Local Resources and Links

Assistive Devices

Arthritis Foundation — 513-271-4545
www.arthritis.org

United Way of Greater Cincinnati — 211
www.uwgc.org


Elder Abuse

Adult Protective Services ( APS )
Hamilton County APS— 513-421-5433
To report elder abuse or for more information.
www.help4seniors.org


Geriatric Assessment

Focuses on the changing needs of older adults. Addresses issues such as living conditions & medications.

Medical Housecalls — 513-699-9090
For homebound elderly.

Mobile DEXA Services Inc.— 513-404-4947
Mobile Osteoporosis diagnostics and bone density testing

University Family Physicians Geriatric Evaluation Center at Maple Knoll Village — 513 -782-2730
Appointments

Visiting Nurse Association — 513-345-8000
http://www.thevna.org

Visiting Physicians Association— 513-841-0777
http://www.visitingphysicians.com


Home Safety Education

Hamilton County Fall Prevention Task Force — 513-482-5111

American Red Cross — 513-579-3000
http://www.cincinnatiredcross.org/

Loveland-Symmes Fire Department — 513-583-3001
Provides monitoring for the homebound. Register and receive a home safety check.
http://www.lsfd.org

Mesothelioma Center
Provides information about asbestos related illnesses and treatment options
http://www.asbestos.com


Home Safety Modification

Whole Home Modifications — 513 482-5100
Whole Home is a unique home modifications service of People Working Cooperatively Inc. It’s our job to help you remain in your home as long as you wish by providing such products as grab bars, aluminum access ramps, accessible bath, kitchen and other necessary modifications and repairs to create a safe environment.
www.wholehome.org

Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio — 513-721-1025
Elderly Services Program and Home Program provide repairs to eligible seniors.
www.help4seniors.org

People Working Cooperatively — 513-351-7921
Installation of grab bars, handrails, additional lighting, etc. to eligible seniors.
www.pwchomerepairs.org

Home Improvement Program (HIP) — 513-946-8202
Allows homeowners in Hamilton Co. to borrow money to repair or remodel their homes or rental property.
http://www.hamilton-co.org/hc/hc_hip.asp


Home Care

Care Connection of Cincinnati Home Health Care — 678-2392
Offers a comprehensive spectrum of services that are covered by
Medicare 100%. Skilled nursing, physical, occupational and speech therapies, medical social workers, dietitians and home health aides.
www.ccochomecare.com

Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio: In-Home Care Program — 513-721-1025
Whether you need help with housekeeping, meals, personal care or transportation, Council on Aging has programs that can make staying at home possible for anyone, including those of modest means.
www.help4seniors.org

Visiting Nurse Association — 513-345-8000
www.thevna.org

Greene Respiratory Services – 513- 831-0507
Local carrier of walkers, rollators, grabs bars, oxygen and other home medical equipment. We fit each customer to their equipment and instruct them on proper use. Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurances are accepted.
www.greenerespiratory.com


Medical Emergency Response

Deaconess Lifeline — 513-559-2827
Enables an individual to call for help 24 hours a day in the event of an emergency.


Nutrition

Greater Cincinnati Nutritional Council Dial-a-Dietician Hotline — 513-621-3262
www.nutritioncouncil.org

Home Safety Education Program, Hamilton Co. Extension Office, Ohio State University — 513-946-8989
Nutritional programming for senior adults.
http://extension.osu.edu/

Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio: Meals on Wheels— 513-721-1025
Meals delivered to homes or provided at centers for those eligible.
www.help4seniors.org

Cincinnati Area Senior Service Home Delivered Meals — 513-721-4330
Other senior adult services also available.
http://www.cassdelivers.org/


Prescription Information

Contact your local pharmacist or the Drug and Poison Information Center to inquire about medication side effects, taking medications incorrectly, and dangerous interactions with prescription medicines.

Drug and Poison Information Center — 1-800-222-1222


Strengthening & Exercise Programs

Always talk to your doctor prior to beginning exercise.

Hamilton County Park District Walk Club — 513-351-7921
The walks are led by Hamilton County Park District volunteers and take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 8:30 a.m. in the following parks: Miami Whitewater Forest, Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve, Sharon Woods, Winton Woods and Fernbank Park.

Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program — 513-271-4545
http://www.arthritis.org This popular aquatic program is offered in 24 different Greater Cincinnati locations. Aquatic Exercise Programs in Greater Cincinnati

Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Program — 513-271-4545
http://www.arthritis.org National studies have shown that Tai Chi helps improve balance in older adults. Movement for Better Balance Tai Chi is offered in 16 different Greater Cincinnati locations. Tai Chi Classes

Drake Wellness and Aquatic Program — 513-418-2727
Land-based & aquatic exercise programs.
http://drakecenter.uchealth.com/our-services/levels-of-care/wellness

The Center for Balance — (513) 231-3700
The Center For Balance is a treatment center for balance and dizziness disorders in Cincinnati by physicians and patients in the community. Dr. Patrick Shumrick has been treating patients with dizziness, vertigo and balance disorders since 1995. There are two Cincinnati locations- Anderson and Montgomery.
http://wepreventfalls.com/

Mayerson JCC — (513) 792-5654
Our senior adult program offers a variety of weekly activities for seniors 60 years and older. Seniors can participate in a range of programs including water classes, chair aerobics, hot lunches, entertainment, intergenerational programs and much more.

www.mayersonjcc.org


Substance Abuse

Alcoholics Anonymous — 513-351-0422
http://www.aacincinnati.org


Telephone Reassurance/ Friendly Visitors

Many churches may provide programs that arrange for volunteers to visit and routinely check on seniors. Contact your local church.

Police Senior Call — 513-946-7820
Recorded computer calls are made daily to residents who request the service. The calls check for an “Ok” response. If no response, neighbors, friends or family are notified. Contact your local police department.

Health Ministry Referral — 513-271-9610
Provides and refers for telephone reassurance, friendly visitor & parish nurse home visitation.

Council On Aging of Southwestern Ohio — 513-721-1025
Council On Aging of SW Ohio.
http://www.help4seniors.org


Websites for Information on Fall Prevention

http://www.homesafetycouncil.org
Home Safety Council. Click the “Resource Center”, then “Safe Steps Program” for fact sheets. Senior care providers can order the Safe Steps Program with a video and program guide.

http://www.aoa.gov
Administration on Aging. Resources for elder housing and health issues. Click on “Elders and Families” for resources.

http://www.aarp.org
American Association for Retired Persons. In the Search box, enter: “How To Talk To Your Doctor”, “Medications and You”, and, “How To Be Drug Smart”.

http://go4life.nia.nih.gov
Go4Life is an interactive website to help you stay active as you age. It has exercise tips, resources and sample workouts to help keep you on your feet and independent.