SCSBG / Care Coordination Program
The Senior Community Services Block Grant/Care Coordination Program is a program for those 60 and older who need in-home services to continue their independent living arrangements.The goal of the program is to assist individuals 60 and older who are at risk of entering a nursing facility.The program is funded by a Senior Community Services Block Grant allocated to the Area Agency on Aging District 7, Inc. from the Ohio Department of Aging.
Individuals age 60 or older who reside in the ten county service area and meet financial and need requirements.Eligibility is determined following an assessment completed by an assessor from the Area Agency on Aging.
The program offers two options to receive services:
- Traditional Services:As purchased from home care and other agencies.
- Self-Directed: Allowing the consumer to become the employer and hire workers of their choice.
Basic service for both options centers around personal care, home delivered meals, medical transportation, and case management.
The program has established financial guidelines based on the federal poverty level. Most consumers find they do not have a charge for services, but it is possible to pay a share of the cost for services provided.Any cost share is determined at the initial assessment and agreed upon before services begin.
How to Find Out More:
Anyone may inquire about the Care Coordination Program by calling 1-800-582-7277.