Local Information and Services

GENERAL HELP NUMBERS AND WEBSITES

Cuyahoga County

Geauga County

Lake County

Lorain County

Summit County

  • Agency on Aging
    http://www.dhad.org
    (800) 421-7277

SENIOR CARE & LIVING ASSISTANCE

Alzheimer’s Association, Cleveland Chapter

23215 Commerce Park Dr., Suite 300
Beachwood, OH  44122
HELPLINE (216) 721-8457 or 1-800-272-3900

  • Provides information, family support and telephone counseling for relatives and friends of those who are afflicted with Alzheimer’s. Call for literature on services and a list of helpful publications.

Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging

11890 Fairhill Road
Cleveland, OH  44120
(216) 791-8000 |  fax:  (216) 373-1814

  • Provides health assessment, counseling, information and referral, adult day services, and case management services for seniors and their families residing in Cuyahoga County.  Telephone-based care coaching for older adults. Telephone-based care coaching also available for older adults with chronic conditions and their caregivers.

Eldercare Locator 1-800-677-1116

  • This central referral service of the Area Agencies on Aging is available to help families access nationwide information about services for older people. Call to inquire about health, homemaker, nutrition, transportation, legal and other community-based services.

Fairhill Partners

12200 Fairhill Road
Cleveland, OH  44120

  • Unique one-stop campus offering a comprehensive and coordinated approach to service, education, Kinship Care (see below for more information), research and advocacy in the fields of geriatrics and gerontology, call (216) 421-1350.
  • Kinship Care: Fairhill Partners offer programs and services designed to help kinship families headed by older adults to succeed.  With support from Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging, private foundations, local corporations, individual donations, and lots of volunteer assistance (including some volunteering by the grandparents themselves!), Fairhill hosts monthly Respite Saturdays, weekly support groups, a weekly drop education program known as “Meet  the Professionals,”  an annual holiday party with gifts for children and kinship caregivers, and an onsite summer camp tailored to the needs of kinship kids and their caregivers. For more information about Fairhill’s Kinship Caregiver Programs, please call or e-mail Carla Lanier, MSW, Coordinator of Caregiver Programs at 216-421-1350 or CLanier@fairhillpartners.org

Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

2800 Euclid Ave., Suite 200
Cleveland, OH  44115
(216) 696-2719 or 1-800-365-3112

  • Investigates and resolves complaints affecting residents / consumers of long term care.
  • Advocates for quality of life improvements in long term care.
  • Assists consumers by identifying appropriate nursing facilities and alternatives such as Adult Care Facilities, Residential Care Facilities/Assisted Living and Home Care Services.
  • Maintains a comprehensive data base of complaint data, ombudsman investigations, and Ohio Dept. of Health surveys.

Menorah Park’s Center 4 Brain Health

27100 Cedar Rd., Beachwood, OH 44122
Contact: Krystal L. Culler, M.A. | (216) 839-6685

  • International Council on Active Aging (ICAA Innovator Award Recipient. Strengthen Your Mind. Challenge Your Memory. Brain aerobics, vocational & volunteer opportunities, memory status assessments, free memory screenings, support groups, brain health resource center.

The Mesothelioma Organization

1 S. Orange Ave., Suite 301, Orlando, FL 32801
(800) 615-2270
The Mesothelioma Center is a 100% free resource and service center for sufferers of mesothelioma, a rare cancer caused from exposure to asbestos. Even though the use of asbestos is heavily regulated, mesothelioma’s long latency period of 20-50 years makes many people still at risk of developing this cancer.

Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging

1700 E. 13th Street, #114
Cleveland, OH  44114
(216) 621-0303
PASSPORT Program 1-800-626-7277

  • Information about senior housing options

Cuyahoga County Metropolitan Housing Association (CMHA)

(216) 771-1471 ext. 4100.
http://www.cuyahogacounty.us/en-US/health-human-services-faqs.aspx

  • Call for information regarding subsidized housing for seniors in Cuyahoga County

MEDICAID INFORMATION & PROCESSING  

Cuyahoga County Dept. of Job & Family Services

1641 Payne Ave.
Cleveland, OH  44114
Phone (216) 987-7000
https://dsas.cuyahogacounty.us/pdf_dsas/en-US/MedicaidBenefitsBookle.pdf
https://cjfs.cuyahogacounty.us/en-US/medicaid.aspx

Geauga County Human Services Department

12480 Ravenwood Dr.
Chardon, OH  44024
(440) 285-9141
http://geaugajfs.org

Lake County Dept. of Job & Family Services

105 Main St.
Painesville, OH  44077
1-800-324-8680
http://www.lakecountyohio.gov/lcojfs/PublicAssistance.aspx

Lorain County Dept. Job & Family Services

42485 N. Ridge Rd.
Elyria, OH  44035
(440) 323-5726
http://www.lcdjfs.com/financial-support-services/medicaid

MEDICARE INFO.  (Order the Medicare Handbook)

Social Security Administration
1240 East 9th Street
Cleveland, OH  44199
Phone 1-800-772-1213, toll free
Medicare Hotline, toll free 1-800-633-4227
(or contact your local office)