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Home Help Services is a program administered by the Michigan Department of Health and Humen Services (MDHHS). The program provides funding for qualified individuals to hire someone to assist them with their daily activities. It is designed to support individuals who wish to live independently in their home rather than live in an adult foster care, home of the aged or nursing facility.

Available Services 

Home Help Services may pay for the following activities of daily living:

  • Eating or feeding 
  • Bathing
  • Grooming 
  • Moving throughout the home.
  • Transferring from one position to another.
  • Using the toilet.
If you qualify for the program, you may also receive assistance with the following:
  • Administering or setting up medicine.
  • Laundry
  • Light housekeeping
  • Meal preparation/clean up.
Shopping for essential items.


To receive Home Help Services, an individual must:

  • Have active Medicaid.
  • Require physical assistance to perform at least one activity of daily living.
Individual with personal care needs and income that exceeds the Medicaid eligibility for Home Help.
Contact us today and we’ll contact your local MDHHS office, Adult Services unit.

Assessment of Need

The Adult Services worker and a Touching Angels case manager will meet with the client to conduct a comprehensive assessment to determine what services are needed and the amount of time it takes to complete each task.

Services Not Covered 

The following services are not covered by Home Help Program.

  • Heavy housework
  • Home repair
  • Prompting or reminding someone to complete task
    • Supervision
    • Transportation
    • Yard work
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