Hugo Gracewood contract OK’d

The Washington County Board on July 17 approved a contract with Hugo Gracewood, LLC, to provide services to elderly individuals who receive Medical Assistance Home and Community Based Services.

Minnesota Department of Human Services’ Medicaid Waiver Plans delegate to counties the responsibility of issuing, managing, and monitoring contracts.

Hugo Gracewood has various sites that provide 24-hour assisted living to private pay clients and clients eligible for MA. The organization specializes in providing care to high medical need persons and those with memory care issues. The service is designed for persons in need of regular supervision and assistance with daily activities such as medication administration, personal care, and housekeeping.

These individuals are assessed by county and determined not to need the level of care provided in a nursing home, but are unable to remain safely in their homes. Each client receives individualized services based on need. The provider’s rate is based on this individualized assessment and billed directly to MA.

The facility has 24 units and plans to serve at least six county clients.