The MnChoices assessment is a service provided by the county agency to assist individuals and their families in planning and choosing services. A social worker will conduct a home assessment with the client and family at the client’s residence. The assessor will then provide direction and information regarding resources based upon the client’s assessed needs and eligibility. The client, family, and assessor can then discuss options regarding a care plan, taking into consideration all aspects of the client’s unique situation and what is important to and for them. This is a free service.
An assessment can also be requested when a person is residing in a nursing facility. This can be useful if someone is looking at moving back into a community setting.
State Waiver Programs
There are a number of waiver programs for seniors and disabled individuals that may be identified as resources for persons who have had a MnChoices assessment. The purpose of the waiver program is to delay or avoid an institutional placement for a person and maintain them in a community setting.