The Elderly Services Program provides in-home care for eligible seniors in Clinton County who might otherwise be forced to leave their homes and enter a nursing facility. In 2017, more than 500 older adults in Clinton County received care in their homes through the Elderly Services Program (ESP).
Clinton County ESP provides services such as housekeeping and personal care, nutritious meals, emergency response systems, transportation, caregiver support and more. ESP clients also have a care manager who advocates for their needs, answers questions, and makes sure they receive the right services. Care managers have their clients’ best interests at heart.
You may qualify for ESP if you:
Care through the Elderly Services Program is free of charge or set at an affordable level, depending on income.
Council on Aging (COA) administers the program under contract with Clinton County Commissioners. COA handles assessment, intake, and care management. COA also processes all billing, and provides program planning, reporting, auditing, contracting and provider services, technical assistance and community engagement. Agencies contract with COA to provide in-home services such as housekeeping help, personal care and medical transportation.
Council on Aging has an Aging and Disability Resource Center in Clinton County. The Resource Center is located inside the Smith-Feike-Minton Insurance building, 2333 Rombach Avenue, Wilmington. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8 – 11:30 am and 12:30 – 4:30 pm. The office closes from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm daily for lunch. During these hours, a staff member is available to assist those who wish to talk about programs, services and resources available to residents of Clinton County, including older adults, people with disabilities, caregivers and professionals. Clinton County residents can also call (937) 449-0642 to reach the local resource center or use the contact form at www.help4seniors.org.
For more information or to find out if you qualify, call:
Know someone who would benefit from this program? Click here to make an online referral.
As the state-designated Area Agency on Aging for southwestern Ohio, including Clinton County, COA provides additional services to Clinton County residents and their families. Click here for more information.
Caregiver Education and Support: Do you frequently help an older loved-one with housekeeping, grocery shopping, errands, meal preparation, transportation, paperwork, or personal care (bathing, getting dressed)? If so, you are a caregiver. Through Council on Aging’s free Caregiver Support Program, caregivers can talk with a caregiver support nurse to get advice and support for their unique situation. Our nurse will also make any necessary referrals for services, and provide educational materials and resources, and emotional support.
Fast Track Home: provides older adults with quick access to in-home care services after they have been discharged from a participating hospital or nursing home. These free, temporary in-home services can support you in your recovery and help prevent an unnecessary return visit to the hospital or nursing home. Fast Track Home is available at Clinton Memorial Hospital to eligible Clinton County residents age 65 and older. Click here for more information about this program.
In southwestern Ohio we are fortunate to have senior services levies in Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton and Warren counties. Throughout Ohio, more than 80 percent of counties have similar levies. In Clinton County, the senior services tax levy covers 88 percent of the total cost of the Elderly Services Program. As the Area Agency on Aging for southwestern Ohio, including Clinton County, Council on Aging is able to leverage state and federal funding to cover approximately 10 percent of program expenses. Additional funding comes from client donations (requested, but not required for home-delivered meals), and client co-payments (about 34 percent of client qualify for a co-payment based on their income and medical expenses).
For more information about the Elderly Services Levy and Program in Clinton County, read: