Yes, a day pass is available for $5, which allows guests to utilize and experience the enrichment center.
Any guest 21 and older is welcome to visit the enrichment center. Visit the customer service desk upon arrival to learn about activity restrictions for guests.
Register online or in person at SourcePoint.
Yes, through the generosity of private donations, SourcePoint is pleased to offer financial assistance for those who qualify.
The enrichment center offers both free and fee-based activities. Details for each program can be found on our website.
Anyone with the following Medicare Supplemental or Advantage Programs may join the enrichment center with no annual membership fee: SilverSneakers, Silver&Fit, and RenewActive.
Our eligibility requirements are simple: you must be a resident of Delaware County and age 55 or better!
Through our family caregiver program, we offer a number of free activities and resources, including monthly support groups at five locations throughout the county, free classes and workshops, one-on-one consultations, a private online forum, and referrals to other resources in our community that can help meet your needs.
Ohio’s Long-Term Care Consumer Guide (www.ltc.ohio.gov) is an excellent resource that can help you learn about and compare long-term care options in Ohio. In addition, if you would like to speak with someone about care options, questions, or concerns, you can reach out to SourcePoint’s information and referral specialists at 740-363-6677, as well as Ohio’s Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman at 1-800-282-1206.
The choice to place a loved one in a facility is unique for each and every family. As with any caregiving decision, the decision should not be taken lightly and all family members or people affected by the decision, including the care receiver, should be included. Research has shown that experiencing one or more of the factors listed below often prompts families to place a loved one in a care facility:
- The care receiver exhibits unpredictable, or perhaps violent, behavior.
- The care receiver has incontinence of the bowel or bladder.
- The caregiver is unable to safely lift or transfer the care receiver.
- The caregiver is experiencing chronic sleep deprivation.
- The caregiver develops health problems which prevents them from providing quality care.
- The caregiver is experiencing resentment towards family members, home-care providers, or the care receiver.
- The caregiver is experiencing significant life stressors.
As a family, the best thing you can do is to choose the type of care that will help you to preserve your own and your loved one’s health and relationships. Placing a loved one in a care facility will not make you any less of a caregiver, it will simply change the responsibilities you have in providing care.
Yes, we offer a number of free classes and workshops. Caregiver Concepts is a one-hour class packed with information for new, current, and future caregivers. Topics include safety, falls, getting organized, basic legal information, local resources, and self-care.
SourcePoint also provides a nationally proven workshop series called Powerful Tools for Caregivers. PTC is a six-week, 90-minute program that focuses on self-care, communicating in challenging situations, and making tough caregiving decisions. To accommodate various caregiving schedules, we offer both morning and evening classes, at least twice each year.
Family dynamics in caregiving can often be challenging due to roles, relationships, and distance. The best thing you can do as a caregiver is to respectfully communicate your observations and feelings to family members. You may choose to do this by calling a family meeting.
Family caregivers of any age who reside in Delaware County, or those who are caring for a loved one who resides in Delaware County are eligible to participate.
There is no cost attached to any caregiver program or service. However, donations to support the program are welcome.
SourcePoint is not able to provide nursing home recommendations. However, there are several ways to research nursing homes in the area. You can call the Ohio Long-Term Care Ombudsman at 800-536-5891 and ask for the Long-Term Care Ombudsman for Delaware County. You can also go to LTC.Ohio.org and read state survey results for each nursing home in the area.
For people under 55 who are looking for help, please call HelpLine of Delaware and Morrow Counties, Inc. at 740-369-3316 or dial 211 to find out what assistance is available.
From www.goldenbuckeye.com: “Whenever problems arise with providers of long-term care services, residents of nursing homes and adult care facilities can call upon an ombudsman for help. Ombudsmen field complaints about long-term services, voice clients’ needs and concerns to nursing homes, home health agencies, and other providers of long-term care. While the Ombudsman Office does not ‘police’ nursing homes and home health agencies, they work with the long-term care provider and you, your family, or other representatives to resolve problems and concerns you may have about the quality of services you receive.
“Ombudsmen link you with the services or agencies you need to live a more productive, fulfilling life, advise you on selecting long-term care in Ohio, inform you about the rights of consumers, and provide information and assistance with benefits and insurance. If you have questions, concerns, or complaints about any long-term care service, call 800-282-1206.”
No, but we can certainly refer you to Adult Protective Services.
Although SourcePoint does not have the authority to investigate reports of abuse, neglect, or exploitation of older adults, we recognize the importance of APS. The Adult Protective Services law requires the investigation of reports made concerning abused, neglected, or exploited adults age 60 years or older.
If you have any questions regarding APS or elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation, please contact the Department of Job and Family Services, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 740-833-2340 or 800-899-3180. On weekdays after 4:30 p.m., weekends, or holidays, call the Delaware County Sheriff’s Department non-emergency number at 740-833-2800.
By volunteering at SourcePoint, not only will you make new friends and share a feeling of camaraderie with staff and fellow volunteers, you will make a difference in the lives of adults in your community. Mileage reimbursement is available for driving assignments and select assignments include additional benefits, such as a free lunch or fitness room usage. Volunteers receive hours-based awards and invitations to special volunteer-only events.
We offer group or one-on-one orientation classes to help you become familiar with SourcePoint’s varied volunteer opportunities, policies, and overall mission. Background checks are required for all volunteers and are provided onsite at no cost. Secondary training for specific volunteer assignments follows the successful completion of the orientation and background check.
Our headquarters, which include our main office and enrichment center, are located at 800 Cheshire Road in Delaware, approximately five miles south of downtown Delaware.
Our south office is located at 1070 Polaris Parkway, Suite 200, Columbus. (Look for the Ameriprise sign on the building!)
Yes, if you are a current Meals on Wheels client, you can receive pet food, thanks to generous donations from our community. Please contact the nutrition department at 740-363-6677 for more information.
Applicants must be Delaware County residents, 55 and older, and certain income restrictions apply. Vouchers are available on a first-come, first-served basis. More information, as well as an application, can be found on our website each spring.
Yes, before driving for SourcePoint, our volunteers have submitted references, attended an orientation class, consented to a two- or three-year check of their driving record, and successfully completed a background check.
You will start receiving meals within 24 hours of enrollment in Meals on Wheels.
You can choose which days you would like to receive meals. Contact your care consultant if you have any changes to your meal schedule.