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.
The Department of Human Services (DHS) is seeking information from nursing facilities in South Dakota regarding interest in creating specialized programming to increase the capacity to meet the needs of individuals with challenging behaviors in their communities.
The State of South Dakota invites all interested parties to submit a written response to this Request for Information (RFI).
For more information, please click here and search #1195.
State Plan on Aging
You can view the 2017-2021 State Plan on Aging by clicking on the following links:
***The Advisory Council on Aging will hold their quarterly meeting via conference call. For more information, please contact Beth Dokken at 605-773-6439***