Senior Services

This 36-page publication is a collection of various laws and programs that specifically address services designed to help the elderly in Michigan. 

Some of the topics covered are tax credits, Medicaid and Medicare, nursing homes and other long-term care options, consumer protection, housing, transportation, employment, and senior discount programs. This booklet also contains a list of agencies that serve as a focal point for community services and programs for senior citizens.

To provide an overview of topics covered, the booklet’s Table of Contents is included below. To read more about each topic please click here to download this booklet as an Adobe PDF file. Note: You need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer in order to view this booklet. 

This booklet was published in 2018 by the Michigan Legislature in Lansing. Hard copies of this booklet, titled “Services for Seniors – Laws and Programs for Senior Adults” may still be available. Please contact your State Representative or State Senator.

Tax Credits1
Financial Hardship Property Tax Exemption1
Homestead Property Tax Credit1
Renters’ Tax Credit13
Tax Deferments3
Home Heating Credit4
Health Care5
MiRx Card5
Prescription Drug Assistance Under the Medicare Program5
Medicare Program6
Medicare Savings Programs6
Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program7
Health and Nutrition Services7
State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program8
Respite Care – Adult Day Services9
Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)10
PACE Providers11
Consumer Protection13
Legal Hotline for Michigan Seniors13
Title III-B Legal Assistance13
Nursing Facility Legislation14
Elder Abuse14
Home Repair15
Rental Lease Breaking15
Residential Living16
Living Transition Programs16
Safe Driving17
Senior Community Service Employment Program20
Additional Savings21
Senior Discount Programs21
Direct Deposit of Social Security Payments22
Direct Deposit of Income Tax Refunds22
Personal Needs23
Emergency Preparedness23
Volunteer Programs24
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program24
Foster Grandparent Program24
Senior Companion Program25
Government Agencies Assisting Seniors26
Additional Services from the Office of Services to the Aging26
Local and County Area Agencies on Aging28