MI Choice Waiver Program

MI Choice Waiver Documents and Provider Information
 

Nursing homes used to be the only choice for older or disabled persons who needed help caring for themselves. Today there are many choices that allow individuals to live independently while receiving nursing facility level of care in their home or in a community setting.

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 MI Choice, 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, supports coordination, and one or more of the following services in the waiver:

  • Adult day health (adult day care)
  • Chore services
  • Community health worker
  • Community living supports
  • Community transportation
  • Counseling
  • Environmental accessibility adaptations
  • Fiscal intermediary
  • Goods and services
  • Home delivered meals
  • Nursing services
  • Personal emergency response systems (PERS)
  • Private duty nursing/respiratory care
  • Respite services
  • Specialized medical equipment and supplies
  • Training in a variety of independent living skills


MI CHOICE AGENCY INFORMATION

AGENCY ACCREDITATION  ANNUAL RESULTS 2018 SATISFACTION SURVEY 
A&D Home Health Care Accreditation Certificate 2016;2017 AD Report​
Area Agency on Aging1B Accreditation Certificate 2016;2017 AAA1B Report
Agency on Aging of Northwest Michigan   2016;2017 AAANWMI Report​
Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan Accreditation Certificate 2016;2017 AAAWMI Report​
Detroit Area Agency on Aging Accreditation Certificate 2016;2017 Detroit AAA Report​
MORC Home Care Accreditation Certificate 2016;2017 MORC Report​
Region 9 Northeast MI Community Service Accreditation Letter 2016;2017 NEMCSA Report​
Northern Healthcare Management Accreditation Certificate 2016;2017 NHCM Report​
Region 2 Area Agency on Aging Accreditation Certificate 2016;2017 R2AAA Report​
Region 3B   2016;2017 R3BAAA Report​
Region IV Area Agency on Aging   2016;2017 RIVAAA Report​
Region VII Area Agency on Aging   2016;2017 Region VII Report​
Reliance Community Care Partners Accreditation Certificate 2016;2017 Reliance Report​
Senior Resources Accreditation Letter 2016;2017 Senior Resources Report​
Senior Services Accreditation Certificate 2016;2017 Senior Services Report​
Tri-County Office on Aging Accreditation Certificate 2016;2017 Tri-County Report​
The Information Center Accreditation Certificate 2016;2017 The Information Center Report​
The Senior Alliance Accreditation Certificate 2016;2017 Senior Alliance Report​
UPCAP Care Management, Inc.   2016;2017 UPCAP Report​
Valley Area Agency on Aging   2016;2017 Valley AAA Report​


 

 

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 
Service Area: Cities – Detroit, Hamtramck, Highland Park, Grosse Pointe, Grosse Pointe Park, Grosse Pointe Shores, Grosse Pointe Woods, Grosse Pointe Farms, Harper Woods

Detroit Area Agency on Aging 
Ronald Taylor, 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 
Service Area: Counties – Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw

Area Agency on Aging 1B 
Michael Karson, CEO and President
Sarah Jacobs, Program Director
29100 Northwestern Highway, Suite 400
Southfield, Michigan 48034

Tele: 248-357-2255
Fax: 248-948-9691

Macomb-Oakland Regional Center Home Care, Inc. 
Dennis M. Bott, Chief Executive Officer
Lori Mathes, Vice President of Specialized Services
Kimm Buckley, Program Director
16200 Nineteen Mile Road
PO Box 380710
Clinton Township, Michigan 48038-0070
Tele: 586-263-8953
Fax: 586-228-7029

 

Region 1C 
Service Area: Counties – Wayne County except the cities served by 1A

The Senior Alliance 
Tamera Kiger, Executive Director
Kelly Faber, Program Director
5454 Venoy Road
Wayne, Michigan 48184-1755
Tele: 734-722-2830
Fax: 734-722-2836

The Information Center
Edward D'Angelo, Executive Director
Susan Zanley, Program Director
20400 Superior Road
Taylor, Michigan 48180
Tele: 734-282-7171
Fax: 734-282-7105



Region 2 
Service Area: Counties – Jackson, Hillsdale, Lenawee

Region 2 Area Agency on Aging 
Julie Wetherby, Executive Director
Kara Lorenz, Clinical Director
102 North Main Street
PO Box 189 
Brooklyn, Michigan 49230
Tele: 800-335-7881
         517-592-1974
Fax: 517-592-1975


 

Region 3 
Service Area: Counties – Barry, Branch, Calhoun, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph

Region 3B Area Agency on Aging/CareWell Services Southwest
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 
Service Area: Counties – Berrien, Cass, Van Buren

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


Region 3B Area Agency on Aging/CareWell Services Southwest
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 
Service Area: Counties – Genesee, Lapeer, Shiawassee

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

 

Region 6 
Service Area: Counties – Clinton, Eaton, Ingham

Tri-County Office on Aging 
Marion Owen, Executive Director

Kirsten Laing, Program Director
5303 South Cedar Street
Lansing, Michigan 48911-3800
Tele: 517-887-1440
Fax: 517-887-8071

 

Region 7 
Service Area: Counties – Bay, Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, Huron, Isabella, Midland, Saginaw, Sanilac, Tuscola

A&D Home Health Care, Inc. 
Roselyn Argyle, Executive Director
Mike Tysick, Co-Program Director
Karen Harrison, Co-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 
Bob Brown, Executive Director
Sue Gittins, Program Director
1615 S. Euclid Avenue
Bay City, Michigan 48706
Tele: 989-893-4506
Fax: 989-893-2651

 

Region 8 
Service Area: Counties – Allegan, Ionia, Kent, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Montcalm, Newaygo, Osceola

Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan, Inc. 
Jackie O’Connor, Executive Director
Suzanne Filby-Clark, Program Director
3215 Eaglecrest Drive NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525
Tele: 616-456-5664
Fax:  616-456-5692

Reliance Community Care Partners
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 
Service Area: Counties – Alcona, Arenac, Alpena, Cheboygan, Crawford, Iosco, Montmorency, Ogemaw, Oscoda, Otsego, Presque Isle, Roscommon

Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency (NEMCSA) 
Lisa Bolen, Executive Director
Laurie Sauer, Program Director
2375 Gordon Road
Alpena, Michigan 49707
Tele: 989-356-3474
Fax: 989-354-6913

 

Region 10 
Service Area: Counties – Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee, Wexford 

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/Northern Health Care Management
Karl V. Kovacs, Chief Executive Director
Tiffany Seguin, RN, Program Director
105 Hall Street, Suite D
Traverse City, Michigan 49684
Tele: 231-922-4850     
Fax: 231-995-7900

 

Region 11 
Service Area: Counties – Alger, Baraga, Chippewa, Delta, Dickinson, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw, Luce, Mackinac, Marquette, Menominee, Ontonagon, Schoolcraft 

UPCAP
Jonathan Mead, Executive Director

P.O. Box 606
2501 14th Avenue South
Escanaba, Michigan 49829
Tele: 906-786-4701
Fax: 906-786-5853

 

Region 14 
Service Area: Counties – Muskegon, Oceana, Ottawa

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

Reliance Community Care Partners 
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