How do I hire long-term services for myself or a loved one?
With self-direction, you have the right to live the life you choose—right in your own home and community, no matter your age or ability.
Everyone’s situation is different. For some, self-direction means the ability to receive services from a loved one. For others, it’s supporting parents so that they can care for children with disabilities. Or, it may simply be that as you get older, you want to continue living where you choose and get care from someone you trust. No matter your situation, self-direction helps you hire the long-term care and support that’s right for you.
People choose to self-direct their care for many reasons. GT Independence is here to support your decision. You make all the important choices—like who to hire, when to schedule services, how to manage your care, and even who to fire if things aren’t working out. We take care of the paperwork and are here to answer questions you may have.
In Michigan, GT Independence works with these programs:
- MI Choice Waiver Program
- Community Mental Health Waiver Programs (CMH)
- Children’s Waiver Program
- MI Health Link Waiver Program
- Program for All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
- Veteran-Directed Care
You deserve to live the life you choose. GT is here to make that easier.
Three Steps to Get Started
Find your local Area Agency on Aging (AAA) or Community Mental Health (CMH). You can also ask your health plan about self-direction.
Find a program that fits your needs.
Choose GT Independence as your financial management service (FMS) and begin self-directing your services.
*Your eligibility does not depend on immigration status. Contact your regional center or GT for more information. Undocumented residents can get benefits.
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