Options Counseling is a free service Disability Network provides to assist people with disabilities in remaining as independent as possible. When someone is wondering if they need to make a change in their living situation due to their health or if there are services available to help them with their home-care needs, Options Counseling can help.
Options Counseling provides comprehensive counseling regarding long term community supports tailored to the individual’s personal needs and their financial situation. Our counselor can assist people in identifying and connecting to services that will allow them to live independently.
We can provide Options Counseling to any adult in our 8 county service area or their family members, friends, or representatives, regardless of insurance or income. The service can be provided over the phone, through online video conferencing, by email, or in person. This can be a one-time connection or a series of meetings depending on the person’s desires.
For more information or to make an appointment for Options Counseling, contact Lisa Brink at (269) 345-1516 x111 or toll free at (877) 674-5209.
Some examples of topics that could be discussed, to help someone make an informed decision, are:
- Home & Community Based Services, such as the MI Choice Waiver Program, MI Health Link, Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), and Adult Home Help
- Adult communities, such as independent living communities, assisted living, adult foster care, and nursing facilities
- In-home medical services, such as skilled home health care, in-home primary care, and pharmacy delivery
- Basic needs services, such as home delivered meals, transportation, medical equipment, assistive devices, incontinence supplies, and chore services
- And much more!