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The Congregate Housing Services Program (CHSP) is a grant program funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), with matching funds provided by the Franklin County Senior Services Levy.

The COAAA was awarded this grant in 1993, and operates CHSP in four senior high rises in Columbus; they are Jaycee Arms at 266 E. Main Street, Jaycee Village at 5905 Beechcroft, Nazareth Towers at 300 East Rich Street, and Worley Terrace at 99 S Central Ave.

The concept of CHSP is to provide clustered services to residents in the housing complex so that they can have a more individualized care plan. For example, if a person needs assistance with getting up in the morning, or a medication reminder, they can receive that service, and then be visited again later in the day for additional services if needed. The services are provided by a contract agency. The cluster model of services provides the residents the benefit of consistent staff, and a care plan that is tailored to meet their individual needs.

To be eligible, a person must be 60 years of age, live in one of the facilities, and need assistance with at least 3 activities of daily living. There is co-pay based on the services a client receives.

CHSP continues to be renewed for funding on an annual basis. In order to make a referral, a person can contact the COAAA.

For additional information on senior housing, senior living or Congregate Housing Services Program, call the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging: (614)645-7250 or (800)589-7277.


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