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Ohio Department of Aging Aging News and Perspective - Previous Issues


November 2011
Articles: A cold winter means growing heating costs; Delivering better health to older Ohioans through enhanced care coordination

October 2011
Articles: Budget policies - the first step in transforming Ohio's health care system; Changes mean more Ohioans can access Assisted Living waiver

September 2011
Articles: It's time for Medicare enrollees to make important choices; Ohio takes important steps toward policy that puts the person first in long-term care; Ohio is serving elders better and in their own homes

August 2011
Article: Ohio’s Home Energy Assistance Programs; State budget continues ongoing work to improve Ohio’s long-term care system

July 2011
Article: Ohio budget bill helps seniors and others live in settings they prefer

June 2011
Articles: Changes in store for SCSEP; Efforts to help older Ohioans age in place are working

May 2011
Articles: Pilot computer system streamlines admissions to nursing homes from hospitals; OhioMeansGenerations.com - Because 50+ Matters; Lieutenant Governor Taylor and OSHIIP salute Ohio seniors during National Older Americans Month; Efforts to enhance nursing home diversion and transition are effective

April 2011
Articles: Moving Ohio into a new age for old age; Helping nursing homes retain staff and improve quality care; Understanding the state budget process; County health rankings; Safety is no accident, live injury-free

March 2011
Articles: Developing a new state plan; Federal benefit payments are going all-electronic; Consumer-directed personal care providers added to PASSPORT Medicaid waiver; New advice on preventing falls in seniors; Ohio limits prescription transfers

February 2011
Articles: Governor names Bonnie Kantor-Burman new Department of Aging director; Modern AGE-ucation; Health care reform changes in 2011; Residents' families rate Ohio nursing homes for customer satisfaction; More than the "winter blues"

January 2011
Articles: Director Barbara E. Riley retiring; Building Ohio's direct service workforce; Recommendations for Ohio's guardianship system; Free tax help; Handwashing

December 2010
Articles: Unified Long-term Care System short term recommendations; Helping Ohioans get the prescription help they need; Ohio Senior Levies Revenue Tops $136 Million; Medical alarm systems; Cholesterol 101

November 2010
Articles: Medicare 2011 annual enrollment period; Introducing PIPP Plus; New Medicare durable medical equipment procedures; Person-centered care; Prescription drug abuse

October 2010
Articles: Recommendations to enhance older adults' civic engagement; Healthy U; Helping older voters get to the polls; What if a pet outlives you?; Hoarding

September 2010
Articles: Adult day services; Helping nursing facility residents return to the community; Health insurance available for high-risk uninsured; Help for senior job seekers; Fall prevention among older adults

August 2010
Articles: Facing a Growing Population of Senior Substance Abusers; Enhanced Community Living; Americans with Disabilities Act Turns 20; Recognizing Substance Abuse in Older Adults; Coordinating Health Care for People with Multiple Chronic Conditions

July 2010
Articles: Senior Adult Writing Projects; HEAP Summer Crisis Program Begins July 1; Fraud Prevention Education Campaign Targets Medicare Beneficiaries; Planning a Funeral; Hearing Loss Affects Both Communication and Quality of Life

June 2010
Articles: Take Action: Protect Yourself From Consumer Fraud; Volunteer Leaders Needed for Health Self-Management Programs; Ohio Senior Levy Revenue Tops $143 Million; Appealing Medicare Decisions; Preventing Bed Bugs

May 2010
Articles: Ohio Benefit Bank; VA Benefits May Be Worth More than You Think; Health Care Reform's Impact on Seniors; How to Choose a Nursing Facility; Patient-Centered Medical Homes

April 2010
Articles: Ohio’s Front Door to Long-term Care; Direct Deposit of Federal Benefit Payments; Nursing Home Admissions; 2009 Long-term Care Resident Satisfaction Survey; Preventive Foot Care

March 2010
Articles: Meeting the Needs of "Younger Seniors"; Reducing Disability In Alzheimer's Disease; Caregivers Need to Understand How Medicare Works; Helping Seniors Connect to Benefits; The Silent Epidemic of Serious Brain Injuries

February 2010
Articles: Joined Hearts in Giving; Extra Help Available for Ohio Medicare Beneficiaries; Unified Long-term Care Systems Update; 2010 Census; Treating Burns

January 2010
Articles: Expansion of Home First Eligibility; Free Tax Programs; Lifestyle Choices Improve Physical Health and Mental Well-Being; Grant Writing; Blood Donation