The Minnesota Department of Human Services is awarding more than $7.5 million in grants to programs throughout
Minnesota to help elders with a wide range of needs. Since 2001, Live Well at Home grants have helped older
Minnesotans remain in their homes rather than move to nursing homes or other more expensive settings. The latest grants go to 53 organizations.
“Minnesota is a recognized national leader in helping elders to remain independent,” said Acting Human Services Commissioner Chuck Johnson. “Through the Live Well at Home grants, we partner with local organizations throughout Minnesota to help older people stay in their homes and communities and to support family members and friends who provide most of the care for older Minnesotans.”
The latest recipients are listed by region:
• Assumption Community Service, Cold Spring, $195,110 for Rural Stearns Faith in Action to expand home and community-based services to the St. Cloud metro area.
• CentraCare Health, Long Prairie, $662,015 for a community gym and therapy pool.
• Foley Area C.A.R.E., Foley, $70,095 for education, volunteer recruitment and other services.
• Helping Hands Outreach, Holdingford, $95,170 to open an adult day center, provide respite and support to area family caregivers.
• Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Mora, $33,242 to develop a wellness center, offer health education classes and expand other services.
• Lakes and Pines Community Action Council, Mora, $160,511 to improve its volunteer network that provides chore and home delivery services; $238,370 to help elders experiencing homelessness to stabilize housing; and $313,037 to promote aging in place.
• Partners, Rothsay, $60,000 to sustain services in Rothsay, Carlisle and Foxhome and expand health promotion, service coordination and transportation.
• Paynesville Area Living at Home Block Nurse Program, Paynesville, $76,465 to continue providing and coordinating community-based services.
• Pelican Rapids OAKS Living At Home Network, Pelican Rapids, $75,233 to strengthen caregiver and companion services.
• Aitkin County CARE, Aitkin, $59,728 to expand access to in-home caregiver respite services and counseling services.
• Argyle Hope Program Living at Home Block Nurse Program, Argyle, $97,966 to maintain and expand volunteer services for elders.
• Arrowhead Economic Development Agency, Virginia, $85,232 for the Senior Care Consultation Program to expand home-delivered meals, screen and develop plans to reduce risk and provide customized community supports.
• Care Partners of Cook County, Grand Marais, $80,118 to administer volunteer services and for care coordination, chronic disease coaching and caregiver consultation.
• City of Stephen, $82,275 to expand, integrate and maintain community support services.
• Home at Heart Care, Clearbrook, $222,504 to create, manage and pilot an online digital transportation coordination model.
• Lake of the Woods Senior Citizen Council, Baudette, $73,764 to renovate entries to Brink community center.
• Legal Aid Service of Northeastern Minnesota, $54,366 to provide noncriminal legal services.
• Living at Home of the Park Rapids Area, Park Rapids, $182,710 to mobilize volunteers and community resources.
• Northwoods Caregivers, Bemidji, $327,832 to increase caregiver support services for at-risk families and individuals, including Native Americans, LGBTQ and low-income elders
• Tri-Community Living at Home Block Nurse Program, Newfolden, $85,262 to provide home and community-based services.
• Tri-Valley Opportunity Council, Crookston, $106,272 for the Caring Companion Program, which provides companion services for elders eligible for public programs as well as affordable services.
• Catholic Charities of Southern Minnesota, Winona, $203,416 to promote healthy aging for 2,500 high-risk elders in 40 south central and southeastern Minnesota counties, support caregivers, prevent falls and improve self-management of chronic disease.
• Faith In Action, Red Wing, $53,059 to work to expand parish nursing, respite providers and caregiver support.
• Granite Falls Living at Home Block Nurse Program, Granite Falls, $92,154 to provide transportation, in-home respite care, caregiver support groups and to work with Granite Falls paramedics to serve a population that does not qualify for traditional home health services.
• Interfaith Caregivers Faith in Action in Faribault County, Blue Earth, $127,400 to expand access to services that allow elders to maintain independence in their homes.
• LaCrescent Area Healthy Community Partnership, LaCrescent, $98,327 to support elders in Caledonia with the household help, caregiver support and transportation services.
• United Community Action Partnership, Marshall, $80,000 to purchase a wheelchair-accessible minivan that will provide affordable transportation. Twin Cities metro
• CAPI USA, Minneapolis, $140,048, to help North Minneapolis and Brooklyn Center Hmong elders sustain independent living.
• Centro Tyrone Guzman, Minneapolis, $72,290 to use creative, culturally responsive strategies to help caregivers and service providers working with Latino elders.
• Como Park Living at Home Block Nurse Program, St. Paul and Falcon Heights, $91,783 to provide a wide range of services.
• DARTS, West St. Paul, $68,701, for transportation services, including a “Sunday Drive” to give caregivers respite, primarily in Dakota and Washington counties.
• East Side Elders, St. Paul, $137,900 to provide a variety of services that allow elders to remain in their own homes for as long as possible.
• East Side Neighborhood Services, Minneapolis, $290,946 to help Hennepin County elders better manage chronic conditions and live independently.
• ESR, Inc., Cottage Grove, $10,131 to provide chore and homemaking services for elders in the eastern metro area. Services are provided by adults with disabilities.
• Family Pathways, North Branch, $317,648 to expand services for elders in a five-county area, including increasing participants in social and in-home respite programs.
• Hamline Midway Living at Home/Block Nurse Program, St. Paul, $91,500 to expand several services and improve service coordination.
• Korean Service Center, Minneapolis, $196,169 for the Beyond Comprehensive Home Care project to help Korean and other immigrant elders maintain health and independent living.
• Longfellow/Seward Healthy Seniors Program, Minneapolis, $87,431 to help at-risk elders live independently and to assess needs of older Somali residents and plan enhanced services.
• Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, St. Paul, $400,000 to launch the Neighbor to Neighbor Companion Service, first along the Highway 10 corridor between St. Cloud and Brainerd.
• Lyngblomsten Services, St. Paul, $132,388, to provide in-home respite services for people caring for elders with Alzheimer’s, including short-term, virtual in-home services.
• Minnesota Network of Hospice and Palliative Care, North St. Paul, $123,682 to expand provider training on advance care planning, palliative care, hospital and care for veterans.
• Minnesota Stroke Association, Roseville, $35,143 to provide tools and resources for caregivers to help elders remain in their communities.
• Neighborhood Network for Seniors, St. Paul, $71,653 to increase its volunteer corps that reduce burdens on family caregivers and provide services.
• Nokomis Healthy Seniors Program, Minneapolis, $107,158 to help elders in the greater Nokomis area remain independent with access to services.
• North End-South Como Block Nurse Program, St. Paul, $91,838 to provide a wide range of services.
• Our Lady of Peace, St. Paul, $99,192 to expand core home and community-based services in Highland Park and part of Macalester-Groveland neighborhood for elders and caregivers.
• Pillsbury United Communities, Minneapolis, $69,272 to implement the East African Caregiver Support Network in Cedar-Riverside neighborhood.
• Rebuilding Together Twin Cities, Minneapolis, $78,330 to expand capacity to make homes accessible.
• Sabathani Community Center, Minneapolis, $110,545 to expand its Health Outreach Program, including linguistically relevant health screenings to give non-English speaking adults greater access to free clinical services.
• Southeast Seniors, Minneapolis, $89,398 to provide companionship and a wide range of additional services.
• St. Anthony Park Area Seniors, St. Paul, $57,215 to continue providing services to elders and enhance outreach.
• Urban Partnership, St. Paul, $97,389 to help older African Americans and other elders find resources to prevent chronic illness, maintain healthy living and retain housing.
• Volunteers of America-Minnesota, Minneapolis, $399,296 to provide culturally specific caregiver support for Hmong, African-American and Somali communities, expand health and wellness programs, sustain a community health worker service for Minneapolis Public Housing residents with chronic disease and provide education on Medicare and Medicaid systems.