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Nobody knows exactly what to expect from their aging journey. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you don’t know what tomorrow will bring. The good news is, you don’t have to go through it alone.

Right at Home exists to be your guide to successful living at home. Whether you’re looking for tips on aging in place, a guide to transitional care after a hospital stay, or information on any other aging topic, we're here to help. We use our decades of experience and partnerships with experts worldwide to guide you each step of the way. Take some time to browse through our articles, guides and videos, knowing that you have a trusted guide to help you through it all.

Paying for In-Home Care

Learn about the many options available to pay for ongoing home care services.

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Senior Centers

Local Resources

Ohio Counsel for Home Care and Hospice:  https://www.ochch.org/
Parkinson’s Foundation: http://www.parkinson.org/ohio

Franklin County Office on Aging

Address : 280 East Broad Street Room 300
City : Columbus
State : OH
Zip : 43215
Website : http://www.officeonaging.org
Office Phone : (614) 525-6200
Information Phone : (614) 525-6200
Languages : English
Description : Information and Referral. Senior Options county senior services program home delivered meals, homemaker services, personal care, respite care, adult day care, emergency response systems, minor home repair, transportation, Caregiver Support Program.

Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging

Address : 3776 South High Street
City : Columbus
State : OH
Zip : 43207
Website : http://www.coaaa.org
Contact Email : coaaa@coaaa.org
Office Phone : (614) 645-7250
Information Phone : (800) 589-7277
National Toll Free Phone : (800) 589-7277
Languages : English
Description : Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging services include care management for long term care services and supports, Franklin County senior services program, Volunteer Guardian Program, Caregiver Support services, direct line (866) 750-2273, and Assisted Living Medicaid Waiver. Offers free Long term Care Consultations, Medicare education and assistance, and professional and community education.
Hours : 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern Time Monday to Friday

Ohio Department of Aging

Address : 246 North High Street 1st Floor
City : Columbus
State : OH
Zip : 43215
Website : http://www.aging.ohio.gov/home/
Contact Email : odamail@age.ohio.us
Office Phone : (866) 243-5678
Information Phone : (866) 243-5678
State Phone : (866) 243-5678

Ohio Elder Abuse Reporting Directory

State Phone : (855) 644-6277
Languages : English
Description : When calling the statewide APS referral line, one should be prepared to enter on the keypad the first 4 letters of the county where the suspected abuse occurred. Or stay on the line to speak to an operator. It will connect you the county's APS.

Office of the State Long-term Care Ombudsman

Website : https://aging.ohio.gov/Ombudsman
Information Phone : (800) 282-1206
State Phone : (800) 282-1206
Languages : English

Ohio State Legal Services Association (OSLSA)

Address : 555 Buttles Avenue
City : Columbus
State : OH
Zip : 43215
Website : http://www.ohiolegalservices.org/oslsa
Office Phone : (614) 221-7201
Information Phone : (614) 221-7201
National Toll Free Phone : (800) 589-5888
Languages : English
Description : The Legal Aid Society of Columbus' legal experience includes but is not limited to: Loss or denial of public benefits Medicaid and Medicare, Unemployment compensation, Evictions, Foreclosures, Domestic Violence, Child Custody, Consumer Issues, Garnishments and attachments, Defending against guardianships, Landlord and tenant dissolutions, Divorce, Bankruptcies, Wills.
Special Notes : For low-income elders.

Source Point

Address : 800 Cheshire Road Suite A
City : Delaware
State : OH
Zip : 43015
Website : http://www.mysourcepoint.org
Contact Email : info@mysourcepoint.org
Office Phone : (740) 363-6677
Information Phone : (740) 363-6677
National Toll Free Phone : (800) 994-2255
Languages : English
Description : Coordinates home and community based services offered through In Home Care Services. Offers consultation around Medicare, Insurance, and Prescription Assistance. Offers Caregiver educational programming and support.

National Resources

AARP
AARP is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to addressing the needs and interests of persons 50 and older. Site provides useful information and resources on topics such as: health and wellness; economic security and work; long-term care and independent living; and personal enrichment.

Website: http://www.aarp.org

American Society on Aging
The American Society on Aging is a nonprofit organization committed to enhancing the knowledge and skills of those working with older adults and their families. Site offers useful resources on a variety of aging-related topics.

Website: http://www.asaging.org

National Council on the Aging
The National Council on the Aging is an association of organizations and professionals dedicated to promoting the dignity, self-determination, well being, and contributions of older persons. The For Older Adults section of the site contains health related resources and tips.

Website: http://www.ncoa.org

AbleData

AbleData is a federally funded project that provides unbiased information on assisted technology and rehabilitation equipment.

Website: http://www.abledata.com/

Alzheimer’s Association

Site contains information on the disease and helpful materials for caregivers. The Association also operates a 24/7 helpline.

Website: www.alz.org
Phone: 1-800-272-3900

American Cancer Society

The Society provides information on all aspects of cancer through a toll-free information line, web site, and published materials.

Website: www.cancer.org
Phone: 1-800-ACS-2345

American Diabetes Association

Site contains basic information on diabetes and healthy living advice and tips.

Website: www.diabetes.org

American Heart Association

Site contains very useful information on heart disease and stroke prevention.

Website: www.americanheart.org
Phone: 1-800-AHA-USA-1

American Psychological Association

Site contains a Help Center that provides consumer information on mental health issues and concerns.

Website: www.apa.org/helpcenter

American Stroke Association

Consumer information for stroke prevention and care of someone following a stroke.

Website: www.strokeassociation.org

Arthritis Foundation

Site and 800 number provides general information and resources on arthritis.

Website: http://www.arthritis.org/
Telephone: tel:1-800-568-4045

National Mental Health Association

Site contains fact sheets and other materials related to mental health issues.

Website: www.nmha.org

National Osteoporosis Foundation

Consumer and professional information on bone health and osteoporosis.

Website: www.nof.org

National Parkinson Foundation

Site provides consumer and advocacy information related to Parkinson’s disease.

Website: www.parkinson.org

Su Familia: The National Hispanic Family Health Helpline

Service offers free reliable and confidential health information in Spanish and English. Call toll free Monday through Friday 9 am to 6 pm Eastern Standard Time.

Website: http://www.hispanichealth.org/
Telephone: 1-866-Su-Familia (1-866-783-2645)

VisionAware/American Foundation for the Blind

The American Foundation for the Blind works to expand possibilities so people with vision loss can achieve their full potential. VisionAware is a website designed for older adults.

End of Life and Hospice Resources

Caring Connections
Caring Connections, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), is a national consumer and community engagement initiative to improve care at the end of life. The program offers a website (www.caringinfo.org/) and a HelpLine (800-658-8898).

Hospice Foundation of America
The website (www.hospicefoundation.org) contains useful information on grief and links to other end-of-life resources.

End of Life: Helping With Comfort and Care
This publication from the National Institute on Aging provides an overview of issues commonly facing people caring for someone nearing the end of life.

Getting Your Affairs in Order
This publication from the National Institute on Aging provides steps for getting your affairs in order in case of illness or other life threatening situation.

Articles With Tips on Aging Well

Senior Wellness Tips | Proper Nutrition

There are many tips out there for daily living, however, some become more important as you age. This next series of blog posts outline some simple tips to keep implement into your daily life. 

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Senior Wellness Tips | Proper Hydration

There are many tips out there for daily living, however, some become more important as you age. This next series of blog posts outline some simple tips to keep implement into your daily life. 

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Your Next Career Move - Caregiving

Right at Home Caregiver Jobs are available in Columbus Ohio. Now Hiring Nurses and CNAs for Senior Caregiving in Homes in Columbus Ohio. Specializing in In-Home Senior Care and Assistance including Independent Living Support Services.

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In-Depth Guides for Families

Adult Caregiving Guide Adult Caregiving Guide
Adult Caregiving Guide
You’re happy to help your aging loved one, but it isn’t always easy. And knowing when you may need some extra help can also be a challenge. Don’t ignore the signs that your loved one’s needs are changing.
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Aging-in-Place Guide Aging-in-Place Guide
Aging-in-Place Guide
With the vast majority of older adults wanting to remain in their homes as they age, it’s essential to identify the potential roadblocks and how to address them. Certain aging and health challenges can affect everyday activities.
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Dementia Cognitive Change Guide Dementia Cognitive Change Guide
Supporting Loved Ones With Dementia or Cognitive Change
Right at Home’s approach to dementia care and cognitive support is built on the belief that every person living with dementia or cognitive change can interact with their surroundings and connect in new ways with their loved ones.
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Fall Prevention Guide Fall Prevention Guide
Fall Prevention Guide
It’s important that you take time to assess an aging loved one’s house for anything that might be a health risk.
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RightConversations
Communication barriers are a real challenge for family caregivers. Conflicts within the family and communication gaps with healthcare providers can lead to frustration and stress in the caregiving cycle.
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Understanding Grief Guide Understanding Grief Guide
Understanding Grief: A Guide for Grieving Caregivers
Grief associated with the loss or the expected loss of a loved one can be overwhelming. Intense and often unexpected emotions can feel unmanageable and unending.
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Video Resources for a More Empowered Future

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Checklists, Tips and Other Tools

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Hospital to Home Guide
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