Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging's WeCare Program Receives Grant from The CareSource Foundation
Grant will expand free access to WeCare…Because You Do℠ throughout all of Ohio
(Cleveland, OH) WeCare… Because You Do, a program of Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging for family caregivers and the older adults for whom they care, is now available at no cost to Ohio residents thanks to a grant from the CareSource Foundation.
Delivered virtually, WeCare empowers caregivers to navigate and coordinate community services, plan for long-term care, address financial and legal concerns, explore housing options and understand respite possibilities. The goal of this program is to reduce stress and provide a personalized approach to assistance as well as access to resources that, oftentimes, caregivers don’t know they need – much less know where to find.
“We are thrilled to be able to expand the supports and services of WeCare throughout all of Ohio. This scientifically-proven program is rooted in its commitment to place the caregiver front and center. We know how hard it can be to ask for help, and we want to ensure that caregivers find the support they need when they take this difficult step.” said Lisa Weitzman, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging.
“CareSource knows caregivers are an incredibly important part of our members’ overall health,” said Steve Ringel, president of CareSource Ohio. “We are proud to empower and support caregivers through the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging’s innovative program.”
About Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging: Founded in 1908, Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging is a Cleveland-based nonprofit whose mission is to support caregivers and empower all people to age well through research, consumer-responsive services and client advocacy. Our work is accomplished by deepening the understanding of their evolving needs in a changing society; developing and delivering innovative, high-quality solutions; and promoting effective public policies. For more information, visit benrose.org or call (216) 791-8000.
About CareSource: CareSource is a nonprofit, nationally recognized managed care organization with over 2 million members. Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio since its founding in 1989, CareSource administers one of the largest Medicaid managed care plans in the U.S. The organization offers health insurance, including Medicaid, Health Insurance Marketplace, Medicare Advantage and dual-eligible programs. Through its network of health plans, CareSource serves members in Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia. The company is leading the way in serving populations with complex needs and extended its presence into 12 additional states with the acquisition of The Columbus Organization, a trusted partner to health care agencies and provider organizations in improving coordination and support for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities and behavioral health challenges through its staffing, quality improvement and care coordination services. As a mission-driven organization, CareSource is transforming health care with innovative programs that address the social determinants of health, health equity, prevention and access to care.