The Ohio Department of Health provides direction, support and coordination in preventing, preparing for and responding to events that threaten the public’s health. A vital resource for caregivers, the department helps to ensure quality health care and services for care recipients.
Eldercare Locator (800-677-1116) Eldercare Locator is a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects Ohioans to services for older adults and their families, including housing resources, transportation, and elder rights information.
For over 40 years, FCA has provided services to family caregivers of adults with physical and cognitive impairments, such as Parkinson’s, stroke, Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. Their services include assessment, care planning, direct care skills, wellness programs, respite services and legal/financial consultation vouchers. Ongoing support for family caregivers is also available.
The Ohio Department of Medicaid offers waiver services for individuals with disabilities and chronic conditions who seek to receive care in their homes rather than in long-term care facilities, hospitals or intermediate care facilities. The Department also provides HOME Choice (Helping Ohioans Move, Expanding Choice), is a transition program that assists people 18 and older with any type of disability move from a long-term care facility (like a nursing facility or hospital) into a home- and community-based setting.
Each VA Medical Center has a caregiver support coordinator available to assist caregivers with enrolling in support programs. Caregivers will work with the proper local coordinator listed on the website.
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