Medicaid MI-Choice

Region VII Area Agency on Aging administers Michigan’s Nursing Facility Diversion program, the MI Choice (Medicaid) Home and Community Based Waiver. This program helps people stay in their homes and community. You may also choose to receive services in an Adult Foster Care or a Home for the Aged.

Covered Waiver Services Include:                 

  • Adult Day Health
  • Chore Services
  • Counseling Services
  • Community Living Supports
  • Community Transition Services
  • Environmental Accessibility Adaptations
  • Fiscal Intermediary Services
  • Goods and Services
  • Home Delivered Meals
  • Non-Emergency Medical Transportation
  • Non-Medical Transportation
  • Nursing Services
  • Respite (In-home)
  • Respite (Outside of the home)
  • (PERS) Personal Emergency Response Systems
  • Private Duty Nursing
  • Training Services
  • Specialized Medical Equipment and Supplies
  • Supports Coordination

You may be eligible if you:

  • Are 65 or older
  • Are 18 years of age or older and have been deemed disabled by the State or Federal Government
  • Have income no greater than $2,205 a month, gross.
  • Have assets no greater than $2,000 for single person (special rules apply for a married couple)
  • Are a nursing home resident or would be physically eligible for nursing home placement and need support to return, or remain in, your own home or community based placement.
  • Have difficulty or are unable to perform basic activities of daily living such as personal care, bathing, and housekeeping, and/or need assistance with managing your medications.

Make a referral today for yourself, or someone you know. A nurse will contact you to discuss the program in detail.       To reach an Information and Referral Specialist please call 1-800-858-1637.

The MI Choice program is funded in part by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.  Please click here for a PBS news article about the Mi Choice Medicaid Wavier program.