The mission of the Division of Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) is "To provide opportunities to enable older South Dakotans and adults who are disabled to live independent, meaningful, and dignified lives while maintaining close family and community ties by promoting in-home and community-based services to prevent or delay premature or inappropriate institutionalization."
LTSS provides home and community-based service options to individuals 60 years of age and older and 18 years of age and older with disabilities. In accordance with the Older Americans Act and other applicable state and federal laws, LTSS provides or purchases services for South Dakotans who meet program eligibility.
Located in each Long Term Services and Supports Field Offices are Long Term Services and Supports Specialists who provide information and referral services, needs assessments, ongoing case management, care plan development and adult protective services to consumers in their communities.
Find a Provider
South Dakota has a variety of providers available throghout the state for home and community based services, assisted living center services, and nursing facility services. For additional services and supports available, please visit our ADRC Resource Directory.
State Plan on Aging
In preparation for the next version of the State Plan on Aging, the Department of Human Services' Division of Long Term Services and Supports is seeking comments to the drafted State Plan on Aging for 2017-2021.
The public comment period will be open until May 25, 2017. A public hearing will be held on May 23. For more information on the public comment period and hearing, please click here.
You can view the drafted 2017-2021 State Plan on Aging by clicking on the following links:
Comments will be considered for incorporation to the upcoming version of the State Plan on Aging which will be effective Oct. 1, 2017 - Sept. 30, 2021. Comments can be submitted to DHS by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The current State Plan on Aging can be found by clicking here.