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Sioux Valley Chapter HDSA
Chapter serves Northwest Iowa, Southwest Minnesota, North Dakota as well asSouth Dakota
Help Line: 1-515-373-6482
1320 190th St
Bradgate, IA 50520 - 1-515-373-6482
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State Long-Term Care Ombudsman
Office of Adult Services & Aging
Pierre, SD 57501-2291
Phone: (605) 773-3656
FAX: (605) 773-6834
Complaints regarding nursing homes should be directed to the Department
of Health at 605-773-3361
For a free brochure on residents rights, contact the Ombudsman Program
Misc. State Support
Family Services-Map by State
State Agency Links
State Social Security Offices
State Disability Resources
Social Security Disability Planner
Medcaid Map By State
Map-State Social & Human Serv.
Assistive Technology-By State
State & Federal Legal Forms
State Legal Assistance
For information about the statewide Adult Day Services Association
contact Joline Thomas, Freeman Adult Day Services Director, at (605) 925-4231. An Adult Day Care program can be co-located within a child day care, senior center, nursing facility, hospital,
church or stand alone. There are currently 8 Adult Day Care Programs who have a contract or agreement with the
Office of Adult Services and Aging
for persons with disabilities between the ages of 18-59
who are capable of self-preservation in emergency situations and need supervision or monitoring in one of
the following areas:1. The activities of daily living; 2. The self-administration
of medications; or 3. The self-treatment of a physical disorder.The primary function of an Adult Foster Care home is to provide
general supervision and personal care services for individuals who require minimal assistance in activities of daily living
(ADLs), who require supervision/monitoring with the self-administration of medications, and who require supervision/monitoring
of self-treatment of physical disorder.
Adult Services and Aging - 1-866-854-5465
Programs and services to help elderly people continue living in their own homes.
There are 21 nonprofit Senior Meals providers in South Dakota.
Domestic Abuse Program
shelter and support services for victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault.
Homemaker services may delay or prevent the need for care in an institution.
A home-maker is assigned to provide basic household assistance. These services are to be provided during normal working hours,
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Personal Care services provide basic tasks necessary to enable individuals who
are Medicaid eligible to remain living in the community. These services are provided if there is a medically-related condition
that prevents them from completing essential household tasks. Examples of tasks allowed under this program include: Care of
teeth and mouth, Bathing of client in bed, tub or shower, Eating and meal preparation, Ambulation-
Senior Case Management is available to individuals over the age
of 60 who are not otherwise eligible for Adult Services and Aging programs but need assistance for co-ordinating needed care.
For more information or to request this services call Adult Services & Aging toll-free at 1-866-854-5465.
How do I File a complaint about a health care facility?
Caregiver Self Assessment: The
Caregiver Self Assessment is a tool that caregivers can use
to help identify areas where they need assistance. After
completing the optional form, caregivers can call their
local ASA Office to access the many services which can help them provide care to their loved ones.
Covered services may include companionship,
involvement in the client's activities of daily living, meal preparation, light housekeeping and personal hygiene tasks. Services
not covered include skilled nursing services and the administration of medications. The primary caregiver has the responsibility
to identify and select the Respite Care provider. This person may be a neighbor, friend or family acquaintance or community
resource person that has agreed to provide the care. The current rate for Respite Care is $5.82 (6/00) an hour. In a facility
setting such as a nursing facility, assisted living or adult day care, the hourly rate is $4 regardless of day or evening
Department of Human Services, Division of Developmental Disabilities.
For an eligible child or adult, a family may receive authorization
to receive up to $550.00 of Respite Care services; with $200.00 for each additional eligible child or adult, up to a maximum
of $950.00 per family, per year (June 1-May 31). The family selects a provider and uses the Request For Payment form to purchase
Respite Care Services. The provider receives reimbursement by submitting the Request For Payment form to the Department of
Human Services Respite Care Program.
for the Respite Care Program
Information and Referral, Caregiver Training,Case Management, Supplemental
Servicesand Caregiver Relief. Contact your local ASA Social Worker or ASAs
toll-free number at 1-866-854-5465.
Child Care Services
Helps low-income families pay for child care so they can work or go to school and provides
services to improve the quality of child care.
provides free health insurance to South Dakota children who
meet certain eligibility guidelines. CHIP covers doctor appointments, hospital stays, dental and vision services, prescription
drugs, mental health care and other medical services.
Child Protection ServicesInvestigates child abuse and neglect,
works to preserve or restore family stability, and administers foster care and adoptions.
provides Medical Assistance for certain disabled children in South Dakota. The program is intended for children with disabilities who have medically fragile conditions
that would require skilled nursing care in a medical facility if they were not being cared for at home.
provides Medical Assistance for South Dakota
children with a developmental disability such as Downs Syndrome, mental retardation, autism or cerebral palsy.
February 9, 2003
600 N Sycamore Ave.
Our featured speaker is Phil Hardt. We will also have round table speakers
and discussions featuring : Dr Berne Bahnson, neurologist, Dr Virginia Johnson, geneticist, Brian Kirby, attorney, Marlene
Hartzel, State Farm Ins. Agent and the SS office has sent material we can distribute.Valentine lunch and
door prizes to follow the meeting.
Support Group Meetings
Peer Led Groups: Nebraska
Call for dates, times and locations:
Contact: Cathy McNeil
Phone: (402) 537-0739
State Resources continued
Energy Assistance & Weatherization
- Helps low-income families pay their heating bills and weatherize their homes. The program
has two parts:
Food StampsHelps low-income people buy the food they need to remain healthy.
Rx Access: Rx Access helps people gain
access to drug company assistance programs which supply prescription
medications at low or no cost. The program is available to people age 19 or older who meet certain guidelines.
Medical Assistance is a federal and state-funded program that provides medical
coverage for people who meet certain eligibility standards. If you are eligible, Medical Assistance will act as your insurance
company and pay for medical services such as visits to the doctor, hospital, dentist, chiropractor, etc. In order to
be eligible for Medical Assistance, you must meet the eligibility criteria for a program such as the Childrens Health Insurance
Program (CHIP), Low Income Families (LIF), Nursing Home Assistance or other Medical Assistance programs. If you receive payments
from Supplemental Security Income (SSI), you are also eligible for Medical Assistance.
-Recipient Handbook contains important information that will answer many of your questions
about the South Dakota Medical Assistance Program.
- Residential Treatment Facility provides coverage of treatment services in licensed
group and residential treatment facilities for individuals who have behavioral or emotional problems requiring intensive professional
assistance and therapy in a highly structured, self-contained environment.
Medical EligibilityDetermines if people are eligible for Medical Assistance (Medicaid or CHIP).
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The Medicare Savings Program assists individuals with payment
of their Medicare expenses. This program can save people up to $704.40 each year. Many people use
the extra money to help pay for living expenses or prescription drugs.
People Who Need Long-Term Care
The Department of Social Services provides the following
medical assistance for people who need long-term care. For more information on a specific program, click on the link below.
Individuals most appropriate for LTCAP
include vulnerable adults who have chronic health problems which limit their capability to function independently without
special assistance provided in the community.
Eligibility for Supplemental Security Income is determined by the Social Security Administration.
Individuals qualifying for a SSI payment are automatically entitled to Medical Assistance; therefore, there is no need for
SSI recipients to apply for Medical Assistance.
The Department of Social Services provides the following Medical Assistance for Recipients of Supplemental
Security Income (SSI) and people in other related categories. For more information click on a specific program
The South Dakota Department of Social Services may provide up to 12 months of additional transitional
medical benefits to former low-income medical recipients. South Dakota families who are no longer
eligible for Medical Assistance for Low-Income Families (LIF) because of employment or child support received by a member
of the household may receive additional Medical Assistance.
For more information on becoming a guardian/conservator for a person with a developmental
disability, please contact the Division of Developmental Disabilities at 605-773-3438. Guardianship/Conservatorship contact: Brooke Templeton
Public bodies approved by SDDOT to coordinate transportation services for elderly and persons with
The National Transit Resource Center can provide the names of local transit providers who receive
federal money to provide transportation to older Americans and people with disabilities. You can contact them at 1-800-527-8279.