Why Is This Important?
Calculated as the number of older adults with a disability in essential home care programs (Community Living Program, MI Choice Medicaid Waiver, Program for All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), MDHHS Adult Home Help) compared to number of older adults with a self-care disability.
Data sources: U.S. Census Bureau - American Community Survey, Area Agency on Aging 1-B (AAA 1-B), and MDHHS
The 2015-2019 American Community Survey shows that there are 15,403 individuals with a self-care disability in Oakland County. With 8,425 Oakland County residents enrolled in publicly funded in-home care programs, about 54.7% of Oakland County residents with a self-care disability were enrolled in an in-home care program in FY 2019. The number of older adults who pay privately for home health care is unknown.
Oakland County residents who require in-home care assistance and meet income guidelines can receive care through the MI Choice Medicaid Waiver, Program for All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), and MDHHS Home Help programs. Although residents who do not qualify for Medicaid programs can receive assistance through the Community Living Program (CLP), there are over 750 Oakland residents on the waiting list.
For more information, visit the Oakland County Health Division.