Services + Resources

For a complete listings of organizations that provide these services in your community call the Area Agency on Aging 1-B at 1-800-852-7795.

You can also view our list of  2014 AAA 1-B Service Provider Directory. This list includes agencies contracted with AAA 1-B to provide specific services in specific counties. Keep in mind that this list is not exhaustive of all service provider agencies.  For a comprehensive list of services, resources, and providers in your area, call our Resource Center at 1-800-852-7795.

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The Area Agency on Aging 1-B helps seniors find the resources they need to remain living independently.

Below is a list of community services, resources and programs available for seniors and adults with disabilities in the counties the Area Agency on Aging 1-B serves (Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair and Washtenaw counties).  More information on these services including eligibility and cost can be obtained by calling the Area Agency on Aging 1-B at 1-800-852-7795.

Adult Day Services
Provides activities and assistance for people with physical and/or mental impairments in a setting outside the home.  This service is for people who do not need full-time care but cannot be left alone for long periods of time and provides relief to caregivers.  Hours vary, but are generally 7am to 7pm with some centers providing Saturday service.

Adult Foster Care Homes
An intimate assisted living arrangement for adults who have special needs or impairments and cannot live alone.

Assisted Living
A housing option that provides support to residents including personal care services, homemaking, and light medical or nursing care but allows them to remain living in their own apartment within the housing facility and to maintain their independence.

Care Management
Care management programs arrange for, and monitor the use of community services to help frail, older adults or persons with disabilities to avoid or delay institutional placement while fostering independent living.  These services are offered by public, nonprofit and for-profit agencies.

Chore Service
Services designed to restore or maintain a home and may include minor home repair, snow shoveling and cutting grass.  Many programs require individuals to be 60 years or older.

Congregate Meals
Nutritionally sound meals, for adults 60 years of age and older, served daily at community locations such as church halls and senior centers providing the participants with the opportunity to socialize with other older adults.  There is no charge but a donation is suggested.

Counseling
Professional level services which seek to improve an older adults, persons with disability or caregiver’s emotional and social well being through the identification and resolution of personal, social or emotional problems.

Elder Abuse Prevention
Abuse of an elder or dependent adult includes the following behaviors:  physical abuse, psychological abuse, neglect, intimidation, financial exploitation and abandonment.  There are services available to help victims of elder abuse.

Environmental Modifications
Adaptations to the home that may prevent or minimize the occurrence of injuries in the home.  May include installation or maintenance of various devices including safety lighting, ramps, bath chairs, grab bars, smoke alarms, ceiling fans and air conditioners.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
There are various resources available within the community to assist grandparents who are raising their grandchildren.

Hearing Impaired
Resources on education, training, information on how to obtain benefits, and assistance with adjusting lifestyle and living arrangements in response to hearing impairment and deafness.

Home Delivered Meals (Meals on Wheels)
Nutritionally balanced meals including meals designed for special diets are delivered to homebound, physically or cognitively impaired older adults 60 years of age and older who are unable to prepare meals.  A donation for service is suggested.

Homemaking
An in-home service for frail older adults or persons with disabilities that helps maintain a clean, safe, healthy home environment and may include housekeeping, light meal preparation, laundry and errand running.
See our list of providers offering special introductory rates and coupons.

Legal Services
Legal assistance and representation by an attorney (including assistance by a paralegal or law student under the supervision of an attorney) and counseling or representation by a non-lawyer where permitted by law for adults 60 and older.

Long Term Care Ombudsman
Investigates and resolves complaints made by (or on behalf of) residents of long term care facilities.

Medical Equipment
Devices, controls or appliances which enable a person to increase their ability to perform activities of daily living.

MI Choice Medicaid Waiver
A Medicaid funded program that provides home and community based services to help a frail older adult or person with disabilities remain living in their own home or chosen place of residence.  Services include adult day care, homemaking, personal care, respite and emergency response systems.  Individuals must meet income Medicaid eligibility guidelines for both income and activities of daily living.

Nursing Homes
Facilities that provide 24 hour care for older adults and persons with disabilities requiring high level of care.

Out-of-Home Respite
A program that provides the primary caregiver to take a rest from their caregiving duties for an extended period of time by leaving their loved one with qualified care professionals who provide supervision, companionship and assistance with activities of daily living in an environment other than the client’s or caregivers home.

Personal Care
Services to assist with activities of daily living such as personal hygiene, grooming, bathing, dressing, meal preparation, homemaking and other related services.
See our list of providers offering special introductory rates and coupons.

Personal Emergency Response
Electronic devices designed to monitor client safety and provide access to emergency crisis intervention for medical and environmental emergencies.

Private Duty Nursing
Provision of nursing treatments and observation provided by licensed nurses or specially trained nurse aides.
See our list of providers offering special introductory rates and coupons.

Resource Advocacy Outreach
Resource advocates identify older adults in need of community services, and act as their advocates to assist these individuals to find resources that meet their needs.

Respite Care
Provides relief to primary caregivers, such as family members who give care to someone in need.  Respite can be regularly scheduled on a weekly basis or can be used from time to time as needed by the caregiver.  Respite care can be provided in the home or in various community settings.
See our list of providers offering special introductory rates and coupons.

Senior Centers
Centers in the community that provide programs and activities for older adults.

Support Groups
Groups that offer moral support, advice and information on a variety of topics relating to seniors and their loved ones.

Transportation
There are transportation options for older adults and persons with disabilities dependent upon the community where they live.

Vision Impaired Services
Specialized services for the visually impaired and/or blind that include orientation and mobility training, rehabilitation for activities of daily living and optometric services to help persons with severe vision loss to utilize remaining vision as effectively as possible.

Volunteer Caregivers
Volunteers that provide a variety of assistance in the community including respite relief for caregivers.

Veterans Community Living Program
A joint program, called the Veteran-Directed Home and Community-Based Service Program, has been launched by the Veteran’s Administration and the Area Agency on Aging 1-B. The program is available to help veterans of any age who are at risk of nursing home placement. This program helps provide home and community-based support services that help older or disabled veterans remain living safely and independently in their own homes for as long as possible. Light housekeeping, home-delivered meals, personal care (help with bathing, dressing, etc.), and personal emergency response systems are just some examples of services that may help an individual remain living in their own home. Veterans also have the option of directing and managing their own care.