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Help to stay at home
Dakota County provides links to find services for people who need assistance to live in their home safely, as listed on www.co.dakota.mn.us; search on “seniors.” These are a few of the suggestions. More can be found through the LinkAge Line, at 1-800-333-2433. Consider:
• Adult day services provide a range of activities including outings, social events, meals or snacks, assistance with personal care and health monitoring. Typically, the services are provided Monday through Friday for half days or whole days.
To find a center, contact the Minnesota Adult Day Services Association at 763-464-2698.
• Chore services include heavy household chores such as washing floors or windows, moving heavy items and seasonal yard work.
• Emergency call devices can be worn to access help in an emergency situation.
• Equipment and supplies available through medical supply companies include canes, walkers, grab bars, incontinence supplies, wheelchairs and lift chairs.
• Home-delivered meals are available through Meals on Wheels.
• Homemaking services include making meals, doing laundry and other light household chores as needed.
• Nursing care is ordered by a physician. To find a home care provider, contact the Minnesota Home Care Association at 651-635-0607.
• Personal care includes help with eating, bathing, dressing, and personal hygiene. To find a home care provider, contact the Minnesota Home Care Association at 651-635-0607.
• Respite care provides a break for caregivers for a few hours or overnight.
• There are a number of options for transportation for seniors or people with disabilities, including DARTS, at 651-455-1560.