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Who provides long-term care?

  • Are you a caregiver?

    If you provide unpaid help to a relative or close friend, you are a caregiver.  Some caregivers provide a few hours of assistance each week.  There are a growing numbers of resources available to caregivers that give them the support they need to stay involved in their caregiving.

  • Friends and family

    Family and close friends provide the majority of long-term care in the home of the person who needs help.  Nearly one million people in Minnesota are caregivers to older adults and people with disabilities.

  • The state

    Minnesota has a wealth of programs that provide services to people who need long-term care. Minnesota receives high scores on the number and quality of its long-term care providers. See Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports.

    If you don't already know, you should find out what type of long-term care services are offered in your area and their level of quality. MinnesotaHelp.info includes information on long-term care providers throughout Minnesota. See the Nursing Home Report Card for quality information for all nursing facilities in Minnesota.

  • Your local government

    When the people who support you are unable to provide care, you can turn to local community-based programs, home care agencies, assisted living facilities and nursing homes. You can receive care at home from a combination of family and friends, volunteers and paid caregivers.


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