This information brief summarizes Medical Assistance eligibility for persons who are elderly (age 65 and over) and describes home care, elderly waiver, nursing facility, and other Medical Assistance services commonly used by persons who are elderly. The information brief also describes the following state programs for the elderly—Long-Term Care Consultation Services, Alternative Care, essential community supports, Group Residential Housing, and programs administered by the Minnesota Board on Aging. You should consult with an experienced Minnesota elder law attorney when dealing with complex elder law issues.

The brief is divided into three sections:

The content of this and any related posts has been copied or adopted from the Minnesota House of Representatives Research Department’s Information Brief, Long-Term Care Services for the Elderly, written by legislative analyst Danyell Punelli.