The Area Agency on Aging seeks to help older adults maintain their independence in their community and in their own homes.
For details on these services, click to go to our pages about Care Management and Community Services.
Miss Elizabeth had never had to ask for help before – ever! She had worked her entire life, took care of herself while working in the “helping” field. At 55, she never imagined needing to be on the receiving end of services when her own medical issues required her to stop working. “ I was quite reluctant . . . But after my first encounter with the Area Agency on Aging – it all changed!.”
Miss Elizabeth was able to receive services that helped with housework, cooking, laundry, shopping and personal care first through the Area Agency on Aging community care program and then the MI Choice Waiver Program.
“ I am truly grateful to be one of the many to say thank you. I am able to stay in my home and continue to live life to the fullest!
Options counseling or transition planning can help you sort through your choices and discover community supports which can permit you to remain living independently, like home delivered meals, senior transportation, adult day services, and more.
The Region 3B Area Agency on Aging Nursing Facility Transition (NFT) coordinator specializes in helping persons currently in nursing homes, who wish to leave the nursing home and transition back into living in a less restrictive home, apartment, or adult foster care environment. The NFT coordinator helps you understand and organize your options for everything you need for transitioning out of the nursing facility: housing, (including security deposits/utility startups and furnishing), durable medical equipment like hospital beds, shower seats, and Personal Emergency Response Systems, plus care management planning for nursing, homecare services and community services like transportation and senior nutrition.