One of ADVSD’s primary goals is to prevent people from having to leave their home when it’s not necessary.  There are a variety of resources available to help people who need assistance while living in their own homes. 

Calling the Aging, Disability Resource Connection Helpline is one of the best places to start for seniors (older people), and people with disabilities who need in-home services. Call (503) 988-3646 and a specialist will guide you to the appropriate resource.

What services help pay for help at home?

Programs such as Medicaid, Oregon Project Independence, or Multnomah Project Independence (MPI) can help individuals pay for these services.

  • OPI is a state-funded program that provides home services to people.
    • don’t qualify for Medicaid
    • low-income
    • need in-home services to prevent premature institutionalization
  • MPI is an county-funded program that provides in-home services to people with disabilities.
    • age 59 or younger
    • meet the financial criteria for Medicaid-funded in-home services
    • care needs fall slightly outside the range served by Medicaid

Services may include help with

  • bathing, dressing and personal hygiene
  • mobility and transfers
  • getting to and from the bathroom
  • housekeeping and laundry
  • meal preparation or delivery (Meals on Wheels)
  • memory and confusion
  • shopping and transportation
  • medical equipment
  • medication management

All of these services are also available to people who are paying for care themselves.

Where to turn with questions about hiring home help

There's publications designed to guide you through the process of hiring help (by selecting the titles, you will download a PDF of the guide).