Older adulthood should be a time for enjoyment and celebrating much-deserved independence. Sometimes, however, aging creates challenges that can be a barrier to this independence.
For over 20 years, the Butler County Elderly Services Program (ESP) has provided home-based services that can assist with aging-related challenges and help to ensure continued independence. ESP is funded by a countywide tax levy and is administered by the Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio. LifeSpan has partnered with ESP since its inception and provides the Care Management as well as the Intake and Information and Referral for the program.
Cost will vary for each individual. Care Managers will verify your monthly income as well as monthly medical expenses that you incur (i.e. medication costs, insurance costs, hospital bills, etc.). We then deduct your medical expenses from your income and use the remaining balance as your countable income.
We have a sliding fee scale to determine whether or not you have a co-payment for your services. Your co-payment is based on the total cost of the services you receive through ESP.
Example: You receive 2 hours of homemaking each week and an Emergency Medical Response System (lifeline button). The total cost of these services is $200 per month. If you have a 10% co-pay, you would only pay $20 per month for your services.
Katie has been with LifeSpan since 2010. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2006 with a Bachelors degree in social work and from the University of Alaska in 2009 with a Masters degree in Social Work. She is certified a Licensed Social Worker through the State of Ohio, an Advanced Social Work Case Manager through the National Association of Social Workers and an Aging Life Care Professional through the Aging Life Care Association. Katie has experience in the field of aging, child welfare, and victim advocacy. In her free time, Katie enjoys spending time with family.