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Oregon Project Independence (OPI) Pilot Program

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Oregon Project Independence (OPI) was created in 1975 to assist individuals over the age of 60 with services to help them stay in their own homes. The OPI pilot project will be administered by your local Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities.

This is a one year pilot project which will study the need and cost of providing the OPI program to younger adults on a permanent basis; In August 2014, the following counties will offer OPI services to adults between the ages of 19-59:

  • Benton Lincoln
  • Clatsop Morrow
  • Jackson Multnomah
  • Josephine Polk
  • Lane Umatilla
  • Linn Washington

To qualify for OPI you must need in-home assistance based on an assessment and not be receiving full medical coverage through Medicaid, such as the Oregon Health Plan.

OPI Can Help You Stay in Your Own Home

You and an employee from the Agency will  complete an assessment. An assessment will be done help develop a plan to assist you with activities such as walking, getting in/out of a chair, bathing, dressing, personal hygiene, taking medications, housekeeping, meal preparation, shopping, transportation,and laundry.

Participant cost info:

http://www.oregon.gov/dhs/spwpd/sua/docs/opi-fee-schedule.pdf

To learn about the OPI Program:

Visit https://adrcoforegon.org/consite/index.php and click on the “Connect” button to locate the contact information for the agency serving your county.

OR

Call toll-free to Oregon’s Aging and Disability Resource Connection

1-855-673-2372 to be connected to the Area Agency on Aging and Disability serving your community by entering your zip code.

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