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Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging

3776 N High St

Columbus Ohio 43207

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Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging

Amenties

  • On-Site Medical Staff
  • Chef Prepared Meals
  • Dietary Accommodations
  • Transportation Services
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Service
  • 24-Hour Staff
  • Medication Management
  • Security
  • Planned Activities
  • Pet Friendly
  • Multiple Floor Plans
  • Private Rooms
  • Fitness Center
  • Activity Space
  • Theater Room
  • Beauty Salon
  • Outdoor Patio
  • Walking Paths
  • Free Wi-Fi

Living Types

  • Senior Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Independent Living
  • Memory Care
  • Nursing Home
  • At-Home Care
  • Respite Care

Description

About Our Agency

The Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging (COAAA) plans, funds, and delivers services that help older adults and individuals with disabilities remain safe and independent in their homes. With the assistance of area providers, COAAA arranges and coordinates services to help individuals with daily living such as homemaking, transportation, home delivered meals, and personal care. COAAA offers education and resources to caregivers, professionals, and the public and advocates for programs and policies that benefit older adults and individuals with disabilities. COAAA manages services for 10,000 people and funds services for another 20,000 older adults in eight counties: Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Licking, Madison, Pickaway, and Union. COAAA is operated under the City of Columbus Recreation and Parks Department.

About the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging

Mission

The mission of the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging is to inform and support people as they navigate the experience of aging or disability.

Vision

The vision of the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging is for individuals and families to have knowledge and access to the information and resources they need to live life with dignity and independence.

Purpose

The Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging plans, funds, and delivers services that help older adults and individuals with disabilities remain safe and independent in their homes.

With the assistance of area providers, COAAA arranges and coordinates services to help individuals with daily living such as homemaking, transportation, home delivered meals, and personal care. COAAA offers education and resources to caregivers, professionals, and the public and advocates for programs and policies that benefit older adults and individuals with disabilities. COAAA manages services for 10,500 people and funds services for another 25,000 older adults in eight counties: Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Licking, Madison, Pickaway, and Union. COAAA is operated under the City of Columbus Recreation and Parks Department.

Values

Respect for individual choice and self-direction
Quality care, case management, assessment, and referral services
Advocacy for individuals and policies to improve the lives of older adults, people with disabilities, and their caregivers

Strategic Area Plan 2019-2022

The Older Americans Act (OAA) requires each Area Agency on Aging (AAA) to prepare a Strategic Area Plan (SAP) that is strategic in nature and considers the current and future aging environment and issues within the AAA’s Planning and Service Area (PSA). The SAP covers a four-year period and helps to establish the AAA as the focal point on aging in its PSA.

Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging’s Strategic Area Plan for 2019-2022 was approved by the Ohio Department of Aging (ODA) on December 31, 2018. COAAA’s plan is aligned with the five goals established by ODA in its 2019-2022 State Plan on Aging. COAAA adopted a number of ODA’s objectives and selected some of their strategies and sub-strategies. New strategies also were developed to customize and focus our planned work for the next four years. Full details can be found in the plan narrative and goal documents.

History

Area agencies on aging were established under the Older Americans Act (OAA) in 1973 to respond to the needs of Americans 60 and over. State units on aging, such as the Ohio Department on Aging, were given the authority to designate area agencies on aging within planning and service areas designated throughout the states. Local governments were given right of first refusal. The Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging (COAAA) started in 1974 and is operated under the City of Columbus Recreation and Parks Department.

To find a map and information on all Area Agencies on Aging in Ohio, visit www.ohioaging.org.

Assisted Living

Overview

When help at home is not feasible, Assisting Living is another way to provide senior housing options that are alternatives to nursing home care.

The Assisted Living Waiver Program pays the costs of care in an Assisted Living facility. The consumer is responsible for “room and board” expenses.
Requirements

Participants must be financially eligible for Medicaid and determined by COAAA to need a “nursing facility level of care,” the same requirements as for our PASSPORT program.

Home Care

The Ohio Home Care Waiver Program is a long-term care program that meets the needs of financially eligible children and adults who have significant disabilities and/or mental health needs. Without the services available through this waiver, these individuals are at risk of hospital or nursing home placement. The Ohio Home Care Waiver supports the consumer’s independence in their own home by giving them control and choice over the in-home care they receive.

The program is administered by the Ohio Department of Medicaid. CareSource was selected as one of the case management agencies and has delegated this responsibility to the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging (COAAA) for eight Central Ohio counties which includes Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Licking, Madison, Pickaway and Union counties.

COAAA manages the assessments and case management for the central Ohio region. COAAA case managers will work with eligible individuals, their families, and others involved in delivering care to determine a care plan to meet their specific needs. Individuals must meet certain requirements to receive services through the Ohio Home Care Waiver.

Housing Services

The Congregate Housing Services Program (CHSP) is a grant program funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), with matching funds provided by the Franklin County Senior Services Levy.

The COAAA was awarded this grant in 1993, and operates CHSP in four senior high rises in Columbus; they are Jaycee Arms at 266 E. Main Street, Jaycee Village at 5905 Beechcroft Road, Nazareth Towers at 300 East Rich Street, and Worley Terrace at 99 S Central Avenue.

The concept of CHSP is to provide clustered services to residents in the housing complex so that they can have a more individualized care plan. For example, if a person needs assistance with getting up in the morning, or a medication reminder, they can receive that service, and then be visited again later in the day for additional services if needed. The services are provided by a contract agency. The cluster model of services provides the residents the benefit of consistent staff, and a care plan that is tailored to meet their individual needs.

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