After recovering from an illness or injury, many older adults and people with disabilities remain in nursing homes simply because there is no place else for them to go. If they do have a home, many need help to live independently again. Community Transitions restores independence by helping individuals move from a nursing home to more independent living settings such as apartments, group homes or assisted living facilities.
Care is provided via programs such as Home Choice, PASSPORT, the Assisted Living Waiver, Ohio Home Care Waiver or the Elderly Services Program.
A transitions coordinator and/or care manager coordinates housing; long-term care and medical services; other community services and benefits; financial assistance; and family support.
In some cases, financial support to assist in the transition may also be available.
Anyone who can move from an institutional setting back into the community with support from Home Choice, PASSPORT, the Assisted Living Waiver, Ohio Home Care Waiver or the Elderly Services Program.
For more information about Community Transitions, review the Community Transitions Brochure, or call Council on Aging at (513) 721-1025 or (800) 252-0155, Option 2.