Disability Hub MN offers information about community resources related to people with disabilities, including housing, home and community-based services, and disability and cash benefits. This statewide service is a ‘no wrong door’ information and referral service for people with disabilities, their families, and support team. Disability Hub MN can be reached statewide by calling toll-free at 1-866-333-2466. The Hub is available Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., to provide one-to-one assistance to help people learn about their options and connect with the supports and services they choose.
At https://disabilityhubmn.org/ users can chat online with a Hub staff and/or view other Disability Hub MN resources and tools.
Stonewell Insurance Agency is an independent insurance agency specializing in Medicare health plans and partnered with a long-term care specialist.
P.O. Box 604 Bemidji, MN 56619
Hours of availability: By appointment
Cass County residents 60 years old or better: service of last resort.
A one stop telephone hotline for Senior needs and concerns. The Senior LinkAge Line® is the Minnesota Board on Aging’s free statewide information and assistance service. The Senior LinkAge Line® service is provided by six Area Agencies on Aging that cover all 87 counties of Minnesota and helps connect you to local services.
The Bemidji Senior Center, officially known as The Beltrami County Senior Citizen Council on Aging, is located in beautiful downtown Bemidji at 216 Third Street NW. Open Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM the building comes alive early as the Senior Creations Gift Shop opens for business and seniors come in for the various programs offered. The Senior Center is a place where active adults can receive nutritious meals, socialization, exercise, tax assistance, a driver safety refresher course, informative lectures, creative activities, volunteer opportunities, and a sense of belonging.
LSS Nutrition Program: Lunch every day Monday – Friday at noon. You MUST call at least one day in advance to reserve your meal. Call between 9:00am – 1:00pm to make a reservation. Suggested contribution for seniors age 60+ is $4.00. People under age 60 is $8.00. Gift certificates and meal tickets are available at the site. Delivery to your home is also available (Meals on Wheels).
Tax Assistance: AARP tax preparation counselors provide assistance for seniors and low-income individuals Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9:15am – 3:15pm starting the end of January through mid-April. Help with property tax and rent refunds are available the second Monday of each month from May – September from 9:00am – 12:00pm. Assistance is provided on a first come, first serve basis. This is a free service, however, donations to the center are appreciated.
Faith in Action is a non-profit, volunteer driven, organization serving people in need throughout Cass County, Minnesota.
Faith in Action Volunteers provide non-medical, neighborly assistance to older adults, adults with disabilities, and others experiencing difficult circumstances. Volunteers provide rides, lend a hand, help make connections, and give peace of mind.
If you or your family member are having trouble sustaining independent living due to age, health, difficult circumstances, or lack of resources, give us a call today.
Everyone qualifies! There are no age or income restrictions.
Coffee from 9:00 a.m – 11 a.m.
“Crafts” 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
“Whist” 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
“Bingo” 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
4th Thursdays Potluck Supper
24 1st St. SE
P.O. Box 535
Blackduck MN 56630
The Bagley Senior Center’s activities include: Meals on Wheels, Senior Dining, Consignment Craft Room, Thrift Store, Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors, and Yarn Group (1st and 3rd Tuesday from 9:30am – 12:30pm)
The Office of Ombudsman for Long-Term Care is a program of the Minnesota Board on Aging. Regional ombudsmen and volunteers work to enhance the quality of life and services for people receiving long-term services and supports. The program also advocates for reform in long-term care through changes in state law, federal law and administrative policy.
An Ombudsman is an independent consumer advocate who:
- Investigates complaints about the health, safety, welfare and rights of Minnesotans receiving long-term services and supports
- Works to identify problems and resolve individual concerns
- Provides information and help with long-term care services, consumer rights and regulations
- Resolves disputes between consumers and providers about long-term care services
- Works with providers to promote a culture in which people have and can make choices.
Ombudsmen can help:
- Residents of nursing homes and board and care homes, including veterans’ homes
- Residents of adult care homes, such as housing with services, assisted living, customized living or foster care
- People receiving home care services
- Medicare beneficiaries who have concerns about getting into or being discharged from hospitals
- Anyone seeking help with long-term services and supports.
Ombudsmen work with residents, families and service providers to promote person-centered care and to identify issues in the long-term care system and advocate for change. They also handle complaints and problems from individuals related to:
- Quality of care and quality of life
- The Patient, Resident and Home Care Bill of Rights
- Discharge or eviction from nursing homes, board and care homes, veterans’ homes, assisted living and other long-term care or home and community-based service settings
- Termination of services, including home care, adult foster care, hospice, Elderly Waiver, Community Access for Disability Inclusion waiver and other long-term care community-based service programs
- Public benefit programs, such as Medicare, Medical Assistance, veterans’ services, long-term care insurance and other programs that directly affect an individual’s long-term care needs.
First Nations Home Health serves the Native American population through seven branch locations in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, and greater Minnesota, including the Duluth and Bemidji areas. With an approach that is culturally-sensitive to the unique ethnic and linguistic needs of Native Americans, our serves are specifically designed to enhance the health and well-being of individuals both on and off the reservation in Red Lake, White Earth, Leech Lake, Bois Fort, Fond du Lac and Mille Lacs. Through our Duluth office and Bemidji area locations we offer a variety of home health care services to help support your loved one to live a more independent and fulfilling life at home, whether they’re in an urban or rural setting. Our team of caregivers, nurses and case managers (many of whom are Native American) provide services that help elders stay at home in familiar cultural surroundings, develop good health habits and reduce hospitalizations. With services such as skilled nursing, mental health, personal care and homemaking, at First Nations Home Health our goal is to improve the health status of Native Americans who experience an unusual high rate of preventable acute and chronic illnesses.
Home Health: Home Health Aide, Private Duty Nursing and Skilled Nursing to address the medical needs of our clients in their homes, competently working with the medical equipment and supplies required for the client’s care.
Personal Care Services – PCA: Assistance and support provided for persons with disabilities living independently in the community. This includes the elderly and others with special health care needs. PCA services are provided in the recipient’s home or in the community when normal life activities take him/her outside the home.
Home and Community Based Services: Homemaking, Respite, Chore, and Companion Care.
Mental Health Services: Children’s therapeutic services and supports (CTSS) and adult rehabilitative mental health services (ARMHS).
Cass Lake: 416 2nd St NW, Cass Lake, MN 56633
PO Box: 727, Cass Lake, MN 56633
218-335-8868 or 877-335-8868
Ogema: 407 East Main St., Ogema, MN 56569
PO Box 22, Ogema, MN 56569
Corporate Office: 2586 7th Ave E., Suite 302, North St. Paul, MN 55109
651-633-7300 or 877-600-7307
Gonvick: 226 Elm Street Gonvick, MN 56644
P.O. Box 155 Clearbrook, MN 56634
Clear Waters Life Center (CWLC) is a multi-faceted 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with two locations in Northern Minnesota. We provide a variety of free and low cost services through four programs and five businesses. Our nonprofit businesses provide vocational training for our MSH residents volunteer opportunities and quality, affordable, and used merchandise to our customers.
Our community based programs focuses on helping youth, seniors, and addiction recovering men by building lives, growing relationships, and imparting hope.
Mustard Seed Homes (MSH) is a recovery and aftercare residential program for adult men providing support groups, vocational and life skills training, and steps to developing a healthy spiritual and physical life. As an outreach ministry of Clear Waters Life Center, MSH is a faith-based, 12-month, residential men’s program that provides training in a safe environment, to maintain sobriety, stabilize mental health, and transition to independence. We focus on development in two areas: life skills and vocational/occupational training. Life skills include budgeting, planning and preparing nutritious meals, time management, and personal health through exercise. Vocational and occupational training included 2-5 hours of adult education weekly, experience in building construction, using a commercial kitchen, furniture repair, janitorial services, helping in a greenhouse and garden center, and retail.
MSH is funded in part with housing support and supportive services from the department of human services. Applicants who meet DHS requirements can complete this program with no personal costs.
Youth Connection is an afterschool youth program that provides a safe place for play, mentoring, leadership training, and family and community connections. We focus on three things: creativity, being active, and teaching and embodying our core values of honor, respect, teamwork, relationships, encouragement, faith, and safety. We offer programing for 3rd – 5th graders and 6th – 12th graders.
Senior Services include transportation services, homemaking and chore services for clearwater county residents who are 60+ years old.
Transportation Services: if you need a ride to an appointment, community event, or shopping, we can take you there. Plan ahead to schedule your ride as 24 hours advance notice is required. 218-888-2320
Homemaking (Free Service, donations accepted)
- General Housework
- Answering or making phone calls
Chore Services (Free Service, donations accepted)
- Winterization projects
- Small outdoor repairs
- Furniture/ appliance removal- landfill run
- Snow removal and/or spring yard clean-up and maintenance
Community Opportunity are designed to educate, provide space for fun, and connect the community through art classes, pickleball, community dinners, adult basic education, counseling, and recovery and support groups.
During the summer we host Friday night out dinner events featuring different ethnic or regional foods. Free will offerings go to CWLC building maintenance.
We have two art studios in our Gonvick facility: pottery and mosaic. All ages are welcome and all supplies are provided. Cost is $5 a day, memberships available, varies classes are held throughout the year ranging from painting to welding.
CWLC hosts Celebrate Recovery meetings throughout the year. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered 12-step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain, or addiction of any kind. It is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling your life.
CWLC offers counseling services in a variety of areas for all ages. Appointments required, call ahead to schedule.
Adult basic education is offered Tuesdays 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. and Wednesday 12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. at our Clearbrook location. We believe that education never goes out of style. Our offering are designed to meet you where you are. This is a free service, call ahead to set up your individualized training.
Shop at the Top is our volunteer operated thrift store in Clearbrook where we sell clothing for the whole family as well as home goods, games, pet supplies, books, small appliances, and knick-knacks. The proceeds from Shop at the Top goes to maintaining our buildings. We are always interested in volunteers, you can call our office or stop in to get more information. We take donations during business hours. Located on the 3rd Floor of Clearbrook site. Hours are Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Restore It! is our used furniture shop in Clearbrook, as well as, custom furniture crafting and restoration business. Our MSH residents learn life and vocational skills by creating custom furniture pieces and restoring furniture. We take donations during business hours. Located on the 3rd Floor of Clearbrook site. Hours are Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Grow It! our greenhouse and garden center in Gonvick. We grow many varieties of flowers and vegetables starting mid-May to early July. If you need help putting planters together, we also provide commission planting services.
Fitness in Clearbrook is a weight room and gym. Membership fees are low and help us maintain the equipment.
Clearbrook Hours: Monday – Thursday 6:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Friday 6:30 a.m. – 5;30 p.m. & Saturday 8 a.m. -12 p.m.
Space Rentals are available in both Gonvick and Clearbrook for small to large parties, classes, meals, meetings, or gatherings.
Sanford Health Woods Edge
1000 Anne St NW, Bemidji, MN 56601
Offering a great lifestyle and community, spacious maintenance-free apartments and team members providing personalized services. On-site health care, assistance as needed, enriching activities and many opportunities for new personalized services. On-site health care, assistance as needed, enriching activities and many opportunities for new friendships. From independent to assisted, skilled nursing or memory care, WoodsEdge caters to all levels of need.
Sanford Health Neilson Place
1000 Anne St NW, Bemidji, MN 56601
Neilson Place provides three Long Term Care Neighborhoods and one Sub-acute Rehabilitation Neighborhood. Each Neighborhood provides resident-centered care, paying special attention to the nurturing of the human spirit while meeting medical and physical needs of each resident. Care Plans are individualized to the resident and focus on assisting each resident to reach his/her highest practicable level of independence. Neilson Place provides: 24-hour skilled nursing care and a sub-acute rehabilitation unit, Skilled nursing care, Therapy – physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, Pain management, Dining services, Recreational support and recreational therapy, IV therapy, Wound care, Hospice care and respite care, licensed nursing, registered dietician, and social worker Chaplaincy.
Sanford Health Trillium
930 Anne St NW, Bemidji, MN 56601
Offering a comfortable, private alternative to traditional options for those affected by a memory illness. Designed to feel more like home, Trillium provides more extensive care in addition to a totally secured environment with controlled access, allowing residents to live as independently as possible. Trillium focuses on the residents’ needs to they can focus on what they enjoy the most. WE offer a diverse mix of affordable personal services and health care options.
Sanford Health WindSong
1010 Anne St NW, Bemidji, MN 56601
WindSong, senior catered living apartments fulfill residents’ needs for independence, privacy and social engagement. Catered living offers many options to address a wide range of needs. These options include innovative technology, 24-hour emergency response system and many amenities, including a beauty/barber shop, library, and theatre. Tenants enjoy chef-prepared dining, housekeeping, activities and much more. The catered living option offers several levels of care in one setting, including independent senior apartments, a la carte assistance as needs increase, and close by round-the-clock nursing care and memory care for those requiring a high level of support.
Sanford Health Baker Park
803 Dewey Ave N., Bemidji, MN 56601
HUD subsidized housing for low income persons 62 and older. Tenants generally pay 30% of their income toward rent.
Core services included: Transportation to medical appointments, grocery shopping, or other errands; light housekeeping on an occasional basis, minor handyman services, friendly visits and phone calls, ramp building, and respite care. Other services include: Geriatric Care Management, respite care, and caregiver discussion groups.
Purpose: To raise awareness about stroke and brain injury and enhance the quality of life for all Minnesotans coping with it’s sudden and long term effects. We do this through advocacy and public policy, resource facilitation services – which provide personal one-on-one connection to information and resources, case management, educational and volunteer opportunities, and outreach to underserved and communities of color throughout Minnesota.