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Increase Access to Home Health Care Services

As measured by the annual enrollment of older adults with a disability in essential home care programs

Why Is This Important?
70% of those 65 and older need long term supportive services such as personal care, meal prep or housekeeping. Making these services more available and more affordable allow our residents to remain in their homes and keeps them healthier.
Metric Definition

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

Analysis
Current Status

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.

Learn More

For more information and resources to support older adults, visit the Oakland County Health Division. 

 

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