Basic Needs Assessment and Consultation
Aging specialists with knowledge and experience in the field of aging are available to provide confidential consultation on comprehensive assessments and resources to older adults and their families.
- Assessments are based on the unique needs of an individual.
- Multiple factors are considered, such as physical, emotional, and financial needs, as well as strengths and support systems.
- Personal care plans utilize public and private resources, family and community support, and the older adult’s preferences.
- On-going consultation for support and planning
- Monthly support groups
- Education training and classes on dealing with memory loss, stress, communication
- In-home respite visits that allow caregivers necessary time for appointments and activities
- Memory Cafes
- Reflections Memory Libraries
Helping People Thrive in their Homes
- Social visits
- Homemaker services including light housekeeping, laundry
- Transportation assistance
Education and Wellness
- Powerful Tools for caregivers
- Dementia Friends training sessions for older adults, caregivers, and businesses
- Men and women living with dementia speak candidly about their experiences as they relate to the Dementia Friends program.
- Dementia is not a normal part of aging.
- Dementia is caused by diseases of the brain.
- Dementia is not just about having memory problems.
- It is possible to have a good quality of life with dementia.
- There’s more to the person than dementia.
Kanabec/Pine/northern Mille Lacs Counties
Mille Lacs County
Aging Care Coordinator and Community Education
Aging Services Manager
These services are made possible in part by a Live Well at Home grant from the Minnesota Department of Human Services and under the Federal Older Americans Act through a contract from Central Minnesota Council on Aging under an Area Plan approved by the Minnesota Board on Aging.