Homemaker Health Aide Program

The Home Health Aide Program provides homemaker and home health aide services to clients 60 years of age and older.


Clients are referred through other programs (with varying eligbility guidlines) funded through the Area Agency on Aging and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The referring programs are outlined as follows:

State of Ohio long-term care program funded and administered by the Ohio Department of Aging and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The goal of the program is to slow the growth in the state's institutional long-term expenditures and to expand the range of community-based care alternatives. The program provides an opportunity to remain at home and receive telephone support and care services. Eligibility is determined by the Area Agency on Aging. Criteria include Medicaid eligible, age 60 years or older and need for a Medicaid-funded nursing facility.

Senior Community Services Block Grant:

The program is available for clients over 60 years of age with low income. Homemaking services are provided for Athens County residents one day per week for one-to-two hours of service time.

Title XX Program:
Athens County Job and Family Services receives an annual block grant each year for direct services or to subcontract service for transportation, health-related care, homemaker support and socialization activities. Clients must be 18 years of age or older to receive service under this program while those 60 years of age and older automatically qualify for services. Criteria for service can also be income determined as well as health related problems. Redetermination is annually for clients served under this program.