In addition to economic support and health care, DHS provides many services to help Minnesota’s seniors.

  • Adult protection

    Minnesota strives to ensure safe environments and services for vulnerable adults and encourages reporting of suspected maltreatment of vulnerable adults.

  • Deaf and hard of hearing services

    DHS serves people who are deaf, hard of hearing, late deafened or deafblind as well as their families, service providers, employers and businesses.

  • Gambling problems

    DHS helps people with gambling problems and their families connect to treatment resources.

  • Home and community services

    DHS works to help seniors find the services and supports they need to continue living in their homes for as long as possible.

  • Indian Elder Desk

    The American Indian Elder Desk increases awareness and accessibility to services, including Wisdom Steps, for Indian elders in Minnesota.

  • Nursing homes

    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.

  • Ombudsman

    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.

  • Refugee assistance

    This program coordinates services to assist refugees in making the transition to life in the United States.

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