The Cincinnati Region of the American Red Cross-through its network of chapters, service delivery units and national headquarter operations-provides emergency services to our community 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. The Cincinnati Region provides services to 26 counties throughout Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana with the help of well-trained volunteers and generous donors.
American Red Cross Disaster Services ensures nationwide response, preparedness, community disaster education, mitigation, and disaster planning in order to provide those who seek our assistance with quality services.
The Cincinnati Red Cross also responds to emergencies through its Armed Forces Emergency Services, International Social Services, and Health and Safety Services.
The Red Cross offers several programs for seniors and caregivers:
Family Caregiving Program
More than 22 million families are caring for a loved one at home. Our new Family Caregiving Program offers nine one-hour presentations that help participants provide better care.
More information about the Family Caregiving program.
Falling is a serious health risk for senior adults. Of all injuries, fall injuries are the leading cause of death, hospitalizations, and emergency department visits in adults ages 65 and over. This one-hour program includes tips for fall prevention and a home check list to assist the participants in evaluating their own homes.
This one-hour presentation includes recognition of the warning signs of a stroke, types of strokes, how to reduce risk factors, and the importance of immediate treatment. This class is a must for all seniors living independently.
'Til Help Arrives
This program will provide the knowledge you need to recognize an emergency, when to call 9-1-1 and to know what actions to take in those first critical moments until the ambulance arrives. Learn to recognize symptoms of a heart attack, sudden illness and what to do in a choking emergency. This one-hour presentation will also provide information on what to do when disaster strikes and fire prevention tips.
These classes are offered based on request. To schedule a program call (513) 792-4000 or 1-800-241-0296.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization, led by volunteers, that provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.
The American Red Cross is not a government agency. It is an independent, humanitarian, voluntary organization. All Red Cross assistance is given free of charge, made possible by the generosity of loyal volunteers and donors.
The goal of the American Red Cross is to ensure nationwide disaster planning, preparedness, community disaster education, mitigation and response that will provide the community with quality services.