The Elderly Waiver Program in Minnesota provides care services to low-income seniors to help them be successful in their homes and communities. At Ebenezer Martin Luther Campus - Meadow Woods, we are committed to the well-being of seniors. We have created this guide to share information about qualifying for, applying for, and utilizing the Elderly Waiver program.
What is the Elderly Waiver Program?
The Elderly Waiver (EW) Program in Minnesota is a state-funded program that provides home and community-based services to low-income elderly individuals who require care. The program aims to help seniors remain in their homes or community-based settings instead of moving to a nursing facility.
To be eligible for the Elderly Waiver Program in Minnesota, individuals must meet the following criteria:
Age: The program is available for individuals aged 65 and older.
Financial Need: Applicants must meet certain income and asset limits set by the state. The program is designed to assist low-income seniors.
Functional Eligibility: Individuals must require the same level of care as provided in a nursing facility.
Services Covered by the Elderly Waiver Program
The Elderly Waiver Program provides a comprehensive range of services to help seniors live independently in their homes or in alternative community-based settings. Some of the services covered for residents at Meadow Woods include:
Nursing supported care plan
Three meals per day
Weekly light housekeeping
Active living and social programming
Meaningful spiritual care
Affordable rental rates
Personalized care plans to meet individual goals
Campus location with all levels of care available if there is a needed change
How to Apply for the Elderly Waiver Program
To apply for the Elderly Waiver Program in MN, individuals can follow these steps:
Contact County Assistance: Reach out to your local county assistance office to inquire about the program and request an application.
Complete the Application: Fill out the application form with accurate and relevant information. Be sure to include details about your income, assets, and functional eligibility.
Provide Supporting Documents: Submit any required documents, such as proof of age, income, and disability.
Assessment: After receiving your application, a representative from the county assistance office will conduct an assessment to determine your eligibility and level of care needed.
Approval and Enrollment: If eligible, you will receive approval for the Elderly Waiver Program. The county will work with you to develop a care plan and enroll in the program.
Spend Less with Meadow Woods Assisted Living
What happens when the money for assisted living runs out? If you are like many who are retired, you may be worried about running out of money or “spending down” your assets to pay for services. At Martin Luther Campus, we can offer you peace of mind. We work with Medical Assistance and specifically Elderly Waiver and GRH or Group Residential Housing (also known as HSS or Housing Support Services). Our dedicated staff is always available to discuss your options with you and point you towards financial assistance programs you may be eligible for. Want to know more about Medical Assistance and Elderly Waiver? Here are some initial resources to help.
Are you or a loved one looking for assisted living in Bloomington, MN or the surrounding areas? Our compassionate staff at Ebenezer Martin Luther Campus provides comprehensive services to support seniors in maintaining health and independence within our community.
We proudly offer more than 60 years of experienced care focused on the health and well-being of residents. Each day, our community enjoys engaging activities and lifelong learning programs, easy living with three daily meals, meaningful spiritual care and more. It is our goal to create a warm, comfortable environment fostering feelings of safety and trust and social connection for new friendships. We are a campus location, allowing those we serve to age in place with personalized care plans to meet individual needs of today and the future.
Contact us today to learn how we can help assess your needs. Our team looks forward to serving you!
Martin Luther Campus is managed by Ebenezer, Minnesota’s largest senior living operator. Ebenezer is the senior housing division of Fairview Health Services and has 100 years of experience serving older adults. We have been innovators with being the first assisted living in Minnesota, and have an attached long term care, or traditionally called a "nursing home". We are proud to have been serving Bloomington for over 50 years!
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