PASSPORT is a Medicaid waiver program that provides information to
anyone who has questions about long-term care services. PASSPORT offers
comprehensive in-person assessments by registered nurses and licensed social
workers to help older persons, their family members and caregivers determine
what services they need and want.
This initiative is designed to provide long-term care options at a lower
cost than institutional care. In our two-county area of Summit and Medina
counties, PASSPORT supports more than 1,000 seniors to remain where they
want to be--in their own homes with the independence and dignity they
deserve. Our belief is that no older person should be forced to accept
nursing home placement because of the lack of available homecare services.
Anyone of any age can call PASSPORT for information about long-term care
and to help determine what services will best meet their needs. A
person is eligible for PASSPORT in-home services if he or she:
60 years of age or older
Eligible for Medicaid
Meets financial eligibility*
Lives in a home or apartment
Needs hands-on help with daily activities (i.e. bathing, dressing,
meals) to remain at home.
The person and her/his doctor agree to the care plan
Health and safety needs can be met by home care services.
The entire package of services costs no more than 60% of the cost of
Medicaid nursing home care.
* PASSPORT can make a preliminary decision that a person meets
financial eligibility requirements; however, the county Department of Human
Services makes the final determination.