Over $9.5 million in new state grants will help aging Minnesotans stay in their homes longer through services such as caregiver support, housekeeping, retrofitting to prevent falls and other assistance.
Live Well at Home grants will go to 45 organizations to support aging Minnesotans. Research shows that people are happier and have better health outcomes when they can live in their homes longer, rather than moving into institutionalized care like nursing homes.
Among those receiving grants was Keystone Community Services for a pilot project to implement screening referrals for 600 low-income older adults in Ramsey County who rely on Keystone food assistance. Funds will help improve their nutrition, physical activity and social connection.