More than 220,000 people have diabetes in central Ohio, a number that unfortunately grows every year. This November, during National Diabetes Month, LifeCare Alliance will shine a light on diabetes and highlight the resources we provide to assist those living with the disease.


This year, LifeCare Alliance merged with the Central Ohio Diabetes Association, which has served Franklin and surrounding counties for more than 50 years. Founded by a group of local physicians, CODA helps Central Ohioans living with diabetes detect their condition, prevent onset and complications, and learn to live well with the challenge of diabetes.

The Central Ohio Diabetes Association provides the following services to all individuals:

  • Diabetes, fitness and nutrition education
  • Community detection program to identify undetected or uncontrolled diabetes
  • Camp and youth programs
  • Community outreach programs to high-risk populations
  • Financial resources information, emotional support programs and medical assistance


LifeCare Alliance has registered dietitians who provide Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) for conditions such as diabetes, end stage renal disease (ESRD) and heart disease. MNT involves nutrition assessment and interventions such as education and counseling. Our dietitians have a Certificate in Training in Adult Weight Management through the Commission on Dietetic Registration. For more information on LifeCare Alliance dietitian services, contact Julie Palmer at 614-437-2841.

About diabetes

Nearly 30 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes. Click here for more facts and figures about the prevalence, effects, and costs of diabetes.

From our Dietitians

Being proactive helps avoid onset of Type 2 diabetes

Knowing she was at risk, Phyllis refused to be a statistic and sought out resources.

Follow-through vital to success in diabetes plan

Education is an important first step, but a successful diabetes plan relies on persistence.

Dietitian visits, lifestyle changes complete diabetes toolkit

Daphne I. learned that medication alone wasn't enough to manage her diabetes. A LifeCare Alliance wellness dietitian helped her develop a plan that works. 

Diabetes screening at CODA leads client to take control

A simple blood-sugar test at the Central Ohio Diabetes Association was the spark that David G. needed to discover his diabetes and learn to live a healthier lifestyle.


ProfileBe part of the Help-at-Home team providing in-home care in central Ohio! LifeCare Alliance is hiring for Direct Care Support, Direct Care Support-Meal Preparation, and Personal Care Assistant positions.

We are conducting open interviews every Tuesday and Thursday at 1699 West Mound Street, Columbus, Ohio 43223.  Interview hours are 9 a.m.-11 a.m. and 2 p.m.-4 p.m.  Those interested should plan to attend during the times listed.  

Check out our Jobs page to review open positions and download an application. For more information, contact the Help-at-Home department at 614-278-3419. 

LifeCare Alliance is recruiting volunteers in Marion, Champaign, and Logan counties to deliver meals during the lunch hour to older adults and homebound individuals who are medically challenged and living with a disability.  Individuals, companies, social clubs, and schools are encouraged to apply.

LifeCare Alliance's registered dietitians and certified personal trainers can promote healthy lifestyles in your workplace!

This holiday season, employers can help their teams avoid weight gain with the "Don't Let the Holidays Get You Stuffed" Challenge. The 12-week class can be implemented at your worksite in-person or remotely via email and webinar.

The L.A. Wellness Weight Loss Program is a 16-week class based on the popular Mayo Clinic Diet.* Participants reshape their lifestyle by adopting healthy new habits and breaking unhealthy ones.

To learn more about bringing these programs to your workplace, contact the Wellness Department at 614-437-2878.

*The Mayo Clinic is not associated with this program and does not endorse and cannot accept or be held liable for any information or service that is presented in this program.

Planning a vacation out of the country?

LA Wellness Works travel immunizations can help you get the vaccines you need before traveling outside of the country.
  • Pre-travel health counseling is included in the vaccine cost.
  • We offer flexible scheduling (often the same day)  from 8 a.m-4 p.m. Your appointment time is your own; we don’t double-book.
  • Our clinic is conveniently located at 1699 West Mound Street, Columbus, Ohio 43223 near the I-70/I-71 split. 
  • Proceeds are invested back into our local wellness centers to help at-risk seniors in the community.

If you are in need of travel vaccinations, please call our clinic at (614) 437-2878 to speak with the travel health nurse and to schedule your appointment.   

Thank you for your consideration in helping us Nourish the Human Spirit



The Columbus Foundation included LifeCare Alliance in its first annual list of "5 Nonprofits to Watch."  The list identifies "innovative nonprofits that are positioned to make a significant difference in our community." Click here to learn more.

$1 million donation

American Electric Power will donate $1 million over four years to support LifeCare Alliance’s health and nutrition programs, including Meals-on-Wheels. Click here for more information.


Annual Update

Our newest Annual Update is available now! Click the image above to read all about the impact LifeCare Alliance has made in our community.


Great Catering, Great Cause

L.A. Catering brings first-class catering to your event with a personal touch!

LifeCare Alliance's catering service and event center is a great choice for full-service buffets, corporate gatherings, picnics, weddings and receptions. We now offer complete beverage service for your event. Let us impress your guests at our place or yours! We're even a preferred caterer at several venues across central Ohio, including the Ohio Statehouse.

All profits from L.A. Catering are reinvested into LifeCare Alliance to serve hundreds of additional clients each year. Great catering for a great cause. Click here for more information.


Let's Do Lunch T-Shirt

Buy one of our super soft and comfy t-shirts and help bring awareness to Meals-on-Wheels and the amazing volunteers who make it happen 365 days/year. 

Get one here for just $15:

Carrie's Cafe

Carrie's Café offers a wide array of delicious and affordable menu items ranging from homemade soups and fresh salads to delicious desserts. Join us for lunch Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.! Click here to see our menu and learn more about Carrie's Café!

United Way Agency

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LifeCare Alliance is a charter member of the United Way of Central Ohio.

Our Mission
LifeCare Alliance leads our community in
identifying and delivering health and nutrition
services to meet the community's changing needs.

1699 W Mound St.
Columbus, Ohio 43223

Mon - Fri
8am - 5pm

P: 614-278-3130
F: 614-278-3143