By Michelle Mason
The PASSPORT program started in 1987 to prevent unnecessary nursing home placement. PASSPORT is provided by the State of Ohio through the Council on Aging.
Since 1974, the Council on Aging has been helping older adults, as mandated by the State of Ohio. They have a variety of programs available to help. One of these programs is PASSPORT. PASSPORT stands for Pre-Admission Screening System Providing Options and Resources Today, which is a program that offers in-home care services that are an alternative to nursing home care. It helps older adults remain safe and independent in their homes with quality services. Most older adults would rather live in their own homes, to be with family and friends, for as long as they can. This program can delay or sometimes can prevent nursing home placement.
Services Provided by PASSPORT:
- Personal care (bathing, grooming)
- Homemaker service
- Minor home modification
- Adult day services
- Chore Service
- Home medical equipment and supplies
- Emergency response system
- Care Management
- Independent living assistance
- Social work and Nutritional counseling
To qualify for PASSPORT, you must:
- Be age 60 or older
- Need skilled or intermediate care
- Be assured you can be cared for safely in your home
- Doctor’s approval for your care plan
If you have a loved one that needs skilled or intermediate in-home care, PASSPORT may be an option to provide these services. See us for a free consultation at one of our four office locations throughout Ohio.
Cooper, Adel & Associates, Legal Professional Association 1-800-798-5297