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Help to Stay at Home

There are many support services available for people who need assistance to live in their home safely. To find services in your area, visit MinnesotaHelp.info or call 1-800-333-2466.
 
There are many programs to help pay for home services. Find out about in-home support services.
 
Here are the different kinds of services that are available:

Adult day services
Provide a range of activities including outings, social events, meals or snacks, assistance with personal care and health monitoring. Typically, the services are provided Monday through Friday, half days or whole day options are common.
 
To find a center, contact the Minnesota Adult Day Services Association.
 
Chore services
Services include heavy household chores such as washing floors or windows, moving heavy items and seasonal yard work.
 
Emergency call systems
Devices that can be worn by persons to access help in an emergency situation.
 
Equipment and supplies
Products provided through medical supply companies. Options range from canes, walkers, grab bars, incontinence supplies, wheelchairs and lift chairs.
 
Home-delivered meals
Provide help to persons who are unable to prepare their own meals. To find a providers in your area, contact Meals on Wheels.
 
Homemaking
Services include meal preparation, bed making, laundry, dusting, vacuuming, shopping and errands.
 
Nursing care and therapies
Provides services ordered by your physician. To find a home care provider, contact the Minnesota Home Care Association.
 
Personal care
Services include help with eating, bathing, dressing, and personal hygiene. To find a home care provider, contact the Minnesota Home Care Association.
 
Respite care
Provides a break for caregivers for a few hours or overnight.
 
Transportation
There are a number of options for transportation for seniors or people with disabilities, including DARTS.

Last updated: 3/27/2014 5:41 AM