Housing & Services

There are a variety of housing and service options for older Minnesotans to choose from based on their individual needs or preferences. Older adults may choose to remain in their own homes and bring services in as they are needed or move to an apartment where they may also receive services.

When considering whether services should be brought into your home or whether a housing move is necessary ask yourself the following questions:

  • Does my current housing situation meet my needs in terms of access, safety, security, maintenance, self-care or financial issues?

  • If I stay in my home, what kinds of services would help to maintain my independence? Would I need a homemaker to provide cleaning and laundry; a home health aide to assist with personal care; a nurse to set up medications; meals-on-wheels delivered daily; an emergency response system in case of emergency; or someone to visit for companionship?

  • Do I want to move to a housing setting where I can continue to live in the same place if my health needs change?

  • Am I physically able to remain in my own home?

  • Can adaptations be made to my home to ensure access and safety, such as adding ramps or railings?

There are several living arrangements to consider that range from independent living to assisted living. You may want to visit the housing types personally or with another family member. When it is clear that you need housing that includes services, there are several options to consider depending on the services needed and financial ability to pay.

For a list of housing options available in Minnesota click here

To find services and or housing in your community contact the Senior LinkAge Line
®. You can reach the Senior LinkAge Line® by calling 1-800-333-2433, by email senior.linkage@state.mn.us or visit www.MinnesotaHelp.info®.