Please click on this link to be taken to the "Helper Animals" Resource Page!
Social Security Now has Online Services Available!
People age 18 and older who are NOT receiving benefits can sign up for a my Social Security account to get a personalized online Social Security statement (rather than having to wait to receive one once a year as was previously done). The online Statement provides eligible workers with secure and convenient access to their Social Security earnings and benefit information and estimates of future benefits they can use to plan for their possible disability and/or retirement. In addition, the portal also includes links to information about other online services, such as applications for retirement, disability and Medicare.
NICE TO KNOW!
Did you know there is a "Medical Alert Restroom Access Required" card you can get?
This card is associated with Ally's Law, a law that has been passed in 12 states so far,
and is for people with illnesses such as Crohn's, IBS, Colitis, etc. The law states that people
with these illnesses cannot be denied access to a restroom, even if the restroom is not for public use, for employees only, etc. Just wanted to spread the word for those of you who might be affected and don't know about this law or this card. Website: www.myIBD.org
LOAN CLOSET RESOURCES:
Michigan Loan Closets
The website directory lists loan closets (and some ramp programs) by county. Information
is updated continually. The website was created to help people in need, or someone acting on their behalf, quickly find the equipment they need.
IN-HOME CARE FOR THE DISABLED AND/OR ELDERLY
The Information Center
20500 Eureka Rd. #110
Taylor MI 48180
Those who are eligible for Medicaid or are elderly or disabled, may qualify for assistance in receiving long-term in-home care. The Information Center is a certified MI Choice Medicaid Waiver agent. The program is an option for eligible people to receive long-term care services in their home, such as homemaking, personal care, meals and more. It is available statewide to the elderly, ages 65 and older, or the physically disable, ages 18 and older. Financial and medical eligibility requirements must be met. Gross monthly income cannot exceed $2,130.
Community Living Services, Inc. (CLS)
35425 Michigan Avenue
Wayne MI 48184
Phone: 734-467-7600 OR 866-381-7600
Offers a wide variety of services that promotes health and wellbeing for older adults and adults with disabilities by providing community based in-home support services such as
In-home Care. Also has the Nursing Facility Transition Program and Adult Day Care Services.
Lutheran Social Services of Michigan JUST ADDED 11/17/2013
8131 E. Jefferson Ave.
Detroit, MI 48214
Provides home care services to people of all ages living in their own homes as well
as statewide counseling on medical and non-medical home care services. Also provides subsidized apartments for seniors and persons with disabilities. Also operates senior
& nursing homes.
DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES:
GOALS Vocational Training Program (Growing Our Achievements for Life Success)
The GOALS Program is a vocational and life skill-based training program for young adults between the ages of 18-26. The program is based in downtown Plymouth, that serves young adults from Plymouth, Canton and Northville. The program helps student explore as well as build skills in Employment, Recreation Leisure, Post-Secondary Education, and Community Participation, to become successful members of their community.
AARP Foundation / SCSEP
15100 Northline Room #157
Southgate MI 48195
Senior Community Service Employment Program is a work-training program for persons
55 and over under Title V of the Older Americans Act.
HELPFUL AGENCIES & THEIR SERVICES!
METRO DETROIT & DETROIT
American Red Cross--Lifeline Program
100 Mack Ave.
PO Box 44110
Detroit MI 48244
One of the programs offered is Philips Lifeline, a personal medical alert program
designed to help people live safe and independently in their own homes. Assistance
is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
ALS of Michigan ("Lou Gehrig's Disease")
24359 Northwestern Hwy. #100
Southfield MI 48075
Resources for individuals and families dealing with ALS-Lou Gehrig's Disease.
Support groups, equipment loan closet, Respite Care, social work.
Adult Well-Being Services
1423 Field Street
Detroit MI 48214
Community-based nonprofit organization providing comprehensive services to older
adults, adults with developmental disabilities and their families in S.E. Michigan.
Comprehensive Services for the Developmentally Disabled, Inc.
98 Winchester Street
Monroe MI 48161
CSDD offers a variety of services for persons residing in S.E. Michigan with physical
and developmental disabilities including traumatic brain injury. Also offers program
options for adults with developmental disabilities and mental illnesses.
Friends Who Care
15268 S. Dixie Hwy., Suite 101
Monroe MI 48161
Nursing, personal care, homemaking and respite care.
Monroe Community Opportunity Program (MCOP)
1140 S. Telegraph Road
Monroe MI 48161
Home Chore: Assists those 60 or older with home maintenance tasks that include
lawn mowing, cleaning, gutters, minor carpentry, shoveling snow, minor electrical,
plumbing repairs and installing storm windows and air conditioners to improve safety
inside and outside
Home Injury Control: includes shower chairs, grab bars, bathtub rails, toilet seat risers
and rails, smoke alarms, hand-held showers, safe lighting and non-skid surfacing.
Resource Advocacy: Community Resource Handbook distribution / Medicare D
enrollment / Tax credits / Medicaid & Medicare application /Senior fuel and unmet
Senior Emergency Utility Services: Assistance is available for those 60 and older
with current gas, propane or electric bills during a time of hardship.
Temporary Ramp Program: Temporary portable aluminum ramps to those age 60
and older. Monthly lease according to household income.
Transportation: Provides reliable transportation to non-emergency medical appointments and treatments for senior and non-senior Monroe County residents with disabilities for chronic medical conditions. Available throughout S.E. Michigan and Toledo with one-week notice preferred.