Oregon Project Independence (OPI) is a needs-based program and it is funded by the state of Oregon. To get help through Oregon Project Independence you have to:
- live in Oregon
- have a disability or be age 60 or older
- not receive full Medicaid (financial and medical) help
- need help from another person with Activities of Daily Living, such as walking, eating, going to the bathroom, and bathing
Services range from bathing, dressing, exercising, medication reminders, and meal preparation. Assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) is supplied by non-medical in-home care or private duty homecare agencies.
There is a sliding scale fee for this program. The cost is based on monthly household income minus household’s monthly medical costs.
Some of the services and supports that help older adults stay in their homes (age in place) include: