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Organizations that help older Minnesotans stay in their homes as they age are receiving more than $4.3 million in funds from the Department of Human Services.
Among the projects being funded through the Minnesota Department of Human Services Community Service/Community Services Development Grants are those that provide home modifications, home care, adult day care, grocery delivery, homemaker and chore services, support for informal caregivers and other services that allow older Minnesotans and other adults to remain in their homes rather than move to nursing homes or other more expensive living arrangements.
“Helping people stay in their homes and communities as they age is a major focus for the department,” said Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson. “Partnering with community health care organizations allows us to do an even better job serving Minnesotans who need assistance.”
Jesson said the projects also help to meet needs identified throughout Minnesota in the department’s 2012 Long-Term Services and Supports Gaps Analysis, which gathers local information about current capacity and gaps in services and housing needs to support older adults. The survey found the state’s top service gaps to be in chore services, companion services and transportation.
Projects being funded are:
More information about the grants is available on the DHS website.