Oregon Project Independence
OPI provides limited in-home assistance which can include bathing, grooming, dressing, mobility and light housekeeping to individuals over the age of 60, or under the age of 60 with a disability.
The primary goal of OPI is to keep clients safe and independent in their homes for as long as possible. Eligibility requirements involve an in-home assessment to determine activities of daily living and a financial determination to establish the fee for service. Fees are assessed on a sliding scale basis according to income.
Clients are added to the program on a priority basis. Applicants with higher care needs and lower financial resources are assigned a higher priority than those with lower care needs and higher financial resources. A priority list is maintained for those who are at a lower priority and will be added as funding allows.
For more information on the OPI program, click the links below.
OPI Pilot Project for Younger People with Physical Disabilities
Washington County is one of 12 counties participating in a pilot project that serves individuals ages 19-59 with physical disabilities. To be eligible, an individual must need in-home assistance based on an assessment. He or she cannot be receiving full medical coverage through Medicaid, such as the Oregon Health Plan. Services are provided on a sliding fee scale, based on income after medical expenses are deducted. Assistance can include help with walking, getting in and out of a chair, bathing, dressing, personal hygiene, taking medications, housekeeping, meal preparation, shopping and transportation. For more information, contact the Aging and Disability Resource Connection of Oregon toll-free at 1-855-673-2372. Please be prepared with your zip code so you can be routed appropriately.
The Older Americans Act Home Repair Program (administered through Washington County Disability, Aging & Veteran Services) is designed to help clients over 60 years of age with minor modifications, home repairs and adaptations necessary to facilitate the ability of the older individual to remain at home.
The individual must be a homeowner. HUD income guidelines will be used to determine eligibility. Repairs could include installing ramps, grab bars, furnace repairs, minor plumbing and electrical repairs, weatherization and other minor home repairs. Older Americans Act funds help senior clients who would otherwise experience a financial hardship if they had to pay for home repair services on their own.