Senior LinkAge Line®

Help is only a call away

Please call to obtain your copy of the yearly Health Care Choices book which provides information regarding health and drug plans and general Medicare information.

Need help? Call us! It's FREE! 1-800-333-2433






Do you need information on:
  • Chore Services
  • Transportation
  • Nutrition Services
  • Housing
  • Legal/Financial Services
  • Caregiver Support
  • In-Home Services
  • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
  • Employment/Volunteer Opportunities
  • Support Groups
  • Other Services
Do you need assistance with:
  • Individual/Community Education
  • Medical/Insurance Counseling
  • Prescription Drug Expenses

Call the Senior LinkAge Line® 1-800-333-2433

This is a service of the Minnesota Board on Aging and the Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging, Inc.


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Navigate Minnesota's Land of Over 10,000 Helping Agencies
Simple searching
Up-to-date service options
Map your services
Navigating help for family and friends
Interactive resource navigator tools

What is a helping agency? has non-profit government and business agencies that can help you with a variety of services.

What kind of services are in
There are over 27,000 services to help people of all ages including:
  • Seniors
  • People with disabilities
  • Veterans
  • Families
  • Caregivers
  • Refugees
  • Homeless
  • Youth
  • And more

What if I don't know what I need? has interactive tools that can help you find out what you need and then help you navigate your way to it. Look for the navigator tools when you are on the web site.

How do I get started?
Log onto your Web Browser and type in If you don't have a computer and you need a live navigator, you can get help over the phone. Call the LinkAge Lines which provide in depth information and assistance to people over the phone, through live chat and email.

Veteran Directed Home & Community Based Services (VD-HCBS)

The care you've earned
A partnership between the Veteran's Health Administration and the Minnesota Board on Aging

What is VD-HCBS?
  • VD-HCBS is a flexible service option that can help you with independent living.
  • This VA benefit includes special funds that you can use to directly buy services and support that you say you need.
  • A case manager helps you use the option, make a spending plan, and hire workers.
  • A fiscal support entity provider helps you with the financial details and makes payments on your behalf.
  • The VA community health nurse works closely with the case manager and helps you access other VA benefits you may need.

What are the advantages of VD-HCBS?
  • Flexibility, choice, control and responsibility.
  • You are in control of your services.
  • You decide what help you need, when you need it, and who provides it.
  • You can hire people that you know and trust, such as family, friends or neighbor to provide your care.

What is my role?
You are responsible to follow the program rules and to use your budget wisely. You will make sure your workers are doing their job to your satisfaction. Always talk with your case manager to make sure you are getting what you need.

What can I spend my budget on?
You decide what help you need to live independently at home. Here are some examples:
  • Help with personal care, medications and meals
  • Rides, errands and housekeeping
  • Memory care support
  • Personal Emergency Response System
  • Caregiver education, coaching and relief care
  • Modifying or maintaining your home so your living space works for you
  • Goods to support your independence
  • Adult day services

  • Any age Veteran
  • Enrolled in the Sioux Falls VA Medical Center
  • Needing nursing facility level of care
  • *Living in the community of one of these counties: Lac qui Parle, Yellow Medicine, Lyon, Lincoln, Pipestone, Murray, Cottonwood, Rock, Nobles, Jackson or Martin

For more information contact:
Sioux Falls VA Medical Center
2501 W 22nd Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57117
605-336-3230 or 1-800-316-8387

MN River Area Agency on Aging®, Inc.
10 Civic Center Plaza
Mankato, MN 56001

The Administration on Aging is a partner with the Minnesota Board on Aging

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