The MI Choice Program in Grand Rapids, MI
MI Choice Medicaid Waiver (MI Choice) is a long-term care program, providing in-home services to older adults and individuals with a disability who are medically eligible for nursing home care.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.
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.
List of Services:
- Adult Day Health
- Chore Services
- Community Living Supports (bathing, dressing, housekeeping, laundry, etc.)
- Counseling Services
- Fiscal Intermediary Services (available for those who choose the Self Determination Option)
- Goods and Services
- Home Delivered Meals
- Home Modification
- Medical Equipment and supplies
- Medication Management
- Nursing Facility Transition
- Nursing Services/Private Duty
- Personal Emergency Response System
- Residential Service
- Adult (18-64) who have with a disability or adults 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).
To participate in the MI Choice program, 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:
Contact our Information and Assistance team at (888) 456-5664 or (616) 456-5664 or send an email firstname.lastname@example.org. Our Information and Assistance team may need to contact somone by phone for additional information, so please include a phone number. We are able to provide translation services over the phone for those requiring language assistance.
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