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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.

For Public Information: Draft 2022-2026 State Plan on Aging. (Posted May 2, 2022) Public Notice. Comments accepted through May 31, 2022 at 5 p.m. CT.

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

LINK: 2022 Calendar of Events/Activities

Webinars Spotlight In-Home and Community (HCBS) Services

Please join us for twice monthly WEBINARS, from 12 to 12:30 p.m. CST (unless otherwise noted) as we spotlight in-home and community-based services the department funds that give adults with physical disabilities and older adults options beyond nursing home care. Individuals who could benefit from services, their family members, and community entities that work with older adults and adults with physical disabilities are encouraged to participate online or by conference call.

  • May 19, 2022, HCBS SPOTLIGHT Webinar No. 12 - Dementia Care Services, 12 - 12:30 p.m. CT (FLYER) (NEWS RELEASE)
  • May 26, 2022, HCBS SPOTLIGHT Webinar No. 13 - Companionship Services, Emergency Response System, Supervision, 12 - 12:30 p.m. CT (FLYER) (NEWS RELEASE)
  • Other Upcoming Webinars - HCBS Spotlight Schedule - SEE 2022 Event Calendar
  • RECORDINGS of previous HCBS webinars

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:

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

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
E-mail: carechoice@nd.gov


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