facilities.
Caregiver Support Program – Do you frequently help an older loved-one with housekeeping, grocery shopping, errands, meal preparation, transportation, paperwork, or personal care (bathing, getting dressed)? If so, you are one of more than 65 million Americans who provide care for a chronically ill, disabled or aged family member or friend. The program provides one-on-one support for family or volunteer caregivers.
Confident Living: A Life Enriching Communities Program
6279 Tri-Ridge Blvd., Suite 350
Loveland, Ohio 45140
Confident Living is a unique way to plan for the needs you may have someday, while delivering immediate access to a host of lifestyle and wellness services to help you stay as vibrant and independent as you are now. With prevention and whole-health support, this alternative to a senior living community gives you the opportunity to thrive at any stage of life.
Confident Living is the newest program offered by Life Enriching Communities (LEC). Best known for our Twin Towers and Twin Lakes senior living communities, LEC has made aging well a top priority for nearly 120 years.
Affiliated with the West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church, LEC is a private, not-for-profit corporation, locally owned and operated, and welcomes people of all faiths. Confident Living is an alternative to community living and focuses on helping people age well in their own homes.
People Working Cooperatively
4612 Paddock Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45229
People Working Cooperatively(PWC) helps communities save homes and restore pride for low-income elderly and disabled homeowners who need critical home repairs. PWC provides critical home repair, energy conservation, and modification services to low-income, elderly, and disabled homeowners in Southwest Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana.
Whole Home, a People Working Cooperatively service, has a staff of Certified Aging in Place Specialists who can assess the homes for customers with mobility issues, make recommendations and then oversee that construction work. These home upgrades or fall prevention modifications can include barrier-free showers, handrails, and ramps. PWC provides these services at no cost to low-income residents that qualify or as a fee-for-service for those who do not qualify. They are also available for in-home consultations with families (for no cost). For more information contact Whole Home at 513-482-5100 or www.wholehome.org.
TriHealth Navigator for Senior Services
tel: (513) 569-6200
One phone call to TriHealth Navigator for Senior Services connects you to a free, comprehensive resource for Cincinnati’s older adults, their families and caregivers.
Experienced seniors’ health professionals work with you to locate and arrange for the most appropriate support, whether within TriHealth or through another community service.
SeniorGuidance.org provides comprehensive resources on various senior living options, including: assisted living facilities, senior living communities, nursing homes, independent living communities, continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) and all other long term senior care options, including memory care such as Alzheimer’s or Dementia.