In addition to economic support and health care, DHS provides many services to help Minnesota’s seniors.
Minnesota strives to ensure safe environments and services for vulnerable adults and encourages reporting of suspected maltreatment of vulnerable adults.
DHS serves people who are deaf, hard of hearing, late deafened or deafblind as well as their families, service providers, employers and businesses.
DHS helps people with gambling problems and their families connect to treatment resources.
DHS works to help seniors find the services and supports they need to continue living in their homes for as long as possible.
The American Indian Elder Desk increases awareness and accessibility to services, including Wisdom Steps, for Indian elders in Minnesota.
DHS works to ensure quality nursing home care is available for those who need it and offers help choosing and paying for nursing home care.
The Ombudsman for Long-Term Care is an independent consumer advocate who works with many others to enhance the quality of life and services for people receiving care.