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MI Choice Waiver Program


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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

A&D Home Health Care 2020;2019;2018 AD Report? 2019, 2021
Area Agency on Aging1B 2020;2019;2018 AAA1B Report 2019, 2021
Agency on Aging of Northwest Michigan 2020;2019;2018 AAANWMI Report? 2019. 2021
Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan 2020;2019;2018 AAAWMI Report? 2019, 2021
Detroit Area Agency on Aging 2020;2019;2018 Detroit AAA Report? 2019, 2021
MORC Home Care 2020;2019;2018 MORC Report? 2019, 2021
Region 9 Northeast MI Community Service 2020;2019;2018 NEMCSA Report? 2019, 2021
Northern Healthcare Management 2020;2019;2018 NHCM Report? 2019, 2021
Region 2 Area Agency on Aging 2020;2019;2018 R2AAA Report? 2019, 2021
Region 3B 2020;2019;2018 R3BAAA Report? 2019, 2021
Region IV Area Agency on Aging 2020;2019;2018 RIVAAA Report? 2019, 2021
Region VII Area Agency on Aging 2020;2019;2018 Region VII Report? 2019, 2021
Reliance Community Care Partners 2020;2019;2018 Reliance Report? 2019, 2021
Senior Resources 2020;2019;2018 Senior Resources Report? 2019, 2021
Senior Services 2020;2019;2018 Senior Services Report? 2019, 2021
Tri-County Office on Aging 2020;2019;2018 Tri-County Report? 2019, 2021
The Information Center 2020;2019;2018 The Information Ctr Report? 2019, 2021 
The Senior Alliance 2020;2019;2018 Senior Alliance Report? 2019, 2021
UPCAP Care Management, Inc. 2020;2019;2018 UPCAP Report? 2019, 2021
Valley Area Agency on Aging 2020;2019;2018 Valley AAA Report? 2019, 2021







A & D Home Health Care

NCQA CM/LTSS - 3yr 11/2022
Area Agency on Aging 1B
NCQA CM/LTSS - 3yr 11/2023
Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Michigan
NCQA CM/LTSS - 3yr 6/2024
Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan
CARF CM - 3yr 6/2021
Detroit Area on Aging
NCQA CM/LTSS - 3yr 4/2024
MORC Home Care
NCQA CM/LTSS - 3yr 10/2023
Northeast Michigan Community Service - Region 9
NCQA CM/LTSS - 3yr 10/2023
Northern Healthcare Management   
NCQA CM/LTSS - 3yr 9/2023
Region 2 Area Agency on Aging
NCQA CM/LTSS - 3yr 6/2024
Region 3B
Region IV Area Agency on Aging  
Region VII Area Agency on Aging
NCQA CM/LTSS - 3yr 12/2023
Reliance Community Care Partners
NCQA CM/LTSS - 3yr 9/2023
Senior Resources
CARF CM - 3yr 5/2022
Senior Services  
Tri-County Office on Aging
NCQA CM/LTSS - 3yr 5/2022
The Information Center
NCQA CM/LTSS -  3yr 10/2023
The Senior Alliance
NCQA CM/LTSS - 3yr 11/2023
UPCAP Care Management, Inc.
Valley Area Agency on Again
NCQA CM/LTSS - 3yr 12/2023


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
Josephine Messelmani, Vice President, 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
Aimee Page, Chief Clinical Officer

Margaret Ouellette, Director Clinical Operations
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: 586-263-8700
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

Lori Janiga, Waiver Manager
Kara Lorenz, Clinical Director
102 North Main Street
PO Box 189 
Brooklyn, Michigan 49230
Tele: 800-335-7881
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, Chief Executive Officer
Linda Frost, RN, Care Management Director
200 West Michigan Avenue, Suite 102
Battle Creek, Michigan 49017
Tele: 269-966-2450
Fax: 269-966-2493

Milestone Senior Services 
Richard Kline, Chief Executive Officer
Mark Vlietstra, Waiver Manager
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, Chief Executive Officer

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, Chief Executive Officer
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
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
Sue Baker, Waiver Director
2100 Raybrook SE, STE 203
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
Tele: 800-447-3007
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
Heidi Gustine, Executive Director

Audrey Tezak, Director of Care Management
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
Joanie Blamer, Interim Chief Executive Officer
Darryl Washington, 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 

Jonathan Mead, Executive Director

Terry LaFave, Director of Long Term Care Programs
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
Sue Baker, Waiver Director
2100 Raybrook SE, STE  203
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546
Tele: 800-447-3007
Fax: 616-954-1520