Care Management Programs
PASSPORT?PASSPORT is a Medicaid waiver program that
provides information to anyone who has questions about long-term care services.
PASSPORT offers comprehensive in-person assessments by registered nurses and
licensed social workers to help older persons, their family members and
caregivers determine what services they need and want.
|PASSPORT is the cornerstone of the Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging's
community-based long term care initiative. This initiative is designed to
provide long-term care options at a lower cost than institutional care. In our
five-county area, including Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, and Medina counties,
PASSPORT supports more than 3,000 seniors to remain where they want to be--in
their own homes with the independence and dignity they deserve. Our belief is
that no older person should be forced to accept nursing home placement because
of the lack of available homecare services.
|It is the mission of the Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging's PASSPORT
program to support and enhance a comprehensive and coordinated system of
appropriate and sound services to address the unmet needs of older persons.
PASSPORT offers two major service components to address the long-term care needs
of low-income older persons:|
||in-depth screening and comprehensive in-home geriatric
||case-managed home care services for Medicaid-eligible persons 60
years of age or older.
|WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR
Anyone of any age can call PASSPORT for
information about long-term care
and to help determine what services will
best meet their needs.
A person is eligible for PASSPORT in-home services
if he or she:
** PASSPORT can make
a preliminary decision that a person meets financial eligibility requirements;
however, the county Department of Human Services makes the final
||is 60 years of age or older|
||is eligible for Medicaid**|
||lives in a home or apartment|
||needs hands-on help with daily activities (i.e. bathing,
dressing, meals) to remain at home.|
||the person and her/his doctor agree to the care
||health and safety needs can be met by home care
||the entire package of services costs no more than 60% of the cost
of Medicaid nursing home care.|
Persons not eligible for PASSPORT in-home services may be
referred to other community-based services or assisted with nursing home
placement if appropriate.
WHAT ARE THE IN-HOME SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH
For more information
about PASSPORT, contact the Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging at 1 (800)
626-7277 or 1 (216) 621-0303.
||Adult Day Service|
||Emergency Response Systems|
||Home Delivered Meals|
||Home Medical Equipment and Supplies|
||Independent Living Assistance|
||Minor Home Modifications, Maintenance and Repairs|
RESIDENTIAL STATE SUPPLEMENT
WHAT IS RESIDENTIAL STATE
SUPPLEMENT?Residential State Supplement (RSS) is a cash
supplement program for low-income adults who are aged, blind or disabled who
need assistance with daily activities but do not need the skilled nursing care
provided in a nursing home.
|A monthly supplement from the Ohio Department of Human Services, in
combination with the recipient's regular monthly income, is used to pay for
accommodations, supervision and personal care services. The reecipient of RSS
must reside in a certified or licensed facility.
|Each Residential State Supplement recipient has a case manager from the
Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging who maintains regular contact to monitor
the recipient's delivery of services and living arrangement. Recipients also
receive Medicaid benefits. |
IS ELIGIBLE TO BE A RESIDENTIAL STATE SUPPLEMENT
||Persons who are:
For more information
about the Residential State Supplement (RSS) program, contact the Western
Reserve Area Agency on Aging at 1 (800) 626-7277 or 1 (216) 621-0303.
||aged, blind or disabled|
||financially eligible for Medicaid|
||determined to meet a "protective level of care", but who need
less than 24-hour supervision and less than 120 days of skilled nursing care
within a 12-month period|
||willingness to reside in a certified adult foster home, a
licensed adult family home, group home or rest home, community alternative home,
or mental residential facility|
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