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News and articles from the Ohio Department of Aging.

Honoring service by ensuring the best care for our veterans Bookmark

Honoring service by ensuring the best care for our veterans
As we celebrate Veteran’s Day on Nov. 11, we asked our friends at Area Agency on Aging District 7, Inc., serving 10 counties in southern Ohio, to share their experiences partnering with local veteran’s agencies to better coordinate care for older Ohioans who have served our state and nation.

Improving the lives of people with dementia through innovative training Bookmark

Improving the lives of people with dementia through innovative training
Caring for adults with dementia can be challenging and often requires caregivers to get to know the individuals they care for. Unfortunately, with limited time and resources, nursing homes have relied too heavily on medications as the quickest and most direct way to address difficult behaviors. Erin Pettegrew, State Long-Term Care Ombudsman for Ohio, describes a new grant initiative to raise the bar for dementia care.

Voting is your right, no matter where you live or your abilities Bookmark

Voting is your right, no matter where you live or your abilities
Ohioans living in long-term care facilities have the right to assistance in voting

AmeriCorps, State LTC Ombudsman partner to increase access to services Bookmark

AmeriCorps, State LTC Ombudsman partner to increase access to services
Program will use AmeriCorps members to assist long-term care consumers

Residents of Ohio’s nursing homes and assisted living facilities rate their providers Bookmark

Residents of Ohio’s nursing homes and assisted living facilities rate their providers
The Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman has released results of the 2017 Long-Term Care Resident Satisfaction Survey, which gauges residents’ satisfaction with an array of focus areas related to their care and everyday life.

Erin Pettegrew named Acting State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Bookmark

Erin Pettegrew named Acting State Long-Term Care Ombudsman
Continuing her service advocating for, protecting Ohio’s long-term care consumers

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