Funding for these services comes primarily from the Older Americans Act (federal), the Older Michiganians Act (state), Medicaid and local county governments.
Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Michigan also receives contributions from clients, caregivers, and the general public. These contributions help us expand our reach to provide more services to those that need them. We are committed to funding services that operate effectively and efficiently. As a steward of these monies, the Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Michigan is vigilant in assuring the funds are spent responsibly.
Funding & Service Models
AAANM provides services directly
AAANM has approximately 40 staff, consisting of an Executive Director and a Leadership Team, Access and Eligibility Specialists, Registered Nurses, Social Workers, Dietitians, a Housing Specialist, Long-Term Care Ombudsman, Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program Coordinator and other administrative/program support staff.
AAANM provides the following services directly with its staff:
- Information & Referral
- Options Counseling
- Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program
- Disaster Advocacy and Outreach
- Nursing Home Long-Term Care Ombudsman
- Elder abuse awareness and prevention
- Healthy aging classes/programs
- Nutrition Counseling (to be developed)
- Friendly Reassurance
- Caregiver Education, Support & Training (to be developed)
- Caregiver Supplemental Services (to be developed)
- Community Transition Services
- Case Coordination & Support
- Care Management
- Self-Determination option for Care Management and MI Choice Medicaid Waiver programs
AAANM funds local agencies:
We develop contracts and/or purchase of service agreements with local agencies (County Commissions/Councils on Aging, in-home health care providers, and more) that provide home and community-based services, see list below.
We provide grant funding to organizations that provide specified services to residents in their communities. Grant funding is distributed under an open and competitive “Request for Proposal” (RFP) system. RFPs are renewed every 3 years.
Purchase of Service (POS) and Contracted Services
We hold agreements with a large pool of service providers who serve participants enrolled in AAANM’s MI Choice Medicaid Waiver and Care Management Programs.
- Congregate Meals
- Home Delivered Meals
- Assistive Devices and Technologies
- Friendly Reassurance
- Home Injury Control
- Medication Management
- Personal Care
- Respite Care
- Adult Day Services
- Home Repair
- Legal Assistance
- Kinship Caregiver Support
Quality of Service
We partner with service providers to monitor and promote consistency and quality in the delivery of services. Service providers must adhere to standards set forth by the Bureau of Aging, Community Living and Supports (ACLS) under the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.