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 program 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-hr on-site 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 comprehensive, coordinated services to Medicare and Medicaid eligible adults in their homes or approved assisted living facilities. 

An individual selects a managed care organization to oversee health care (in Central Ohio, either Aetna Better Health of Ohio or Molina Healthcare of Ohio). Services include medical care, long term care and behavioral health services as well as coordinated care management. 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.)
  • in 29 Ohio counties including Delaware, Franklin, Madison, Pickaway, and Union 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, in- home 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

Ohio Home Care Waiver

Meets the needs of financially eligible individuals who have significant health care needs due to a disabling condition.

COAAA performs assessment and care management activities under contract with CareSource, a managed care organization.  Services are similar to those available through the PASSPORT program.

  • 59 years of age or younger
  • Have qualifying functional impairments (need assistance with bathing, meals, etc.)
  • Medicaid-waiver eligible
Specialized Recovery Services

Helps individuals with severe and persistent mental illness, certain diagnosed chronic conditions, or those on the solid organ or soft tissue transplant waiting list.

  • Assistance in developing a specific care plan
  • Help with finding and keeping a job
  • Support from others with similar life experiences
  • Individuals eligible for the SRS program also
    receive full Medicaid coverage
  • 21 years of age or older
  • Meet diagnosis criteria
  • Medicaid-waiver eligible


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