The Academy of Senior
Health Sciences, Inc.
17 South High Street
Suite 770
Columbus, OH 43215
Fax: 614.461.7168


The Academy of Senior Health Sciences, Inc. (formerly The Ohio Academy of Nursing Homes, Inc.) seeks to provide public education and awareness initiatives to the long-term care community in Ohio. Our membership represents a true cross-section of the skilled nursing facility profession, from small sole proprietorships to larger Ohio-based multi-facility companies, as well as those businesses that service our industry. Through our public education and awareness efforts, the Academy brings the collective influences of the members together into a single voice on vital issues affecting our profession.

Founded in 1966, the Academy then identified one of its core purposes as "To foster a spirit of goodwill among those persons engaged in the nursing home industry, to promote ethical practices in their relationships with each other, their employees, and the general public to the end that all interests may be served fairly..." Though the organization has undergone several transformations over the years, most notably in 2011, its dedication and commitment to Ohio's most frail and elderly remains the same.

 The Academy Weekly Headlines from 2 Weeks Ago
Controlling Board releases funding for Medicaid  —  The Ohio Department of Medicaid went before the Controlling Board this week to request the release of $264 million of state dollars to fund the Medicaid program. The money will be used to drawdown over $600 million in federal funds for Medicaid. According to the administration, they would have to stop paying Medicaid providers when funds expire sometime in April if these dollars are not appropriated. The General Assembly withheld funding for the Medicaid program to ensure the administration applied for certain waivers, including work requirements to receive Medicaid. ODM provided enough information to Controlling Board members to satisfy them that they were working on applying for the waivers. The Controlling Board approved the additional appropriations. The department must return to the controlling board next fiscal year for another appropriation boost to fully fund the program.

Submit your nominees for the ASHS Board of Directors —  It's election time! Not just the local elections slated for November 7, but also The Academy Board of Directors! We are accepting nominations for the board. Please send us the name and facility of any nominees to Elections will take place in early December.

2017 Fall Conference another success!  —  Thank you presenters, attendees and sponsors for another great conference! Attendees learned all about the latest regulations, policies and best practices in long-term care. We are looking forward to seeing everyone this Spring!

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