SourcePoint’s Family Caregiver Program provides information, referrals, and support to help you provide quality care for your loved one. Through this program, we offer monthly support groups, classes, individual consultations, and referrals to agencies that can help you meet your specific needs. You can get in touch with our family caregiver coordinator, Sara Stemen,
Ohio’s Long-Term Care Consumer Guide (http://www.ltc.ohio.gov) is an excellent resource that can help you learn about and compare long-term (assisted living/nursing home) 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 (Lustbader & Hooyman, 1994) 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.
Respite is temporary relief from the responsibilities associated with caregiving. Respite is important because it gives caregivers time away from often time-intensive and demanding caregiving responsibilities, so that they can reenergize by focusing on their own wants and needs. Respite is typically provided in the home, but other options may be available. If you are in need of respite or would like to learn more about options available to you, please call (740) 363-6677 and ask to speak with one of our Information and Referral Specialists.
Yes, SourcePoint’s Family Caregiver Program offers the national evidence-based Powerful Tools for Caregivers (PTC) program in the spring and fall. PTC is a six-week, 90-minute program that focuses on caregiver self-care, communicating in challenging situations, and making tough caregiving decisions. To accommodate various schedules and preferences, we offer both morning and evening classes. Click here to learn more.
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. For more information about how to hold a family meeting, click here.
The best way to get help is to ask! SourcePoint is here to help you identify resources that can assist you on your caregiving journey. For more information about available services and support, contact our family caregiver program coordinator
Family caregivers (of any age) who reside in Delaware County, or who are caring for a loved one (of any age) who resides in Delaware County are eligible to participate in SourcePoint’s Family Caregiver Program.
There is no cost attached to any Family Caregiver Program service or support. However, donations to help support the program are welcome.
We offer both member only and public programs. The Enrichment Center is membership based and most fee based classes are open only to members. On a daily basis, the public can come in and eat lunch, without having to pay any additional fees. We try to make our educational programs open to the public, as well as our trips, but non-members may pay a higher rate, if a fee is charged.
Membership is available to those 55 and older in Delaware County.
Membership Fee’s: Must be 55 or older
Delaware County Resident $25 per year
Program fees are variable, due to resources needed to offer the program. The fitness center and aquatic center are only open to members and there is an additional fee to use either facility.
If you are a Silver Sneaker/Silver Fit participant, through your health insurance, then you can come to the center and participate in programs that are specific to Silver Sneakers/Silver Fit, free. All other programs, you would pay the same fees, as the other members do.
If you have any other questions, please contact Steve Gorman at 740-203-2405 or
This Trusted Advisors list is provided as a resource to help you identify professionals to help you with your personal and family financial planning needs. Download the list here!
For people under sixty 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.
As stated by the Ohio Department of Human Services, “Estate recovery seeks to recover correctly paid Medicaid benefits from the estates of deceased recipients aged 55 and over as required by the federal Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993.” This also applies to anyone receiving PASSPORT services. A person’s estate is considered to be the person’s real and personal property at the time of death. Estate Recovery does not apply to non-probate assets such as survivorship deeds. If estate recovery is found to create “undue hardship” to a survivor, recovery can be either deferred or waived by the state. It is up to the Attorney Generals office to decide what “undue hardship” is.
For more information contact Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging at (800) 589-7277 or (614) 645-7250.
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 online at www.LTCOhio.org and see state survey results for each nursing home in the area.
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.
Yes, please call our office at (740) 363-6677.
By volunteering at SourcePoint, you’ll not only make new friends and share a feeling of camaraderie with staff and fellow volunteers, but you’ll make a difference in the lives of adults in your community. Select positions may receive additional benefits, such as a free lunch or mileage reimbursement.
We offer an orientation class to help familiarize you with all that SourcePoint has to offer, including our mission, vision, and values. You will also receive information about how to obtain your background check. For some volunteer positions, a secondary training class may be scheduled as needed.
A variety of volunteer experiences are typically available, including:
Meals On Wheels
Contact our volunteer department at (740) 363-6677 or visit the Volunteer page on our website for a current list of open positions.
Our enrichment center provides a wide variety of activities and trips for 55+ adults, from water volleyball to tropical vacations! You can find additional program information on the Enrichment Center here.
Our facility, which houses both the main office as well as the enrichment center, is located at 800 Cheshire Road, Delaware, Ohio 43015. We are approximately 5 miles south of downtown Delaware.
Yes, if you are a current Meals on Wheels client. Please contact someone in our nutrition program at (740) 363-6677 for more information about this program.
Applicants must be 55 and over, 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 when farmers’ markets open in the spring. Click here to learn more.
Yes, all of our drivers have been screened and have had background checks.
You will start receiving meals within 24 hours of enrollment in our Meals On Wheels Program.
You can choose which days you would like to receive meals. Contact your Care Consultant if you have any changes to your meal schedule.
Yes, someone will need to be home to receive the meal. In addition, the meal cannot be left with a neighbor. Please contact us to right away if you are not going to be home.
To cancel your meal you must contact us at (740) 203-2432 or (740) 203-2433 by 8:30 a.m. the same day.
For your safety, and per our funding regulations, we cannot leave any meal if you are not home. Please call someone in the nutrition program at (740) 203-2432 or (740) 203-2433 to cancel your meal for the day.
The fourth Tuesday of every month.
You are eligible for a free monthly box of groceries if you:
Are age 60 or older
Live in Delaware County
Meet certain income guidelines
For more information, please contact our nutrition program manager at (740) 363-6677.
211 is an easy-to-remember universal number that people can dial to access comprehensive information about community, health, and human services. People in Delaware can also dial 211 for this purpose. They will reach HelpLine, the comprehensive information and referral provider in Delaware County, free of charge. HelpLine’s professionally trained staff and volunteers respond to calls 24/7. They provide assistance and information using an up-to-date community services database of over 800 community programs.
Yes, many times poor driving habits can be eliminated and problems resolved. Physical declines can be compensated for with knowledge and adaptive equipment. The Grady D.R.I.V.E. program in Delaware can help by completing a driver rehabilitation evaluation.
The driver rehabilitation evaluation involves:
An occupational therapy clinical evaluation of visual, perceptual, cognitive, and physical functioning.
An “on-the-road” driving evaluation with a certified driving instructor and occupational therapist.
Recommendations for appropriate car adaptations and information on local suppliers who install adaptive equipment (if needed).
Driver training with the required car adaptations (as needed).
A final fitting and check-out of the adapted car (as needed).
The qualifications for the Grady Driver Rehabilitation Program include:
Be medically stable
Be seizure-free for one year
Plan to drive a car (services not available for van use)
A doctor’s prescription for “Occupational Therapy Drive Rehabilitation Evaluation”
If you would like more information, please contact the D.R.I.V.E. program at (740) 368-5002.
Another program available is 55 Alive. 55 Alive is a program that helps drivers learn how to sharpen driving skills, adjust to age-related changes, and understand the effects different medications have on driving performance. Please contact Grady Life Center to register at (740) 368-5010.