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: 2022-2026 State Plan on Aging

Webinar Recordings Spotlight In-Home and Community (HCBS) Services

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Find Services/Supports
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Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect or Exploitation of Vulnerable Adults
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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

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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 Adults and Aging Services Section

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

Adults and Aging Services Section
N.D. Department of Health & Human Services
1237 W. Divide Avenue, Suite 6
Bismarck, ND 58501

Aging and Disability Resource (toll-free): (855) 462-5465 

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