The MI Choice Program in Grand Rapids, MI
MI Choice Medicaid Waiver (MI Choice) is a long-term care program which provides in-home services to older adults and individuals with a disability who are medically eligible for nursing home care.
A licensed Social Worker and Registered Nurse develop a plan for in-home care that is centered on an individual’s needs. Services are arranged through a pool of provider organizations that are under strict guidelines and oversight.
MI Choice is available to those who live in their own home, the home of a loved one or in some licensed assisted living settings.
List of Services:
Adult Day Health
Community Living Supports (bathing, dressing, housekeeping, laundry, etc.)
Fiscal Intermediary Services (available for those who choose the Self Determination Option)
Goods and Services
Home Delivered Meals
Medical Equipment and supplies
Nursing Facility Transition
Nursing Services/Private Duty
Personal Emergency Response System
- Adult (18-64) with a disability or those 65 and over
- Medically eligible for nursing home placement
- Meet Medicaid income and asset requirements (must not currently be on Medicaid as AAAWM can help with this process, but must meet the qualifications)
- Need in-home care services
- Must live within our nine county region (Allegan, Ionia, Kent, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Montcalm, Newaygo and Osceola County). For a list of resources in other counties, click here. For services nationwide, click here.
To participate in the MI Choice programprogram, a referral must be made to AAAWM (referrals can be made by medical professionals, family members, friends or the individual themselves).
To Make a Referral:
Please note, we are able to provide language translation services over the phone.
Contact our Information and Assistance team at (888) 456-5664 or (616) 456-5664 or click here to send an email (please note that our Information and Assistance team may need to contact somone by phone for additional information).
What information is needed for a referral to the MI Choice program?
The following questions will be asked to determine if someone qualifies for the MI Choice program. If they do qualify, an in-home assessment will also be done to determine what services are needed.
- Date of Birth
- Phone Number
- Marital Status
- Gross, monthly income amount
- Income source(s)
- Medicare number (if applicable)
- Medicaid number (if applicable)
- Preferred language
- Preferred contact person and relationship
- Description of care needs, including:
- Primary medical diagnoses
- Description of your ability to take care of daily needs (i.e. personal care, meals, housekeeping, and medication management).
- Assistance received from family members, friends, or other support persons (if applicable).
- Assistance received from another program (i.e. Mental Health, Adult Home Help, Skilled Nursing, private duty care, etc.)
- If you are in a nursing facility, additional information may be requested, including:
- Name of the nursing facility
- Social Worker name and contact information
- Admission date
- Discharge goal (location, time frame)
- Current care need
- Barriers relating to discharge planning