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Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging offers one-on-one, in-home, community-based social work services to assess older adults needs and assure they have access to assistance and resources to support their physical, mental and emotional wellness. 

Our trained intake specialist will work with you, the older adult you serve, or their family or friend caregiver, to provide a comprehensive assessment. During this assessment, the most appropriate social work service, or other services from Benjamin Rose, that address the individual needs of the older adult will be identified. During the intake process, payment options will also be discussed. 

Geriatric Case Management 

Our geriatric case management service offers a holistic approach to addressing older adults concerns about medical conditions, quality of life and home environment issues. We will assist you with providing referrals to the older adults that you serve, and help you coordinate resources specific to their needs.   

Our social workers can provide a range of services, including, but not limited to: 

  • Assessment and re-assessment of an older adult’s physical, mental and emotional condition 
  • Referral to community resources 
  • Nursing home and institutional placement assistance 
  • Assistance with social, emotional and home environment issues relating to health needs for both the older adults you serve, and their family or friend caregivers 
  • Consultation with a physician regarding how an older adult’s condition may be negatively affected by social, home environment or economic conditions 
  • Coordination of interventions with you and other social work professionals who provide assistance to an older adult 


Our in-person, one-on-one and family consultation services help older adults and their caregivers proactively plan and prepare for their future needs and provide information regarding resources, options and support. 

Service Coordination 

We contract with housing facilities to provide Service Coordination, delivering high-quality programs and supportive services to help residents maintain their independence. We will work with you to develop a customized package that meets the needs and interests of your residents. 

Services include:  

  • Wellness liaison 
  • Wellness check-ups 
  • Educational presentations 
  • Access to our Medicare and Benefits Enrollment Center 
  • Connections to local community agencies 

For more information, call (216) 791-8000 or e-mail 



Beth A. Sipple, MSSA, LISW

Director of Community Services and Programs

Beth A. Sipple is the Director of Community Services and Programs at Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging. She is responsible for the oversig...

Beth A. Sipple is the Director of Community Services and Programs at Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging. She is responsible for the oversight of Behavioral Health Services, the Senior Companion Program, the Adult Day Program, and Social Work and Intake services.

Sipple joined Benjamin Rose in 1995 as a Masters Level Social Worker and has since held various positions in the agency, including, Mental Health Case Manager, Quality Improvement Director and Director of Clinical Services.

Sipple has 30 years of experience working with caregivers and older adults in health care social work. Currently she provides psychotherapy in private practice.

Sipple earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mount Union University and a master’s degree in Social Work at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, with a concentration in social service management. Sipple is licensed by the State of Ohio as an independent social worker with supervision designation.

Sipple is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, and is Chairperson of the Institutional Review Board for Benjamin Rose’s Center for Research and Education, with an 18-year membership.

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