Aging Services in West Michigan
Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan (AAAWM) believes that every person should be able to remain in their home. Our comprehensive services help older persons and persons with disabilities maintain independence and dignity while residing in an environment that is comfortable to them. If you or a friend/loved one require assistance in order to maintain independence, contact us to learn about the array of services available.
The MI Choice Program has Openings
The MI Choice program currently has openings! If you know someone who would like to remain independent or a caregiver who has a loved one living with them and needs support, contact us: (888) 456-5664 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The MI Choice program allows those who would otherwise be in a nursing home to remain indepdendent by providing in-home support.
To begin the process go here to review the "What information is needed for a referral to the MI Choice Program?" section to begin the eligibility process.
Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan helps seniors and people with disabilities live at home with independence and dignity in Allegan, Ionia, Kent, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Montcalm, Newaygo and Osceola counties.
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Aging Services and Programs
Our extensive range of senior care services and programs make it possible for many seniors to stay at home during their golden years. Our in-home care programs include in-home assessments to determine whether an individual qualifies for these programs.
We also assist individuals and families to identify and use community resources to promote independence. Our Healthy Aging Programs are open to adults ages 60 and over and promote health education and physical activity, which increases focus on important matters, such as diabetes, balance, and enhanced fitness.
Our MI Choice Medicaid Waiver Program involves a partnership with the Care Management Team to develop care-centered plans for individuals on an as-needed basis. Individuals in need of long-term services may be eligible to receive funding for in-home care services within their Medicaid funding program.
If you or a loved one is interested in learning more about senior care services, the Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan can help. Contact us today at (616) 456-5664 or (888) 456-5664, or complete our online contact form.