Long Term Care Services and Supports

Long Term Care Consultation Services (soon to be MnChoices Assessments) are provided to assist persons considering nursing home placement, to assist in service planning and to recommend alternative community services as appropriate.  Alternative community programs and baseline eligibility for these programs include:

Community Alternative Care (CAC)
  • Under age 65
  • Determined to meet hospital level of care criteria
  • Certified disabled
  • Eligible for Medical Assistance
Community Alternatives for Disabled Individuals (CADI)
  • Under age 65
  • Determined to need nursing facility level of care
  • Certified disabled
  • Eligible for Medical Assistance
Brain Injury Waiver
  • Under age 65
  • Diagnosed with a brain injury or related neurological condition that resulted in significant cognitive and behavioral impairment
  • Determined to need nursing facility or neuro-behavioral hospital level of care
  • Certified disabled
  • Eligible for Medical Assistance
Elderly Waiver (EW)
  •  Age 65 and over
  • Determined to need nursing facility level of care
  • Eligible for Medical Assistance
Alternative Care Program (AC)
  • Age 65 and over
  • Determined to need nursing facility level of care
  • Meets AC financial and service eligibility requirements
Alternative Care Program (AC)
  • Age 65 and over
  • Determined to need nursing facility level of care
  • Meets AC financial and service eligibility requirements
Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Assessments
Otter Tail County Public Health nursing staff perform Personal Care Assistant (PCA) assessments. PCA is a service for persons with disabilities eligible for Medical Assistance to assist them with daily living activities. Public health nurses determine the amount of PCA services to be provided.

These programs are intended to promote community living and independence by providing appropriate health care and support services based on individual needs.

For more information, or to make a referral for services, contact Human Services at 218-998-8150.
Additional information about publicly funded services for elderly and persons with disabilities can be found on the Minnesota Department of Human Services website at www.dhs.state.mn.us

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