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Western Reserve Area Agency On Aging

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Causes: Human Services, Senior Centers, Seniors

Mission: The mission of the wraaa is to empower and support aging individuals and people with disabilities to achieve wellness, independence and dignity through strategic partnerships, advocacy and quality services.

Programs: Passport is a medicaid waiver program which provides screening,assessment, case management, and in-home services to low income,frail older adults who would otherwise have to enter a nursinghome. Passport performs a pre-admission review process todetermine the level of care for persons whose needs may beappropriate to enter nursing homes.

title iii b includes access, in-home, legal, ombudsman and othersupportive services provided to older individuals, which are funded by 36 agencies. Wraaa provided a total of 145,788 transportation units for local aging services, national family caregiver program, and the traditional oaa transportation services. In addition, the agency provided a total of 30,475 units for information, referral, and assistance via the united way of geauga county and the united way of greater cleveland.

title iii c provides home delivered and congregate meals to individuals 60 years of age or older. During 2016, wraaa provided 685,855 units of home delivered meals and 316,789 units of congregate meals.

mycare ohio program provides integrated and managed care services for the aged and disabled populations dually eligible for both medicare and medicaid benefits. Expenses for this program during 2016 were $12,019,797, in addition to grant expense of $810. Wraaa provides choices for people to live independently in the place they want to call home. Wraaa also administers a wide variety of programs which are designed to support community-based aging services. These services include alzheimer's respite, family caregiver respite, housing and care in adult family homes, and personal and transportation services. Available through medicaid, the specialized recovery services ("srs") program was established in 2016 for people diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness, and recently expanded to include eligible, chronically-ill individuals active on the solid organ or soft tissue transplant waiting list. Srs provides distinct services in recovery management, individual placement & support (supported employment), and peer recovery support - each unavailable under traditional medicaid benefits. Those who meet srs's six (6) point eligibility criteria may apply for srs via their healthcare provider, local county jobs and family services department, or be directly contacted by a recovery services manager if previously identified as potentially eligible. No costs, co-payments or premiums are attached with the srs program. Consumer access is also available at medicaid's consumer hotline: (800) 324-8680.

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