Frequently Asked Questions
Franklin County Office on Aging
What is Senior Options?
is funded by the Senior Services Levy
and provides "one-stop shopping" for callers needing information,
advocacy, or direct access to a wide range of community-based services.
By dialing (614) 525-6200, residents of Franklin County can access a system of services and
information about community and home-based care for frail seniors. Senior Options maintains contracts
with companies and agencies that provide personal care, home delivered meals, adult day care,
medical transportation, and other services that allow our county's older citizens to live independently
in their own homes.
What are adult protective services (APS)?
Adult protective services
(APS) are services that prevent, remedy or reduce situations
that endanger an older adult. These services are meant to maximize independence
and self-direction while preventing unnecessary institutionalization by selecting
the least restrictive alternative for intervention.
Per Ohio law, an individual must be 60 years of age or older to receive adult protective
services and must be considered a vulnerable older adult. A vulnerable older adult
suffers some form of physical or cognitive impairment that prevents them from being
APS investigates cases of older adults in the community. There are different agencies
that investigate abuse in nursing homes or abuse of developmentally disabled individuals.
What is the Caregiver Support Program?
Caregiver Support Program supports caregivers of
older adults age 60 and older on a short-term basis. The Program
can assist with a variety of services, including in-home respite, adult day care,
and durable medical equipment.
Caregiving can be challenging, but support is available to make it easier.
What is the CommunityCare Registry?
(CCR) is designed to connect pre-screened, self-employed
homecare workers with those in need of assistance, regardless of age or income level.
CCR provides you with access to experienced home care workers whose qualifications, availability, and hourly rates match your needs.
What is the Minor Home Repair Program?
Minor Home Repair strives to minimize the danger of falls and
other accidents, enabling older adults to live at hme in safety and independence.
This might mean adding a wheelchair or walker ramp, installing grab bars in the bathroom,
or making other minor property repairs.
Where can I find help for my parent who lives in Franklin County?
A single call to Senior Options
(614) 525-6200 can link older adults and their families with a caring professional
trained to help solve senior problems.
Where can I find information on volunteer opportunities?
How do I get my handicapped parking sticker?
How do I get my Golden Buckeye Card?
Where are the senior centers located?
Where can I find senior citizen dining centers?
Where can I go for my flu shot?
The best time for a flu shot is between mid-October and mid-November.
flu shot hotline at (614) 278-3141.
Franklin County Office on Aging
280 East Broad St, Room 300
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Hours of Operation
Weekdays 8:00AM-5:00PM EST
Antonia Carroll, MA, LSW
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