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.
AAAs work hand-in-hand with a statewide network of service providers, including councils on aging, senior centers, home health agencies, Michigan Aging and Adult Services Agency, and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
For more information about our Provider Network see the links below or call our Planning and Contracts Department at (269) 982-7757.
Provider Network – The Many organizations and agencies that provide services to seniors or adults with disabilities are considered our service "partners". Funded partners are either under a Direct Service Purchase (DSP) Bid Agreement to provide in-home services or are Annual Contractors through funding recieved from the Older Americans Act to provide community services.
Direct Service Purchase – The Care Management Program purchases in-home services on a pre-set, per-unit basis according to an individual's care plan and a DSP Bid Agreement. DSP Agreements are established throughout the fiscal year to fill a specific area of need. Participation does not guarantee referrals or a specific volume of clients. To view a list of our current DSP Providers please click on the following link: DSP Providers
Annual Contracts – Community-based services funded by the Michigan Aging and Adult Services Agency (AASA) with Older Americans Act and other State funds are contracted through a Request for Proposals (RFP) process every three years; contracts remain in effect for 3 years though funding can vary from year to year.