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    Choices for older or disabled persons who may need help caring for themselves.

    Nursing homes used to be the only choice for older or disabled persons who needed help caring for themselves. Today there may be the choice to stay in your home or a community setting, but you or a family member may need assistance in doing so.

    One program run by Michigan Medicaid is the MI Choice Waiver Program. It began in 1992 as the Home and Community Based Services for the Elderly and Disabled (HCBS/ED) waiver program. We now know it as the MI Choice Waiver Program, or simply, "the waiver."

    Through this program, eligible adults who meet income and asset criteria can receive Medicaid-covered services like those provided by nursing homes, but can stay in their own home or another residential setting. The waiver became available in all Michigan counties October 1, 1998. Each participant can receive the basic services Michigan Medicaid covers, and one or more of the following services unique to the waiver:

    • Homemaker services
    • Respite services
    • Adult day care
    • Environmental modifications
    • Transportation
    • Medical supplies and equipment not covered under the Medicaid State Plan
    • Chore services
    • Personal emergency response systems
    • Private duty nursing
    • Counseling
    • Home delivered meals
    • Training in a variety of independent living skills
    • Personal care supervision

    The Waiver Agency Region Map and list of Waiver Agents below will make it easier to contact the MI Choice Waiver Agency in your community who can provide you with more information.  To identify the waiver agency in your community, see the Waiver Agency Region Map.   After finding your region on the map, refer to the List of Waiver Agents by Region. (updated June 2007)

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    Region 1A 

    Detroit Area Agency on Aging 
    Paul Bridgewater, Executive Director
    Betty Rodgers, Senior Manager of Care Management
    1333 Brewery Park Blvd., Suite 200
    Detroit, Michigan 48207
    Tele: 313-446-4444
    Fax: 313-446-4446

     

    Region 1B 

    Area Agency on Aging 1B 
    Tina Abbate Marzolf, CEO
    Kathleen Kueppers, Program Director
    29100 Northwestern Highway, Suite 400
    Southfield, Michigan 48034
    Tele: 248-357-2255
    Fax: 248-648-9691

    Macomb-Oakland Regional Center, Inc. 
    Dennis M. Bott, Director
    Marcia Marklin, Program Director
    16200 Nineteen Mile Road
    PO Box 380710
    Clinton Township, Michigan 48038-0070
    Tele: 586-263-8953
    Fax: 586-228-7029


     

    Region 1C 

    The Senior Alliance 
    Robert Brown Executive Director
    EdTrineise Page, Program Director
    3850 Second Street, Suite 201
    Wayne, Michigan 48184-1755
    Tele: 734-722-2830
    Fax: 734-722-2836

    The Information Center, Inc. 
    Edward D'Angelo, Executive Director
    Kelly Faber, Program Director
    20500 Eureka Road, Suite 110
    Taylor, Michigan 48180
    Tele: 734-282-7171
    Fax: 734-282-7105

     

    Region 2 

    Region 2 Area Agency on Aging 
    Ginny Wood-Bailey, Executive Director
    Barbara Stoy, Waiver Services Manager
    102 North Main Street
    PO Box 189 
    Brooklyn, Michigan 49230
    Tele: 800-335-7881
            517-592-1974
    Fax: 517-592-1975

     

    Region 3 

    Region 3B Area Agency on Aging 
    Karla Fales, Executive Director
    Linda Frost, RN, Care Management Director
    200 West Michigan Avenue, Suite 102
    Battle Creek, Michigan 49017
    Tele: 269-966-2450
    Fax: 269-966-2493

    Senior Services, Inc. 
    Robert W. Littke, Director
    John Grib, Program Director
    918 Jasper Street
    Kalamazoo, Michigan 49001
    Tele: 269-382-0515
    Fax: 269-382-3189

     

    Region 4 

    Region IV Area Agency on Aging 
    Lynn Kellogg, Chief Executive Officer
    Dawn Tyler, Waiver Director
    2900 Lakeview Avenue
    St. Joseph, Michigan 49085
    Tele: 269-983-0177
    Fax: 269-983-5218


    Region 3B Area Agency on Aging
    Karla Fales, Executive Director
    Linda Frost, RN, Waiver Director
    200 West Michigan Avenue, Suite 102
    Battle Creek, Michigan 49017
    Tele: 269-966-2450
    Fax: 269-966-2493

     

    Region 5 

    Valley Area Agency on Aging 
    Kathy Boles, Executive Director
    Lea Mix, Waiver Director
    225 East Fifth Street
    Flint, Michigan 48502
    Tele: 810-239-7671
    Fax: 810-239-8869

     

    Region 6 

    Tri-County Office on Aging 
    Marion Owen, Executive Director
    Carlton Nogle, Program Director
    5303 South Cedar Street
    Lansing, Michigan 48911-3800
    Tele: 517-887-1440
    Fax: 517-887-8071

     

    Region 7 

    A&D Home Health Care, Inc. 
    Roselyn Argyle, Director
    David Benjamin, Program Director
    3150 Enterprise, Suite 200
    Saginaw, Michigan 48603
    Tele: 1-800-884-3335
            989-249-0929
    Fax: 989-249-1147 / 989-249-1153 - Roselyn Argyle

    Region VII Area Agency on Aging 
    Andrew Orvosh, Executive Director
    Kerry Williams, Program Director
    1615 S. Euclid Avenue
    Bay City, Michigan 48706
    Tele: 989-893-4506
    Fax: 989-893-3770

     

    Region 8 

    Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan, Inc. 
    Thomas Czerwinski, Director
    Suzanne Filby-Clark, Program Director
    3215 Eaglescrest Drive NE
    Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525
    Tele: 616-456-5664
    Fax:  616-456-5692

    HHS, Health Options 
    Steven Velzen-Haner, Executive Director
    Terry Gray, Clinical Director
    2100 Ray Brook SE, STE 203
    Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
    Tele: 800-447-3007
            616-956-9440
    Fax: 616-954-1520

     

    Region 9 

    Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency (NEMCSA) 
    John Swise, Director
    Laurie Sauer, Program Director
    2375 Gordon Road
    Alpena, Michigan 49707
    Tele: 989-356-3474
    Fax: 989-354-5909

     

     

    Region 10 

    Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Michigan
    Robert Schlueter, Executive Director
    Denise Plakmeyer, SW Supervisor
    1609 Park Drive
    P. O. Box 5946
    Traverse City, Michigan 49696-5946
    Tele: 231-947-8920
    Fax: 231-947-6401

    Northern Lakes Community Mental Health 
    Gregory D. Paffhouse, Director
    Sherrie Moseler, RN, Program Director
    105 Hall Street, Suite D
    Traverse City, Michigan 49684
    Tele: 800-640-7478
            231-933-4917 (Paffhouse)
            231-933-4913 (Kelty)
    Fax: 231-995-7900

     

    Region 11 

    U.P. Area Agency on Aging (UPCAP)
    Jonathan Mead, Executive Director
    Mark Bomberg, Program Director
    P.O. Box 606
    2501 14th Avenue South
    Escanaba, Michigan 49829
    Tele: 906-786-4701
    Fax: 906-786-5853

     

    Region 14 

    Senior Resources 
    Pam Curtis, Executive Director
    Katie Corbett, Care Connections Director
    560 Seminole Road
    Muskegon, Michigan 49444
    Tele: 231-739-5858
    Fax: 231-739-4452

    HHS, Health Options, Inc. 
    Steven Velzen-Haner, Executive Director
    Terry Gray, Clinical Director
    2100 Ray Brook SE, STE  203
    Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
    Tele: 800-447-3007
            616-956-9440
    Fax: 616-954-1520


     

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