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Oregon Project Independence

Oregon Project Independence (OPI) is a program providing services to Malheur County individuals who are age 60 and older who do not receive Medicaid services. These services help older adults stay in their homes through the assistance of home care workers.

How Can OPI Help?

In Malheur County, OPI offers help with:

  • Personal Care (dressing, bathing, grooming, etc.)
  • Housekeeping
  • Home Delivered Meals
  • Case Management

Qualification for OPI

To qualify for OPI a person must be age 60 or older and need some type of in-home assistance based on an assessment completed by a MCOA&CS case worker. Persons younger than age 60 who have a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia may be eligible for OPI services.
A MCOA&CS staff member will complete an assessment to determine an individual’s eligibility for services. To receive service an individual must receive a Service Priority Level score between 1-18.

OPI Service Descriptions:

Personal Care

In-home services provided to maintain, strengthen, or restore an individual’s functioning in their own home, such as bathing, personal hygiene, cognition, dressing, grooming, eating,  bowel and bladder care, toileting and mobility.


Assistance such as: housekeeping, laundry, preparing meals, , medication management, shopping for food, clothing, or medications and  transportation

Home Delivered Meals

A meal provided to a qualified individual in his/her place of residence

Case Management

A service to individualize social and health care options. Its goal is to provide access to an array of service options to assure appropriate levels of service and to coordinate service delivery.
A onetime $25.00 fee is charged when services are started.
A fee determination form is used to determine an individual’s adjusted monthly income. A monthly sliding scale fee is charged for services based on the amount of your household income, after deductions for medical expenses. Some individuals may have 0% pay-in amount.

Apply Today

If you or someone you know may be interested in Oregon Project Independence, please contact us to arrange for OPI services. MCOA&CS representatives will perform an assessment to determine needs and eligibility.

How Can I Get More Information?

(541) 889-7651
(844) 889-7651