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Aging and Adult 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.

  • We work with partners to help older adults and adults with physical disabilities remain living in their own homes and communities.
  • We also act to protect the health, safety, welfare, and rights of residents of long-term care settings and vulnerable adults living in the community.

LINK: North Dakota and U.S. Department of Justice Settlement Agreement information

LINK: 2022 Calendar of Events/Activities

Spotlighting In-Home and Community (HCBS) Services

Between November 2021 and July 2022, we held virtual (phone/online) informational webinars spotlighting in-home and community-based services the department funds that give adults with physical disabilities and older adults care and support options beyond nursing home care.

RECORDINGS - Home & Community-Based Services (HCBS) webinars

Find Services/Supports

  • GET HELP FINDING IN-HOME AND COMMUNITY SERVICES/SUPPORTS - Visit the Aging and Disability Resource Link online database, OR call toll-free 1-855-462-5465, 711 (TTY), OR email carechoice@nd.gov

Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect or Exploitation of Vulnerable Adults

Learn How to Report: Abuse, Neglect or Exploitation 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.

HCBS Facility Compliance Information

Adult Residential Services - Compliance letters and facility summaries

Agency Foster Home for Adults (AFHA) - Compliance letters and facility summaries

Other Resources:

Adult and Aging Services Division Contact Information:

For questions, concerns and to report a complaint, contact:

Adult and 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 and to reach the division.

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


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