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Stories by topic: Older Adults

  • Clyde Washington

    Marietta resident Clyde Cokely agrees that there’s no place like home. The Ohio Home Choice program provided Clyde with resources and support to transition from a long-term care facility to the community.

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  • Mamie Hamilton

    Mamie’s PASSPORT care plan costs $15,222 a year. On average, that would cover only three months in a nursing home.

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  • I saw her mouth go down on one side and I knew right away it was a stroke. I called 911. I figured this was it.

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  • Walter Huckabee Hamilton

    I came to the Freestore the first year it was open. I was out of work, I had just gotten laid off and I had five kids.

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  • Dianne Vranic Lorain

    When I first heard about the PASSPORT program, I had no idea that I would someday need this assistance for myself.

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  • Pearl Monroe

    Programs that allow the elderly an opportunity to receive less-expensive care in the comfort of their own homes are making a difference to families in Appalachia.

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  • Albert Monroe

    Enabling seniors who wish to stay at home and receive care in the community rather than in a nursing facility, caused two programs serving the aging to coordinate services for one Monroe County family.

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  • Bessie Hamilton

    Making my own way has always been familiar with me. But then when I had to depend on others for the things that I needed, it was hard at first.

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  • This in-home program serves as a substantial cost-saving measure for the state, as well being the much preferred choice for seniors. Don’s care plan will cost $10,610 this year as compared to the average annual nursing home costs of $60,000.

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  • Antonio Portage

    None of us want to be in this spot. I know I don’t. But some of us are just trapped.

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  • Evelyn Mahoning

    I don’t eat that much, but at that time when I know I can’t buy a pound of hamburger, that’s when the foodbank really helps.

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  • Kathy Jackson

    Kathy is a widow who volunteers and serves on the board at her local food pantry in rural Ohio. “There’s a need for food. There’s a far greater need than is being met.”

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  • Kitty Allen

    We cut back. We don’t eat out as often. We don’t go to visit my grandkids as often. Gas is too high. We turn the heat down. Now, I’d burn wood if I could, but I can’t. The foodbank helps im-mensely.

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  • Lorna Jackson

    When my insulin runs out, I have the choice of feeding the kids or buying insulin.

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  • Mary Franklin

    Mary has gone from depending on her family and the emergency room for her health care needs, to being able to depend on Molina Healthcare and her care management team. 

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  • Tahira Wilson Cuyahoga

    Receiving a health card within one month allowed my client to remain stable while learning appropriate ways to cope with being a newly diagnosed schizophrenic.

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  • Debra Larick Clermont

    Medicaid has allowed Debra to receive the medical attention that she so desperately needs as a diabetic.

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