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Programs of interest for those age 60 and over and their family caregivers

These programs focus on healthy aging, preserving independence, dignity and leisure activities.

Programs

Assisted Living Waiver Program

The Assisted Living Waiver Program helps bridge the gap between an older adult living in their own home independently and living in a nursing home, providing another cost-effective option for long-term care.



Family Caregiver Support Program

Families, not social service agencies, nursing homes or government programs, are the main providers of long-term care for older persons in Northwestern Ohio. The National Family Caregiver Support Program, implemented as a part of the Older Americans Act of 2000 recognizes the monumental role caregivers play in caring for older family members. Under this program five basic services are available: information to caregivers about available services; assistance to caregivers in gaining access to services; counseling, support groups, and caregiver training; respite care to enable caregivers to be temporarily relieved from their caregiving responsibilities; and supplemental services, to complement the care provided by family caregivers.

For more information about this program, you can click here or contact the AOoA at 419-382-0624.

Booklet 1: Advance Care Planning - Making Choices Known
Booklet 2: Planning Ahead - Funeral and Memorial Services
Booklet 3: Preparing to Say Good Bye - Care for the Dying
Booklet 4: When Death Occurs - What To Do When a Loved One Dies
Booklet 5: Help for the Bereaved - The Healing Journey

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Grandparents and Relatives Raising Children Program

The Kinship Navigator Program is designed to provide information and resources to assist grandparents and other relatives who are raising children in their extended family. Many of the children have behavior and learning disabilities, which can be a daily challenge to the Caregiver. The Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio connects grandparents and relatives raising children to information and services in our community, including education programs, financial assistance, health care for the children, and more.

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Housing Program

The following programs are offered through the Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio Housing Department.

Home Repair Program - a state funded program through the Ohio Department of Aging for minor home repairs and modifications for the eligible older adults (60+).

The Area Office on Aging's Housing Subsidiaries - Island Parkway Manor, located in Defiance, Ohio; Riverview Terrace, located in Napoleon, Ohio; and Westhaven Apartments, located in North Baltimore, Ohio, are all low income elderly apartments sponsored by the Area Office on Aging. For more information, contact the Housing Division Ext.1186..

HEAP Program (Heat Energy Assistance Program) - a federally funded program, administered through the Ohio Department of Development's Office on Community Services, that is designed to assist low-income Ohioans in meeting the cost of home heating.



In-Home Care Programs

The Area Office on Aging's In-Home Care Program for frail, low-income older adults allow the older adult to live in their own home by providing home-delivered meals, a home health aide to help with bathing and dressing, minor home modification, home-delivered meals, emergency response systems, home medical equipment and supplies, adult day services, transportation and more.

PASSPORT Program – The PASSPORT Program can help with home-delivered meals, bathing, dressing, housekeeping, transportation, emergency response systems, adult day services, equipment and more.  PASSPORT also has consumer-directed service options that empower persons 60 years of age and over to be employers of record and hire their own service providers (including friends, neighbors and some relatives) to provide services such as bathing, dressing, housekeeping, meal preparation and others.

To be eligible for PASSPORT, the person must be:

  • At least 60 years of age
  • Permanently residing in a non-institutional setting (i.e., not in a nursing home or assisted living)
  • Qualify for Medicaid under waiver criteria.
  • Monthly income maximum is established annually by Medicaid (possible co-pay for services may apply)
  • Combined resource maximum of $2,000 or less in savings, checking, etc. (1 car and home are exempt if senior is living in the home)
  • Need for hands on assistance with activities of daily living (bathing, dressing, grooming, mobility and/or medication assistance)


Lucas County Senior Dining Site Program

Lyman W. Liggins Senior Nutrition Program provides a home-style lunch meal Monday-Friday at various dining sites throughout Lucas County. The senior dining program provides an opportunity to enjoy a good meal with friends in a safe, friendly environment. Nutrition education, socialization and other activities are available at the dinning sites. For those with limited transportation, a TARTA bus pass may be available to travel to and from the dining site. In addition, a daily (Monday-Friday) hot meal or once a week delivery of frozen meals may be delivered to home-bound individuals 60 years of age or older. Each home-delivered and congregate meal provides one-third the daily recommended key nutrients for individuals 60 years of age and over and includes low-sodium and diabetic-friendly options.Dining site menus will be posted monthly below:
March 2017 Menu   March Valley17



Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program

Older adults living on fixed incomes sometimes find it difficult to afford locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables.  Going without these foods negatively impacts their health.  Older adults with limited income apply for and receive $50 worth of coupons that act as cash when purchasing locally grown fruits, vegetables, herbs and honey from about 130 participating farmers.

Volunteer Programs

Volunteer programs allow older adults to give back to the community, and provide a way to remain active. 

RSVP offers a full range of volunteer opportunities with thousands of local and national organizations for people age 55 and over. RSVP provides pre-service orientation, training from the organization served, and supplemental insurance while on duty. 

There are various opportunities available that can be viewed on the Volunteer Web page of this site.  These opportunities include the Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol Program where volunteers get trained by the Toledo and Sylvania Township Police Departments and get to ride around in one of their retired patrol cars to help keep home bound older adults safe by visiting them weekly.  These volunteers report any safety concerns that are law enforcement in nature back to the Police Department.  Any safety concerns that are social service in nature get reported back to the Area Office on Aging for follow-up.  

Another volunteer opportunity is the Caregiver Volunteer Respite Program, which allows volunteers to give a family caregiver a temporary break from their role caring for their aging loved one.  Each week, an RSVP trained volunteer comes visit with the aging loved one so caregiver can get a break for a few hours.  

RSVP volunteers also get trained by the Toledo Fire Department and conduct fire education to older adults in the community through the Senior Advocates for Fire Education (SAFE) Program.  Just a few of the other volunteer opportunities include delivering meals to home bound older adults and serving as a reading mentor for elementary school students who need help learning to read.



Older Adults

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Caregiver Expo

November 11, 2017

Whether you take your loved one to doctor appointments, pick up their prescriptions, help with their grocery shopping and pay their bills, this event is for you to help you find solutions to reduce the stress that often accompanies your caregiving role. This is a chance for you to find ...

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