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Adult Protective Services (APS)      855-444-3911 

Adult Protective Services (APS) investigators protect vulnerable adults from abuse, neglect and exploitation by coordinating with mental health, public health, law enforcement, the probate courts, the aging network, community groups and the general public. When you call the 855 number (above), they will take your comments and give them to the county in which the person is living. Normally, you will hear back with 24-48 hours from the APS in your county.,4562,7-124-7119_50647---,00.html

Long Term Care Ombudsman      1-866-485-9393
The Long Term Care Ombudsman program is available for concerned individuals to investigate complaints, suggest remedies, and assist with resident rights, payments, issues, guardianship, and nursing home placement.,4635,7-234-43230_46224---,00.html

​Probate Court
For questions about conservator, payee or guardianship. See legal definitions on this website.
​Grand Traverse County Probate     231-922-6862
Leelanau County Probate     231-256-9803 

 In Home ​​Services, Chores & More

​​Aging & Disability Resource Collaborative      866-642-4582
The ADRCNM is a trusted source of information on a full range of services and supports.  Our ADRC is available to people of all ages, income and disabilities looking for programs and services to support quality of life.

Area Agency on Aging      231-947-8920
The mission of Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Michigan is to serve and advocate for older persons, adults with disabilities and caregivers by supporting their independence, dignity and quality of life. This agency may be able to provide funding assistance for in home care or assisted living/adult foster care through the MiChoice Waiver Program.

Catholic Human Services      231-929-7070
Older Adult Resources provide an array of services to Northwest Michigan’s seniors in unique and meaningful ways. They include the Senior Companion Program, Foster Grandparent Program, and working with area nursing homes and adult foster care to help provide quality of care.

Grand Traverse  County Commission on Aging      231-922-4688
Through the In-Home Services division & Senior Center Network home and community based services are provided to seniors.

Leelanau County Senior Services      231-256-8121
Provides a variety of programs and services to meet the growing needs of seniors.

Northern Health Care Management    231-933-4917

A part of Michigan’s statewide effort to provide comprehensive services for persons who are nursing home eligible and choose to receive care at home. This program may be able to provide funding for in home care or for assisted living/adult foster care, if you qualify. This program is called the Waiver Program or MI Choice Waiver.

Senior Reach     844-933-4930

Support for the well-being, independence and dignity of older adults through community education, mental health services, and connection to community resources.

​​​Meals on Wheels     (231) 947-3780 or (800) 632-7334
Meals on Wheels enables folks to live with independence and dignity in their own homes by providing daily nutritious meals and delivering to your door.