Due to the current COVID-19 emergency, services are changing rapidly. Always check with your service provider to make sure they can still provide the services you need. If you are an older Minnesota or a caregiver and need help to find alternative services, help is available by phone or online.
Help by phone
- The Senior Link Age Line at 1-800-333-2433 is a free service of the Minnesota Board on Aging. They can help connect you to the services and help you need, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- If you or a loved one is receiving long-term care, whether in a nursing home, assisted living facility, etc. and have concerns, the Ombudsman for Long-Term Care can help. They can be reached by calling 1-800-657-3591.
- If you suspect abuse or maltreatment of a vulnerable or older adult, call the Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center (MAARC) toll-free at 1-844-880-1574, 24 hours a day, seven days/week.
- Disability Hub MN at 1-866-333-2466 is a free statewide resource network that helps you solve problems and navigate the system. They are available by phone Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- If you’re a veteran and you need help finding services, call LinkVet toll-free at 1-888-LinkVet (546-5838).
- Request a mask. Older Minnesotans may request a mask by calling toll-free number 1-800-333-2433.
- The Minnesota Board on Aging works to ensure that older Minnesotans and their families are effectively served by state and local policies and programs, so they can age well and live well.
- As mentioned above, the Senior LinkAge Line is a free service for older adults and caregivers that provide you with the connections and the help you’re looking for statewide.
- MinnesotaHelp.info is a statewide website Minnesotans can use to search for the local services and supports they need.
- Because available services are changing so rapidly at this time, helpolderadultsmn.org is the place you can go to find out if the service you’re looking for is still offered.
- Visit https://disabilityhubmn.org/ for a wide range of information and assistance to get the help you need.
- If you’re a veteran and want to find available services online, visit linkvet.org.