News and EventsWednesday, April 15, 2015
COA releases 2014 Annual Report
Each year, Council on Aging helps more than 20,000 older adults and people with disabilities remain independent in their own homes. Each situation is unique, requiring a personalized approach. That’s our niche. Council on Aging’s 2014 Annual Report includes data, photos and personal stories that bring this mission to life.
As an Area Agency on Aging serving a 21-county region, Council on Aging is in our community every day, working with seniors, people with disabilities, families, caregivers, and professionals.
In 2014, COA:
- Helped approximately 20,000 people to remain independent in their homes through programs such as PASSPORT, the Ohio Home Care Waiver, MyCare Ohio, and the county-based Elderly Services Program
- Assessed more than 4,000 high-risk, hospitalized Medicare patients for Care Transitions interventions designed to help prevent the need to return to the hospital
- Contracted with and monitored nearly 150 provider organizations that delivered services to eligible seniors and people with disabilities, including 1.75 million home-delivered meals and 1.79 million hours of other in-home services
- Responded to more than 37,000 requests for information and referral, a 6 percent increase over 2013 and a 56 percent increase since 2011
- Provided planning and oversight for community services funded by the federal Older Americans Act, including 183,143 congregate meals and 333,645 transportation trips for medical and senior center activities
- Facilitated nearly 80 advocacy meetings with elected officials and candidates, including home visits with COA clients
The report highlights Council on Aging’s role in MyCare Ohio, the state’s managed care plan for people who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. It’s a new role for COA that has brought challenges, as well as opportunities.
Profiles of clients in our Community Transitions and Care Transitions programs provide a closer look at the coordination and planning that goes in to helping people navigate the complicated process of transitioning from one care setting to another.
Click here to read COA’s 2014 Annual Report, as well as previous years’ reports and the Elderly Services Program annual reports. To request a hard copy of the 2014 report, send us an email with your name, address and quantity requested.