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DHS Notifies Long-Term Care Facilities Regarding Resident Stimulus Checks
The South Dakota Department of Human Services (DHS) sent letters to the state’s long-term care residential facilities advising of the seizure, retention, or confiscation of stimulus payments from their residents, regardless of payer source or debt owed to anyone.


Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Gov. Kristi Noem has proclaimed June 15, Elder Abuse Awareness Day (EAAD) in South Dakota.


DHS Receives Federal Dollars for Adult Nutrition Program
The South Dakota Department of Human Services (DHS) has received $1.2 million in federal funds due to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.


South Dakota to Celebrate Older Americans in May
Governor Kristi Noem has proclaimed May Older Americans Month (OAM) in South Dakota.


Help Available to Homebound Individuals During COVID-19 Pandemic
Considering the many negative effects of senior isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important for individuals to know how to reach out for help and what services are available through the South Dakota Department of Human Services (DHS) and the South Dakota Department of Social Services (DSS).


Department of Human Services Makes Resources and Assistance Available to South Dakota Seniors at Home During COVID-19 Pandemic
The South Dakota Department of Human Services is asking older individuals within the state who have concerns or need more information on resources during the COVID-19 pandemic to contact Dakota at Home.


Nutrition Program Assistance Available During COVID-19 Pandemic
The South Dakota Department of Human Services (DHS) would like to remind the state’s elderly population that assistance is available through the department’s nutrition program.