Partners & Online Resources

On-Site Ancillary Service Partners of Heart to Home

Bluestone Physician Services
Provider of monthly on-site doctor services

Omnicare a CVS Health Company (Merwin LTC Pharmacy)
Provider on-site long term care pharmacy services

Kindred Healthcare
Provider of on-site therapies (OT, PT, ST) and medicare covered services
 

Professional Portable X-Ray
Provider of on-site imaging services
 

Healtheast Medical Laboratory
Provider of on-site laboratory services
 

Our Lady of Peace Hospice
Provider of on-site hospice services
 

Music by Joanne Bolles
Provider of weekly on-site music therapy services


Senior Care Facility Search Websites

Care Options Network
Care Options Network is the most widely used and respected information resource for senior care professionals in the Greater Twin Cities Area of Minnesota. Their website provides one of the most comprehensive senior care provider search in Minnesota.
 

Residential Care Providers Network
Their Mission is to provide the metro area residential care providers a network of support and information, and to create an avenue for our industry to gain visibility and credibility in the larger health care community. You can also search for additional residential care homes via the website.

SNAP for Seniors (now CareLike)
SNAPforSeniors offers a searchable database of listings for over 60,000 senior service providers in the U.S.
 

Senior Living Map
Search for senior living options around the US in a map-based format.


Government Support and Information for Seniors and Their Families

Administration on Aging
The Department of Health and Human Services offers comprehensive information for seniors including news, benefits and government programs.
 

Minnesota Department of Health
The Minnesota Department of Health provides comprehensive information for seniors including facility reports / survey findings, news, health care information and government programs / services.
 

Medicare Information
Information on Medicare from the US Department of Health and Human Services.
 

The Office of Health Facility Complaints
Visit this website to learn more about submitting a complaint about a licensed senior care provider.
 

Dakota County Veterans Benefits and Services
Veterans Services provides benefit counseling, advice and assistance for veterans or their family members filing claims for state and/or federal benefits including aide and attendance benefits. The County also assists veterans and their families with a variety of other programs and provides referrals to community resources.


Professional Trade Associations for Minnesota Long Term Care Providers

Care Providers of Minnesota
Care Providers of Minnesota is a statewide, nonprofit trade association representing over 500 proprietary, nonprofit, and government-owned providers of long-term care services including nursing facilities, senior housing, assisted living, and home and community based services.

 
                                                                          

LeadingAge Minnesota
LeadingAge Minnesota is Minnesota's largest association of aging services organizations. Our 700+ members serve over 40,000 Minnesotans every day in settings across the continuum from their home to congregate housing to assisted living to care centers. LeadingAge Minnesota members are diverse but share a common focus on person-directed living, missions of service to their communities and choice in older adult services.

National Center for Assisted Living
The National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) is the assisted living voice of the American Health Care Association (AHCA).


Elder Caregiver and Family Support Resources

Alzheimer's Association
The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research.                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Medic Alert & Safe Return
MedicAlert® and Alzheimer’s Association Safe Return® is a 24-hour nationwide emergency response service for individuals with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia who wander or have a medical emergency.
 

PBS 'The Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimer's'
An in depth look at the effects of Alzheimer's disease.
 

Gentle Care
A Life Care System for persons with dementing illness.
 

Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic offers award-winning medical and health information and tools for healthy living.
 

Minnesota Board on Aging
Gateway to information and services for older adults and their families in the state.
 

Ombudsman for Long Term Care
A program of the Minnesota Board on Aging, the Office advocates for person-directed living, throughout the health care continuum, which respects individual values and preferences and preserves individual rights.
 

Minnesota Vulnerable Adults Act - Reporting Elder Abuse
There are three basic kinds of maltreatment that must be reported: Abuse - physical, emotional or sexual; Neglect - caregiver neglect or self neglect; Financial exploitation. This website provides further information on the Vulnerable Adults Act and how to report elder abuse.

ElderCare Rights Alliance
They serve elders and people with disabilities who receive care, and their caregivers.
 

The Alzheimer's Store
Unique Products for People with Alzheimer's Disease.

Dementia Advocacy and Support Network International
Their purpose is to promote respect and dignity for persons with dementia, provide a forum for the exchange of information, encourage support mechanisms such as local groups, counseling, and Internet linkages, and to advocate for services.
 

The American Stroke Association
The American Stroke Association offers support and information for stroke patients, caregivers and their families.
 

AARP
AARP is a membership organization leading positive social change and delivering value to people age 50 and over through information, advocacy and service.
 

Dementia Care: The Quality Chasm (PDF Whitepaper)
The seminal 2001 Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) report titled “Crossing the Quality Chasm” called for a redesign of the nation’s healthcare system, and described healthcare in America as impersonal and fragmented. The IOM report stated that a critical element needed in the redesign was a shift to a person-centered approach moving away from the traditional clinician/diseasecentered approach. The title of this white paper, “Dementia Care Quality Chasm,” was purposefully selected as a nod to the IOM’s red flag warning about our nation’s impersonal and fragmented healthcare systems and practices.