Aging and Adult Services


We administers programs and services that help older adults and adults with physical disabilities to live safely and productively in the least restrictive, appropriate setting.

  • We work with partners to help older adults and adults with physical disabilities remain living in their own homes and communities.
  • We also act to protect the health, safety, welfare, and rights of residents of long-term care settings and vulnerable adults living in the community.

For Public Information: Draft 2022-2026 State Plan on Aging. (Posted May 2, 2022) Public Notice. Comments accepted through May 31, 2022 at 5 p.m. CT.

Webinars Spotlight In-Home and Community (HCBS) Services

Please join us for twice-monthly webinars, from 12 to 12:30 p.m. CT (unless otherwise noted) as we spotlight in-home and community-based services the department funds that give adults with physical disabilities and older adults options beyond nursing home care. Individuals who could benefit from services, their family members, and community entities that work with older adults and adults with physical disabilities are encouraged to participate online or by conference call.

Upcoming Webinars
  • June 23, HCBS Spotlight Webinar No. 15 - Supported Employment Services, Transitional Living Services and Adult Residential Services, 12 - 12:30 p.m. CT (Flyer)(News Release) (Recording)
  • July 14, HCBS Spotlight Webinar No. 16 - Adult Foster Care and Adult Day Care Services, 12 - 12:30 p.m. CT (Flyer)
  • Other Upcoming Webinars and Training - See 2022 Event Calendar
Find Services/Supports
Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect or Exploitation of Vulnerable Adults
Assisted Living Services
Family Caregiver Support Program
Federally funded under the Older Americans Act, this program offers help to caregivers.
Lifespan Respite Care (Short Break) Services
Will provide funding for respite services for caregivers of children with special needs, older adults, or other individuals with disabilities in planned, unplanned and emergency situations when caregivers do not have access to other public funding sources.
Home and Community-Based Care
North Dakota provides home and community-based services through several programs that each serve different needs. To learn more, click on this link to a poster about Home and Community-Based Services and this booklet: Living at Home Longer.
Information and Assistance - Aging and Disability Resource
MDS 3.0 Section Q - Local Contact Agency Referral and Discharge Planning Process
  • Information for people living in nursing homes who want to transition to community living
  • Training for providers and the general public about local contact agency services, including resident visits, information about available community living settings and services, and help with transition planning, and MDS Section Q requirements

Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
People living in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, basic care homes, or hospital swing bed, transitional and sub-acute settings may have concerns about their care. This program helps resolve concerns.

Qualified Service Providers - Independent contractors who care for people in their homes and communities

Learn more about caregiving career opportunities at

HCBS Facility Compliance Information

Adult Residential Services - Compliance letters and facility summaries

Agency Foster Home for Adults (AFHA) - Compliance letters and facility summaries


Contact the Adult and Aging Services Division

For questions, concerns and to report a complaint, contact:

Adult and Aging Services Division
N.D. Department of Human Services
1237 W. Divide Avenue, Suite 6
Bismarck, ND 58501

Aging and Disability Resource (toll-free) (855) 462-5465 for information on available services and to reach the division.

Relay ND TTY: 711 (TTY)
Fax: (701) 328-8744