Need Help Staying at Home?

Do you need help at home? COAAA is here to help! COAAA provides case management for a number of long-term care services that give you choice and dignity to live independently in your own home. Whether you need personal care services, homemaking, transportation, or home delivered meals COAAA can coordinate a care plan to meet your specific needs. 

Medicaid Waiver programs help provide long-term care services in the community to people who would otherwise be in an institution or nursing home and meet eligibility requirements.

Individuals must meet certain requirements to be eligible for these service programs.  If you think you or a loved one may be eligible for one of these services, call us at 1-800-589-7277 or complete the request form at and our team can provide a free in-home consultation or assessment. All assessments are with a licensed social worker or registered nurse who will determine a plan to meet your needs.

The Summary of Programs and Services guide below explains the programs, services, and eligibility for programs administered by COAAA. Many programs offer an alternative for people needing more care, but not a nursing home.

Program Name Who It Is For
& What It Does
Basic Services & Benefits Eligibility Eligibility

An alternative to nursing home care. Helps financially eligible, disabled older adults remain safe and independent at home.

  • Homemaking
  • Transportation
  • Emergency Response Systems
  • Personal Care
  • Meals/Nutrition
  • Care Management
  • Home Modification
  • Medical Equipment
  • Adult Day Care
  • Nursing
  • 60 or older
  • Have qualifying functional impairments (need assistance with bathing, meals, etc.)
  • Medicaid-waiver eligible
Assisted Living Waiver

Provides care for Medicaid-eligible adults in an approved assisted living facility. An alternative for people needing more care, but not a nursing

  • Private room/bath
  • 24-hour onsite response
  • Meals, Personal Care and Homemaking
  • Care Management and Social Activities
  • 21 or older
  • Have qualifying functional impairments (need assistance with bathing, meals, etc.)
  • Medicaid-waiver eligible
MyCare Ohio

Provides care for Medicare and Medicaid eligible adults in their home or approved assisted living facility. An  alternative for people needing more care but not a nursing home. 

A managed care organization oversees health care (in Central Ohio, either Aetna Better Health of Ohio or Molina Healthcare of Ohio). Services are similar to PASSPORT and include medical care, long term care, behavioral health services, as well as care coordination. COAAA provides in-home waiver service coordination.

  • 18 or older with both Medicare and Medicaid
  • Have qualifying functional impairments (need assistance with bathing, meals, etc.)
  • Reside in Delaware, Franklin,  Madison, Pickaway, and Union counties in Central Ohio.
Franklin County Senior Options

Franklin County Office on Aging

Home-care program funded by the Franklin County Senior Services Levy.

  • Homemaker and Personal Care
  • Transportation
  • Meals/Nutrition
  • Adult Day Care
  • Emergency Response Systems
  • Minor Home Repairs
  • 60 or older and Franklin County resident
  • Have unmet need for service
  • Verify income/assets; sliding fee scale
Title III & Alzheimer’s Respite Services

Older Americans Act and state funding to community agencies to provide ‘safety net’ for those ineligible for other services.

  • Homemaker and Personal Care
  • Transportation
  • Meals/Nutrition
  • Care Management and Social Activities
  • Adult Day Care
  • Home Repair/Chore
  • 60 or older
  • Cost is usually by suggested donation.
  • Organizations in COAAA's eight counties receive funding
Long-term Care Consultation

A free, customized consultation that helps individuals understand how to meet current or future long-term care needs.

  • Information about long-term care services & support that helps seniors in maintaining their independence
  • Resources for estate planning, including financial & legal matters

No age or income requirements

Care Transitions

Connects individuals who have recently been discharged from the hospital with needed services. The goal is to provide a safe transition and to reduce avoidable hospital readmissions.

  • RN health coach home visit
  • Medication self-management
  • Environmental assessment
  • Falls prevention
  • Disease prevention and education
  • Primary care and specialist follow-up
  • Referrals for community resources
Recent or pending discharge from a hospital or nursing home facility




Ready to get help? Call COAAA at (800) 589-7277.