Compassionate Living Assistance Services
Chaska Home Health Care is a 245D licensed provider of respite, homemaker, Individual Community Living Support (ICLS) services, Individual Home Supports (IHS) without training, IHS with training, and night supervision services. For each 245D service, clients select a trusted, qualified worker suited for their needs, while for IHS with training, a qualified staff is matched to the client to meet their needs. In all services, an assigned 245D Chaska Home Health Care Service Coordinator will work with the client and county case manager to set up and administer 245D Waivered Services.
Chaska Home Health Care also administers Caregiver Living Expenses, which reimburse certain expenses, such as rent and food, incurred by an unrelated caregiver living in the same household as an individual receiving waivered services and providing approved services.
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Homemaker Services range from light household cleaning and laundry to assisting with home management and activities of daily living. Home Management includes:
- Meal prep
- Shopping for food, clothes, and supplies
- Simple household repairs
- Arranging for transportation
Homemaker Services are available under various payment options, including Medical Assistance Home and Community Based Services (waiver programs) and private pay.
Respite is a short-term care service intended to provide a break to an individual’s primary caregiver. Respite may be provided in the individual’s home or the respite provider’s home. This service is available under various payment options, including Medical Assistance Home and Community Based Services (waiver programs) and private pay.
Night Supervision Services consist of overnight assistance and monitoring provided by an awake staff in the client’s home. Night Supervision tasks include reinforcing independent living skills, monitoring for safety, and assisting with activities of daily living. Night Supervision Services are available to people on either the Developmental Disabilities (DD) Waiver or the Community Access for Disability Inclusion (CADI) Waiver.
Individual Community Living Supports (ICLS) offers assistance and support for old adults who need reminders, cues, intermittent/moderate supervision, or physical assistance to help them remain in their own homes. Individual Community Living Supports covers assistance and support for eligible people 65 years and older in the following service categories:
- Active cognitive support
- Adaptive support service
- Activities of daily living (ADLs)
- Household management
- Health, safety, and wellness
- Community engagement
Individual Community Living Supports (ICLS) services are available to people on the:
- Elderly Waiver
- Alternative Care Waiver
- Personal Support
- Personal Support consists of non-medical care, assistance and supervision provided in the individual’s home or community. This one-on-one service is intended to increase the individual’s independence and involvement with community activities.
- On January 1, 2021, the State of Minnesota launched Phase One of the Waiver Reimagine Project. As a result of this change, Personal Support services were merged into a new service called Individualized Home Supports Without Training. Use the navigation bar on the left to learn more about Individualized Home Supports Without Training.
Caregiver Living Expenses
- The Caregiver Living Expenses program provides a reimbursement of certain expenses – specifically, rent and food – incurred by a caregiver who is living in the same household as an individual receiving waivered services and providing approved services. Caregiver Living Expenses are available to people on either the Developmental Disabilities (DD) Waiver or the Community Access for Disability Inclusion (CADI) Waiver.
Medicare beneficiaries may be eligible for Medicare home health care in our home health program locations. To learn more about whether you are eligible for Medicare and what Medicare covers, call the Senior LinkAge Line at 1-800-333-2433.
Medical Assistance is a health insurance program for people of any age with low income. Apply through your local county human services department. For more information, contact the Senior LinkAge Line at 1-800-333-2433 or the Disability LinkAge Line at 1-866-333-2466.
Medical Assistance home and community-based services programs.
- Alternative Care Program – is a program offering certain home and community-based services for Minnesotans at least 65 years old, at-risk of nursing home placement, and with low income and assets.
- Brain Injury Waiver – is for people with a traumatic or acquired brain injury and who need the level of care provided in a nursing facility or neurobehavioral hospital. This program offers specialized cognitive and behavioral support.
- Community Alternative Care (CAC) Waiver – is a program for chronically ill and medically fragile persons who need the level of care provided in a hospital.
- Community Access for Disability Inclusion (CADI) Waiver – is a program for adults 18-64 years old who have disabilities and require the level of care provided in a skilled nursing facility.
- Developmental Disabilities (DD) Waiver – is a waiver for persons with developmental disabilities or related conditions who need the level of care in an Intermediate Care Facility.
- Elderly Waiver (EW) – is for adults over 65 years old who need the level of care provided in a skilled nursing facility.
- Consumer Support Grant – is a state-funded option to the Medicaid home care services of home health aide, personal care assistance, and/or home care nursing.
Most private health and long-term care insurances include a home health care benefit. Contact your insurance carrier to learn about your benefits. You may also buy home care services with your private dollars when other payers do not cover them.