Long-Term Care Consultation (LTCC) services help you make decisions about long-term care services and supports that reflect your needs and preferences. A long-term care consultant will meet with you face-to-face to identify services to help you remain in your home and community, and provide information about service and housing options. Long-term care consultants can also help you plan services that you may need if you are moving out of a nursing home.
LTCC services are available to you if you have any long-term or chronic care needs. You do not need to be eligible for or have applied for publicly paid health care programs. There is no charge for LTCC services.
Help staying in your home and community
LTCC services include a face-to-face visit to help you become aware of supports and services in the community so you and your family may make an informed choice about where you want to live. During the visit with a social worker or nurse, you can discuss your wants and needs. You will receive information about local long-term care services and support options and about options that might help you pay for services. After your visit, you will receive a copy of a support or service plan that you helped develop during the visit with recommendations about service options that could meet your current needs.
If you want to apply for help paying for long-term care in your home or another setting in the community, a LTCC visit is required even if you already have health care coverage.
You may call the Disability Linkage Line at 866-333-2466, Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Disability Linkage Line Resource Specialists will provide one-to-one assistance to help people learn about their options and connect with the supports and services they chose.
If you are looking for resources on the Internet, Disability Linkage Line is a partner in the statewide resource database found at MinnesotaHelp.info. You also can talk to a specialist if you call Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.