These programs for alternatives to nursing facilities typically cost much less than institutional care. An assessment from a Community Living Services staff person can help you learn more about these services.
Elderly Waiver (EW)
The Elderly Waiver Program funds services for people age 65 and older who are eligible for medical assistance.
Alternative Care Program (AC)
The Alternative Care Program supports services for eligible Minnesotans, age 65 and older. This program provides home and community-based services to help seniors stay in their homes.
Home Care Services
Home Care Services provide medical and health-related services and assistance with day-to-day activities for people in their homes. It can be used to provide short-term care for people moving from a hospital or nursing home back to their homes. Or, it can be used to provide continuing care to people with ongoing needs.
Personal Care Assistance (PCA)
The Personal Care Assistance Program provides services to people who need help with day-to-day activities. This allows them be more independent in their homes. A personal care assistant is trained to help with basic daily routines.
Brain Injury Waiver
The Brain Injury Waiver provides funding for services for children and adults who have a brain injury.
Community Alternative Care (AC) Waiver
The Community Alternative Care Program provides funding for services for children and adults who are chronically ill. The waiver is designed to serve persons with disabilities who otherwise require the hospital-level care.
Community Alternatives for Disabled Individuals (CADI) Waiver
The Community Alternatives for Disabled Individuals (CADI) Waiver provides funding for services for children and adults, who would otherwise require the level of care provided in a nursing facility.
Developmental Disabilities (DD) Waiver
The Developmental Disabilities (DD) Waiver provides funding for services for children and adults with developmental disabilities or related conditions.