Project Choices is a local name for a state wide care management program which gives individuals who are likely candidates for a nursing home the opportunity to make the choice to stay in the community. Staffing is provided by nurse and social work care management teams that specialize in working with individuals who need ongoing assistance to remain their homes. This program helps client and their families by:
How do I contact Project Choices?
Call the Tri-County Office on Aging and ask for Project Choices. The Intake Coordinator, as part of an initial screening, will ask several questions about your, (or the person for whom you are calling) health and ability to do everyday tasks. The screen will determine you eligibility for an assessment. If you are eligible for an assessment you will either be referred to the scheduler or placed on a waiting list, if the program is at capacity. To see if you, a family member, or a friend qualifies call:
(517) 887-1440 or Toll free 1-800-4059141
Who is eligible for Project Choices?
To be eligible for Project Choices an adult must live in Clinton, Eaton, or Ingham County. In addition the individual must meet one of the following:
How much will this cost?
Many services are covered by federal, state and local funding. Any services offered that could have a cost to you will be clearly explained and will not be arranged without your approval. Services may be paid by:
What types of services are available in the home?
These services can be arranged and purchased for clients age 18 and older who meet the medical and financial requirements of the Medicaid Home and Community Based Services program. For others, private pay and insurance payment are an option. Project Choices is funded by the Michigan Department of Community Health, Office of Services to the Aging. Local fundraising dollars also assist in paying for client services.
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