Personal care assistance is a program designed by the Minnesota Department of Human Services to assist recipient with activities of daily living issues to live at home. The care is provided under the order of the physician and the supervision of a RN.
Services include: Bathing, Dressing, Grooming, Transfers, Positioning, Ambulation, Toileting, feeding.
Homemaking services are provided by a trained homemaker under the supervision of a nurse. Recipient must pay mileage to the homemaker for errands run unless they are approved for State administered non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) to eligible Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP) recipients who, due to a physical or mental impairment is unable to use a common carrier.
Services include: Light house cleaning, Bed linen changes, Laundry, Meal planning, Meal preparation, Grocery shopping, other errands.
The Home Care Nursing (HCN) services (previously known as Private Duty Nursing) are nursing services ordered by a physician whose illness, injury, physical or mental condition requires more individual and continuous care by a RN or LPN. HCN provides extended hours of nursing care up to 24 hours a day as necessary. HCN is a compassionate alternative to hospital or skilled nursing home care and is provided under a physician's order and the case management of the registered nurse.
Services include: Ventilator care, Trachea care, TPN, G-tubes, IV therapy, Catheter care, Personal care, Therapies, Seizure care, Wound care, Behavior intervention, and other nursing interventions.
Assistance provided to a person, or his or her primary caregiver, to help maintain a clean, sanitary and safe environment.
Chore services cover:
Non-medical care, supervision and socialization provided to a person age 18 or older.
Adult companion services cover services that help a person work toward a therapeutic or community integration goal in his/her support plan.
The adult companion may:
The adult companion may assist or supervise the person with tasks such as laundry, light housekeeping, meal preparation and shopping only while he/she helps the person work toward a therapeutic or community integration goal. For example, the companion may shop with the person to practice budgeting skills. The companion cannot perform these tasks as distinct services.
Respite: Short-term care services provided to a person when his/her primary caregiver is absent or needs relief.
Primary caregiver(s): Person or people principally responsible for the care and supervision of the person who receives services.
In-home respite: Respite provided in the person’s home or place of residence.
Out-of-home respite: Respite provided outside of the person’s home or place of residence.
A person is eligible to receive respite if the primary caregiver is absent or needs relief from his/her caregiver duties. See the following sections for additional program-specific primary caregiver requirements.
AC and EW
Under the AC program and EW, the primary caregiver must either:
The primary caregiver does not need to live in the same house as the person who receives services.
Transportation necessary to gain access to community services, resources and activities.
Covered services include transportation:
Services provided in the person’s home or community to:
Own home: A home that is not licensed or operated by an entity other than the person.
Personal support services relate to outcomes identified in the person’s support plan when teaching and training is not necessary to achieve these outcomes, and it is the least costly assistance to reasonably meet the person’s needs. Covered services include supervision, support or assistance with:
Services provided one-on-one with the person outside of his/her home must be provided in integrated community settings that enable the person to interact with people with and without disabilities to the fullest extent possible.