Lutheran Social Service - Senior Corps
Adult Companion Services
LSS Senior Corps - Twin Cities Metro Area
1605 Eustis St, Ste 406, St. Paul, MN, 55108-1219
Distance: 1064 Miles
Adult Companion Services are non-medical social support services for people with disabilities or older adults who need supervision, care or assistance.
When a person is on a disability waiver or the Alternative Care (AC) program and over the age of 18, companion services could include:
* Light housekeeping tasks
* Meal preparation
Learn more about this service when paid for under the waivers in the Community-Based Services Manual.
The Senior Companion Program offers companionship and visiting to the isolated elderly, including assistance with personal needs such as reading, letter writing, shopping, caregiver respite, transportation to medical appointments and other small errands.
At Home Services
- Friendly visiting
Credentials/Qualifications of Enrolled Waiver Providers
- National Companion Care Provider
Licenses and Certifications
- Chapter 245D License
- Alternative Care Waiver (AC)
- Brain Injury Waiver (BI)
- Community Access for Disability Inclusion Waiver (CADI)
- Community Alternative Care (CAC) Waiver
- Elderly Waiver (EW)
If you have waiver or Alternative Care Program funding, the service plan (based on an assessment of your needs) determines which services are funded through your waiver.
Senior Companion services may be covered by:
* Elderly Waiver (EW) or Alternative Care (AC) funding for seniors 65 years of age or older and eligible for in-home services.
* UCare Minnesota for Seniors members (a Medicare Advantage plan offered through UCare).
* Other public health and community partners. Call (888) 205-3770 to find the public health or community partner for your location.
8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday
Anoka, Benton, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Goodhue, Hennepin, Isanti, Kanabec, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne, Stearns, Washington and Wright counties
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This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
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ND-9200.8000-800Senior Companion Program Definition
Programs that provide part-time opportunities for low-income individuals age 60 and older to serve one-on-one with frail elderly and other homebound persons who have difficulty completing everyday tasks. They assist with grocery shopping, bill paying, and transportation to medical appointments, and alert doctors and family members to potential problems. Senior Companions also provide short periods of relief to primary caregivers. Senior companions receive a modest tax-free stipend for their work as well as reimbursement for transportation, annual physical examinations, meals, and accident and liability insurance during service. Local nonprofit organizations and public agencies receive grants to sponsor and operate Senior Companion projects. The Senior Companion Program is part of Senior Corps, a network of programs administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
PH-1400.1900-230Friendly Visiting Definition
Programs that use "friendly visitors" (usually volunteers but also paid hourly companions) to call on people who are hospitalized or in another institutional setting, who are homebound or socially isolated due to disability or old age, or otherwise lack companionship with the objective of brightening their day and helping them to maintain contact with the outside world by reading, talking, listening, writing letters or performing other similar tasks.
PH-1400.5000-050Adult Mentoring Programs Definition
Programs that provide companionship, guidance and/or role models for adults who are disadvantaged because of age, income, physical or developmental disability or other personal problems and who need friendship and support to improve their personal and social functioning.
PH-7000.3300-040Adult In Home Respite Care Definition
Programs that provide a brief period of rest or relief for family members, guardians or others who are regular caregivers for dependent adults by offering temporary or intermittent care for the adult in their own home.
YB-8000Older Adults Definition
Individuals who are age 50, 55, 60, 62 or 65 or older depending on the minimum age for qualifying as an older adult which varies by program.
YF-2000Frail Elderly Definition
Older adults who have a condition that affects their independence and places them at future risk of needing a higher level of care than is currently required.