LeadingAge Ohio is a nonprofit trade association that represents approximately 400 long-term care organizations and hospices, as well as those providing ancillary health care and housing services, in more than 150 Ohio towns and cities. The continuum of care reflected by the member organizations serve an estimated 400,000 elderly Ohioans annually and employ more than 35,000 persons statewide.
Advancing solutions for exceptional care and successful living.
The leader in quality, innovation, and value.
With regulatory initiatives and developments often taking center stage in our members’ quest for operational compliance, the ability to quickly learn the basics and have access to more in-depth information about regulatory initiatives and developments becomes critical.
LeadingAge Ohio advocates for policies that remove barriers to care, develop new services, improve reimbursement and make Ohio a better place to age. Our advocacy team tracks legislation and regulatory updates to make sure that policy makers understand how changes will impact our members and the people they serve.
But we can't do it all without you. Your work as an advocate is crucial to motivating legislators and other policymakers. We make it easy with a range of tools that summarize the issues, provide sample letters and help you contact your members of Congress.
The LeadingAge Ohio Political Action Committee supports lawmakers who have demonstrated commitment to and understanding of issues important to older Ohio, their caregivers, and the communities that serve them..
LeadingAge Ohio offers relevant and timely educational programs for professionals at all levels in your organization. These programs provide our members with opportunities to network and share ideas at workshops, our Annual Conference & Trade Show, and through distance learning. Many of our educational programs offer continuing education credits through Ohio’s Board of Executives of Long-term Services & Supports (BELTSS) as well as the Ohio Nurses Association.
View our Event Calendar for information on our upcoming programs.
Ohio is experiencing a tidal wave of baby boomers increasing the demand for long-term services, creating increased demand for long-term care services over the next three decades. LeadingAge Ohio’s efforts to address the workforce shortage include a range of employee recruitment and retention solutions, from working in grades K- 12 to foster awareness of careers in aging to working with OSU’s Alber Enterprise Center to create frontline supervisor training programs.
Our Workforce Center is designed to provide members with proven resources to help recruit the highest quality staff, retain exceptional team members and train career caregivers. Whether we are sharing data about our current workforce environment or designing new initiatives with valued stakeholders, our members are working to elevate our state’s aging services caregiving workforce. Together, we are advancing innovative workforce solutions that ensure all Ohioans have access to the services they need.
“Careers that Love You Back” is a campaign to promote awareness of careers in the aging services workforce sector. From posters that will introduce students to careers in this important field to a video that shares the range of opportunities available to help make a career out of making a difference, Careers that Love You Back offers insight into the rewarding careers available in the aging services field.
When it comes time to find additional support and services for yourself or a loved one, you want to find the care that is right for you. Everyone is different. Some people may require a greater level of care or support within a senior housing community or their own homes, while others will utilize the services of Adult Day Programs to meet their health, social, recreational and therapeautic needs as the age.
It is important to evaluate your options and find out what kind of services, care or housing will help you meet your goals.
LeadingAge Ohio is one of your most important voices at the state and national level and a respected leader that policymakers and media turn to for information. We support members in your mission through education, member technical assistance and advocacy with a focus on increasing access to quality care. From top notch education at reduced pricing, members only toolkits that walk you through step by step impact solutions to industry concerns, technical assistance from industry experts on staff and one of a kind value added member discount programs being a part of LeadingAge Ohio means more.
LeadingAge Ohio proudly honors outstanding members each year in a number of categories, recognizing organizational excellence and individual leadership across our membership. Video tributes are created to help honor each year's member award recipients.
The Visionary Leadership Award is awarded to an individual that has made an outstanding contribution in the field of aging through inspirational and visionary leadership. The 2021 Visionary Leadership Award of Honor was presented to Larry Gumina of Ohio Living.
2021 Public Service Award - Representative Scott Oelslager
The LeadingAge Ohio Public Service Award is bestowed as deserved to those legislators that emerge as leaders in the aging sector and show a commitment to taking on the issues most important to older adults and aging services providers in Ohio. The 2021 Public Service Awards was presented to Representative Scott Oelslager.
Named in honor of long-time hospice supporters Rose & Sam Stein, the Heart of Hospice Award honors an organization or individual who: makes a significant contribution to the community, patients and families, and the hospice organization; develops new and innovative ways to accomplish and improve teamwork and deliver exceptional hospice and palliative care services; helps other groups, team members and organizational members, go beyond the call of duty; or, is a resource for other groups and programs locally, regionally and statewide. This year’s Heart of Hospice Award was presented to Jennifer Stonebrook of the Hospice of the Western Reserve.
The Excellence in Volunteer Service Award is awarded to an individual or group whose exemplary volunteer service plays a critical role enriching the lives of those served by a LeadingAge Ohio member organization. This year’s Excellence in Volunteer Service Award for an individual was presented to Sister Marguerite Lamberjack of Ohio Living Home Health & Hospice.
The Excellence in Volunteer Service Award is awarded to an individual or group whose exemplary volunteer service plays a critical role enriching the lives of those served by a LeadingAge Ohio member organization. This year’s Excellence in Volunteer Service Award for a group was presented to Ohio’s Hospice Nursing Honor Guard.
The Excellence in Pandemic Innovation Award is awarded to a LeadingAge Ohio member organization displaying innovation through the implementation of a practice or activity which contributes significantly to the quality of life of the individuals served. This year’s Excellence in Pandemic Innovation Award was presented to Michael Gray of Eliza Jennings.
The Excellence in Caring Award is awarded to an outstanding direct or indirect care professional(s) within a LeadingAge Ohio member organization who exemplifies quality and care in the field of aging services. This year’s Excellence in Caring Award was presented to Kelly Rose of Shepherd of the Valley.
The Emerging Leader Award is bestowed to an individual(s) within a LeadingAge Ohio member organization who demonstrates personal integrity, leadership, and professional dedication in his or her career. This year’s Emerging Leader Award was presented to Debra Durbin of United Church Homes Chapel Hill Community.
Our national partner, LeadingAge, is an association of 6,000 not-for-profit organizations dedicated to expanding the world of possibilities for aging. Together, we advance policies, promote practices and conduct research that support, enable and empower people to live fully as they age.