As the official planning and service development agency for senior services covering 9 counties in Southeastern Ohio, the Area Agency on Aging Region 9, Inc. (AAA9), is seeking proposals from qualified respondents for the provision of home and community-based services to be provided to older adults (individuals aged 60+) within the geographic area of:  Belmont, Carroll, Coshocton, Guernsey, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson, Muskingum, and Tuscarawas Counties.  Services will be rendered under Title IIIB (Supportive Services and Senior Centers), Title IIIC (Nutrition Service) Title IIID (Evidence-Based Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Services) and Title IIIE (Family Caregiver Support Program) of the Older Americans Act (OAA) for January 1, 2023-September 30, 2024.  The AAA9 is making available, through this Request for Proposals (RFP) American Recovery Plan Act (ARPA) Funding.  Applications and bids for the services solicited by the AAA9 will be accepted from any public, private non-profit or for-profit organization.  Applications/proposals may be electronically submitted to providerrelations@aaa9.org by 5:00 PM EDT, Wednesday, November 30, 2022.

The Provider Management Division is the first stop for any individual or agency who wants to be a certified long-term care provider. This division is responsible for the daily oversight of our provider network for PASSPORT, Title III, Assisted Living, Alzheimer's, Caregiver, and more. 

Technical assistance to the provider network, annual provider reviews, rule compliance, communications with ODA's Provider Network Management, nutrition monitoring, Title III program management and contract compliance are just a few responsibilities our provider management staff handle. 

Beginning in October, Sandata is offering virtual EVV deep-dive sessions. The EVV deep-dive sessions are available to providers who have their EVV training certificate.

Each session will be offered on a monthly basis and includes more in-depth Sandata instructor-led training tackling the following topics:

TOPIC

DATE/TIME

INTENDED AUDIENCE

System Setup

Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tuesday, November 1, 2022, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tuesday, December 6, 2022, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Agency Providers;
Independent Providers;
Alt EVV Agency Providers

Visit Capture

Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Agency Providers;
Independent Providers

Visit Maintenance

Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tuesday, November 22, 2022, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tuesday, December 20, 2022, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Agency Providers;
Independent Providers

Claims Matching and Reports

Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tuesday, November 29, 2022, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tuesday, December 27, 2022, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Agency Providers;
Independent Providers;
Alt EVV Agency Providers

Register for as many virtual sessions as you like by visiting: https://go.oncehub.com/ODMEVVHelp.

The content for each Topic session is the same. Registration is open until 5 minutes before the scheduled start time, so be sure to sign up early!

ODM has created a new EVV fact sheet that we hope will be helpful for providers, individuals, and case managers. The fact sheet has high-level information about EVV and helpful resources for more detailed information. This fact sheet has an electronic version and a printer-friendly version for those who prefer a tangible guide to hold, write notes on, or hand/mail to someone looking for more information.

The electronic and printer-friendly versions of this document are available on the ODM website.

Report Elder Abuse and Exploitation!

 
If you feel that you or a loved one has been the victim of elder abuse, neglect or exploitation, help is available from the state's Adult Protective Services Program administered by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.
 
To earn more about Adult Protective Services, click here.
 
For the phone number to contact your county department of job and family services to report suspected abuse, click here.
 
If you or a loved one are in immediate harm, call local law enforcement right away.
 
AAA9 wants to ensure our older adults are getting the resources they need if they are experiencing some type of abuse. Because of this, we will be increasing our services to include assisting with those in situations of abuse, neglect, or exploitation.
 
If you know of any individual who could use our assistance, please have them call Ashley Bichard at (740) 421-9755.
 
For more information regarding how AAA9 can help, please click here.