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DOA Announces $6 Million Adult Day Services Grant

The Ohio Department of Aging committed $6 million in grant funding to revitalize adult day services across the state of Ohio.

Director Ursel J. McElroy announced the grant to fund the essential services in January earlier this year.

Facilities that offer adult day services offer day-care services to adults who need supervision or assistance with daily activities. Services offered at these facilities can include “recreational and educational programming,” “meals,” “health monitoring,” “skilled therapy” and “transportation.” 

“Adult day services provide many older Ohioans treasured moments of social interaction with their peers while empowering them to remain in their homes and communities. It also provides their caregivers the opportunity for a welcome break from their duties with peace of mind that their loved ones’ needs are being met,” McElroy said in a statement. “In keeping with our goal of empowering older adults to age in their preferred environments – including other recent initiatives such as our Healthy Aging program and our PACE expansion – this new funding for adult day services is another key step toward achieving our vision of making Ohio the best place to age in the nation.”

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Organizations that offer or are interested in offering adult day services should apply to receive the eligible grant through the Office of Budget and Management website. Funds can be used for “equipment,” “supplies,” “start-up fees” or “infrastructure modifications required for initial operations.”

For more information visit, aging.ohio.gov/see-news-and-events/news/adult-day-revitalized-funding.

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