North Dakota senior services are readily available – if you know where to look. For most elders and caregivers, the primary place to access resources and get referrals is your local Area Agency on Aging or the Aging and Disability Resource Centers. We have listed those below in addition to other places to access help.
Area Agencies on Aging: What is an Area Agency on Aging?
The North Dakota Aging and Disability Resource-LINK acts as the state’s AAA.
- Aging Services Division – Department of Human Services
- Attorney General’s Office
- Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program – established in each state by the Older Americans Act to enhance the quality of life, improve care, protect rights, and promote the dignity of residents in a long-term care facility.
- Medicaid Office
State Agencies and Non-Profits:
- AARP of North Dakota
- Alzheimer’s Association – Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter
- National Resource Center on Native American Aging – University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Services
- Dakota Plains Legal Services – provides free legal assistance to eligible persons, Native Americans and non-Native Americans residing in their service area
- North Dakota Legal Services – helping low-income and elderly persons