Neighborhood Network for Seniors provides a wide variety of free and low-cost services. We are able to accept cash and check, Medicaid payment through the Elderly Waiver and Alternative Care Programs. All of our services are provided on a cost-sharing, sliding-scale fee basis. No income verification required.
For more information, please complete our interest form and a staff member will reach out to you.
Volunteers provide valuable services such as transportation to and from appointments, chore support (including season leaf raking and snow shoveling), and friendship. Additional services could include: grocery shopping assistance, meal preparation, plant care, pet care, and telephone reassurance.
We are able to meet with seniors and families to discuss their needs. A care plan is designed for each senior that may include a variety of volunteer support or professional referral services. A Home Safety Assessment is also completed at intake. (Services provided on cost-basis sliding scale fee).
Whether it’s for a few hours a week to run errands or a few weeks a year to take a much-needed vacation, respite care offers you the chance reduce stress, restore energy and keep your life in balance. (Services provided on cost-basis sliding scale fee).
In-Home Foot Care
Our registered nurse will come to your home and provide foot care for nondiabetic seniors. Foot care includes cleaning feet, trimming nails, and massaging for circulation. $20/session.
NNfS offers monthly education seminars designed for caregivers, seniors, and family members, as well as the general public. These Coffee Breaks cover topics including estate planning, Alzheimer's, and self-care.
We provide weekly Healthy Moves balance class at our location in Merriam Park. We also offer additional exercise classes. $5.00 suggested donation.
Blood Pressure Checks
Our Outreach Nurse can provide regular blood pressure checks.
Transportation to Medical Appointments
Our amazing volunteers provide seniors with rides to and from medical appointments. (Services provided on cost-basis sliding scale fee).
Anything Else You Can Think of…
We’ve installed window AC units, hung mirrors on walls, shovel snow, do spring yard clean up,
help figure out a new app or phone, and so much more.
The Elderly Waiver (EW) program is a federal Medicaid waiver program that funds home and community-based services for people 65 years old and older who are eligible for Medical Assistance (MA), require the level of care provided in a nursing home, and choose to live in the community. EW recipients can receive waiver services and MA services funded through a managed care organization (MCO). This can be through Minnesota Senior Care Plus (MSC+) or Minnesota Senior Health Options (MSHO).
The Alternative Care (AC) program is a state-funded program that supports limited home and community-based services for people 65 years old and older who are not financially eligible for MA, but who meet AC financial and service eligibility requirements and require the level of care provided in a nursing home. People eligible for AC have low levels of income and assets but are not yet eligible for MA.