MNChoices Assessment is a comprehensive interview that screens people for being potentially eligible for Personal Care Assistance (PCA), Elderly Waiver (EW), Alternative Care Waiver (AC), Community Access for Disability Inclusion (CADI), Community Alternative Care Waiver (CAC), Brain Injury Waiver (BI), Developmental Disabilities Waiver (DD) in addition to Rule 185 Case Management. All assessments are completed by a Certified Assessor.
Brain Injury Waiver (BI)
The Brain Injury (BI) Waiver provides funding for services and case management 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.
Community Alternative Care Waiver (CAC)
The Community Alternative Care (CAC) Waiver provides funding for services and case management 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 services and case management 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.
Alternative Care Program
Alternative Care (AC) is a state funded cost sharing program that provides funding for services and case management for eligible Minnesotans age 65 and older.
Elderly Waiver Program
Elderly Waiver (EW) provides funding for services and case management for people age 65 and older who are eligible for MA (Medical Assistance) and require help with care that might typically occur in a nursing facility.
Personal Care Assistance Program (PCA)
The Personal Care Assistance (PCA) Program provides funding for 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.
Developmental Disabilities Waiver (DD)
The Developmental Disability (DD) Waiver provides funding for services and case management for children and adults with intellectual 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
Adult Mental Health Case Management/Community Support
Adult mental health case management services help adults with a serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI) gain access to needed medical, social, educational, vocational, and other necessary services as they relate to the consumers’ mental health needs. Whether or not someone meets SPMI criteria is determined by a mental health professional in a diagnostic assessment. Adult mental health case management includes:
- Planning – Helps create life goals and plans by completing an assessment of strengths, needs, and the impact of the mental illness and develops an individual community support plan to meet goals.
- Client outreach – Offers community support where the individual lives and provides face-to-face contact and phone contact in a non-intrusive manner.
- Assistance with accessing services – Helps the individual access needed medical, social, educational, vocational, and other services as they relate to the client’s mental health, ensures coordination of services, and monitors the delivery of services
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. Investigation and protective services may be provided by adult protection investigators in order to determine safety and possible service needs of the individual