Home & Community Based Waiver Services
Services designed to support elderly and people with disabilities in their efforts to remain living as independently in the community as possible. There are several different programs that are targeted to specific age groups and specific types of disabilities. A MnCHOICES assessment (PDF) is a service provided by the county to assist individuals and their families in planning and choosing services. A social worker or nurse will conduct an assessment with the client and family at the client’s residence.
The assessor can then provide direction and information regarding resources based upon the client’s assessed needs and eligibility. The client, family, and assessor can then discuss options regarding a care plan, taking into consideration all aspects of the client’s unique situation and what is important to and for them. This is a free service.
To schedule an assessment, email Home and Community Based Services Intake or call 507-437-9744.
Alternative Care Program
A Home and Community Based Services Waiver that provides home and community based services to people who need nursing home level of care but choose to live in the community. The Alternative Care program (PDF) provides many of the same services as the Elderly Waiver program. Alternative Care is for people with low income and assets who are not eligible for Medical Assistance.
Brain Injury Waiver
The Brain Injury Waiver (PDF) provides funding for home and community-based services for children and adults who have an acquired or traumatic brain injury.
Case Management Services
Case Management Services assist persons on a waiver with accessing needed waiver and State plan services, as well as needed medical, social, educational and other services, regardless of the funding source.
Community Alternative Care Waiver
The Community Alternative Care Waiver (PDF) provides funding for home and community-based services for children and adults who are chronically ill. The Community Alternative Care Waiver is designed to serve persons with disabilities who would otherwise require the level of care provided in a hospital.
Community Access for Disability Inclusion Waiver
The Community Access for Disability Inclusion Waiver (PDF) provides funding for home and community-based services for children and adults, who would otherwise require the level of care provided in a nursing facility.
Consumer Support Grant
The Consumer Support Grant (DOC) is a program that provides cash grants to participants with functional limitations who need supports and services in order to remain at home.
Developmental Disabilities Waiver
The Developmental Disabilities Waiver (PDF) provides funding for home and community-based services for children and adults with developmental disabilities or related conditions.
The Elderly Waiver (PDF) provides funding to seniors to help pay for services so they can stay in their homes.
Essential Community Supports
Essential Community Supports (PDF) is a program that provides funding for some services that many seniors first find helpful such as homemaking or meals.
Family Support Grant
Family Support Grant (PDF) is a program that provides state cash grants to families of children with certified disabilities.
Moving Home Minnesota
Moving Home Minnesota (PDF) is a program that assists people with transitions from nursing homes and other qualified institutions to community living.
Personal Care Assistance
Personal Care Assistance (PDF) is a service for people who need help with day-to-day activities so they can be more independent in their home and community.
Semi-Independent Living Services
Semi-Independent Living Services maintain and improve the capacity of an adult with a developmental disability to live in the community.