Oregon Project Independence (OPI)
OPI is an in-home program funded by the Oregon State Legislature for older Oregonians (60+ years of age), and for individuals less than 60 years of age with dementia. It helps people who are not financially eligible for Medicaid-funded in-home care, but who have significant care needs. View the OPI Brochure (PDF).
Usually, OPI clients receive no more than 4 hours of help in the home each week, with the focus being on meeting their personal care needs.
To access OPI in-home care, contact the Senior & Disabled Services' Information and Referral service and request an intake appointment. If, on the basis of a brief screening interviews, the screener will schedule you for an intake appointment. At this appointment, a Case Manager will determine your eligibility and, if eligible, will help develop a plan of care. This plan will identify the number of hours per week and types of in-home help that you will receive.
OPI in-home services are usually provided to S&DS clients by employees of Addus Health Care, a subcontractor of Senior & Disabled Services. Recipients of OPI in-home care may be required to pay for a portion of the cost of the service they receive. The extent of their financial contribution is calculated based on their monthly income, using a sliding-fee schedule developed by the Oregon Department of Human Services.