Course Overview

This course was created and provided by the Virtual Center of Excellence (VCE), a former project of the Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network (DWIHN). Content and format will be updated in the near future to address current accessibility standards. If you are unable to access the content in this section, please contact the imp support team for assistance.

Self-Determination in Long Term Care Basics explores the option for MI Choice waiver participants to choose, hire, and supervise their direct support staff and to manage a budget for their supports and services.

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Credit Hours: MCBAP-R (0.0) MCBAP-S (0.0) Mi-CEC (0.0) Nursing (0.0)
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Topics Covered

Self-Determination in Long Term Care

This course provides a deeper look into the self-determination services, methodologies, and connection to the MI Choice Waiver. Participants of this course will develop a strong understanding of Self-Determination as it fits into long term care and older adult clients. 

The Formula, Methods, Budgets

The "Basics" course does provide insight into the "formula" that makes up self-determination, i.e. Person-Centered Planning, Support Services, and developing a long-term sustainable budget for those support services. 

Self-Determination Services 

This course and included training documents provide additional information regarding the various services available for clients that qualify for the MI Choice Waiver.

Additional Considerations

In the late 1990s, many states began to offer consumer-directed care services.


Course Objectives

  • After this course is complete, participants should have a working understanding of the following:
    • What is self-determination in Long Term Care?
    • How does Self-Determination play into the MI Choice waiver?
  • Understanding the MI Choice waiver and the services available. 

What People Are Saying

The module experience was a learning tool to further good practice in my work environment.

- Tanya B.