In addition to economic support and health care, DHS provides many services to help Minnesota’ s seniors.
The Adult Protection division provides training and consultation about the Minnesota Vulnerable Adults Act and keeps a statewide database on maltreatment reports made and investigated.
This initiative aims to prepare Minnesota for the age wave of baby boomers and a permanent shift in the age of our state’s population.
DHHS serves Minnesotans who are deaf, hard of hearing, late deafened or deafblind as well as heir families, service providers, employers and businesses.
DHS staff work to help seniors find the services and resources they need to continue living in their homes for as long as possible.
The American Indian Elder Program increases awareness and accessibility to services for Indian elders in urban Indian communities and on the 11 Indian reservations in Minnesota.
DHS implements rates, develops policy and is responsible for program administration for nursing facilities, boarding care homes and institutions for mental disease.
The Office of Ombudsman for Long-Term Care is an independent consumer advocate who works with many others to enhance the quality of life and services for individuals receiving care.