The Michigan Medicaid MI Choice Waiver Program began in 1992 as the Home and Community Based Services for the Elderly and Disabled (HCBS/ED) waiver program. We now know it as the MI Choice Waiver Program, or simply, "the waiver."
Through the MI Choice Medicaid waiver program, eligible adults in Michigan who meet income and asset criteria can receive Medicaid-covered services like those provided by nursing homes, but can stay in their own home or another residential setting. Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS) are covered under the MI Choice waiver program.
MI Choice is a home and community-based care option for individuals 65 years of age or older and disabled adults aged 18 to 64 who are Medicaid Waiver eligible for their long-term care. It is a less costly and preferred alternative to nursing home care that allows people to get the support they need in their own homes. Must meet financial and medical eligibility. If you are younger than 65, you must have a disability. You also have to qualify for Medicaid.
Medical Care Alert Systems are available via MI-Choice Waiver through these agencies, be sure to specifically ask your support coordinator for a "PERS system from Medical Care Alert" when you call: