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Adults and Aging Services

The Department of Human Services administers programs and services that help older adults and adults with physical disabilities to live safely and productively in the least restrictive, appropriate setting.

NOTE - LINK to North Dakota and U.S. Department of Justice Settlement Agreement information

Qualified Service Provider (QSP) Development Grant - Available

BACKGROUND: The North Dakota Department of Human Services wants to support the development or expansion of Qualified Service Provider (QSP) agencies through a competitive grant process. These grants are being made available for the purpose of providing the funds necessary to either start a new QSP agency or expand the services of a current QSP agency. The expanded capacity of the QSP agency will provide needed support and services to enable individuals to transition from institutional settings to community living or to continue to live successfully in the community.

Find Services/Supports

Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect or Exploitation of Vulnerable Adults

Learn About Reporting Abuse and Neglect of a Vulnerable Adult


Assisted Living Services
Family Caregiver Support Program
Federally funded under the Older Americans Act, this program offers help to caregivers.
Lifespan Respite Care (Short Break) Services
Will provide funding for respite services for caregivers of children with special needs, older adults, or other individuals with disabilities in planned, unplanned and emergency situations when caregivers do not have access to other public funding sources.
Home and Community-Based Care
North Dakota provides home and community-based services through several programs that each serve different needs. To learn more, click on this link to a poster about Home and Community-Based Services and this booklet: Living at Home Longer.
Information and Assistance - Aging and Disability Resource-LINK
MDS 3.0 SECTION Q - Local Contact Agency Referral and Discharge Planning Process
  • Information for people living in nursing homes who want to transition to community living
  • Training for providers and the general public about local contact agency services, including resident visits, information about available community living settings and services, and help with transition planning, and MDS Section Q requirements
Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
People living in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, basic care homes, or hospital swing bed, transitional and sub-acute settings may have concerns about their care. This program helps resolve concerns.
Qualified Service Providers - Independent contractors who care for people in their homes and communities

Information about how an agency or individual can enroll as a Qualified Service Provider (QSP) to provide personal or attendant care services, homemaker services and other approved services to eligible individuals.

LEARN MORE about caregiving career opportunities at CaringJobsND.gov.

Vulnerable Adult Protective Services
The North Dakota Legislature passed the Vulnerable Adult Protective Service Law in 1989. The law authorized the Department of Human Services to develop, administer, and implement a program of protective services for vulnerable adults.

HCBS Facility Compliance Information

Adult Residential Services - Compliance letters and facility summaries

Other Resources:

Aging Services Division Contact Information:

Aging Services Division
N.D. Department of Human Services
1237 W. Divide Ave., Suite 6
Bismarck N.D. 58501

Aging and Disability Resource-LINK (toll free) 1-855-462-5465 for information on available services.

Relay ND TTY: 711 (TTY)
Fax: (701) 328-8744
E-mail: carechoice@nd.gov


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