Visiting Angels Lorain County PASSPORT Certified

Visiting Angels of Lorain County now PASSPORT certified

Visiting Angels of Lorain County is pleased to announce we are now certified by the Ohio Department of Aging and the Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging to provide PASSPORT services for Seniors residing in Lorain County.

Ohio Seniors overwhelmingly prefer to live independently in their own homes and in their communities. In this environment they can continue to be surrounded by family and friends. However, many Seniors need help doing so. Ohio's PASSPORT Medicaid waiver program helps Medicaid-eligible Seniors get the long-term services and support they need to stay in their homes.

For more information regarding PASSPORT services provided by Visiting Angels of Lorain County please contact our office at 440-988-3004.

We look forward to serving you or your loved one soon.

About PASSPORT

Most older Ohioans prefer to live independently in their own homes, in their communities, surrounded by family and friends, for as long as they can. But, many need some help doing so. Before Medicaid waiver programs, older adults who needed any degree of long-term care typically entered nursing homes. Ohio's PASSPORT Medicaid waiver program helps Medicaid-eligible older Ohioans get the long-term services and supports they need to stay in their homes.

PASSPORT is a two-pronged program. The first part is a pre-admission screening during which interested consumers are screened by telephone to determine preliminary Medicaid eligibility and care needs. They are also provided information about the variety of long-term care options available.

The second part of PASSPORT is home care. Once a consumer is determined eligible a case manager works with him or her to develop a package of in-home services to be provided by local service providers. The case manager then monitors the care for quality and changes the care plan as necessary.

Each Visiting Angels agency is a franchise that is independently owned and operated. The Franchisor, Living Assistance Services Inc., does not control or manage the day to day business operations of any Visiting Angels franchised agency.