PASSPORT and Assisted Living Medicaid Waiver Amendments

Proposed amendments to Ohio’s PASSPORT Medicaid Waiver and Assisted Living Medicaid Waiver, which will be submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for review, have been posted for public comment. The period for public comment on the proposed PASSPORT and Assisted Living Medicaid Waiver Amendments began on August 29, 2023, and is open through September 27, 2023.

To view the proposed amendments and find out how to submit comments, please visit

ODA Launches Free Check-in Service for Older Citizens

The Ohio Department of Aging (ODA) announced a free, daily check-in by phone service for Ohio’s older residents to ensure their well-being amid the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency and beyond.

Life Essentials Merges with Catholic Social Services

“We already serve more than a thousand low-income seniors every year to help them age in place, so adding guardianship and advocacy is well within our mission and service model,” said CSSMV CEO Laura Roesch.