Oregon Project Independence (OPI)
OPI is a program that offers limited in-home caregiving assistance for eligible individuals. The primary goal is to keep clients safe and independent in their homes as long as possible.
Who does OPI serve in Washington County?
- Age 60+
- Any age with Alzheimer's disease or other type of dementia
- Ages 19-59 with a physical disability
- Some Medicaid programs will disqualify you for OPI
Am I eligible for OPI?
Eligibility is determined by an assessment of your ability to perform activities of daily living (ADLs). You must need hands-on assistance with one or more of these activities:
- Memory/cognitive decline
- Medication management
Is there a cost for OPI services?
Fees for this program are assessed on a sliding scale based on your household's monthly income. The cost is determined after deducting medical expenses from this income.
What kind of assistance can I receive from OPI?
OPI service providers may be homecare workers registered with the state of Oregon or licensed in-home care agencies who are contracted with the OPI program. Once you are eligible for OPI based on your care needs, you may choose to use your allotted caregiving hours for a variety of tasks. These tasks may include:
- Personal care
- Meal preparation
- Housekeeping, laundry
Other benefits available through the OPI program include durable medical equipment, adult day services, home-delivered meals and case management services.
Please be aware that services are not immediately available, and you may be placed on a priority waitlist. Applicants are not placed on the waitlist based on the date they call but instead are prioritized based on their level of care needed.
Home Repair and Chore Services
The Home Repair and Chore program is funded by the Older Americans Act and is available to lower-income Washington County residents age 60+. The services are intended to provide minor repairs and accessibility modifications to help older adults remain safe in their home.
Assistance may include, but is not limited to:
- Installing grab bars
- Repairs to handrails or stairs
- Minor plumbing repairs such as leaking faucets
- Removing refuse or unwanted items
If you need help with large home repairs or projects, please call for referrals to other community programs who may be able to help.
To discuss your eligibility for in-home services through OPI or Home Repair please contact the local Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) at 1-855-673-2372.