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Your help makes it possible for seniors of modest means to remain independent in their homes with services such as Meals on Wheels and transportation to the doctor. Without a home-care option, many of Ohio`s frail elderly have no choice but to move to a nursing home. That`s sad for them and costly for taxpayers.


 

How your donation helps

ruth HDM

"I love being able to stay in my own home, it means something to my heart." Ruth is a Hamilton County Elderly Services client

By donating to Council on Aging, you help preserve and enhance services that help local seniors remain in their homes and avoid unnecessary placement in nursing facilities.

Meals on Wheels, homemaking, transportation to medical appointments, and home accessibility upgrades (bathroom grab bars, for example) are among the services provided, depending on each person`s needs.

Without these services, many seniors of modest means especially those on their own are forced to leave their homes and enter nursing facilities, where most soon run out of money and go onto Medicaid. This is heartbreaking for them and expensive for taxpayers.

Home care services are provided through the Elderly Services Program which is administered by Council on Aging for disabled older adults in Butler, Clinton, Hamilton and Warren counties.

Our typical client is an 80-year-old woman living alone on less than $18,000 a year, about $2-3,000 of which goes for out-of-pocket medical expenses. She has difficulty getting around and accomplishing basic tasks such as laundry or preparing a meal. She does not need nursing care and she wants to stay in her own home for as long as she can. Family members help, but can`t provide all the care she needs. Click here to read some of our clients' stories.

The Elderly Services Program is supported by local taxpayers in each county and by donations that provide education to the public about the program and its importance, including levy campaigns. 

The Elderly Services Program would not exist without this public investment and the donations that support it. For the frail elderly of modest means, it is the only option for in-home care. For their families, it is a life-saver that makes it possible to keep mom and dad at home. Every year, the Elderly Services Program helps more than 20,000 local seniors live their final years with independence and dignity.

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How to make a donation

Making a secure donation is easy.  Click the "Donate" button to make a secure donation through PayPal.  You don`t need a PayPal account, just a credit card.  Donations can be made in any amount. You will receive an e-mail confirmation after completing your transaction.

If you have questions about your donation, please give us a call at (513) 721-1025.  

Your help and generosity are greatly appreciated!

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