Village Caregiving in Ashland, a non-medical, in-home health care agency, is now providing services to Ohio Medicaid PASSPORT participants and other seniors in the Tri-State area.

The company is also hiring workers who have PASSPORT program experience and offering them immediate pay increases, bonuses and health insurance.

“We are really excited to be able to provide services to PASSPORT participants in southern Ohio,” said Ben Keenan, a supervisor at Village Caregiving.

The Medicaid PASSPORT waiver allows Ohio seniors who require a nursing facility level of care to receive services at home. The program covers personal care, independent living support, medical equipment, transportation assistance and more.

“There is a growing need for affordable, in-home senior services in our area,” said Andrew Maass, co-owner of Village Caregiving. “We … pride ourselves on providing high-quality care. The PASSPORT program allows us to help more seniors get the care they need. We can also help Ohio residents determine whether they are PASSPORT eligible and walk them through the application process.”

Village Caregiving offers a variety of health services, such as bathing, mobilization assistance, diet plan monitoring, grooming and medication administration, as well as personal services, including housework, cooking, transportation, pet care and errand running. Care is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is tailored to the client’s individual needs.

“We are a locally owned company focused on building trust and personal relationships with our clients,” Maass said. “Caregivers are hand-picked for each client to assist with needs that range from simple companionship to constant care. And our owners are available to clients and their families day or night to ensure they receive the best care possible.”