Guide to Senior Care Resources in Cincinnati
Cincinnati Area Senior Resources
Cincinnati Area Senior Services
CASS is a non-profit agency committed to meeting the needs of seniors in Greater Cincinnati. We are trusted experts who advocate on behalf of aging adults to make sure their needs are met and they are receiving quality care and services. Today, CASS is Cincinnati’s recognized leader in meeting the needs of seniors.
Every day, in all the services we provide, CASS honors seniors in the experiences we provide them. We treat them with dignity, respect, and compassion. We show up for them daily with a home-delivered meal that includes a warm smile and a check on their well-being. We make sure they get to medical appointments, the grocery store and to our senior center so they get the social interaction they need, surrounded by other adults who can relate to some of the challenges they are faced with. We help clients navigate insurance, public services, and we manage and pay their bills to help them avoid homelessness and protect them from exploitation and fraud. We push for fairness in services and treatment to help our clients receive quality care and a sense of control. We give clients a voice because we know they need attention and support.
The Value of CASS
The focus of CASS is to deliver services to seniors that allow them to age with dignity and independence. Seniors want to be independent. They want to remain in their homes, surrounded by what is familiar to them, near friends and family. And, they want to be as active as possible. But, as they age, maintaining that independence can be a challenge. Home-bound seniors or those without family support or other resources need protection, security, and care options. Our Mission is to provide enhanced stability and safety for seniors who desire to remain independent by addressing their needs and providing accessible and relevant services.
Good nutrition – enough food and health-sustaining food is important for everyone and critically important for senior citizens. Circumstances such as a medical condition, limited mobility, or the limited ability to cook can make maintaining a well-balanced, nutritious diet a challenge. For those seniors, Meals-on-Wheels are the answer. In fact, 99% of our clients who receive them have told us the home-delivered meals have made it possible for them to stay in their homes.
CASS is the largest provider of Meals-on-Wheels in Greater Cincinnati. We offer several plans, to meet the particular needs of seniors.
- Savory Selects offer a choice of 31 entree options. Each meal includes choices of fruits and juices, snacks and desserts. These meals are delivered frozen once a week and also include a half loaf of bread and a half gallon of milk.
- Traditional Meals-On-Wheels offers a choice of an entree and are delivered daily. These are ideal for seniors who can benefit from a daily check on their well-being.
- Special meals for diabetics and those who require renal, chopped, ground, or pureed meals are also available for daily delivery.
In Hamilton County, the Council on Aging oversees the Meals-on-Wheels program, determining which seniors qualify for home-delivered meals. For seniors who do not meet the criteria, but would like to receive these meals, there is a private pay option. Call our Meals Department at 513-721-0445 to learn more about the home-delivered meals process and options.
Neighborhood Meal Sites and OTR Senior Center
For seniors who are mobile, CASS offers congregate meals at neighborhood meals sites in Green Township, Avondale, College Hill, Over-the-Rhine and Whitewater Township. This program gives seniors a nutritionally balanced, hot meal and the opportunity to socialize with others. In addition to serving breakfast and lunch, the OTR site is also a senior center, open Monday – Friday. Just a block away from Findlay Market, the center is where seniors who live downtown and the surrounding areas gather for fun and fellowship. The center offers a full schedule of activities, trips and social events for its members.
Seniors who are unable to drive and have no other means of reliable transportation can become unnecessarily homebound and isolated. Having access to essential services such as medical care and grocery shopping is a critical component in making it possible for a senior to remain living at home.
CASS provides transportation:
- To neighborhood senior centers, Monday – Friday
- For weekly grocery shopping trips
- To medical appointments and treatments
- For group outings, social and recreational events
CASS Transportation is designed to meet the needs of seniors
- CASS transportation is door-to-door, with driver assistance when needed
- CASS vehicles are equipped with lifts and can accommodate wheelchairs
- CASS drivers are professionally trained, including CPR and first aid, and have undergone FBI background checks
To learn more about our transportation service and options, contact the Transportation Department at 513-721-0375.
Senior Care Coordination (SCC)
As the Baby Boomers age, the senior population will increase dramatically, and more seniors will require a variety of services and care options. CASS now offers Senior Care Coordination, a program that provides comprehensive and individualized care coordination, support and guidance for clients.
What services can we provide?
CASS Brokers and coordinates legal services, including guardianship and trustee, real estate, medical care, benefits, housing and community services. A Senior Care Coordinator, a one point contact for all services that may be needed, visits clients frequently and collaborates with supportive family, friends and caregivers to provide comprehensive, consolidated, and honest care management in a way that respects the choices and decisions of the client, enabling them to maximize their independence. Services offered provide seniors safety, adequate care and protection from exploitation and scams.
What SCC does do for Seniors?
- Provides Guardianship and Power of Attorney Services
- Serves as Trustee if needed
- Coordinates life transitions planning
- Navigates Medicare and other long term insurance options
- Expands choices and offer wider alternatives for preferred care
- Improves client knowledge to manage and fund care options
- Increases financial security and fraud protection
- Manages finances, bills and budgeting
CASS is a stable and trustworthy organization that takes pride in the services offered. CASS is bonded, experienced, reputable and adheres to best practices as indicated by our accreditation through the Council on Accreditation.
The program is a private pay model. Fees are monthly or per hour, determined during assessment process. Please contact us to discuss how this program will work for you.
Tracey Collins: 513-559-4483 or tcollins@CASSdelivers.org
Financial Case Management
When seniors are unable to handle their finances, their health and well-being is jeopardized. They face eviction or foreclosure, utility shut off and loss of their life savings. The most common causes are age-related impairments and exploitation. If the issues are not resolved, the only option may be nursing home placement. This program, known as Representative Payee, stabilizes the senior’s situation in order to meet their most immediate and basic needs. After that, the senior’s finances are managed, and their case manager begins the process of maintaining their long-term stability. This CASS program is a lifeline, providing a safety net to keep vulnerable seniors safe and healthy, at a fraction of the cost of nursing home care. To learn more about this program, call 513-559-4523.