Michigan Aging
Education Collaborative

Michigan Aging Education Collaborative (MAEC) is a statewide training network that builds on existing investments in curriculum, educational modalities, social media/social networking, and well-established relationships among partner organizations.  The MAEC wiil provide information, educational opportunities and training for older adults, family members, caregivers, health professionals, faculty, and students.

MAEC Mission

To increase their knowledge and skills in diagnosis, treatment, caregiving, advance care planning, patient self-management strategies, and prevention of disease and disability among older adults, their families and care providers

MAEC Goals

  • Goal 1: Provide comprehensive educational opportunities that address health, safety, and legal and financial concerns facing older adults and their families
  • Goal 2: Provide workshops and trainings using nationally recognized evidence-based curriculum
  • Goal 3: Coordinate and facilitate trainings that address knowledge and skill gaps for patients/consumers, caregivers, direct care workers, health care professionals; health professions trainees; legal and financial professionals, and employees/volunteers from community-based systems of care and supportive services
  • Goal 4: Collaborate through community partnerships to provide tailored education to a broad range of learners including patients, families, caregivers, direct care workers, students, health professionals, care managers, legal and financial professionals, and health and human service program administrators across Michigan

Using Medicaid dollars to expand long-term care choices in Michigan

Most Medicaid funds for long-term care go to nursing homes, but waiver programs give low-income seniors and younger adults with disabilities alternative options to get care in more home-like settings. The NewsHour's Cat Wise reports on a program in Michigan called MI Choice, which aims to empower participants and their families to make decisions about the services they want.

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2014 NAPIS Summary

The 2014 NAPIS Summary is now available.

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State releases elder abuse prevention request for proposal

LANSING, Mich. – The Aging & Adult Services Agency (AASA), under the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, today issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) open to Michigan’s aging network and its partners to help combat some of the fastest growing crimes in the state, crimes against older adults.

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How do you want to die? A mission to make death part of popular conversation

"How do you want to die? A mission to make death part of popular conversation," (US Public Broadcasting System, March 28, 2015). Note: An audio, video (running time 10 minutes 17 seconds), and print transcript available at the site.

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