Overview of eligibility rules, benefits and application process for home and community services and supports.
The Essential Community Supports program may be available if you need services to live in the community but do not meet eligibility rules for programs available to people who need the level of care provided in a nursing home.
Several classes and handy tips are available to help people maintain their health as they age. Learn more about healthy aging programs.
The Alternative Care (AC) program provides home and community-based services to people who need nursing home level of care but choose to live in the community. The Alternative Care program provides many of the same services as the Elderly Waiver program. Alternative Care is for people with low income and assets who are not eligible for Medical Assistance.
The Elderly Waiver (EW) program provides home and community-based services for people who need the level of care provided in a nursing home but who choose to live in the community. You must qualify for Medical Assistance to be eligible for Elderly Waiver services.
People enrolled in the Alternative Care or Elderly Waiver programs may have a Consumer Directed Community Supports (CDCS) option available to them.
People who use direct support services have the option to employ their direct support workers. We refer to this as a participant employer option because the person using the option is both a participant in a direct support services program and the employer of his or her workers.
More information on Participant Employer Options.
Prescription drug assistance is a service provided through the Senior LinkAge Line® to help people of all ages and income levels.
The Senior Nutrition Program includes senior dining sites and home-delivered meals in communities throughout Minnesota. Senior dining sites also offer other activities.