Home & Community Based Waiver Services

Services designed to support elderly and people with disabilities in their efforts to remain living as independently in the community as possible.  There are several different programs that are targeted to specific age groups and specific types of disabilities.  A MNChoices assessment is a service provided by the county to assist individuals and their families in planning and choosing services.  A social worker or nurse will conduct an assessment with the client and family at the client’s residence.  The assessor can then provide direction and information regarding resources based upon the client’s assessed needs and eligibility.  The client, family, and assessor can then discuss options regarding a care plan, taking into consideration all aspects of the client’s unique situation and what is important to and for them.  This is a free service.  To schedule an assessment, call our Home and Community Based Services Intake at 507-437-9744 or send an e-mail to HCBS@co.mower.mn.us

A Home and Community Based Services Waiver that 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 Brain Injury Waiver provides funding for home and community-based services for children and adults who have an acquired or traumatic brain injury. 
case management services
Services that assist persons on a waiver with accessing needed waiver and State plan services, as well as needed medical, social, educational and other services, regardless of the funding source.
A waiver that provides funding for home and community-based services for children and adults who are chronically ill.  The CAC Waiver is designed to serve persons with disabilities who would otherwise require the level of care provided in a hospital.
The CADI Waiver provides funding for home and community-based services for children and adults, who would otherwise require the level of care provided in a nursing facility.
A program that provides cash grants to participants with functional limitations who need supports and services in order to remain at home.
A waiver that provides funding for home and community-based services for children and adults with developmental disabilities or related conditions.
A waiver that provides funding to seniors to help pay for services so they can stay in their homes.
A program that provides funding for some services that many seniors first find helpful such as homemaking or meals.
A program that provides state cash grants to families of children with certified disabilities.
A program that assists people with transitions from nursing homes and other qualified institutions to community living.
A service for people who need help with day-to-day activities so they can be more independent in their home and community.
Services to maintain and improve the capacity of an adult with a developmental disability to live in the community.