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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.

NEW Agenda: Lifespan Respite Summit (June 18, 2019) - Caregivers, service providers, advocates, partner agencies and others are invited.

LEARN MORE: Reporting Abuse and Neglect of a Vulnerable Adult

LEARN MORE about Lifespan Emergency Respite services (March 2019)

  • Will provide funding for respite services for caregivers of children with special needs, older adults, or other individuals with disabilities in emergency situations when caregivers do not have access to other payment sources.

LEARN MORE about caregiving career opportunties at CaringJobsND.gov.


Assisted Living Services
Family Caregiver Support Program
Federally funded under the Older Americans Act, this program offers help to caregivers.
Home and Community-Based Care
North Dakota provides home and community-based services through several programs that each serve different needs.
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
Information and Assistance - Aging and Disability Resource-LINK
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.

Electronic Visit Verification System:

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.

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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