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Area Agencies on Aging are a nationwide network of nonprofit organizations designated through the Older Americans Act  to be one-stop shops with information about programs, services and housing options.

The Care Management Program purchases in-home services on a pre-set, per-unit basis according to an individual’s care plan and a Direct Service Purchase (DSP) Provider Enrollment Agreement. 

Providers bill monthly to be reimbursed for services provided.  Services provided include Community Living Supports (In-Home and Residential), Personal Care, Homemaker, In-Home Respite, Out-of-Home Respite, Chore, Home Delivered Meals, Personal Emergency Response Systems, Counseling, Financial Management, Nursing Services, Private Duty Nursing,Medication Management, and Non-Emergency Medical Transportation.

All Residential settings (eg. AFC, ALF, HFA) must be in compliance with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Home and Cummunity Based Settings (HCBS) assessment  prior to being accepted as a provider of services for Region IV Area Agency on Aging.

The Region IV AAA provides state and federal funding for Community-based services through an open and competitive Request for Proposals (RFP) process every three years.  All potential contractors are given the opportuntiy to submit a proposal to provide one or more defined fundable services and must be able to comply with the Michigan Office of Services to the Aging (OSA) Operating Standards for Service Programs.

Region IV AAA provides state and federal funding for certain community-based services through an open and competitive proposal process every three years.

Non-profit organizations, private for-profit organizations, or units of general purpose government or agencies are eligible to respond.  All potential contractors must be able to comply with the Michigan Aging and Adult Services Agency (AASA) Operating Standard for Service Programs and serve the Michigan counties of Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren counties.

AASA Service Standards

Three-year contracts are awarded to selected organizations.  Funding can vary from year to year based on availablity of state and federal dollars.  Currently Region IV AAA has contracts for:

  • Adult Day Care
  • Caregiver Education, Support & Training (Powerful Tools for Caregivers)
  • Creating Confident Caregivers
  • Elder Abuse Prevention Education
  • Legal Assistance
  • Long-Term Care Ombudsman
  • Transportation
  • Congregate and Home Delivered Meals