Senior Resources welcomes you!
Our name really is our focus…
We are the go-to agency with questions about aging and elder care services.
As an Area Agency on Aging we serve as the gateway to local aging resources, planning efforts and services to help older adults remain independent.
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Tell us your story…we’re here to help.
Call our trained options counselors to find out more about our programs and services: (231) 733-3585 or 1-800-442-0054; from Oceana County (231) 559-0331.
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Resources for remaining or returning home
We will guide you on how to best pair your own personal resources with community resources so that you can continue to live where you choose for as long as you choose.
Information on eligibility for government supported services will be reviewed, application processes explained and next steps taken as indicated by your specific circumstances.
There is no cost for this service and no obligation to implement any of the options we share regarding your long term care needs.
Call 1-800-442-0054 or (231) 733-3585; in Oceana County (231) 559-0331
Our Care Coordination Services:
Home Care Assessment and Service Coordination
Senior Resources offers care coordination services supported in part by federal and state funds allocated under the Older Americans Act. To be eligible for these care coordination services one must be 60 + years of age and unable to perform tasks needed to remain at home. Services include adult day care, homemaking, in-home respite, personal care and medication management. Because of restricted funding, participants receiving this subsidy are generally limited to receiving help only once or twice per week. Participants are asked to cost-share as they are able.
For those with ability to fully pay for services, Senior Resources can conduct an in-home assessment, help determine what level of care is needed, coordinate a full array of services with area providers and bundle all bills into one convenient monthly invoice. This has proven very helpful to out-of-area adult children seeking local oversight and regular updates on their loved ones well-being.
The MIChoice Medicaid Waiver Program
MIChoice is a Medicaid funded program that provides services to help a frail older adult or person with disabilities remain living in their own home or chosen place of residence. Services include adult day care, homemaking, personal care, respite care, and emergency response systems.
Individuals must meet Medicaid eligibility guidelines for both income and need for assistance with activities of daily living.
MI Choice Eligibility Requirements:
- Frail adults age 65+
- Persons who are disabled age 18+
- Must meet Michigan Medicaid nursing facility level of care criteria
- Individual income no higher than $2,313/month (amount subject to change)
- Assets less than $2,000 countable for a single person
- If the participant has a spouse living in the community, the federal Protected Spousal Asset Guidelines are utilized. Minimum protected amount $25,284. Maximum protected amount $126,420 (amounts subject to change). (Included in this are vacant property not adjoining, recreational vehicles, and cash value of life insurance.)
- Medicaid eligibility determined by the Department of Health and Human Services
Nursing Facility Transition Services
- Nursing Facility Transition Services are available to residents of nursing facilities, on Medicaid, who would like to return to their home, move in with family members, find an apartment or choose another living option.
- Support and services needed after an individual moves may be available for those who meet functional and financial guidelines. Efforts will be made to identify community resources to address the individual’s needs.
- Nursing facility residents may request transition services for themselves, or a referral may be made by any concerned individual, such as a family member, friend or social worker.
Targeted Care Management Services
These services are directed to Medicaid eligible adults age 60+ who are not enrolled in the MI Choice Medicaid Waiver program. Individuals enrolled in the program must meet nursing home level of care criteria. A Care Manager provides assessment services, care planning, service coordination, follow-up and re-assessment.