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 long term services and supports 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, assistance to access in-home and community-based services, needs assessments, ongoing case management, care plan development and adult protective services to individuals living in South Dakota communities.
Use the online Dakota at Home Resource Directory to find information, resources, and locate in-home and community-based agencies, organizations, and providers.
Dakota at home
Dakota at Home is a free information and referral service. We provide objective information and options planning to help individuals, regardless of age, disability, or income, identify and access public and private services and supports in their local communities.
Dakota at Home is South Dakota's Aging and Disability Resource Center
Dakota at Home provides free objective information, referral, and assistance to individuals regardless of age, disability, income, or resources. Our trained staff will help identify the public and private long-term services and supports you need to continue living at home in your South Dakota community.
Dakota at Home is:
A free phone and online referral service
An easy way to locate resources to help people remain in their home
Designed to assist individuals with disabilities, aging individuals and caregivers
Helpful and knowledgeable
Dakota at Home Options Planning
Options Planning is a free service. Information and decision-making support is provided to individuals, caregivers, and family members to help identify available long-term services and supports. Options Planning will educate and prepare you on how to meet future long-term care needs at home and in the community.
State Plan on Aging
You can view the 2017-2021 State Plan on Aging by clicking on the following links: