Senior Services

Several local and regional organizations provide services to seniors and their caregivers.  Some services may be income-based. This list is updated periodically as new services become available.

 

City of Montgomery Fire Department

10150 Montgomery Road
Montgomery, Ohio 45242
(513) 985-1631
bshapiro@ci.montgomery.oh.us

Home safety and fall prevention check program

No one wants to think about becoming disabled or too old to safely stay in his or her own home. 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 985-1631 or email him at bshapiro@ci.montgomery.oh.us. This program is a part of the WeThrive! Initiative.

 

Council on Aging

175 Tri County Parkway
Cincinnati, Ohio 45246
(513) 721-1025
www.help4seniors.org

Programs and services administered by Council on Aging (CoA) preserve dignity and choice for seniors, people with disabilities, families and caregivers.

As the area agency on aging for Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton and Warren counties, CoA’s mission is to enhance people’s lives by assisting them to remain independent at home through a range of quality services. Their programs and services include:

  • In-home care and assisted living
  • Transitions from hospitals and nursing homes
  • Call center for information and guidance
  • Caregiver support

Beyond these core services, the CoA also provides the following services with varying levels of eligibility.

Elderly Services Program (ESP) – This service helps older adults remain safe and independent in their homes. Expands care already provided by family and friends. Prevents unnecessary nursing home placement.

Basic Services and BenefitsDepending on client’s needs, services may include:  Care Management, Medical Equipment, Home Modification, Meals/Nutrition, Transportation, Emergency Response System and Home Care (ex. housekeeping, help with bathing)

Eligibility Requirements

  • Hamilton county residents: Age 60+
  • Moderate to severe level of disability, generally a combination of two or more activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living.
  • Ineligible for services through another payer such as Medicaid, Medicare, insurance or hospice

PASSPORT – Ohio Medicaid program that helps older adults with disabilities receive care and support in their homes, instead of a nursing home.

Basic Services and BenefitsServices similar to ESP but more intensive and can include:  Nursing, Out-of-home respite, Ability to hire your own workers, Help with out-of-pocket medical and prescription costs

Eligibility Requirements

  • Age 60 and older
  • Low-income (Medicaid eligible)
  • Require nursing home level of care, help with at least two or more activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living.

Aging and Disability Resource Connections (ADRC) – Unbiased answers, advice, information and service referral for older adults, people with disabilities, family members, caregivers, and professionals.

Basic Services and Benefits – Call Center staff are certified by the Alliance of Information and Referral Systems.

  • Senior housing and nursing homes
  • Financial assistance, Medicare and other benefits
  • Resources for people with disabilities or mental health needs
  • Caregiver assistance
  • Long-term care options and planning
  • Education and recreational activities

Eligibility Requirements – Free service for anyone with questions about aging and disability-related issues.

Community Transitions – Restores independence by helping eligible older adults and people with disabilities move from long-term care facilities to home and community settings.

Basic Services and Benefits – Create successful transitions from nursing homes to more independent living settings, such as apartments, group homes or assisted living facilities. In-home and community-based care provided via programs such as HOME Choice, PASSPORT, the Assisted Living Waiver, Ohio Home Care Waiver or the Elderly Services Program. A transitions coordinator and/or care manager works with other community organizations to coordinate housing; long-term care and medical services; other community services and benefits; financial assistance; and family support.

Eligibility Requirements – Available to anyone who can move from an institutional setting back into the community via HOME Choice, PASSPORT, the Assisted Living Waiver, Ohio Home Care Waiver or the Elderly Services Program.  HOME Choice is for a person of any age who:

  • Has lived in a long-term care facility for at least 90 days
  • Is eligible for Medicaid prior to discharge from the facility
  • Has care needs that would otherwise be met only in a long-term care facility

Care Transitions – An evidence-based coaching program that uses patient education, monitoring, and referrals to help hospitalized seniors get home and stay home.

Basic Services and Benefits – Care Transition Specialists work with patients to prevent hospital readmissions and nursing home placement.

  • In-person and over-the-phone follow up after discharge
  • Personal Health Record to manage health information and improve communication with doctors and specialists
  • Coach patients to manage chronic conditions
  • Coordinate acute medical care and long-term care
  • Aging network resource for hospital staff

Eligibility Requirements – Care Transitions Specialists work with Medicare patients at participating hospitals who are at high risk for readmission to the hospital after discharge. Participating hospitals include:

  • The Christ Hospital
  • Clinton Memorial Hospital
  • Mercy Health
  • The Jewish Hospital
  • Anderson Hospital
  • Clermont Hospital
  • Fairfield Hospital
  • West Hospital
  • University of Cincinnati Medical Center
  • UC Health – West Chester Hospital

Caregiver Support and Education – Free help, education and support for caregivers.

Basic Services and Benefits – Resource manual and in-home consultation with an RN to help caregivers.

  • Reduce stress, burden and injuries
  • Increase confidence and knowledge
  • Improve quality of care
  • Balance personal lives and caregiving responsibilities

Eligibility Requirements – Care recipient or caregiver must be at least 60 years old (no age requirement for family caregivers who provide care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and/or other brain disorders).

 

Confident Living

Life Enriching Communities
6279 Tri-Ridge Blvd.
Suite 320
Loveland, Ohio 45140
Phone: 513-719-3510
http://lec.org/confident-living/

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.

 

 

People Working Cooperatively (PWC)

4612 Paddock Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45229
(513) 351-7921
www.pwchomerepairs.org

People Working Cooperatively 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

(513) 569 6200
www.TriHealth.com

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

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.