What Programs Are Available To Assist Elderly Adults in Oregon?

Which state department assist seniors in Oregon? Although Oregon does not have a Mediciad waiver program to assist Elderly Adults, it does offer programs to help seniors live in their own homes. Seniors and people with physical disabilities can receive services while living in their own homes. Programs include: Client-Employed Provider Program (CEP); Independent Choices; Oregon Project Independence; and Spousal Pay.

What is the best number to call to get started? To learn more about programs for elderly adults in Oregon, contact the Seniors and Elderly Adults Division at (503) 945-5811 or (800) 282-8096.

Is there a website? http://www.oregon.gov/DHS

Who Qualifies For Assistance?

Who qualifies for the Elderly Waiver in Oregon? N/A. Oregon does not have a Mediciad waiver program to assist Elderly Adults. There are other programs in Oregon to assist elderly persons. For example, Oregon Project Independence (OPI) serves individuals who are 60 years of age or older or who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or a related disorder, meet the requirement of our long-term care services priority rule and are not receiving Medicaid long-term care services except Food Stamps, Qualified Medicare Beneficiary or Supplemental Low Income Medicare Beneficiary Program benefits. Clients with net incomes between 100 percent and 200 percent of Federal Poverty Level (FPL) are expected to pay a fee toward their service, based on a sliding fee schedule. Families with net incomes above 200 percent FPL pay the full hourly rate of the service provided. Another option is The Spousal Pay Program-The Spousal Pay Program is an In-Home Support Services program that allows payment for services that are provided by the spouse of an eligible person. Individuals must be eligible for Medicaid and qualify for in-home services. They must also have a medically diagnosed, progressive, debilitating condition, which limits their activities of daily living, or a spinal cord injury or similar disability, which permanently impairs their ability to perform activities. Individuals on this program must need full assistance from others in at least four of the following six areas: Bathing Dressing and grooming Eating Cognition Elimination (going to the bathroom) Mobility. Spouses must provide services that exceed what would usually be expected of a husband or wife. The spouse must be capable of meeting the individual's service needs.

Is There a Waiting List For Services?

Is there a waiting list for the Elderly Waiver in Oregon? N/A. Oregon does not have a Mediciad waiver program to assist Elderly Adults.

What Services Are Offered & What Are The Service Limitations?

What services does the Medicaid waiver program offer in Oregon? N/A. Oregon does not have a Mediciad waiver program to assist Elderly Adults. However, the following programs do exist in Oregon.

Client-Employed Provider Program (CEP)- The Client-Employed Provider Program (CEP) allows Medicaid clients to select and hire their own care providers, called home care workers. Home Care Workers may be friends, neighbors, or relatives.

Independent Choices
- This program offers the consumer more choice in the way you receive your in-home services. The program turns control over to you, so that you can choose to purchase services as you need them. You will be able to manage your own care in ways that better meet your needs.

Oregon Project Independence- Allowable services include personal care, homemaker/home care services, chore services, assisted transportation, adult day care, respite, case management, registered nursing services and home delivered meals.

Spousal Pay -The Spousal Pay Program is an In-Home Support Services program that allows payment for services that are provided by the spouse of an eligible person .Spouses must provide services that exceed what would usually be expected of a husband or wife.

How Do You Select A Provider?

Who will provide my services? This varies by program. In some programs friends, neighbors, or spouses or relatives can provide services.

Additional Information

For further assistance and information contact an Area Agency on Aging (AAA) or Department of Human Services (DHS) local office in your area.

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