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SD DSS - Adult Services and Aging

 

Logo of South Dakota Division of Adult Services and AgingThe South Dakota Department of Social Services (DSS) Division of Adult Services and Aging (ASA) provides opportunities for adults who have disabilities and older South Dakotans to live independently while maintaining close family and community ties. ASA promotes in-home and community-based services to prevent or delay premature or inappropriate institutionalization.

 

Through various programs, ASA provides or purchases services for adults with disabilities and older persons who are financially eligible for the programs.

ASA provides assessment and case management services to evaluate the needs of the individual. Based on the assessment, services are authorized and an Individual Care Plan is developed. Staff Social Workers may also work with community groups and organizations to identify the needs of older citizens.

These services are provided through the Division of Adult Services and Aging:

      Adult Day Care

      Adult Foster Care (See Adult Foster Care for information about Adult Foster Care for individuals with disabilities under 60 years old.)

      Adult Protective Services

      Assisted Living

      Assistive Devices (For information about assistive devices, see BHSSC DakotaLink.)

      Caregiver Program

      Case Management

      Chore Maintenance

      Crime Victims' Compensation

      Domestic Abuse Program

      Homemaker Services

      Information and Referral

      Legal Services

      Long-Term Care Alternatives Program

      Nursing Facility Care

      Ombudsman Program

      Personal Care

      Preadmission Assessments

      Respite Care

      Rx Access (Medication Assistance)

      Senior Health Information and Insurance Education (SHIINE)

      Senior Meals

      Transportation

For more information about any of the above services, go to: http://www.state.sd.us/social/ASA/Services/index.htm.

To make a referral to Adult Services and Aging for someone age 60 or older, contact your nearest Adult Services and Aging office or go online to https://www.state.sd.us/social/ASA/Forms/Intake/intake.htm. A guide to your nearest office is available online at: http://www.state.sd.us/social/ASA/Offices/index.htm. Note that some programs (such as Adult Protective Services are available to individuals who are at least 18 years old and have a disability.

The information you provide is confidential and will be directed to the appropriate SDDSS office within 72 hours of receipt. While this form can be completed anonymously, it is helpful to have your name in case additional information is necessary.

If you do not want to contact your local office or fill out this form over the Internet, you may mail it to:

Department of Social Services
Division of Adult Services and Aging
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501

See Also:

Division of Mental Health (DMH) - Adult Services

Source:

http://www.state.sd.us/social/ASA/index.htm

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