Advocates assess each individual’s needs and make referrals to appropriate resources in the community.
Trained Advocates visit the home of participants to determine eligible programs and services such as:
The program provides free health insurance counseling for people with Medicare and their families or caregivers. Advocates are trained MMAP counselors that provide education, assistance and advocacy related to Medicare and Medicaid.
- Medicare/Medicaid Applications
- Prescription Drug Coverage
- Medicare Health Plans
- Medicare/Medicaid Fraud and Abuse
- New Health Care Options
Department of Health and Human Services Programs (DHHS)
Advocates may identify which DHHS programs participants qualify for and assist with the application process. Application assistance may include the following programs:
- Food Assistance (SNAP)
- Emergency Relief (Utility, Burial, and Home)
- Subsidies to Assist with Medicare Premiums
- MI-Bridge Application Completion
Information and Referral
Information and referrals of a wide range of services are provided to help older adults and their families. Potential resources may include:
- Macomb County Government Services
- Caregiver Assistance
- Housing Resources
- Transportation Resources
- Elder Abuse Services
- Legal Assistance
- Macomb County resident.
- Age 60 and older.
AAA 1-B's Connect Resource Guide
The Area Agency on Aging 1-B recently published connect, an 80-page information and resource guide full of articles to help older adults and their families understand and navigate long-term care resources for families in Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair and Washtenaw counties.
Get useful articles and guides to...
- caregiving from a distance
- figuring out how to get around if you’re no longer driving,
- making your home injury-proof,
- finding the right in-home aide and much more.
Click on the connect link below to download a copy:
For more information on the Resource Advocacy Program contact:
Office of Senior Services
21885 Dunham Road, Suite 6
Clinton Township, MI 48036
When emailing questions regarding services, please include your name, phone number or other contact information, and city of residence. This helps us to serve you more efficiently.
Deaf, deaf or hard of hearing:
Please call TTY at 586-469-5962