There are many resources that can tell you more about each of the topics and programs discussed throughout the Own Your Future website. This page has general resources for information about services, programs and facilities that apply for many of the topics included in the Own Your Future website.
There are specific resources that can give you more information about each of the topics discussed throughout the Own Your Future website. To help you find these, we have listed them according to the tabs on the left navigation column.
National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care
http://www.longtermcare.gov is a federal website that provides information and resources to help individuals and their families plan for future long-term care needs.
The Eldercare Locator
www.eldercare.gov is a nationwide service that connects older people and their caregivers with information on senior services. It helps individuals across the country contact local programs that serve the communities where their older relatives live, so they can connect with service providers in those communities.
The One Stop Shop for Minnesota is a statewide comprehensive information and assistance service. The specialists with the One Stop Shop have expertise in helping consumers understand long-term care planning options so each person can make the decision that is best for their individual situation. The One Stop Shop for Minnesota does not sell, market or endorse any insurance or financial products.
MinnesotaHelp.info is an objective State of Minnesota website that lists over 20,000 different agencies and organizations for all ages.
The award winning Long Term Care Choices Navigator is available to help people successfully remain in their homes or community. It is searchable by key word, zip code, service or issue. This database includes all home care agencies, senior housing, health plans, nursing facilities in the state.
Senior LinkAge Line®, you can find many services that provide some type of aging or long-term care service including Long Term Care Option Counseling that can help you remain in your home. Call 1 (800) 333-2433.
Senior LinkAge Line® One Stop Shop for Minnesota Seniors is operated at the state level by the Minnesota Board on Aging and in all areas of the state by the Area Agencies on Aging. The Senior LinkAge Line® is also designated by Medicare as the State Health Insurance Assistance Program for Minnesota. Senior LinkAge Line® is a partnership of the Minnesota Board on Aging and its designated Area Agencies on Aging serving all regions of the state.
Disability Linkage Line® is operated at the state level by the Disability Services Division within the Department of Human Services with four call centers throughout the state, including two Independent Living Centers. Call 1 (800) 333-2466.
Veterans Linkage Line is operated at the state level by the Department of Veterans Affairs with links for other agencies serving vets including the county veteran service offices. Call 1 (888) 546-5838.
If you access the One Stop Shop for Minnesota for Long Term Care Options Counseling through the Disability or Veteran's linkage lines, you will be transferred to the Senior LinkAge Line.
Minnesota Board on Aging
www.mnaging.org - The Minnesota Board on Aging is a governor appointed board that is a cosponsor of this effort. The Board designates and funds a network of seven Area Agencies on Aging that provide information and assistance, fund supportive services in their communities and advocate for the needs of older persons in their local areas.
Minnesota Department of Commerce
http://mn.gov/commerce/ provides a wealth of information for consumers about long-term care-related insurance and financial products on its website. The department also has a telephone number to call to talk to an expert on insurance and related products. Contact the Minnesota Department of Commerce Consumer Response Team (651) 296-2488 OR 1 (800) 657-3602 (outside Metro area) or email Consumer.firstname.lastname@example.org for information on insurance in Minnesota.
Aging Services of Minnesota
http://www.agingservicesmn.org/ features information to help individuals and families determine the need for and the most suitable long-term care option for themselves or an older family member. Includes information on the process of assessing need, preferences, searching appropriate options and locating facilities to meet needs.
Care Providers of Minnesota
http://www.careproviders.org/ features information to help individuals and families determine the need for and the most suitable long-term care option for themselves or an older family member. Includes list of agencies and websites at the federal, national state and local level. Also includes a series of national fact sheets with questions and web resources regarding the process of determining the need for long-term care through finding suitable options with a facility finder feature also available.
Honoring Choices Minnesota
www.honoringchoice.org - This statewide advance care planning initiative is a unique partnership between health systems, insurers, providers, and the community at large. Honoring Choices Minnesota’s aim is to transform conversations about health care wishes for all Minnesota adults ages 18 and over. A free downloadable health care directive in English, Spanish, Somali, Hmong, and Russian is available on the website. More than 600 video-taped conversations on beginning advance care planning conversations and practical resources for all Minnesotans are highlighted. Who would speak for you if you couldn’t speak for yourself? Learn how to begin your own family-based advance care planning conversation.
http://www.aarp.org/states/mn provides many resources on retirement and long-term care planning. Special program underway called “Decide. Create. Share” that focuses on special needs of women in planning for their retirement and long-term care.
http://www.nextavenue.org/ is a new website for national audience of 50+ boomers, providing information and resources for the transitions that boomers are now making in many areas of their lives. Includes lots of information on retirement and long-term care planning.