PASSPORT Program- Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio

The PASSPORT Program can help with home-delivered meals, bathing, dressing, housekeeping, transportation, emergency response systems, adult day services, equipment and more. PASSPORT also has consumer-directed service options that empower persons 60 years of age and over to be employers of record and hire their own service providers (including friends, neighbors and some relatives) to provide services such as bathing, dressing, housekeeping, meal preparation and others.

Serves: Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Williams Counties





To be eligible for PASSPORT, the person must be:

  • At least 60 years of age

  • Permanently residing in a non-institutional setting (i.e., not in a nursing home or assisted living)

  • Qualify for Medicaid under waiver criteria.

  • Monthly income maximum is established annually by Medicaid (possible co-pay for services may apply)

  • Combined resource maximum of $2,000 or less in savings, checking, etc. (1 car and home are exempt if senior is living in the home)

  • Need for hands on assistance with activities of daily living (bathing, dressing, grooming, mobility and/or medication assistance)


Some costs incurred by the state for PASSPORT care may be subject to estate recovery. Estate Recovery is required by the federal Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993, and by Section 5111.11 of the Ohio Revised Code. All Medicaid services provided to persons age 55 or older are subject to recovery, including physician visits, outpatient visits and home- and community-based waiver services like PASSPORT and all medically related Medicaid services. For more information about estate recovery, contact your county Department of Job and Family Services.