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TWIN CITIES METRO LGBT AGING RESOURCE GUIDE
Living At Home Network is proud to be listed in the 2016 Twin Cities Metro LGBT Aging Resource Guide. Our programs provide quality services to all people, especially members of the LGBTQ community and their families.
CareNextion - A free on-line tool to help family caregiving teams
CareNextion, powered by Senior Community Services, is a free, easy-to-use website allowing your family members and other care groups to easily communicate, share schedules and find assistance for your loved ones. This online tool enables you to bring together the support needed to help your loved one live a vital and engaging life.
How will CareNextion help?
Create a secure online care team of family, friends and volunteers to help support your loved one.
Include family and friends near and far through a computer or mobile device.
Save time and energy by sharing tasks such as rides to the doctor, meals, and visits without making multiple phone calls. You send out only one request that goes to everyone on the care team. Once a task is added, someone can pick it up right from the emailed request and it will display as a filled request for everyone else.
Stay organized and keep everyone informed through a shared calendar and journal.
Print out a care record that can be taken to doctors’ appointments.
Benefit from access to an experienced social worker.
Find trusted organizations that can provide various services in the community.
To speak with a friendly staff member or for a free phone consultation, please call 612-770-7005
Live Well At Home - A tool to help you plan your healthy living
Live Well at HomeSM is Minnesota's resource to help seniors plan to live well longer in their own homes.
Let your goal for community living move you into action. Learn about the risks that could cause you to move from home, and what you can do -today.
Know your plan and find your way to lifelong community living using these 4 easy steps. These 4 steps will show you how to focus your time, effort, and money on the things that matter most to you.
Local LAHN programs are Live Well at HomeSM providers - trained in aging issues and the 4-step Live Well At Home process, and offering a wide range of services and supports for managing risk factors.
LAHN Program Handbook
Our guide to creating and managing a local senior serving program is available for individuals and communities to use. LAHN Program Handbook
Once you have read through the guide, please contact us for assistance in establishing a program in your community. Please note, the entire handbook is copyrighted by the Living At Home Network and may not be altered or redistributed without our written permission.
Elder-Friendly Communities Checklist
Start your assessment of your community's current strengths with our Elder-Friendly Community Checklist. Download here: ElderFriendlyChecklist1
Minnesota's Senior LinkAge Line®
The Senior LinkAge Line® is the Minnesota Board on Aging's free statewide information and assistance service. The Senior LinkAge Line® service is provided by six Area Agencies on Aging that cover all 87 counties of Minnesota and helps connect you to local services. 1-800-333-2433
Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving
The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving is a national leader in research and resource development for cargivers. Their website has links to their materiel as well as links to other resources.
Helping Seniors with Hearing Loss Stay Connected
Local LAHN programs working together as part of a Community Service/Services Development Grant from the Minnesota Department of Human Services developed "Hear Ye, Hear Me", a project designed to help seniors with hearing loss stay connected.
The "Guide to Establishing a Hearing Assistance Program in Your Community" is available for you to at no charge.
MN state services for visually impaired seniors
MN state services for the Blind and visually impaired offers counseling, training and referrals to help seniors find ways to adapt to changes in their vision and improve their quality of life and their ability to live independently.
Many of the people they work with have age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, or other vision-related conditions that are often a part of aging. Frequently, in addition to vision loss, their clients also face other health issues. Their goal is to help customers meet the challenges of vision loss based on their own particular needs and circumstances by providing services directly or through referral to community agencies. Services include:
- Low vision aids and other adaptive devices
- Travel skill training
- Training in daily living skills
- Rehabilitation counseling, referral and advocacy services
- Access to books and media in alternate formats
Transportation Resouces Across Minnesota
The Minnesota Council on Transportation Access contracted with the University of Minnesota Center for Transportation Studies to create an interactive, web-based map of service areas for non-profit providers across the state.
Three types of service providers were contacted for the first iteration of the map: Faith in Action, Living at Home Network, and 5310 Providers (organizations that receive federal funds for buses to provide transportation service for older adults and individuals with disabilities)
A full listing of transportation resources can also be accessed at the MinnesotaHelp.info website.