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Shawnie Rechtenbaugh, Department Secretary





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long term services and supports

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.

South Dakota has a variety of providers available throughout the state for home and community based services , assisted living center services , and nursing facility services .

Use the online Dakota at Home Resource Directory to find information, resources, and locate in-home and community-based agencies, organizations, and providers.

 

State Plan on Aging

The South Dakota State Plan on Aging Survey was developed to better understand older individuals and their future needs as they age in South Dakota. Your answers to this survey will help guide the development of the 2021 - 2025 SD State Plan on Aging, and increase the understanding of how best to serve, support, and celebrate older adults across our great state. 

We invite you to complete the South Dakota State Plan on Aging Survey by visiting https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/sdstateplanonaging2020. We also invite you to encourage your friends and neighbors to complete the survey for themselves. Survey responses will be collected from participants across the state until December 31, 2020.   

Thank you for your time and contribution.   We value your opinion and greatly appreciate your participation in the South Dakota State Plan on Aging Survey!

Sincerely,

The SD Division of Long Term Services and Supports

 

You can view the 2017-2021 State Plan on Aging by clicking on the following links: