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 include bathing, dressing, exercising, medication reminders, and meal preparation. OPI is a non-Medicaid program that assists with daily living activities for elderly persons or persons diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or a related condition. This program allows a certified home care worker to be hired and paid as the personal care provider. 

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:

in-home care services