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Senior Services

Easterseals MORC offers services to help seniors and those with disabilities to remain in their own home instead of the nursing home through the MI Choice Waiver and Nursing Facility Transition programs.

With age comes new social, physical, and emotional challenges. Many seniors have the support of friends and family during difficult times while others do not. Some older adults have more difficulty and require more help, but may be reluctant to seek it or may not know where to go. This is why Easterseals MORC is pleased to offer services for seniors.

In-Home Care

Because family members can’t always be there or simply cannot provide the level of care needed, Easterseals MORC Home Care is committed to providing the best in home care services so that clients can live safely and comfortably at home. Whether your condition is a minor setback, an illness, injury or the need for “just a little bit of help,” Easterseals MORC Home Care provides compassionate care that can make a difference in the quality of life for the individuals they serve.

You can feel secure knowing that our team of skilled professionals are experienced, insured, and bonded. They undergo rigorous background checks, including drug screening and health tests. Their skills are kept up-to-date through regular training and supervision by a registered nurse with more than a quarter of a century of experience at some of the finest institutions in the world.

Services Offered

Services vary by community but could include:

  • Adult day health
  • Chore services
  • Community living supports
  • Transition supports
  • Counseling services
  • Environmental adaptations
  • Goods and services
  • Home delivered meals
  • Non-Medical transportation
  • Personal Emergency Response Systems
  • Private duty nursing
  • Respite Care
  • Self-Determination with fiscal intermediary
  • Specialized Medical Equipment
  • Training

Click here for information on our Nursing Facility Transition Program.


To be eligible for the MI Choice Waiver Program, persons must:

  • Be medically appropriate for a nursing home
  • Be Medicaid eligible
  • Be 18 years of age or older with a disability who would otherwise require nursing home care OR be over age 65 and in need of nursing home care.
  • Have a gross monthly income of $2,742 or less.
  • Personal assets must not exceed $2,000 a month
  • Reside in Macomb, Oakland, Livingston, Monroe, St. Clair or Washtenaw counties

All persons referred to MI Choice receive a telephone intake interview to determine eligibility for an in-home assessment. If eligible, a registered nurse and social worker visit the person’s home for a more in-depth assessment.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has asked that MORC Home Care strongly encourages all MI Choice participants to access their MIBridges account to review their contact information and update where necessary.

Any changes in phone number, email, or address should be reported to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). You can do this by going to the MIBridges website at www.michigan.gov/mibridges. If you do not have an account, you will need to create an account by selecting “Register”. Once in your account, when reporting changes, please make sure you do so in both the profile section and the Report Changes area. The Report Changes area is what the local office will use to update the address for your case.


For more information or assistance on the Internal Grievance & Appeal call our direct line 586-263-8654 or toll-free at 866-593-7413.  TTY users call: 586-286-5036.  Hours of operation are 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.


Senior Outreach

Support for the wellbeing, independence and dignity of older adults through community education, mental health services, and connection to community resources. It is a community program that identifies older adults who may need emotional or physical support and/or connection to community services. It is a simple way to help older adults get assistance before a serious crisis develops.

Senior Outreach Services Include:

• Counseling

• Care management referrals

• Connection to community resources

• Depression screening and treatment

• Identification and early intervention of prescription drug misuse or abuse

Warning Signs That Someone May Need Assistance

Watch for the following signs that could indicate that an older adult is in need of help.

• Mental State: Confusion, disorientation, memory loss, repetitiveness

• Physical: Difficulty in seeing, hearing or walking, alcohol or substance abuse

• Emotional: Recent loss of spouse, appears depressed, anxious or withdrawn, loss of appetite

• Social: Isolated, possible victim of abuse, neglect or exploitation

• Appearance: Unkempt, dirty clothes, weight loss

• Environment: Home needs repair, trash or debris in yard, neglected pets.

• Economic: Confused about money matters and an inability to afford necessities.

If you want to refer a senior or get more information about Senior Outreach or issues that impact an older adult’s health, contact us at our toll free number - 1.800.75.SEALS.

Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic:

Easterseals MORC’s Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) provides a comprehensive array of services necessary to create access, stabilize people in crisis, and provide the appropriate treatment for those with substance use and mental health disorders.  These services are provided regardless of ability to pay or insurance status.  For more information, click here.


Most insurances are accepted. Please contact us at 1.800.75.SEALS (1.800.757.3257) to verify if we take yours.

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