Senior and Disability Services

ORS 410.420
Use of funds for specified services


Funds appropriated for Oregon Project Independence shall be expended for home care supportive services including in-home or community-based services that assist an individual in achieving the greatest degree of independent functioning in the individual’s home.


Funds appropriated for Oregon Project Independence may be expended for the following services:


Services to support community caregivers and strengthen the natural support system for seniors including, but not limited to:


Information and assistance in accessing health and social services;


Respite care;


Training; and




Health promotion services including, but not limited to:


Chronic disease management;


Fall prevention activities;


Nutrition counseling;


Physical activities; and


Medication management.


Options counseling to provide individuals and their families with up-to-date, comprehensive, objective and easy to understand information about the full range of immediate and long range options that:


Educates individuals and families about available community support options;


Assesses the needs and resources of individuals and families;


Assists individuals and families in developing and implementing informed and cost-effective decisions about long term support choices; and


Provides intensive counseling for individuals at risk of unnecessary or premature nursing facility placement.


Transportation options that allow individuals to live at home and access the full range of community resources. [1981 c.186 §2; 1983 c.740 §134; 2001 c.900 §83; 2011 c.201 §2]
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Notes of Decisions

Agency rules making placement of handicapped and elderly persons factor of their primary service needs and providing for different residential facilities to accommodate persons with different needs were consistent with provisions of this chapter in effect at time petitioner, who was mentally retarded, was refused placement at facility which primarily served elderly. Dempsey v. Senior Services Division, 92 Or App 163, 758 P2d 367 (1988)


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