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

  • Adult protection

    DHS provides training and consultation about the Minnesota Vulnerable Adults Act and keeps a statewide database on maltreatment reports made and investigated.

  • Aging 2030

    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.

  • Deaf and hard of hearing services

    DHHS 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 resources 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 for Indian elders in urban Indian communities and on the 11 Indian reservations in Minnesota.

  • Nursing homes

    DHS implements rates, develops policy and is responsible for program administration for nursing facilities, boarding care homes and institutions for developmentally disabled.

  • Ombudsman

    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.

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