The Elderly Services Program offers independence and dignity
for more than 5,700 Hamilton County older adults
Hamilton County's Elderly Services Program (ESP) is funded by a senior services tax levy (Butler, Clinton and Warren counties have similar programs and levies). ESP provides Meals on Wheels, medical transportation, personal care, and other basic services that make the difference between an older adult remaining at home or moving to a nursing home.
The Elderly Services Program is about freedom to live life with dignity and on your own terms, in your own place.
It's also a good deal for taxpayers, because it is much less expensive to care for someone in their home than in a nursing home. In Hamilton County, ESP costs an average $367 per month, per client. If that same person were in a nursing home and on Medicaid, the cost to taxpayers would be 10 times that much – more than $4,000 per month.
In Hamilton County, the tax levy that funds the Elderly Services Program will expire in 2017. For the program to continue, the levy must go before voters in November 2017. There is no substitute for ESP. If the levy ends, so does the program.
We invite you to explore our website and learn more about ESP, the senior services levy and the people that it serves.
Hamilton County Commissioners meet at 11am on August 9 to decide the future of the senior services tax levy - a levy that is underfunded and cannot keep pace with community need. If you believe seniors should have a choice in where they live as they age, please attend the meeting and show your support for the levy.
Speakers Bureau Training
Interested in speaking to a community group about the Elderly Services Levy? Attend a training session to get all the tools you need to be an effective ambassador for the campaign.