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Guiding Your Way Through Resources A to V
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The Savvy Senior Sources Guide On-line

Guiding Your Way through Resources A to V for                    Minnesota Seniors, Boomers,
                   Their Families, Caregivers, and Advisers


Family Enjoying  Life with MN Senior Resources Savvy Senior Sources, LLC leads the premier collaboration of businesses for easily guiding your way through resources A to V for Minnesota seniors, boomers, their family, caregivers and advisers.  The trusted advisers are selected with limited members in each category.

The mission of The Savvy Senior Guide on-line:
To be the one place to turn to find resources available throughout the Minnesota Twin Cities Metro area and surrounding counties to help seniors and their loved ones with planning, staying in their home and remaining independent or through the transition of moving. 
To provide services from A to V from both for-profit and non-profit who have been selected for their knowledge, experience and reputation in their select fields and who we believe to have the best interests of the senior in mind when providing their services.  As well as providing contact information for government officials and agencies.
Note: While those included are selected, Savvy Senior Sources, LLC, Beth Paterson, Reverse Mortgages SIDAC and those listed or referenced, or are guests on shows are not affiliated with and does not endorse nor qualify any of the resources, providers, services, products, or links provided here. The contacts and this information are intended for your informational purposes only. You must do your own reference checks and use your own judegement when using these resources.  Savvy Senior Sources, LLC, Beth Paterson, Reverse Mortgages SIDAC and those listed or referenced are not liable for your selection or choice of services.
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 Accounting/CPA
 
Katherine Stienessen, CPA, Financial Advisor
Kay Stienessen
952-843-4941
www.kstienessen.com
Do you need help with taxes?  Looking for sound financial advice?  Need advice on 401K plans?  My goal is to be the advisor who cares about you.  I will help you build, preserve, create stability and manage your assets throughout the many changes in your life.
Securities and Advisory Services offered through Harbour Investment Inc. Member  FINRA-SIPC
 Adult Day Services
Adult Day Services are centers in the community offering structured activities, meals, and socialization.  Some offer health and rehabilitative services such as bathing, physical and occupational therapy and nursing services.  Adult Day Services provide respite and peace of mind for family and caregivers.  Usually during weekdays, there is flexibility in choosing from one day up to five days.  The goal of the centers is to enable adults to maintain independence with purposeful living and engagement while living in the community.

Questions to consider to determine when Adult Day Services may be beneficial:

  1. Is the person sleeping a lot throughout the day?  Sitting in front of the TV, often sleeping?  Are they idle throughout the day?
  2. Is the person showing low interest in family or others?
  3. Are they showing signs of sadness, loneliness or confusion?
  4. Would they benefit by more social activity during the day?
  5. Do you have children and need time for them and their activities?
  6. Are you working part time, or full time?
  7. Do you need time for your job/career and taking care of your family?  Do you need time for your own needs and taking care of yourself?
  8. Are you concerned about the person and wether their needs are being met?
  9. Do they have care needs but they don’t want to go to a nursing home and you feel guilty about thoughts of placing them in a nursing home?
  10. Are you spending a lot of time providing care for the person rather than having time for visiting, talking or doing social activities with them?
Adult Day Services will be beneficial for the person as well as you and/or other caregivers if you have answered “Yes” to any of these questions.

Information provided here obtained from the Minnesota Adult Day Services Association, www.madsa.org.

Minnesota Adult Day Services Association
www.madsa.org
763-464-2698
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 Advocacy
Advocacy can take many forms. Perhaps you only need information and referrals. The organization might coach you on steps you can take independently. It can also involve an advocate intervening to assist in finding a resolution. Whatever form, it should always take into account the senior’s choices.

Asking for help can be a difficult decision in the best of times. You might be wondering is it too soon to seek help? Or have I waited too long? Am I overreacting? Who do I call and what will they charge me?

If you can answer yes to any of these questions, it may be time to call:
  • Do you believe there is a risk of physical, emotional abuse, neglect, financial exploitation, or sexual violence?  If you believe there is immediate risk, never hesitate to call 9-1-1.
  • Are you losing sleep or having anxiety over the problem you are facing?
  • Do you feel trapped by the decision you have to make?
  • Have you asked for help from those around you and not received it?
  • Are you frustrated with trying to find the answers to your questions and concerns?
  • Are you overwhelmed with the enormous amount of information and just don’’t know where to begin?
  • Do you want to make the most informed decision you can using experts who know and have experience with your concerns?
As you begin to prepare to call for advocacy, it helps to gather a bit of information. Remember, you may need to be a partner in solving the problem. Your input and information is vital for the agency to determine how it can best serve you –– or the person in need of support.   If you need help, don’t delay calling to gather this information, but answers to these questions can definitely help:
  1.  What is the problem you are facing?
  2.  Is anyone at risk of being harmed and if so, how and when?
  3.  What steps have you taken to address it so far?
  4.  Who or what do you believe is the cause of the problem?
  5. To whom have you already spoken?
  6. How quickly do you need help and why?
  7. Have you told the senior who is facing the issue that you are calling –– and if not, why?
As you are talking to the agency, some questions you may want to ask the agency include:
  • Are there any costs to me or the senior I am calling for?
  • What types of services and support can you offer to help with my problem?
  • How quickly can I access your services?
  • Are there other agencies you feel would be more appropriate for my particular concern?
  • What are my next steps?
  • After we address my immediate concern, are there steps that could be taken to avoid it repeating in the future?
Remember, no one has all of the answers. Never be afraid to seek help when you think you might need it.

This information was prepared by Casper Law, P.L.L.C., 1600 University Avenue West, Suite 313, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104. 651-645-9359. http://www.jsc-law.com
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Tubman ElderCare Rights Alliance
www.eldercarerights.org
800-893-4055
As a non-profit organization with over 30 years experience ElderCare Rights Alliance’s  mission is to advance the principals of justice and dignity in long-term care through education, advocacy, and action. They provides guidance and advocacy to elders and people with disabilities, their families, caregivers, and friends seeking knowledge about rights, responsibilities, and resources with long-term care systems, home care, assisted living, nursing home, financial exploitation, and elder abuse.  Caregiver support and volunteer opportunities are available.

Office of Ombudsman for
Older Minnesotans

www.dhs.state.mn.us
651-431-2555 / 1-800-657-3591 (TTY-711)


An Ombudsman is an independent consumer advocate who handles complaints against the government or government regulated agencies. We work with consumers, citizens, nursing homes, hospitals, home care, social service agencies and public agencies to enhance the quality of life and services for individuals receiving health care and supportive services at home, in hospitals, nursing homes and other community settings such as housing with services, adult foster care and adult day centers.  We also advocate for reform through changes in state and federal law and administrative policy.
  Care Management
Care Managers are professionals such as a social worker or health care professional who can help you or your family manage your medical, psychological, and social affairs, through assessments, identifying needs, and then planing, coordinating, and monitoring services and resources to assist you in financial, legal, and housing needs.

After completing a comprehensive assessment, Care Managers create a care plan tailored to one’s individual’s circumstances.  When necessary the care plan may be modified based on the geriatric care manager’s continued monitoring of the situation and plan.

Care managers use a working knowledge of health and psychology, human development, family dynamics, public and private resources and funding sources.

When to consider a Care Manager:
  • Are there issues that are becoming overwhelming and more complex than you can comfortably manager?
  • Are you dealing with demands and responsibilities that are too much for you to be overseeing and providing the attention needed to your loved one’s issues?
  • Communications with family members, doctors and other professionals are a challenge.
Some questions to ask when considering a Care Manager:
  1. What primary services are provided by your agency/business?
  2. What are your professional credentials?
  3. Do you hold a license?
  4. How long have you been providing care management services?
  5. Are you available for emergencies?
  6. Does your company also provide home care services or do you refer out for home care services?
  7. How do you communicate information?
  8. Is there a fee for the initial consultation and, if so, how much?
  9. What are your fees? (These should be provided to the consumer/responsible party in writing prior to services starting.)
  10. Can you provide references?

Information provided here obtained from the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers, http://www.caremanager.org
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Elder Care Consultants
Professional Help with Difficult Decisions
Leaders in Care Management

Mike Justin, LICSW, MALP, owner
612-805-5672
www.eldercc.us
ElderCare Consultants has successfully helped hundreds of clients and families navigate through complex medical and social service systems.  We specialize in care management for individuals with dementia, mental health or medical issues. Our multi-disciplinary team consists of Licensed Psychologists, Licensed Social Workers, and Registered Nurses.  Together, we provide comprehensive geriatric care management and mental health services community-wide.  Upon request, our Certified Holistic Nurse can incorporate selective holistic approaches into the customized Care Plan.
Caregiving/Caregiving Support

You are a caregiver if you are taking care of someone whether to make a phone call to check up on them, shoveling their walk, helping them with groceries or meals, making sure their bills are paid, going to the doctor with them, driving them places, and providing other assistance.

Caregiving can be stressful.  However, there are a lot of options for support for you from education, classes, coaching, counseling, support groups, respite, information and referrals.  

You don’t have to do it alone.  Get the support you need to take care of you so you can take care of your loved one.
Alzheimer’s Speaks
Shifting Our Dementia Care Culture
Lori La Bey
651-748-4714
www.AlzheimersSpeaks.com


Service area: Statewide

Alzheimer’s Speaks delivers new systems and attitudes towards those with memory loss by providing education and support. Dr. Oz and Sharecare Recognized Alzheimer’s Speaks as the #1 Influencer Online for Alzheimer’s. Through Multiple platforms (radio, webinars, keynotes, blog, resource directory, video, tools…) people with memory loss, professionals and family caregivers have access information and support 24/7.

Consulting/Speaking/Training
Alzheimer’s Speaks
Shifting Our Dementia Care Culture
Lori La Bey
651-748-4714
www.AlzheimersSpeaks.com


Service area: Statewide
Alzheimer’s Speaks delivers new systems and attitudes towards those with memory loss by providing education and support. Dr. Oz and Sharecare Recognized Alzheimer’s Speaks as the #1 Influencer Online for Alzheimer’s. Through Multiple platforms (radio, webinars, keynotes, blog, resource directory, video, tools…) people with memory loss, professionals and family caregivers have access information and support 24/7.

Always Graceful Living, LLC

Char Jebens
763-447-9085
www.AlwaysGracefulLiving.com

Service area: Statewide
Payor Source: Private Pay

Always Graceful Living, LLC dedicated to improving the lives of those 55+ through consultations, tools, resources and seminars.  With 70 years of combined health care experience we provide answers to many quality of life questions: How do I know this is the best treatment for my condition?  How do I select a home care agency? Am I ready to move out of my home? How can I retain my desired level of independence?  How do I stay in control of my life?  Call today for a free 15 minute phone consult or to schedule a seminar. Sign up through our web site for our monthly newsletter bringing the latest health care trends. Dedicated to you the senior so you stay in control of the life you want to live.

  Daily Money Management/Fiduciary Services

Daily Money Managers provide personal assistance to help manage paying bills, balancing checkbooks, handling mail, insurance statements, medical bills, setting up a budget, filing taxes, completing forms, organizing paperwork and setting up files.

A Fiduciary is a person or company entrusted with the property or finances of another person and in whose best interest the fiduciary is expected to act when holding, investing, or otherwise managing that person’s affairs.  A Professional Fiduciary manages the finances of and makes daily care, housing, and medical care decisions for non-family members.  

Some questions to ask the Daily Money Manager and/or Fiduciary whether a family member, friend or a professional, you are considering:
  1.  Do they offer an initial consultation?  Is there a charge for the initial consultation?
  2.  Are they willing to work with your attorney, accountant and family member(s)?
  3.  What type of services do they provide?
  4.  Are they insured and bonded?
  5.  Have they ever been convicted of a crime?
  6.  Can they provide a reference list?
  7.  What are their fees?  Do they charge per hour?  Are there different fees for different services?
  8.  How do they bill for their services?
  9.  How often do they anticipate needing to meet?  (You have a say in this but knowing the anticipated time needed for each service will benefit you.)
  10. Can I trust this person... no matter what?
  11. When given multiple choices, do they tend to be practical?
  12. If they don’t know what to do, will they seek advice of experts?
  13. As your fiduciary, how will they deal with grieving family members when decisions must be made?  Will they show respect and listen?
  14. As your fiduciary, will they consider questions and demands made on your estate by creditors, beneficiaries, the court or anyone contesting your Will and wishes?
  15. As your fiduciary, do they know you well enough personally and professionally to know how you think and might want things handled?
  16. As your fiduciary, could decisions made by them benefit others (including the agent) and harm your family?
  17. As your fiduciary, can they accurately assess the needs of your beneficiaries without your day-to-day guidance?
  18. As your fiduciary, what kind of experience do they have with real estate and financial markets?

Information on fiduciary services was obtained from Lori Manning, Lori Manning Fiduciary Services, LLC, P.O. Box 16210, St. Louis Park, MN, 952-922-8972, www.lorimanningfiduciarycom.
Financial Wellness For You, LLC
Maura Albrecht, ChFC
651-434-2003
www.finwell4you.com

Service area: 7-County Twin Cities Metro
Financial Wellness For You helps seniors maintain their standard of living, by maintaining control of their finances and helping their income last as long as their retirement.  How? By providing affordable, honest advice focused on YOU - your daily money management and your independence.  With 16 years of financial services experience and a passion for helping seniors, Maura offers daily money management services: Manage details of daily expenses including bank statements, insurance paperwork and credit cards. Organize financial statements, legal records, and other documents.  Create a simple spending plan for each month. Help with bill paying, phone calls to creditors, and record keeping.  Call if you’re a senior or concerned about your parents’ finances.

Lori Manning Fiduciary Services, LLC
Assisting older adults with their personal and financial affairs
Lori Manning
952-922-8972
www.lorimanningfiduciary.com

Service area: 7-County Twin Cities Metro

Lori Manning Fiduciary Services, LLC provides daily money management and fiduciary services to elderly and vulnerable adults.  As a daily money manager, Lori makes house calls to assist clients with mail, bill paying, account reconciliations, phone calls, filing and other personal finance tasks.  As a client- or court-appointed agent, Lori acts on behalf of the principal and handles financial and medical/personal matters.  Fiduciary roles include:  attorney-in-fact (POA), representative payee, trustee, conservator, personal representative, health care agent, and guardian.  Lori is willing to be a “nominated agent” for those who may need her services in the event of future incapacity.  Call for a complimentary, in-home, no-obligation consultation.DEME
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Dementia
Alzheimer’s Speaks
www.AlzheimersSpeaks.com
651-748-4714
Alzheimer’s Speaks provides programs, platforms and collaborations to shift caregiving from crisis to comfort.  Our keynotes, training, resource website, radio show and various collaborations offer new delivery systems and attitudes toward those dealing with dementia.  For details, please check out our website, www.AlzheimersSpeaks.com.

Above & Beyond Senior Services
www.AboveServices.com
612-965-5122

 
J.Arthur's Memory Cafe
www.JArthursMemoryCafe.com
651-294-4782





Finance
Financial & Estate Planning, Investments & Long Term Care Insurance
Katherine Stienessen, CPA
www.kstienessen.com
www.BBFG.com
952-881-4533

 
Newman Long Term Care
www.NewmanLTC.com
952-888-3777 or 1-800-625-9267
Whether you have already done some research on Long Term Care Insurance (LTCI), or are brand new to the subject, Newman Long Term Care is here to help.  We have over 20 years of experience in educating consumers on LTC Insurance.  We will help you find the best fit based on health, cost and quality concerns. We are committed to doing what is best for the client.  Since 1990 when we began focusing exclusively on LTCI we have grown to become one of the largest Long Term Care Insurance agencies in the US.  If you're looking for LTC Insurance expertise, our motto says it all: “Long Term Care Insurance Is All We Do!”®

Safe Harbor Retirement Solutions
www.SafeHarborMN.com
763-441-5131
Safe Harbor Financial Solutions is a unique kind of planning firm. We emphasize Safety, Simplicity, and Reasonable Opportunity for Returns. Our clients want security, financial growth and reliable income while knowing that we do not expose their hard-earned money to the daily volatility of publicly traded stocks. We focus on comprehensive, custom-designed financial advice specifically tailored to meet the needs of our clients. Let us be your resource for Retirement Planning, Estate Planning, Investments and Insurance. It is different here at Safe Harbor! Call us today.
Advisory Services and Securities offered through ProEquities, Inc. a Registered Investment Advisor and Broker-Dealer, Member FINRA & SIPC. Safe Harbor Retirement Solutions is independent of ProEquities, Inc. All investments involve risk, including the possible loss of principal.

Siebrasse & Associates, LLC
www.dsiebrasse.mymedicalquotes.com
www.SailingTo Freedom.com
612-724-5195

We are an independent Financial Planning firm with our mission to “Guide Individuals and Businesses to experience “Smooth Sailing Towards your Financial Future” with purpose, grace, and ease. We strive to help individuals with solutions to many common goals such as lifelong predictable incomes, protecting retirement savings from the volatile markets, exploring and obtaining greater returns for your CD’s and preserving your independence in your golden years.
Securities offered through Questar Capital Corporation (QCC), Member FINRA/SIPC.  Advisory Services offered through Questar Asset Management (QAM), A Registered Investment Advisor.  Siebrasse & Associates, LLC is independent of QCC and QAM

Reverse Mortgages
Reverse Mortgages SIDAC
A Division of Greenleaf Financial, LLC
MO #173899

www.RMSIDAC.com
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Twitter/RMSIDAC
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651-762-9648; 1-877-590-9648

We provide security, independence, dignity, and control by helping senior homeowners over 62 convert the equity of their home into cash, faster and easier, with reverse mortgages©.  There are no income or credit qualifications and no monthly payments.  As a Licensed Mortgage Broker, we offer all reverse mortgage programs available including the FHA insured Home Equity Mortgage (HECM) Standard, Saver, and Home Purchase through many lenders.   Devoting all our attention to reverse mortgages, we have the experience and knowledge needed to counsel our clients and resolve more issues or concerns than other lenders. We have developed training and processing programs to insure the speed and accuracy necessary to originate, process, and close these unique loans.

Funeral Pre-planning

Midwest Funeral Pre-planning Consultants
www.FuneralPreplanningConsultants.com
612-978-4948


As a Certified Senior Advisor and Pre-Planning Specialist, I serve people as a consultant in the areas of Funeral Pre-Planning and Health Care Directives.  As an Independent Funeral Planner I do all the homework for you.  I can compare costs for funeral homes, as well as educate you on traditional funeral and cremation choices. Whether you want to pre-plan and/or pre-pay, working with me is a very simple process.

Grocery Shopping and Delivery/Meals

Creative Senior Dining
www.creativeseniordining.org
651-746-8200

Creative Senior Dining (CSD), a service of Presbyterian Homes & Services, provides home-delivered meals to older adults and gives them choices of what they eat, when they eat and how often they want support visits.  CSD serves kosher meals.  Available in Hennepin, Ramsey, Dakota, and Washington Counties. Additionally CSD serves in congregate settings to seniors at 17 sites in Ramsey, Washington, and Hennepin Counties. Meals are served to any older adult without obligation to pay (a donation of $3.00 per meal is suggested) support the program).  CSD is committed to offer older adults choice and serve the best possible meal, ensuring that clients are consuming the nutrition they need to remain healthy and independent at home. 

Fare for All
www.FareForAll.org
763-450-3860; 1-800-582-4291
Fare for All is a cooperative food buying program that buys food in bulk and passes the savings on to participants.  Open to everyone , there is no pre-payments or pre-registration.  You can purchase groceries with savings up to 50%.

Meals on Wheels
1-800-333-2433
Noon meals delivered to home-bound people.  Call for local information.

Store To Door
www.StoreToDoor.org
651-642-1892

Store to Door is a nonprofit grocery shopping and delivery service for homebound elderly and disabled people who are unable to shop by themselves.  We shop at Cub Foods and deliver directly to the kitchen.  With the help of a dedicated staff and over 350 volunteers, we are able to offer our clients access to healthy and nutritious food as well as household products, prescriptions, and even a little friendship.
Healthcare and Services

Synapse
www.officialsynapse.com
612-209-9906
As a holistic health care facility, we treat people from the unique point of view we call the triad of health. We address structural, mental, and chemical health using chiropractic, applied kinesiology, neurology, and nutrition. We can help you feel better and stay independent longer. We have helped people with arthritis, osteoporosis, stroke, MS, chronic fatigue, and fibromyalgia. Dr. Spurrill is the author of the book: Formula for Life:  How I Beat Muscular Dystrophy.

Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly Counseling
612-721-6215

 
Wilder Community Services for the Elderly Senior Dental Clinic
www.wilder.org
651-290-8666

 
Hearing and Vision

Deaf Blind Services Minnesota
612-362-8454

Hearing
Community Services for the Deaf
651-224-6548; 1-877-456-7589

Harris Communications, Inc.
www.harriscomm.com
952-906-1180; 1-800-825-6758

Self-Help for Hard of Hearing People, Inc.
www.shhh.org
301-657-2248

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Home Assessment and Modifications For Aging In Place

AccessAbility Options, Inc.
www.AccessOptionsMN.com

763-571-6789

We build and preserve your independence with home modifications - bathroom adaptations, kitchen conversions, door widening, ramps, over-head lift systems, grab bars and other transfer aids, stair glides, door openers, and more.  Our compassionate and professional team will work with you to achieve the highest level of accessibility, comfort, and safety.


Home Care, Home Health Care, Homemaker, & Companion Services
Home Health Care and Companion Services are services provided in one's home ranging from companion and basic home chores to medical care such as nursing occupational, speech, or physical therapy and other medical therapies.  Home Health Care may hold Class A or Class B licenses and provide skilled cares which are done by licensed professionals such as a social worker, nurse, or home care aide and can provide personal care and assistance with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, grooming, transferring, toileting.  Companion or personal  care assistants provide assistance with meal preparation, shopping, transportation, light housekeeping, companionship, and supervision but cannot provide personal or nursing care.  Available for minimal hours to 24 hours.
Adult Home & Companion Care
www.adulthelpcare.com
612-708-1079


Adult Help & Companion Care is a flexible home care service.  We provide exceptional care for seniors in their own home for anywhere between 4 to 24 hours per day.  An AHCC caregiver will assist individuals with: bathing/dressing, preparing meals, laundry, light housekeeping, monitoring, medications and transportation.  The diligent and loving nature of AHCC caregivers allows seniors to experience their golden years with dignity and gives family members peace of mind knowing their loved one is receiving the best care possible.

Allied Professionals, Inc.
www.alliedprofessionals.com
952-832-5101/561-227-1517

 
At Home Solutions
www.AtHomeSolutionsLLC.com
952-292-5801
At Home Solutions, LLC is a local Home Care agency providing both Companion Services and Home Health Aides.  We offer services 2 to 24 hours per day, seven days a week, throughout the Twin Cities for seniors and adults with disabilities as well as adults in transition.  Our goal is to maximize safety and independence while assisting people in staying where they want to life: at home.  Caregiver services include respite care, homemaking, meal preparation, medication reminders, laundry assistance, incidental transportation, stand-by showering.  Home Health Aides can assist with medication management, medication set-ups by Rns, bathing assistance, transfer assistance, skin care, feeding, incontinence needs.  Home safety evaluations are available to ensure safety, security and stability.

Baywood Home Care
www.BaywoodHomeCare.com

763-546-8899
Baywood Home Care is a local home health care provider that has been serving MN for 11 years.  Our personalized in-home care services enable seniors to live at home rather than moving to assisted living or a nursing home.  Our caregivers are certified as Home Health Aides or Nursing Assistants.  We come to wherever a person calls home to offer companionship, daily living assistance, and home health care that is tailored to each client’s individual needs to make staying home possible.  Our clients also have an R.N. Care Manger to supervise their care, offer consultations, coordinate other services, manage medications, etc.  Schedules are personalized to individual needs: 3-hours/wake up to 24-hours/day, with live-in caregiver options.

Brightstar Southern Twin Cities
Making More Possible
(Each office is independently owned and operated)
www.BrightStarCare.com
651-234-0044
Cell: 763-639-4000
At BrightStar Southern Twin Cities, “We promise to provide the kind of care we would want for our own loved ones; to be compassionate, empathic, patient and kind, while providing reliable, trustworthy and top notch professional home care.  Experience the BrightStar difference. 24/7 Live Voice, service infants to seniors, sitter/companion to skilled care, RN oversight on every case.  Our nurses and caregivers are fully screened, insured and bonded, licensed and certified.  “We make more possible,” please let us know how we can help you.

Home Care Solutions
www.homecaresolutionsmn.com
952-924-0677 or 763-231-9000

 
Home Instead Senior Care
(Each office is independently owned and operated)
www.HomeInstead.com
651-747-8722 Maplewood
651-747-8720 St. Paul
763-792-0041 Coon Rapids
952-929-5695 Edina
763-544-5988 Minneapolis
952-882-9300 Burnsville
Home Instead Senior Care offers non-medical assistance to seniors allowing them to remain in their own homes (wherever they call home) for a longer period of time.  Our thoroughly screened and trained CAREGivers provide services including companionship, meal preparation, medication reminders, light housekeeping, and incidental transportation.  We also assist clients with personal care needs including bathing, dressing, grooming assistance.  All CAREGivers have completed Alzheimer’s/Dementia training as well as on-going training.  From 2 hours to 24 hours a day, service is simply a call away.

Interim HealthCare
www.interimhealthcare.com
651-917-3634
Interim Healthcare is a Medicare certified home health agency featuring physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and skilled nursing in the comfort of your home.  We also offer private pay services from home health aides to nursing (3-hour minimum).  Serving the 7-county metro area seven days per week.

Living Live Home Care
www.LivingLifeHomeCare.com
612-435-7140

 

Home Maintenance, Repair, & Chore Services

Home Maintenance & Repair

Angie's List
www.angieslist.com
612-339-6600

Metro Paint-A-Thon
www.gmcc.org/paint-a-thon
612-721-8687 X321

Chore Services

Assistance with chores such as painting, fixing a leaky faucet, snow shoveling, and yard work.  Some are free services and some have a sliding-fee charge.

Brush With Kindness
www.tchabitat.org
612-788-8169

DARTS
www.darts1.org
651-455-1560

East Suburban Resources Chore Services
www.esrworks.org
651-983-5637

Handy Works
612-721-8687 X329

Household and Outside Maintenance for Elderly (H.O.M.E.)
952-888-5530

Jewish Family & Children Services
952-546-0616

Volunteers of America Minnesota
www.voamn.org
612-612-7847

Wilder Foundation
www.wilder.org
651-290-8670


Information, Assistance and Consulting/Speaking/Training Services

County Information Lines
763-783-4707 Anoka
952-227-1125 Carver
651-455-1560 Dakota

Great Places Inc
www.GreatPlacesInc.com
612-850-3123

Senior Linkage Line
www.tcaging.org
1-800-333-2433

Consulting/Speaking/Training
Senior Lifestyle Trends
www.SeniorLifestyleTrends.com
651-777-1437


Senior Lifestyle Trends mission is to “Shift society’s negative perception of aging and illness, by getting individuals and businesses to appreciate and embrace the gifts wrapped in every stage of life.”  We believe by removing the fear, embarrassment, and judgment that cripples our relationships; we can enhance our connections with the people we love and care fore.  Founder and President Lori La Bey, is a Professional Speaker, Trainer, Consultant, Author and Spokesperson.  She would love to discuss how she can help you and your organization.  Join us in Shifting Caregiving from Crisis to Comfort  mode™!
Legal and Estate Planning

Estate & Elder Law Services, Volunteers of America of Minnesota
www.voamn.org
612-676-6300



Houk & Kantke, PLLC
www.hk-mnlaw.com
651-633-2516

Houk & Kantke, PLLC offers clients personal service and small firm prices in the ares of Estate Planning, Probate, Guardianship/Conservatorship, and Elder Law.  With over 45 years of combined legal experience, Larry Houk and John Kantke take a common sense approach, providing clients with advice they can really use.  Whether you are planning ahead or dealing with the unexpected, Larry and John are ready to assist you.

Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis
www.LawHelpMN.org
www.midmnlegal.org
612-332-1441

Minnesota Disability Law Center
612-332-1441 or 1-800-292-4150
 
  Long/Reher/Hanson, P.A.
www.mnelderlaw.com
952-929-0622


 
Schmitz & Schmidt, P.A.
www.elderlaw123.com
651-291-2405

 
Southern Minnesota Senior Law Project (SMRLS)
www.smrls.org
651-224-7301


 
William M. Hansen Associates, PLLC
Mary R. Watson
www.whansen.com
763-398-5800
 
Medical Equipment and Supplies

Handi Medical Supply
www.HandiMedical.com
651-287-3536

 
Liberty Oxygen and Medical Equipment
www.LibertyOxygen.com
952-920-0460 St. Louis Park
952-445-5454 Shakpoee
651-789-7500 Lino Lakes
651-789-0050 Woodbury
763-494-4966 Maple Grove

651-789-7500 Maplewood

As the premier home medical equipment provider in the Twin Cities, at Liberty Oxygen and Medical Equipment our caring staff is focused on keeping people safe and independent in their home.  We offer the most current technology in home respiratory equipment for oxygen, CPAP/BiPAPs and nebulizers.  Our showrooms also carry: lift chairs, scooters, bathroom aids, rolling walkers, jobst legwear, and more!  For your convenience we have seven metro locations: St. Louis Park, Shakopee, Lino Lakes, Woodbury, Maple Grove, Burnsville, St. Paul and Maplewood.

Medicare
Alexander & Haberman Agency, LLC
Joshua Haberman
651-645-5763
You can get your Medicare questions answered at Alexander & Haberman Agency.  Because Medicare is all we do.  Did you know there are more than 109 Medicare plans available?  The choices can be overwhelming.  That's why you can always call us for free, no-obligation advice on choosing Medigap policies, supplements, advantage plans, cost plans, and prescription drug plans.  Also, we can tell you if you qualify for Extra Help on prescription drug plans and the Medicare savings Program.  To schedule your Free Medicare Q&A Session, please call 651-645-5763. Or, to request your copy of our Free report: "Medicare Made Simple," please call to listen to our free, 24-hour recorded message at 612-253-5705.

 


Mortgages


Reverse Mortgages SIDAC
A Division of Greenleaf Financial, LLC
MO #173899

www.RMSIDAC.com
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651-762-9648; 1-877-590-9648

We provide security, independence, dignity, and control by helping senior homeowners over 62 convert the equity of their home into cash, faster and easier, with reverse mortgages©.  There are no income or credit qualifications and no monthly payments.  As a Licensed Mortgage Broker, we offer all reverse mortgage programs available including the FHA insured Home Equity Mortgage (HECM) Standard, Saver, and Home Purchase through many lenders.   Devoting all our attention to reverse mortgages, we have the experience and knowledge needed to counsel our clients and resolve more issues or concerns than other lenders. We have developed training and processing programs to insure the speed and accuracy necessary to originate, process, and close these unique loans.

Moving Services

De-cluttering and Organizing
Key Changes With Karen
www.KeyChangesWithKaren.com
612-388-3745

Estate and Moving Sales
www.EsquireEstateSales.com
763-377-7070

Moving Services
Gentle Transitions Senior Move Management
www.GentleTransitions.net
952-944-1024
651-2240335
We provide security, independence, dignity, and control by helping senior homeowners over 62 convert the equity of their home into cash, faster and easier, with reverse mortgages©.  There are no income or credit qualifications and no monthly payments.  As a Licensed Mortgage Broker, we offer all reverse mortgage programs available including the FHA insured Home Equity Mortgage (HECM) Standard, Saver, and Home Purchase through many lenders.   Devoting all our attention to reverse mortgages, we have the experience and knowledge needed to counsel our clients and resolve more issues or concerns than other lenders. We have developed training and processing programs to insure the speed and accuracy necessary to originate, process, and close these unique loans.

 Heritage Move Solutions
www.HeritageMoveSolutions.com
952-934-7676
 
Music Therapy For Seniors

Living Spirit Therapy Services, LLC
www.LivingSpiritTherapy.com
612-208-0156



Musical Reflections
www.MusicalReflections.com
www.WomanAsHealers.com
952-829-1919


 

Real Estate Sales

Edina Realty - Terri Darsow
www.terridarsow.edinarealty.com/
763-569-5691

The Classic Lifestyles Program of Coldwell Banker Burnet
Angela Martin
www.AngelaMartinHomes.com
651-335-9122
Mark Potter
www.MarkPotterHomes.com
651-628-5598

Remax Results Senior Services- Ted Field
www.SeniorExpert.com
952-848-2593


Resources for Assistance

Governor Mark Dayton
Office of the Governor
651-201-3400
1-800-657-3717

 
Office of Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson
www.ag.state.mn.us
651-296-3353; 1-800-657-3787
TTY: 651-297-7206;
TTY: 1-800-366-4812

 
Minnesota Department of Commerce
(for banking and securities)
651-296-4026

 
Minnesota State Legislature
www.leg.state.mn.us

 
Minnesota Better Business Bureau
651-699-1111 or 1-800-955-5100

 
Do-Not-Call List Registration
www.donotcall.gov
1-888-382-1222 (TTY 1-866-290-4236)

 
Free Credit Reports
www.annualcreditreport.com/cra/index.jsp
1-877-322-8228

Information on credit reports from the Federal Trade Commission
www.ftc.gov/credit

 
Charities Review Council
651-224-7030 or 1-800-733-4483

 
National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
www.preventelderabuse.org
202-682-4140

 
Self-Help for Hard of Hearing People, Inc.
www.shhh.org
301-657-2248

 
Property Tax Deferral
www.taxes.state.mn.us

Defers property taxes for homeowners 65 and over who have owned their home for 15+ years
Property Tax Reduction for the Blind
651-642-0856

Visually impaired and physicall challenged may have homestead taxes at a lower rate
Rebuilding Together
www.rebuildingtogether.org
1-800-4-Rehab-9

Assistance for home repair/modifications



Energy Assistance
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (liheap) Clearing House
www.liheap.ncat.org/profiles/energyhelp.htm
www.state.mn.us
1-800-657-3805

Various programs providing funds for emergency crisis assistance for people who may otherwise be without heat.  May make referrals for furnace repairs, replacement and weatherization services.



Telephone Assistance Plan (TAP)
Call your local phone company

Qualified seniors receive a discount on their monthly telephone bill.

Benefits Checkup/A service of the National Council on the Aging
www.benefitscheckup.org

Helps connect to government programs for prescription drugs, healthcare, utilities, and other needs.

Minnesota Housing Finance Agency
www.mhfa.state.mn.us
612-296-7608 or 1-800-657-3769

Provides funding for a variety of housing needs.



Disabled American Veterans
www.dav.org
www.davmn.org
651-291-1212

 
Veterans Linkage Line
www.Minnesotaveteran.org
1-888-546-5838

 
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Senior Housing Advisory Services

Choice Connections
www.ChoiceConnections.com/
TwinCities

West Metro 612-940-1086
South Metro 651-261-5379 or 952-687-1700
North Metro 651-644-7230

Choice Connections is the Twin Cities free senior housing advisory service.  Whether you are looking for Assisted Living, Residential Care, Independent Living or Alzheimer’s/Dementia Care, the search to find the “perfect fit” home has never been simpler.  Our mission is to reduce the stress and time for senors and their loved ones when looking for alternate living options when living at home isn’t the best or preferred choice.  As a community-based service, we have extensive knowledge of the local senior care industry and familiarity with each community’s amenities offered and the range of costs for each.  Our unbiased personalized guidance will give you the information you need to make an educated decision so your loved one can find the perfect place to call home.





Technology for Aging In Place

Home Instead Senior Care
www.HomeInstead.com
651-747-8722 Maplewood
651-747-8720 St. Paul
763-792-0041 Coon Rapids
952-929-5695 Edina
763-544-5988 Minneapolis
952-882-9300 Burnsville

Home Instead Senior Care is a distributor of Philips Lifeline.  Lifeline, the ONLY Emergency Response System approved by the FDA.  It is easy-to-use, comfortable, and waterproof.  Within seconds of pushing the Personal Help Button, a Personal Response Associate is able to access the customer’s profile, access the situation, and act on it quickly and appropriately.  Lifeline with Auto Alert offers another layer of protection that automatically places a call for help if a fall is detected providing peace of mind for the client and the family.

Prelude At Home
www.preludecares.com
651-501-6516
 



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Transportation and Driving Assessment for Seniors
Senior Transportation

Transportation services are available from many of the Home Care and Companion Services listed above.

 Anoka County Traveler
763-422-7075

Offers transportation services for Anoka, Blaine, and Coon Rapids.

DARTS
www.darts1.org
651-455-1339


DARTS provides door-through-door rides for Dakota County seniors, adults with disabilities, and other residents using professional, courteous, and trained drivers in specially equipped vehicles within the Dakota County service area.

H.S.I.
www.hsicares.org
651-275-4300

Offers transportation services for Washington County.


 
Lionmoile
651-653-3122

White Bear Lake shared-ride public transportation system for trips of any purpose.
 
Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly
www.littlebrothersmn.org
612-721-6215



LBFE offers transportation to appointments, grocery store, and errands with a salaried driver and their van and wheelchair-accessible bus.  LBFE staff and volunteers help take elders on errands and to appointments.  Additionally, on-call volunteers help with transportation to social events and gatherings.

Luthern Social Services
www.lssmn.org/olderadult
1-888-24-0012

Lutheran Social Services offers transportation to medical appointments and other errands to homebound older adults.

Metro Mobility
www.metrocouncil.org
651-602-1111

Transportation services for Mineapolis and St. Paul and surrounding suburbs.


Scott County Transit
952-496-8341

Transportation services for Scott County.


Transit Link
www.metrocouncil.org/
transportation/TransitLink/
index.htm
651-602-5465

Transit Link, a service of the Metropolitan Council, is the Dial-a-ride transit service in the Twin Cities region.  Transit Link provides curb-to-curb transportation via a minibus or van service for the general public where regular route transit service is not available.  The service is available to the general public based on availability - advance reservations are required.  Service is available in the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington.  Fares are based on distance traveled.

Volunteers of America
www.voamn.org
612- 32-9544



The VOA ElderRide program helps seniors age 60 and older in the City of Minneapolis remain independent and active by providing transportation to medical appointments, grocery shopping, senior dinging, senior center activities, recreation and other destinations within the Minneapolis city limits.
Driving Assessment
Courage Center Driving Assessment
www.courage.org/programs
763-520-0425 Information
763-520-0312 Appointments
Comprehensive driver assessment and training offering behind-the-wheel instruction focusing on an individual's needs and abilities.  Available in Golden Valley, Stillwater, Burnsville, Forest Lake, Duluth, Monticello, Rochester, Spring Lake Park.

Travel Assistance


Safe Passage
www.eldercc.us
6120805-5672 


ElderCare Consultants Safe Passage offers door-to-door travel assistance. We provide assistance with travel preparation, airport navigation, coordinating appropriate services upon arrival, and assistance transitioning into a new environment. Safe Passage will reduce risks that result from traveling independently, save time in making travel arrangements that meet your needs, and will establish connections with local services. With Safe Passage, you have peace of mind and continuity of care no matter where you go!
Vision

State Services for the Blind
651-642-0500; 1-800-652-9000

Vision Loss Resources
www.VisionLossResources.com
612-871-222; 651-224-7662


Internet Resources
Miscellaneous Resources
National Aging in Place: www.seniorsafehome.com

FHA/Housing and Urban Development (HUD): www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/hecm/hecmabou.cfm

AARP: www.aarp.org

Alliance for Retired Americans:  www.retiredamericans.org

Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging:  www.tcaging.org

Minnesota Help: www.MinnesotaHelp.info

Senior Linkage Line: www.mnaging.org/advisor/SLL.htm

American Bar Association: www.abanet.org/aging
 
Vital Aging Network (VAN): www.vital-aging-network.org

Financing Long Term Care: www.financinglongtermcare.umn.edu

ElderCare Rights Alliance: www.eldercarerights.org

The National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers: www.caremanager.org

National Association for Home Care: www.nahc.org

American Geriatrics Society: www.americangeriatrics.org

American Society on Aging: www.asaging.org

National Council on the Aging: www.ncoa.org

Children of Aging Parents: www.caps4caregivers.org

Who Get’s Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate (guide to passing on personal belongings):  www.yellowpieplate.umn.edu/indexB.html

National Caucus and Center on Black Aged, Inc.: www.ncba-aged.org

National Council of La Raza: www.nclr.org

National Hispanic Council on Aging: www.incacorp.com/nhcoa

National Institute on Aging: www.nih.gov/nia

Government - State
Minnesota Board on Aging: www.mnaging.org

Minnesota Department of Human Services: www.dhs.state.mn.us

Minnesota Department of Health:  www.health.state.mn.us

Minnesota Housing Finance Agency Home Accessibility Design & Funding Guides: www.mhfa.state.mn.us/accessibility

Minnesota Statewide Independent Living Councils:
www.mnsilc.org

Government - Federal
Administration on Aging:  www.acl.gov/about-acl/administration-aging

Federal Department of Health & Human Services: www.eldercare.gov

Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS): www.cms.hhs.gov

FirstGov.gov/U.S.Government’s Official Web Portal: www.seniors.gov

U.S. Senate Special Commitee on Aging: 
http://aging.senate.gov

Home Products

Dynamic Living: www.dynamic-living.com

Ageless Design - Alzheimer’s specialists: www.alzstore.com

Barrier Free Architecturals, Inc.:  www.barrierfree.org

Assessing Your Home
Lifease, Inc.: www.lifease.com

Certified Aging-in-Place Specialists (CAPS):  www.nahb.org/category.aspx?sectionID=686

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Aging: 
www.hhs.gov/aging/index.html
Associations
Alzheimer’s Association: www.alz.org   Alzheimer's Associaton MN:   www.alzmn.org

American Parkinson’s Disease Association: www.apdaparkinson.org

American Cancer Society: www.cancer.org

American Heart Association: www.americanheart.org

American Association of Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Rehabilitation:  www.aacvpr.org

American Stroke Association: www.strokeassociation.org

National Stroke Association: www.stroke.org

American Diabetes Association: www.diabetes.org

National Osteoporosis Foundation: www.nof.org

Brain Injury Association of Minnesota: www.braininjurymn.org

National Arthritis Foundation:  www.arthritis.org

The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.:
www.aota.org
Caregiver Support
CaregiverMN.org: www.caregivermn.org

National Family Caregivers Association: www.nfcacares.org

And Thou Shalt Honor: www.andthoushalthonor.org

Family Caregivine 101:  www.familycaregiving101.org

Family Caregivers Online:  www.familycaregiversonline.com

Full Circle Care:  www.fullcirclecare.org

GriefNet.org (Internet community of persons dealing with grief):  www.Griefnet.org

National Alliance for Caregiving:  www.caregiving.org

National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/nlmhome.html

Well Spouse: www.wellspouse.org

Age Net:  www.agenet.com

Caregiver’s Home Companion: www.caregivershome.com

Caregiving Solutions: www.caregiving.com

Today’s Caregiver Magazine:  www.caregiver.com
Caregiver Support Radio Resources
The Unexpected Caregiver Radio Show hosted by Kari Berit offers a half-hour of smart and touching discussion on a variety topics affecting caregivers. You can listen live at:
     http://kymnradio.net/local_programs/unexpected_caregiver_kari_berit/
or for past shows at:
    www.kariberit.com/UC_RadioMin.aspx
Kari is also the author of the book, “The Unexpected Caregiver” as well as a national speaker and a caregiver coach.  Find more information about Kari at: www.KariBerit.com

Coping With Caregiving Radio Show (This radio show airs on Saturdays on your computer.  You can listen to past shows anytime.): 
www.wsradio.com/copingwithcaregiving
Library Resources
A group of Minnesota libraries have resources on Universal Design and home accessibility. You can go to their websites for a list of the books and videos they have as well as receive a description of their contents. The materials were obtained with federal Family Caregiver Support grant funds administered by the Minnesota Board on Aging. Man with a reverse mortgage enjoying retirement
Hennepin County: www.hclib.org

Minneapolis: www.mplib.org

St. Paul: www.stpaul.lib.mn.us

Minnesota Public Libraries Metronet directory: 
www.metrolibraries.net/library-wire/overview.html
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