Latest Ohio Department of Aging Stories

2012-07-19 23:01:20

Federal guidelines on salt, especially for the elderly, may actually be harmful, according to the Salt Institute. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) July 19, 2012 The Ohio Department of Aging (ODA) recently banned salt shakers from programs that serve meals to the elderly. According to John Ratliff, Assistant Chief for Communications and Government Outreach at ODA, state agencies like his are required to ensure compliance with the USDA nutritional guidelines in order to receive federal funds. The...

2008-12-22 15:29:00

Results More Useful than Federal Ratings, Says OHCA LEWIS CENTER, Ohio, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ohio's skilled nursing facilities scored, on average, 88.23 on a 100-point scale in family satisfaction, according to data released today by the Ohio Department of Aging (ODA). The Ohio Health Care Association (OHCA), the state's largest long-term care organization, applauded the agency for again seeking out the opinions of real consumers, pointing out that the survey results are a...

2008-09-02 09:00:07

By Jeanine Kendle The Ohio Department of Aging issued a call for nominations for its Elder Caregiving Award. The honor recognizes outstanding individuals of any age who sacrifice their time and independence to provide much-needed care to an aging or disabled loved one. Individuals and organizations interested in nominating a neighbor, colleague, family member or friend may download a nomination form or submit a nomination online by visiting www.goldenbuckeye.com/caregiver/. The department...

2008-07-25 21:00:33

By Jeanine Kendle An AARP study proves what we have long known -- older Ohioans overwhelmingly want to "age in place" in their own homes. Ninety-three percent of the people who answered the survey consider it important for them and their families to have choices about types of long-term care services. And 94 percent want services that would enable them to stay at home as long as possible. Today, Ohio depends on nursing homes for nearly 70 percent of its long-term care. But it doesn't...

2008-07-15 12:01:01

By Vindicator, Youngstown, Ohio Jul. 13--BOARDMAN -- A forum targeting long-term-care planning for Ohioans will be conducted from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the multipurpose room in the Community Center at Boardman Park. Own Your Future, is presented by the Ohio Department of Aging, Ohio Department of Insurance, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and the Area Agency on Aging 11 Inc. and is free to the public. Local and state experts will be on hand for discussion and to answer...

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