ssisted Living provides more supervision and services than in a home setting and allows individuals to have more independence and fewer restrictions than a nursing facility.

If eligibility requirements are met for Assisted Living the individual will be placed in a certified facility, and will be able to receive personal, on-site care; 24-hour a day response capability; meals; transportation; social and recreational activities; and nursing.

Who is eligible?

Individuals age 21 and older, who currently receive specific Medicaid services, and live in a nursing home, residential care facility or already live in an assisted living setting, may be eligible.  An individual’s monthly income can not be over $1,911, which is 300 percent of the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) federal benefit rate.

Additionally, applicants must require assistance with at least two activities of daily living such as bathroom assistance, medication administration, and transference into and out of bed, that cannot be met through scheduled assistance.

How do I apply?

Interested individuals can start the process by contacting their local Area Agency on Aging to complete an application.

Area Agency on Aging 5 (Mansfield Area)

Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
Serving Ashland, Crawford, Huron, Knox, Marion, Morrow, Richland, Seneca, and Wyandot Counties.
780 Park Ave. W.
Mansfield, OH 44906
419-522-9482 (fax)
PASSPORT: 1-800-860-5799
Ombudsman: 1-800-686-1639