Funding

Funding for these services comes primarily from the Older Americans Act (federal), the Older Michiganians Act (state), Medicaid and local county governments.

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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:

Navigation of unbiased information and referral to community programs/services:
  •  Information & Referral
  •  Options Counseling
  •  Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program
  •  Disaster Advocacy and Outreach
Community support:
  •  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)
Nursing Home Diversion and Long-Term Supports and Services Care Management:
  •  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.

Contracted Services

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.

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Purchase of Service

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.

Access Services
  • Transportation
Nutrition Services
  • Congregate Meals
  • Home Delivered Meals
In-Home Services
  • Assistive Devices and Technologies
  • Chore
  • Friendly Reassurance
  • Home Injury Control
  • Homemaking
  • Medication Management
  • Personal Care
  • Respite Care
  • Nursing
Community Services
  • Adult Day Services
  • Counseling
  • 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.

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