Columbus—Today, Senator Edna Brown (D-Toledo) announced her appointment to the Assisted Living Program Workgroup. The workgroup was established during the recently-enacted state budget (House Bill 49) to review Medicaid-funded and state-funded components of the Assisted Living Program.
“I’m pleased to have been appointed to the workgroup,” said Senator Brown. “Assisted living provides more intensive care than home care services, but at a cost that can be burdensome. The program works to help offset some of these expenses. We’ll be identifying potential barriers to the enrollment process, ensuring that it’s as accessible as possible.”
The workgroup will conduct a review of the following:

  • Possible obstacles to enrollment in the program and providers’ participation, including those related to payment rates for assisted living services
  • Tier levels to which enrollees are assigned under the program and the use of the tier levels in setting the program’s payment rates
  • Statutory and administrative requirements providers must meet to participate in the program
  • The feasibility and desirability of making community-based services that are similar to assisted living services available under other programs that the Department of Aging currently administers or under a new program.

For more information about Ohio’s Assisted Living Program, visit

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