DHS Awards Live Well at Home Grants

The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) recently awarded more than $7.5 million in Live Well at Home grants to programs that help older Minnesotans remain in their homes and communities. Of the 53 grants awarded, seven were for projects led by LeadingAge Minnesota members: 

Assumption Community Service, Cold Spring, $195,110 for Rural Stearns Faith in Action to expand its home and community-based services beyond rural Stearns County communities to the St. Cloud metro area.

CentraCare Health, Long Prairie, $662,015 to build a community gym and therapy pool in the Regional Community Well-Being Facility.

East Side Neighborhood Services, Minneapolis, $290,946 to help older adults in Hennepin County better manage chronic conditions and maintain independent living and to support caregivers.

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 older adults with Alzheimer’s, including virtual in-home services provided on a short-term basis from a remote location.

Our Lady of Peace, St. Paul, $99,192 to expand core home and community-based services in Highland Park and the southern half of the Macalester-Groveland neighborhood for older adults and their caregivers.

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 residents of Minneapolis Public Housing with chronic disease and provide education on Medicare and Medicaid systems.

To see the entire list of grant recipients, read Live Well at Home Grants.

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