Ohio Long-Term Care Research Project

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An Aging Ohio

Ohio is aging along with the nation and much of the world. With more than 2 million people age 60 and older, Ohio ranks sixth nationally in the size of the aged population. In 2010, nearly 20% of the state’s population was over the age of 60. By 2050, we’ve projected the 60 and older population could make up almost 30% of the total population.

Research-Driven Planning & Development

The Ohio legislature established The Ohio Long-Term Care Research Project in 1988 in response to the growing older population. Through this project, we provide applied research and policy analysis. In addition, we provide technical assistance, training and education for Ohio legislators, public administrators, service providers, and the community at large.

Recently published research 

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Ohio Long-Term Care Research Project Advisory Committee

Susan Ackerman, Executive Director, Joint Medicaid Oversight Committee

Salli Bollin, Executive Director, Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Services of Northwestern Ohio

Kathryn Brod, President/CEO, LeadingAge Ohio

Richard Browdie, President/CEO, Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging

Amy McGee, Executive Director, Health Policy Institute of Ohio

Greg Moody, Director, Office of Health Transformation

Garry Moon, Executive Director, Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice

Chris Murray, Director Economic and Policy Analysis, Academy of Senior Health Sciences

Larke Recchie, CEO, Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging

Barbara Sears, Director, Ohio Department of Medicaid

Jill Shonk, Assistant Chief, Ohio Department of Health

Patrick Stephan, Director of Managed Care, Ohio Department of Medicaid

Barbara Sykes, State Director, AARP-Ohio

Adreana Tartt, Special Populations Program Coordinator, Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services

Jean Thompson, Executive Director, Ohio Assisted Living Association

Peter VanRunkle, Executive Director, Ohio Health Care Association

Steve Wermuth, Partner, Strategic Health Care


Demographic Map of Ohio

Explore population characteristics such as age, disability status, income, marital status and education among Ohio's 88 counties.