April 12, 2017

PASSPORT Waiver Program

PASSPORT provides a cost-effective, in-home alternative to nursing home care for Ohio residents age 60 and older. PASSPORT is a waiver program funded jointly by Ohio Medicaid and the federal government. An assessor/care manger will visit potential consumers for an assessment to evaluate the consumer’s ability to safely live at home.


If the consumer meets the required eligibility criteria, the assessor/care manager and consumer will develop an individualized plan of care to assist the consumer to remain in a home setting. Each consumer is assigned a PASSPORT care manager who will assist the consumer and/ or their representative in organizing and monitoring their plan of care. Eligibility Criteria These criteria are fully reviewed at the time of assessment.

An individual:

  • Must be age 60 + at the time of enrollment
  • Must meet  Medicaid financial eligibility
  • Must need hands-on help with daily activities such as bathing,
    dressing and meals
  • Must  NOT  be residing in an institution at the start of services
  • Must agree to the service/ care plan
  • Service need cannot be met by other available community resources
  • Cost of services is equal to or less than the cost cap
  • Health related needs can be safely met in the home setting
  • Service plan must be approved and signed by the individual’s physician

PASSPORT is a program designed specifically for adults 60 years of age and older, promoting independence for individuals at home with long-term care needs such as:

  • Personal Care
  • Home Maker
  • Home Medical Equipment
  • Respite
  • Home Delivered  Meals
  • Dietician Services
  • Adult Day Services
  • Counseling
  • Minor Home Modifications
  • Consumer Directed Home Care Attendant
  • Waiver Nursing