Ohio's Assisted Living Waiver Program pays the costs of care in an Assisted Living facility for Medicaid recipients, allowing the consumer to use his or her resources to cover "room and board" expenses.
Assisted living residences vary considerably, but most provide meals, housekeeping, laundry, transportation, and social activities. They also offer personal care, such as assistance with eating, bathing, grooming and personal hygiene. Some nursing care is also provided, including medication administration and dressing changes.
Participants must be financially eligible for Medicaid and determined by the Area Agency on Aging District 7, Inc. to need a "nursing facility level of care," the same requirements as for the PASSPORT program. Eligible consumers can select from any participating licensed assisted living provider.
The Long-Term Care Consumer Guide is an online tool that can help you find and compare nursing and residential care facilities, including assisted living, in your area. To determine if assisted living is a good option for you, contact the Area Agency on Aging District 7, Inc. at 1-800-582-7277, and request a free assessment.
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