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Cost of Minnesota Adult Day Care Centers

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of adult day care in Minnesota is $1,689 per month.

The monthly base rate for Minnesota adult day care is typically higher when compared to neighboring states. Minnesota is also more expensive compared to the national average.

This cost is the base cost for in Minnesota. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

South Dakota$1,560
North Dakota$1,630

Minnesota Adult Day Care Information

Adult day care, adult day services, and family adult day services are defined, by Minnesota, to mean a program operating less than 24 hours per day. The program must provide functionally impaired adults with an individualized and coordinated set of services. Those services must include health services, social services, and nutritional services which are directed at maintaining or improving the participants’ capabilities for self-care. Adult day care centers in Minnesota must be licensed. In addition, Minnesota gives permission for licensed adult foster care providers to be licensed to provide family adult day care services.

Minnesota Adult Day Care Minimum Standards

Minnesota requires that a licensed nursing home, hospital, or boarding care home that regularly provides day care for six or more functionally impaired adults, who are not residents of the facility, must be licensed separately as an adult day care center or ADS center. Those facilities must have an identifiable unit for day care services. Guidelines, in Minnesota, regarding medication says that adult day care centers may assist participants in taking medication and monitoring the effects of medication, but staff do not need to administer injections. Minnesota requires a staff to participant ratio of 1:5, or 1:8, depending on the program. The summary of adult day care requirements, in Minnesota, from Health & Human Services regulations can be found here.

Minnesota Adult Day Care Specific Dementia Care Regulations

Adult day care facilities, in Minnesota, who serve clients with dementia must ensure that the facility’s direct care staff and their supervisors are trained in many aspects of dementia care. Areas of mandatory training include:
(1) Understanding Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
(2) Activities of daily living (ADL) assistance.
(3) Learning to problem solve in relationship to challenging behaviors.
(4) Effective communication skills.

In addition, the service providers must provide a description of the training program, the categories of employees trained, the frequency of training, and the basic topics covered to participants and their caregivers.

Minnesota Adult Day Care Resources

Minnesota Department of Human Services
DHS Information Desk (651) 431-2000
TTY/TDD service: (800) 627-3529
Aging Services of Minnesota
2550 University Avenue West
Suite 350S
St. Paul, MN 55114-1900
Phone: 651.645.4545
Toll Free: 800.462.5368
Fax: 651.645.0002

Minnesota Adult Day Services Association
PO Box 625
South Saint Paul, MN 55075
Telephone: 763–464–2698

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