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Services and Programs

Passport Waiver Program

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PASSPORT provides a cost-effective, in-home alternative to nursing home care for Ohio residents age 60 and older. PASSPORT is a waiver program funded jointly by Ohio Medicaid and the federal government. An assessor/ case manger will visit potential consumers for an assessment to evaluate the consumer's ability to safely live at home.

If the consumer meets the required eligibility criteria, the assessor/ case manager and consumer will develop an individualized plan of care to assist the consumer to remain in a home setting. Each consumer is assigned a PASSPORT case manager who will assist the consumer and/ or their representative in organizing and monitoring their plan of care. Eligibility Criteria These criteria are fully reviewed at the time of assessment.
An individual:

  • Must be age 60 + at the time of enrollment
  • Must meet  Medicaid financial eligibility
  • Must require Skilled or Intermediate Level of Care
  • Must  NOT  be residing in an institution at the start of services
  • Must agree to the service/ care plan
  • Service need cannot be met by other available community resources
  • Cost of services is equal to or less than the cost cap
  • Health related needs can be safely met in the home setting
  • Service plan must be approved and signed by the individual's physician

PASSPORT is a program designed specifically for adults 60 years of age and older, promoting independence for individuals at home with long-term care needs such as:

Learn more at The Ohio Dept. of Aging

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