The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program at ABLE works to uphold the rights of people who receive long-term care by investigating and resolving complaints about long-term care ranging from admission and discharge problems to abuse, neglect and violations of civil rights.

Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio

The Area Office on Aging of Northwestern Ohio, Inc. is responsible at the local level, for the development and implementation of a comprehensive and coordinated service delivery system for older adults residing in Northwestern Ohio. It is also responsible for regional and local planning and development of programs and services. In carrying out its mission, the Agency is responsible for the following activities, as set forth under its Charter and Articles of Incorporation:

  • Providing advocacy on behalf of senior citizens;
  • Empowering older persons to realize their fullest potential;
  • Coordinating, monitoring, and evaluating all senior programs and services;
  • Serving as the focal point for leadership for regional planning and service development for programs on aging;
  • Developing and maintaining a comprehensive and coordinated system of services for older adults in Defiance, Erie, Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Paulding, Sandusky, Williams and Wood Counties;
  • Providing direct services to the elderly in areas where services are needed, and not available;
  • Developing and implementing a plan, approved by the Ohio Commission on aging (or its successor under the Older Americans Act);
  • Granting or contracting funds and resources to qualified, non-profit, private or public agencies to operate services and programs for older adults; and,
  • Seeking other grants and resources to enhance the quality of life for older adults.