The Brain Injury (BI) Waiver provides funding 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. BI Waiver recipients may choose to self-direct their services through the Consumer Directed Community Supports (CDCS) option.
The Community Alternative Care (CAC) Waiver is designed 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. CAC Waiver recipients may choose to self-direct their services through the Consumer Directed Community Supports (CDCS) option.
The Community Access for Disability Inclusion (CADI) Waiver provides funding 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. CADI Waiver recipients may choose to self-direct their services through the Consumer Directed Community Supports (CDCS) option.
The Developmental Disability (DD) Waiver provides funding for children and adults with developmental 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. DD Waiver recipients may choose to self-direct their services through the Consumer Directed Community Supports (CDCS) option.
A child or adult may be eligible to receive case management services through the Disability and Aging Services Unit. A person must qualify for Rule 185 Case Management before a case manager may be assigned. Eligibility is determined by a qualified intellectual disabilities professional (QIDP) using a review of a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation and/or educational and medical records. Individuals seeking Rule 185 Case Management will also have a MnCHOICES assessment to determine supports and services available. The case manager works on behalf of the individual to identify their needs and coordinate services that will support them in their home or community. Services may be paid for by Federal, State, or County programs and may include Day Training and Habilitation (DT&H), Semi-Independent Living Services (SILS), and Supported Employment Services (SES). Some services are contingent on Anoka County funds and budget availability.
The Personal Care Assistance (PCA) Program provides services to individuals who need assistance with day-to-day activities to encourage more independence in their own home. A personal care assistant (PCA) is trained to assist with basic daily routines such as dressing or bathing. A PCA may be able to assist you if you have a physical, emotional, or mental disability, a chronic illness or an injury.
Home Care Services provide medical and health-related services and assistance with day-to-day activities to individuals in their home. These services can be used to provide short-term care for individuals moving from a hospital or nursing home back into their home or to provide continuing care to individuals with ongoing needs.
Anoka County has grant programs available to eligible individuals. The Consumer Support Grant is a consumer-directed alternative to PCA. The Family Support Grant provides family-centered services and supports to families who have children with disabilities. Individuals accessing either grant option must be certified disabled.