Since the 2001 legislative session, the Minnesota Legislature has provided funding each year to the Department of Human Services (DHS) to help communities rebalance their long-term care service delivery system and increase their capacity to help people age 65 and older to stay in their own homes and communities.
These dollars are given out to organizations through the Live Well at Home RFP, formerly known as CS/SD. The purpose of the funding is to expand and integrate home and community-based services for older adults that allow local communities to rebalance their long-term service delivery system, support people in their homes, expand the caregiver support and respite care network and promote independence
Live Well at Home grants help:
- Persons age 65+ stay in their own homes and communities
- Improve chronic disease management in Minnesota’s communities
- Expand long-term care capacity by linking formal and informal long-term care services
- Support caregivers and promote independence through market-based solutions
- Essential Community Supports including caregiver support, chore, homemaker, personal emergency response devices, home delivered meals
- Core Home and Community-Based Services to cover some fixed costs for small non-profit providers offering essential community supports and additional services but not limited home modification and transportation. This may include Faith in Action, Living at Home Networks, Congregational Nurse, or similar community-based programs.
- Chronic Care Management to increase access to evidence-based health promotion and disease management
- Dementia Capable Health Care Home
Jacqueline Peichel, HCBS Development Lead Department of Human Services, Aging and Adult Services Division PO Box 64976 St. Paul MN 55164-0976
Need help developing your Live Well at Home proposal?
Technical assistance is available from your regional Area Agencies on Aging.