Home and community services

Helping seniors live in their communities

Aging & Adult Services staff work to help seniors find the resources they need to continue living in their homes for as long as possible. Aging & Adult Services develops policy and administers programs such as Long-Term Care Consultation, Elderly Waiver and Alternative Care that aim to keep older Minnesotans independent in the community. Home and community-based services available under the Elderly Waiver program were added to the managed care benefit set. Consumer Directed Community Supports is designed to give seniors and persons with disabilities the ability to manage their lives and be able to continue living in their homes.

The division administers state and federal programs that provide protective services, supportive assistance, caregiver support and alternative housing arrangements to thousands of older adults. The division also provides assistance to the Minnesota Board on Aging and Area Agencies on Aging in the administration of the federal Older Americans Act. The Area Agencies on Aging provide a free information and assistance service called the Senior LinkAge Line® that assists older adults and their caregivers with a variety of options for living independently. The Senior LinkAge Line® can be accessed at (800) 333-2433. The Senior LinkAge Line® is also the point of contact for prescription drug assistance.

Information regarding other programs and services for seniors is explained on our Information for Seniors page.

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