PASSPORT is a Medicaid program that helps older adults with disabilities receive care and support in their homes, instead of a nursing home.

Services are similar to the Elderly Services Program, but are more intensive and may include:

  • care management
  • adult day care and out-of-home respite
  • meals/nutrition
  • medical equipment and home modification
  • transportation
  • emergency response system
  • homemaking and personal care
  • ability to hire your own workers (restrictions apply)
  • nursing
  • help with out-of-pocket health costs
  • and more...


  • Age 60 and older
  • Low-income (Medicaid eligible)
  • Require skilled or intermediate level of care, including hands on help with activities such as bathing, eating or mobility (nursing home level of care - at least 2 ADLs and 3 IADLs)
  • Not eligible for MyCare Ohio
  • Eligibility for specific services determined by care manager during in-home assessment

*May not be eligible if currently receiving or if you qualify for developmental disabilities (DD) waiver services.

For more information, review the PASSPORT Fact Sheet, or call the Council on Aging at (513) 721-1025 or (800) 252-0155, Option 2.