Audit finds weapons, safety violations at Minnesota adult foster homes

Modern Healthcare: Minnesota failed to comply with safety requirements for a program that provides home-based medical care for elderly adults, an audit from HHS' Office of Inspector General found.

The Minnesota Department of Human Services failed to properly oversee the state's Elderly Waiver Program, which funds home and community-based services for people 65 and older who require the same level of care provided in a nursing home but choose to live in a home setting, according to the HHS OIG report released Monday. The providers are homeowners who are also the primary caregivers in their home. Local county agencies oversee the adult foster homes to ensure compliance with the program.

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