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MI Choice Waiver Program

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:

  • Community transition services
  • Community living supports
  • Nursing services (preventative nursing)
  • Respite services
  • Adult day health (adult day care)
  • Environmental modifications
  • Non-medical 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
  • Supports coordination
  • Fiscal intermediary
  • Goods and services

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. 

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Region 1A 

Detroit Area Agency on Aging 
Paul Bridgewater, President & CEO
Sylvia Brown, Director, Long Term Care Services
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
Marie Baloga, Program Director
29100 Northwestern Highway, Suite 400
Southfield, Michigan 48034
Tele: 248-357-2255
Fax: 248-948-9691

Macomb-Oakland Regional Center, Inc. 
Dennis M. Bott, COO
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 
Bob Brown Executive Director
Kelly Faber, Program Director
3850 Second Street, Suite 201
Wayne, Michigan 48184-1755
Tele: 734-722-2830
Fax: 734-722-2836

The Information Center
Edward D'Angelo, Executive Director
Michele White, 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 Broderick, Executive Director
Dawn Benz, 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, President & CEO
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, Executive Director
David Benjamin, Program Director
3150 Enterprise Drive, 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 Eaglecrest Drive NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525
Tele: 616-456-5664
Fax:  616-456-5692

HHS, Health Options 
Steven Velzen-Haner, Executive Director
Mary VanSingel, Waiver Director
2100 Raybrook 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, Executive 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, Executive Director
Sherrie Moseler, RN, Program Director
105 Hall Street, Suite D
Traverse City, Michigan 49684
Tele: 800-640-7478
        231-933-4917 (Paffhouse)
        231-935-4388 (Moseler)
Fax: 231-995-7900

 

Region 11 

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
Mary VanSingel, Waiver Director
2100 Raybrook SE, STE  203
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
Tele: 800-447-3007
        616-956-9440
Fax: 616-954-1520
 

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