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.
HOPE Waiver Renewal
The South Dakota Home and Community-Based Options and Person Centered Excellence (HOPE) Waiver operated by the Division of Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) is due for renewal on July 1, 2021 with an anticipated effective date of October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2026. The purpose of the HOPE Waiver is to provide home and community-based services to South Dakotans age 65 and older as well as individuals 18 years of age and older who have a qualifying disability to allow them to remain at home or in the least restrictive environment available. For more information, click here.
State Plan on Aging
The South Dakota Department of Human Services Division of Long-Term Services & Supports is seeking public comment on the South Dakota State Plan on Aging. Comments will be accepted until close of business on June 18, 2021. Comments can be emails to Brooke Templeton & Donna Fischer. To view the plan, click here.
You can view the 2017-2021 State Plan on Aging by clicking on the following links: