Online Resources

Ottawa County Senior Home Care Program

The Senior Home Care Program is available to anyone 60 years of age or older who is living in a home setting and needs assistance in order to remain safely at home.

The Ottawa County Home Care Assistance Program is available to Ottawa County residents 60 years and older who live in a home setting. To qualify, seniors must have a need for personal care assistance in order to live independently. The Ottawa County Home Care Assistance program is funded by the Ottawa County Senior Levy. Assistance limits are capped at $200 per month per client.

Ottawa County Senior Resources contracts with several agencies to provide personal care services that may include:

Personal hygiene and grooming assistance or supervision; nail & skin care; oral hygiene care; assistance with toileting; active and passive range of motion; assisting client in the use of assistive devices such as walker  or cane.

Services may also include the following as time permits:

¨ Cleaning bathroom including the tub  or shower, sink, toilet, floor and mirror.

¨ Changing bed linens and washing, drying, folding and putting away clean linen or towels.

¨ Kitchen care including washing dishes, appliances and counters.

Contact Senior Resources at 419-898-6459

Ottawa County Transportation Agency

The Ottawa County Transportation Agency is a general public transit system that provides curb-to-curb, advanced reservation, shared ride service to anyone in Ottawa County who wants transportation for any reason.

Family Caregiver Support

It is estimated that 80% of all care provided to older adults is provided by family members. Family caregivers therefore play a critical role in the lives and well being of our area's seniors. Family Caregiver Support provides information, referral, temporary respite services, and some supplemental services to caregivers of older persons in Ottawa County, Ohio.

Administration on Aging (AoA)

One of the nation's largest providers of home-based care for older persons and their caregivers. AoA's mission is to develop a comprehensive, coordinated and cost-effective system of long-term care that help elderly individuals to maintain their dignity in their homes and communities.

Alzheimer's Association Northwest Ohio Chapter

Their mission is to enhance the quality of life of all persons affected by Alzheimer's disease and related disorders through compassionate, comprehensive services, effective advocacy, support of research, and access to current information and resources.

American Society on Aging (ASA)

ASA offers a diverse array of renowned educational programming, outstanding publications and state-of-the-art information and training resources, and the largest and most dynamic network of professionals in the field of aging.

Area Office on Aging of Northwest Ohio

The Area Office on Aging provides you and your loved ones with the quality services that allow you to be as independent as possible, empowering you to live your life to the fullest. Search for available services on their website.

National Council on the Aging

Programs to help older people to remain healthy, find jobs, discover new ways to continue contribute to society after retirement, and take advantage of government and private benefits programs that can improve the quality of their lives.

Ohio Department of Aging / Golden Buckeye

Helps mature adults live active, healthy and independent lives through programs like the well-known golden buckeye card. Home and community-based services that help frail individuals remain in their own homes and support consumers of long-term care are provided.

Social Security Administration

Retirement, disability and survivors benefits to workers and their families. Administer of the Supplemental Security Income program. Issues social security numbers.