Lynne A. Valenti
Cabinet Secretary

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Adult Services and Aging

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The mission of the Division of Adult Services and Aging (ASA) 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 in-home and community-based services to prevent or delay premature or inappropriate institutionalization.”

ASA 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, ASA provides or purchases services for South Dakotans who meet program eligibility.

Located in each Adult Services and Aging field office are Adult Services and Aging Specialists who provide information and referral services, needs assessments, ongoing case management, care plan development and adult protective services to consumers in their communities.

Home & Community-Based Services Workgroup

Find a Provider

South Dakota has a variety of providers available throghout the state for home and community based services, assisted living center services and nursing facility services . For additional services and supports available, please visit our ADRC Resource Directory.

Nursing Facility Bed Availability Report

State Plan on Aging

In preparation for the next version of the State Plan on Aging, the Department of Human Services' Division of Long Term Services and Supports is seeking comments to the drafted State Plan on Aging for 2017-2021.

The public comment period will be open until May 25, 2017. A public hearding will be held on May 23, 2017. For more information on the public comment period and hearing, please click here.

You can view the drafted 2017-2021 State Plan on Aging at the following links:

Comments will be considered for incorporation to the upcoming version of the State Plan on Aging which will be effective Oct. 1, 2017 through Sept. 30, 2017. Comments can be submitted to DHS by emailing

The current State Plan on Aging can be found here.

ASA Services

Services provided through the Division of Adult Services and Aging include:

Home & Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waiver

*Services provided may be subject to a financial contribution from the consumer. Contributions will vary depending on the program utilized.