LeadingAge Ohio is a nonprofit trade association that represents approximately 400 long-term care organizations and hospices, as well as those providing ancillary health care and housing services, in more than 150 Ohio towns and cities. The continuum of care reflected by the member organizations serve an estimated 400,000 elderly Ohioans annually and employ more than 35,000 persons statewide.
OUR MISSION: Advancing solutions for exceptional care and successful living.
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Membership with LeadingAge Ohio means joining a network of senior services leaders committed to supporting, enabling and empowering Ohioans to live fully as they age.
The LeadingAge Ohio Foundation is a not-for-profit subsidiary of LeadingAge Ohio.
LeadingAge Ohio offers a vast array of programs to meet the needs of our membership with a commitment to recognizing accomplishments in service from front line caregivers to industry leaders.
With regulatory initiatives and developments often taking center stage in our members’ quest for operational compliance, the ability to quickly learn the basics and have access to more in-depth information about regulatory initiatives and developments becomes critical.
LeadingAge Ohio advocates for policies that remove barriers to care, develop new services, improve reimbursement and make Ohio a better place to age. Our advocacy team tracks legislation and regulatory updates to make sure that policy makers understand how changes will impact our members and the people they serve.
But we can't do it all without you. Your work as an advocate is crucial to motivating legislators and other policymakers. We make it easy with a range of tools that summarize the issues, provide sample letters and help you contact your members of Congress.Take Action
The LeadingAge Ohio Political Action Committee supports lawmakers who have demonstrated commitment to and understanding of issues important to older Ohio, their caregivers, and the communities that serve them..
“Pathways” is part of a national initiative spearheaded by LeadingAge, the SCAN Foundation and AARP, to draw attention to the coming challenges in long term care financing, and model possible “pathways” to a tenable solution.
LeadingAge Ohio offers relevant and timely educational programs for professionals at all levels in your organization. These programs provide our members with opportunities to network and share ideas at workshops, our Annual Conference & Trade Show, and through distance learning. Many of our educational programs offer continuing education credits through Ohio’s Board of Executives of Long-term Services & Supports (BELTSS) as well as the Ohio Nurses Association.
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Ohio is experiencing a tidal wave of baby boomers increasing the demand for long-term services, creating increased demand for long-term care services over the next three decades. LeadingAge Ohio’s efforts to address the workforce shortage include a range of employee recruitment and retention solutions, from working in grades K- 12 to foster awareness of careers in aging to working with OSU’s Alber Enterprise Center to create frontline supervisor training programs.
Our Workforce Center is designed to provide members with proven resources to help recruit the highest quality staff, retain exceptional team members and train career caregivers. Whether we are sharing data about our current workforce environment or designing new initiatives with valued stakeholders, our members are working to elevate our state’s aging services caregiving workforce. Together, we are advancing innovative workforce solutions that ensure all Ohioans have access to the services they need.Learn More
“Careers that Love You Back” is a campaign to promote awareness of careers in the aging services workforce sector. From posters that will introduce students to careers in this important field to a video that shares the range of opportunities available to help make a career out of making a difference, Careers that Love You Back offers insight into the rewarding careers available in the aging services field.
The Ohio Department of Medicaid shared a memo on October 4, which describes the anticipated rate-setting for Nursing Facility Room and Board services to take effect on October 17.
The original federal statute authorizing the Medicare Hospice Benefit created two caps on payments designed to control overall spending and increase the likelihood of savings through the use of hospice over curative care at the end of life.
On October 17, the majority of policies contained in HB 166, Ohio’s biennial budget bill, will take effect.
Connect your employees with outside-of-work resources through the Employer Resource Network and United Way
When it comes time to find additional support and services for yourself or a loved one, you want to find the care that is right for you. Everyone is different. Some people may require a greater level of care or support within a senior housing community or their own homes, while others will utilize the services of Adult Day Programs to meet their health, social, recreational and therapeautic needs as the age.
It is important to evaluate your options and find out what kind of services, care or housing will help you meet your goals.
LeadingAge Ohio is one of your most important voices at the state and national level and a respected leader that policymakers and media turn to for information. We support members in your mission through education, member technical assistance and advocacy with a focus on increasing access to quality care. From top notch education at reduced pricing, members only toolkits that walk you through step by step impact solutions to industry concerns, technical assistance from industry experts on staff and one of a kind value added member discount programs being a part of LeadingAge Ohio means more.