Direction Home of Eastern Ohio enhances the quality of life for older adults and people with disabilities by offering and coordinating services that allow them to live safely in the place they choose to call ‘home.’
As a nonprofit organization, we offer long-term services, education and support to Medicaid recipients and qualifying individuals of all ages.
The Ohio Department of Aging appreciates the continued advocacy and stakeholder collaboration throughout this process of planning for the Appendix K authorities to end. On July 14th, Ohio posted the PASSPORT and Assisted Living waiver applications in anticipation of an effective date of November 12, 2023.
Recently, CMS provided states with the option to extend approved flexibilities past the November 12th date, as long as the state is in the process of permanent amendments pending CMS review and approval. As a result, effective dates on the proposed waiver application amendments will be modified to reflect a new effective date of January 1, 2024. The public comment timeframe has been extended with a new public posting of the updated applications.
Ohio posted for public comment proposed amendments to the PASSPORT Medicaid Waiver and to the Assisted Living Medicaid Waiver, which will be submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for review. The period for public comment on the proposed PASSPORT and Assisted Living Medicaid Waiver Amendments began on August 29, 2023, through September 27, 2023.
Ohio Department of Medicaid website
From personal care, transportation and home-delivered meals for older adults and people with disabilities, to wellness classes, caregiver support and Medicaid assistance for qualifying individuals of all ages, we offer a variety of free and low-cost resources to keep you happy, healthy and safe.
An alternative to nursing home care that helps financially eligible individuals aged 59 and younger, including children, who have significant healthcare needs due to a disabling condition.
Direction Home of Eastern Ohio is a private, non-profit organization that helps older adults and people with disabilities maintain their health, happiness and independence in the place they want to call ‘home.’
We also offer long-term services and supports to Medicaid recipients and qualifying individuals of all ages in Ashtabula, Columbiana, Mahoning And Trumbull Counties.
Caregivers and Families
We understand the concerns and uncertainties that come with being a caregiver. You’re not alone! Direction Home of Eastern Ohio can lighten your responsibilities and guide you toward a more positive future for yourself and your loved one.