- Associated Press - Friday, October 16, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Health programs that help Minnesota seniors stay in their homes are getting a financial boost from the state.

Department of Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson on Friday announced more than $7 million in Live Well at Home grants. The funds were provided by the Legislature this year.

The money will fan out to 62 organizations across the state that help seniors with daily tasks so they don’t have to move into nursing homes or assisted living.

Jesson says the money will help find creative ways to allow seniors to continue living independently. A Fergus Falls organization plans to use a grant to expand technology that helps monitor seniors to ensure they’re safe.

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