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Home Care Waiver Program to Help Residents with Disabilities

Friday, February 28, 2014

(Dayton, Ohio) CareSource, a nonprofit Ohio-based health plan, will manage the Ohio Home Care Waiver program in Southeast Ohio. Beginning in January 2014, the Ohio Department of Medicaid contracted with CareSource to provide case management services for the Marietta region of the Ohio Home Care and Transitions Carve-Out Waivers.

The Ohio Home Care Waiver Program provides cost-effective home and community-based services and supports individuals who meet a nursing facility level of care, enabling them to remain in a community setting.

Services include: personal care services, out-of-home respite, nursing services, short-term relief, emergency response, supplemental transportation systems, adaptive/assistive devices, home delivered meals, home modifications, adult day health services and vehicle modifications.

To provide the most effective coordination for these services, CareSource has partnered with the local Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) in Southeast Ohio (Districts 7, 8 and 9). The  Southeast Ohio AAAs have extensive experience in coordinating  waiver and community-based care and services, and have partnered with CareSource to ensure the highest quality of care is provided. Individual Case Managers from the local Area Agencies on Aging will be assigned to coordinate services for individuals on the waiver within their service area.

“We welcome this opportunity to expand our mission to serve new and underserved populations in Ohio, and make a difference in the lives of people who need it most by improving their health care,” said Anthony Evans Vice President for Integrated Health Services at CareSource.

Area Agency on Aging District 8 provides services on a non‐discriminatory basis. These services are available to help older adults and those with disabilities live safely and independently in their own homes. AAA8 is also available to anyone in the community looking for information or assistance with long‐term care options, contact us at 1-800-331-2644.

“Because care management has been a core competency for us, expanding the service to younger adults is a natural and beneficial evolution of our role,” said Buckeye Hills Assistant Executive Director and AAA8 Director Rick Hindman.

 

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