The PASSPORT Waiver provides in-home services to individuals age 60 and older who need help with activities of daily living and who would otherwise need to live in a nursing home. The Ohio Department of Aging administers this program through the Area Agencies on Aging.

Who is Eligible?

  • Persons 60 years of age or older
  • Require nursing home level of care (intermediate or skilled) and are at risk of nursing facility placement
  • Able to have health and safety maintained in their home setting
  • Cost of in-home services provided, must not exceed 60% of the cost of nursing home care
  • Meet financial requirements for assets and income
  • Agree to the total care plan
  • Have physician approval

What Services are Available?

  • Personal Care Assistance
  • Homemaker
  • Respite Care
  • Home Delivered Meals
  • Chore Service
  • Medical Transportation
  • Adult Day Care
  • Minor Home Modification
  • Durable Medical Equipment and Supplies
  • Nutrition Consultation
  • Social Work Counseling
  • Case Management, by an RN or LSW, to coordinate the care plan

How do I Apply?

Referrals are accepted from any source (hospitals, physicians, family, friends or older consumers seeking assistance for themselves) during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. by calling the Area Agency on Aging, Agency Screening Department at 419-524-4144 or 1-800-860-5799.

An initial telephone screening assesses the client’s needs and reviews financial and program eligibility. If the person expresses interest in the program, an in-person assessment is scheduled and conducted to complete the review of consumer needs and program eligibility.

If a client is found to be ineligible for PASSPORT, they are referred to or provided with information concerning other programs

For more Information

  • Contact Seneca County DJFS at the phone numbers listed below.
  • Contact the the Area Agency on Aging by calling 419-524-4144 or 1-800-860-5799.
  • Call the Medicaid Consumer Hotline 1-800-324-8680 / TDD 1-800-292-3572.
  • Or, view the Ohio Health Plans website.