South 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 (AAA): What is an Area Agency on Aging?
- AAA services are offered through the South Dakota Department of Social Services
- Attorney General’s Office
- Department of Social Services – Adult Services & Aging
- Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program – established 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 South Dakota
- Alzheimer’s Association of South Dakota
- Long-Term Care Partnership Program – a public-private partnership offering individuals quality, affordable long-term care insurance and a way to receive needed care without depleting assets
- South Dakota Senior Games – people aged 50 and over are invited to recreational activities and sports participation
- Legal Services for Senior Citizens – a page from the South Dakota Attorney General’s website