The State of Minnesota offers disabled individuals, under the age of 65, the following waiver programs to receive in home supports and services. Eligibility for all waivers and services is determined using the MnCHOICES assessment.
The Brain Injury (BI) Waiver provides funding for individuals, under the age of 65, with an acquired brain injury. Individuals must be on Medical Assistance, be certified disabled, and require community support to avoid or delay nursing facility or neurobehavioral hospital placement.
The Community Alternative Care (CAC) Waiver is designed to support chronically ill children and adults, who would otherwise require hospital-level of care, by providing supports and services that will help them live successfully in the community. Individuals must also be on Medical Assistance and certified disabled.
Community Access for Disability Inclusion Waiver (CADI)
The Community Access for Disability Inclusion (CADI) Waiver provides funding for individuals, under the age of 65, who meet nursing facility-level of care, and need supports and services that will help them avoid or delay institutional living. Individuals must be on Medical Assistance and certified disabled.
The Personal Care Assistance (PCA) Program provides services to people who need help with day-to-day activities to allow them be more independent in their own homes. A personal care assistant (PCA) is trained to help with basic daily routines. A PCA may be able to help you if you have a physical, emotional, or mental disability, a chronic illness or an injury.
Home Care Services provides medical and health-related services and assistance with day-to-day activities to people in their home. It can be used to provide short-term care for people moving from a hospital or nursing home back to their home, or it can also be used to provide continuing care to people with ongoing needs.
The Developmental Disability (DD) Waiver provides funding for children and adults with developmental disabilities or related conditions. Individuals must be on Medical Assistance, meet ICF/DD level of care and require supports and services to maintain them in their family/relative’s home or in a foster care setting.
A vulnerable adult is any person, 18 or older, who receives services from a licensed health care facility or home care or personal care assistance provider in Minnesota, or who requires assistance to provide for his or her own care. This person also is unable or unlikely to report maltreatment because of a physical or mental limitation.
A vulnerable adult is a victim of maltreatment when she or he is subjected to abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation.
The Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center refers maltreatment reports to the lead investigative agency within the appropriate jurisdiction: County adult protection services, the state Office of Health Facility Complaints, the Minnesota Department of Human Services Licensing Division, or law enforcement, depending on where the maltreatment occurred and whether or not criminal activity is suspected.
Phone reports can be made by calling the MAARC statewide toll-free number at 1-844-880-1574. Mandated reporters meet their reporting duty by making a web report at mn.gov/dhs/reportadultabuse/ or by accessing MAARC Form (state.mn.us)
Mandated reporters may refer to the MAARC Mandated Reporter Guide for information on using the web-based reporting system.
For general questions about Human Services of Faribault & Martin Counties Adult Protection Services, call 507-238-4757 or 507-526-3265.
Update: 8/2022; Adult Protection Prioritization Guidelines are available via Documents.