MN Choices: A process in which a screening team consisting of a public health nurse and social worker make an evaluation of client's current situation, their needs and preferences regarding their health care.
Elderly Waiver / Alternative for Disabled Individuals (ACG): A state program designed to decrease nursing home placements and provide home care to individuals age 65 or older who meet financial guidelines.
Community Alternative for Disabled Individuals (CADI): A state program intended to promote community living and independency by support services based on individual needs. Clients must be under 65 years of age and certified disabled.
Vulnerable Adults: Vulnerable adults are individuals that are over the age of 18 who have a physical, mental, or emotional disorder that makes it difficult for the person to care for themselves without help and protection from maltreatment. They may reside in the community or receive licensed services in their home or a licensed facility. Maltreatment includes physical, emotional, neglect of self or by a caregiver, financial exploitation, and sexual abuse.
Development Disability Services: Identifies the need for, planning, seeking out, acquiring, authorizing, and coordination services. Also includes monitoring and evaluating the delivery of services and protecting the rights of persons who are intellectually disabled.
Adult Mental Health Case Management: This program assists individuals in identifying mental health needs, coordination or mental health services, client outreach, advocates for the needs of the individual, and the development of an individual treatment plan
Community Support: This service deals with medication monitoring, crisis assistance, psychosocial rehabilitation, and development of Independent Living Skills.
Chemical Dependency: This program provides Rule 25 Assessments, case management, referrals to in-patient and out-patient treatment facilities and assists the courts to obtain involuntary commitment when necessary.