For additional information about MnCHOICES assessments, call Anoka County Long Term Services and Supports at 763-324-1450 or fax number 763-324-1043 or visit the Department of Human Services website.
MnCHOICES Assessments are completed by certified assessors who are either county public health nurses or social workers. The certified assessor will visit with you in your home or in a long-term care facility to help you identify services you might need or want. They will help you plan those services. The MnCHOICES visit is free of charge.
The Certified Assessor will make recommendations for services and help you:
Stay in your own home or apartment
Move from a long-term care facility
Move to foster care or housing with services
Understand the choices available to you
Develop a plan to meet your needs
Access programs that help pay for services if you are eligible
Information & Assistance
Keep in mind that when requested, the assessment team provides:
information and education about long-term care options
an in-person visit to assess needs and help plan services
information about public programs that can help pay for services
transition assistance for people who want to return to the community after admission to a hospital or nursing home
There is no charge for an initial assessment and support planning visit, whether provided in the community, to avoid a move to a nursing home, or as a transition to return to the community.