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THE HOUSING OPTION FOR YOU ... continuedMI Choice Waiver programs: Nursing homes or skilled nursing facilities usedto be the only choice for older or dis- abled persons who needed help caring for themselves. Today the MI Choice Waiver Program, or simply, "the waiver," can help. Through this program, eligible adults who meet income and asset criteria can receive Medicaid-covered services like those provided by nursing homes, but can stayin their own home or another residential setting.Nurse and social worker teams work with participants to develop a person-cen- tered, individualized plan that includes a mix of services appropriate to their needs and preferences. Each participant can re- ceive the basic services Michigan Medicaid covers, and one or more of the following services unique to the waiver:Community living supports, preventative nursing services, respite services, adultday health, environmental modi cations, non-medical transportation, chore services, personal emergency response systems, private duty nursing, counseling, home delivered meals, training in a variety ofindependent living skills, supports coor- dination,  scal intermediary, goods and services, and more.To  nd a MI Choice Waiver Program in your area reach out to your Area Agency on Aging to get started.DOWNSIZING OR RIGHT-SIZING YOUR HOMEIndependent Living, sometimes called senior retirement communities, are pri- vate-pay and are typically designed for se- niors requiring very little or no assistance. Private apartments have full kitchen and baths, come in various sizes and usually include a limited meal plan. For an addi- tional fee, you may be able to arrange for housekeeping, laundry, and other services. Other amenities could include exercise and social rooms, entertainment, group trips, and other important options such as trans- portation to doctor appointments. Many offer call systems for emergency services. A listing of independent facilities can befound on page 16.In-Law Apartment - While it may notbe your  rst choice to move in with a loved one it might be more  nancial feasiblethan moving to another location on your own. Yes I mean the, “In-law apartment.” In some areas they are referred to as an Accessory dwelling unit or ADU. If you or a loved one owns a single-family home, adding an ADU to an existing home may help you keep your independence. An ADU is a second living space within a home or on a lot. It has a separate living and sleep- ing area, a place to cook, and a bathroom. Space like an upper  oor, basement, attic, or over a garage have been turned into an ADU. Family members may be interested in living in an ADU in your home, or you may want to build a separate living space at a family member’s home.Check with your local zoning of ce to be sure ADUs are allowed in your area and  nd out if there are special rules. The cost for an ADU can vary widely depending on the size and cost of building materials and workers.Subsidized Senior Housing – There arePayment for in-home services will vary depending upon the provider.The Best Choice for Independent Senior LivingMake Your Appointment Today To Visit Our Beautiful CommunityASK ABOUT OUR SPECIALS■ ■ ■ ■ ■Immediate Occupancy & Open Wait List All Utilities IncludedLaundry FacilitiesClose To Shopping, Medical Services Age and Income Restrictions Apply231 Springview Dr, Battle Creek, MIPH 269-968-9105 • FX 989-400-4925 springviewtower@kmgprestige.comProfessionally managed by KMG Prestige, Inc. - "Becoming the best most respected management company in our industry."8 SENIOR HOUSING DIRECTORY | 2019

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