In-Home Family Support

Services provided to a person and his/her family (including extended family members) in the family’s home and/or in the community to enable the person to remain in or return to the home.

This includes training of the person and family members to increase their capabilities to care for and maintain the person in the home.

In-home family supports can be delivered in the person’s family home or community settings typically used by the general public.

In-home family supports include assistance to develop, maintain or improve skills related to activities of daily living, such as:

  • Household chores (e.g., bed-making, washing dishes, laundry)
  • Eating and food preparation
  • Personal hygiene and cleanliness
  • Social and adaptive skills necessary to help the person live in the community
  • Health, safety, and wellness
  • Household management.

In-home family supports do not cover:

  • Routine care and supervision expected to be provided by a family member or spouse
  • Activities or supervision funded by a source other than Medical Assistance
  • Services duplicated by other Minnesota state plan or waiver services
  • Services provided by families (including extended family members) who are licensed to provide foster care
  • Payments made directly or indirectly to the person, parent or stepparent of a minor, spouse, professional guardian or conservator 
  • Items of comfort or convenience.

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