PASSPORT

Information, Assessment & In-Home Services

One of the biggest concerns facing families today is coping with the physical and emotional changes that older adults experience. Our belief is that no older person needs to accept nursing home placement because of the lack of available in-home services. It is the WRAAA PASSPORT program's mission to support eligible older persons who wish to remain in their own homes with independence and dignity.

PASSPORT Eligibility

PASSPORT In-Home Services has some basic eligibility guidelines. Applicants must:

  • Be 60 years of age or older
  • Be Eligible for Medicaid
  • Live in a home or apartment
  • Need hands-on help with daily activities such as bathing, dressing and meals
  • Agree to accept PASSPORT services
  • Have Doctor’s agreement that PASSPORT services are needed
  • Have basic health and safety needs met
  • Maintain a cost for PASSPORT services at or below 60% of the cost of nursing home care

PASSPORT participants have a dedicated Care Manager, registered nurse or licensed social worker who works with them and their families to coordinate in-home services and maintain regular contact with each other and PASSPORT provider agencies.

PASSPORT In-Home Services

We help with:

  • Personal care service
  • Respite care
  • Home-delivered meals
  • Emergency response system
  • Adult day health center services
  • Chore service and other services

Need help? Whatever help you need, we will help you find it.

Please call WRAAA at 216-621-0303 or 800-626-7277 to discuss your needs. More information is available at the Ohio Department of Aging’s website. You can also view our list of providers here.

Public Notice and Request for Comment: The State of Ohio has made revisions to its Home and Community- Based Services (HCBS) Transition Plan, which will be posted for public comment from December 12, 2016 to January 12, 2017.