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1 Dakota County Eldercare Resources A service of DARTS Information & Assistance Provided by DARTS Supportive services and aging resources April 2012

2 Dakota County Eldercare Resources summarizes the most commonly requested services for older adults and is a starting point to access service providers. For more specific help, call DARTS Information and Assistance AARP ADULT DAY SERVICES A safe place to stay for the day for adults with physical or mental disabilities. Centers provide activities, socialization, and personal care. Augustana ~ Apple Valley CLUES ~ West St. Paul Common Sense ~ South St. Paul Ebenezer Rich Valley ~ Rosemount Ebenezer Ridges ~ Burnsville Regina ~ Hastings Sarah Care ~ Savage (will pick up from Burnsville) The Gathering ~ West St. Paul V. A. Day Care (veterans only) Wilder Foundation ~ St. Paul and vicinity ASSESSMENT AND SERVICE COORDINATION For help identifying and obtaining services DARTS Dakota County Public Health ~ Long-term care consultation

3 CAREGIVER SERVICES Support for those caring for others Alzheimer s Association DARTS Caregiver coaching (through Eldercare Partners) Caregiver education Respite care Eldercare Partners CAREGIVER AND CARE RECEIVER SUPPORT GROUPS Groups for sharing information and emotional support Metro-wide calendar available at DARTS Burnsville Eagan Lakeville Alzheimer s Augustana Lutheran Church ~ West St. Paul (under 65) Augustana Lutheran Church ~ West St. Paul Burnsville Senior Center ~ Burnsville Cerenity Senior Care ~ South St. Paul Common Sense ~ South St. Paul Prince of Peace Lutheran Church ~ Burnsville Regina Medical Center ~ Hastings

4 Cancer Regina Medical Center ~ Hastings (breast cancer) Shepherd of the Valley ~ Apple Valley (women) Diabetes Burnsville Senior Center ~ Burnsville Regina Assisted Living ~ Hastings The Rivers ~ Burnsville Parkinson s Hastings Senior Center ~ Hastings Sarah Care ~ Savage Senior Helpers ~ Burnsville Stroke Burnsville Senior Center ~ Burnsville CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY SERVICES Help for seniors having difficulty with substance abuse Alcoholics Anonymous ~ St. Paul (central office) Al-Anon/Alateen Inter Group ~ St. Paul (24 hours) Detox-Dakota County Receiving Center (hospital referrals only) Detox-Ramsey County Receiving Center Senior Recovery Program ~ St. Paul

5 CHORES Assistance with indoor and outdoor tasks DARTS Handyman/repair service Housekeeping/laundry/meal preparation Outdoor chores Shopping/errands assistance DEFENSIVE DRIVING AARP Driver Safety Program safety/ MN Safety Center EMERGENCY SERVICES Urgent aid for those in need Dakota County Adult Protection Dakota County Crisis Response Domestic Violence Crisis Line

6 EMPLOYMENT Paid positions for non-traditional workers Dakota County Work Force Center South ~ Older Worker Program Dakota County Work Force Center North ~ Older Worker Program Experience Works Quality Career Services EQUIPMENT - MEDICAL Resources for durable medical equipment for seniors DARTS ~ Call for more options Equipment Distribution Program ~ Hearing impaired Goodwill ~ Used equipment Metropolitan Center for Independent Living ~ Ramps FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE 360 Communities ~ Southern Dakota County Dakota County Economic Assistance Dakota County Medical Assistance Dakota County Food Support Fuel Assistance (CAP) Hastings Family Services ~ Eastern Dakota County IRS ~ Local number ~ Address: 30 East 7 th Street St. Paul, MN Neighbors, Inc. ~ Northern Dakota County

7 Supplemental Social Security Income Utilities Assistance / Telephone GRIEF AND LOSS GROUPS For support through the grieving process Growing Through Loss ~ Southern Dakota County Hastings Area Grief Coalition Prince of Peace Lutheran Church ~ Burnsville HEALTH CARE CENTERS ~ Dakota County Nursing homes and short-term rehabilitation facilities Augustana Health Care Center ~ Apple Valley Augustana Health Care Center ~ Hastings Cerenity Senior Care ~ South St. Paul Ebenezer Ridges ~ Burnsville Inver Grove Good Samaritan ~ Inver Grove Heights Minnesota Veteran s Home ~ Hastings Regina Nursing Home ~ Hastings Southview Acres ~ West St. Paul Trinity Health Care Center ~ Farmington Woodlyn Heights Health Care Center ~ Inver Grove Heights

8 HEALTH CARE FACILITY INFORMATION Information about long-term-care facilities Care Options ~ Nursing home vacancy information Office of Health Facility Complaints Ombudsman for Long Term Care Stratis Health ~ Medicare health facility and discharge complaints Tubman ElderCare & Rights Center ~ Information about health care centers and long-term-care systems and issues of elder abuse To compare nursing homes, hospitals, and home health agencies HEALTH INSURANCE AND PRESCRIPTION INFORMATION Assistance with health insurance planning and counseling Medicare ~ Social Security Office Minnesota Care Senior LinkAge Line ~ Health insurance counselors HOME HEALTH CARE Assessment for appropriate in-home care Dakota County Public Health Nursing DARTS ~ Call for options

9 HOSPICE Programs for terminally ill people that focus on end-of-life comfort Hospice Foundation of America Minnesota Hospice Organization HOUSEKEEPING See CHORES HOUSING AND ASSISTED LIVING For information on housing options Common Bond Communities ~ Subsidized housing DARTS ~ Information & Assistance Dakota County Adult Foster Care ~ Licensing Dakota County CDA ~ Subsidized housing South St. Paul HRA ~ Subsidized housing Supportive Housing Unit ~ Crisis housing INFORMATION AND REFERRAL Ideas about where to call for your specific situation DARTS ~ Information and Assistance Dakota County Veterans Services Eldercare Locator ~ Nationwide Directory Assistance Disability Linkage Line ~ Minnesota Senior LinkAge Line ~ Minnesota

10 Veterans Linkage Line ~ Minnesota LEGAL SERVICES Legal help with elder issues AARP Legal Services Network LawHelpMN.org ~ Help for low income Minnesota residents Legal Assistance ~ Dakota County Minnesota Attorney General ~ Consumer Assistance Line Senior Law Project (housing, immigration, not wills) SMRLS ~ Legal aid Volunteers of America LIBRARIES All Dakota County libraries have volunteers who deliver to those who are homebound or frail Burnhaven ~ Burnsville Farmington ~ Farmington Galaxie ~ Apple Valley Heritage ~ Lakeville Inver Glen ~ Inver Grove Heights Pleasant Hill ~ Hastings Robert Trail ~ Rosemount South St. Paul ~ South St. Paul Wentworth ~ West St. Paul Wescott ~ Eagan

11 MEALS See NUTRITION MEDICARE MENTAL HEALTH Mental health help for seniors Guild Community Support Program ~ Northern Dakota County Horizon Community Support Program ~ Southern Dakota County Mental Health Resource ~ Eagan People, Inc Regina Medical Center GRACE Behavioral Health Unit ~ Hastings NURSING HOMES see HEALTH CARE CENTERS NUTRITION ~ Also see SENIOR DINING Help in obtaining meals or groceries Coborns Delivers Community Meals ~ Call DARTS for options Dakota County Food Support DARTS Shopping Assistance Fare For All ~ Supplemental food program Food Shelves: 360 Communities ~ Southern Dakota County

12 Eagan Resource Center Hastings Family Services ~ Eastern Dakota County Lakeville Resource Center Neighbors, Inc. ~ Northern Dakota County Meals On Wheels Burnsville, Eagan, and Savage Farmington Hastings Inver Grove Heights, Lilydale, Mendota Heights, South St. Paul, West St. Paul Lakeville Rosemount, Apple Valley Minnesota Food Help Line Mom s Meals Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors (NAPS) Optage Senior Dining Store to Door (serves limited area) U of M Ext. Service Nutrition Education SAFETY Programs that provide telephone check-ins, emergency responses, or other security measures Carrier Alert ~ 551xx zip codes 211

13 Driver Improvement Program ~ (4 and 8 hour classes) Fall Prevention Lifeline ~ Call DARTS for information Neighbors, Inc. Telecare ~ Northern Dakota County SENIOR CENTERS Recreation and socialization Apple Valley/Rosemount Burnsville Eagan Farmington Hastings Inver Grove Heights Lakeville Rosemount South St. Paul West St. Paul SENIOR DINING Nutritious meals shared with other seniors Apple Valley Burnsville Eagan Hastings Inver Grove Heights Lakeville

14 Mendota Heights Rosemount South St. Paul SHOPPING ERRANDS See CHORES and NUTRITION SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION ~ Local number ~ Address: th St E Suite 800 St. Paul SUPPORT GROUPS See CAREGIVER AND CARE RECEIVER SUPPORT GROUPS TRANSPORTATION Transportation/ride options DARTS Metro Mobility ~ door-through-door ride service for ADAcertified riders; provided by DARTS Transit Link ~ curb-to-curb service Group trip and other transportation GAPP ~ Volunteer drivers from Dakota County for medical, housing, or employment needs Just Friends ~ (volunteer drivers) ~ Hastings Metro Mobility ~ (customer service/certification) MNET ~ medical appointments only for those on medical assistance

15 Neighbors, Inc. (volunteer drivers) ~ Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, South St. Paul, West St. Paul VISITOR PROGRAMS Social contact for isolated seniors DARTS ~ Countywide Just Friends ~ Hastings Neighbors, Inc. ~ Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, South St. Paul, West St. Paul VOLUNTEER SERVICES AND OPPORTUNITIES DARTS Foster Grandparents RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) Senior Companions Volunteer Resource Centers ~ Local ~ Nationwide Web Sites and Phone Numbers for Specific Diseases ALS Alzheimer s Alzheimer s Help Line 24/ Arthritis Brain Injury Cancer

16 Cerebral Palsy Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Deaf & Hard of Hearing Depression/ Bipolar Diabetes Epilepsy Fibromyalgia Gambling, Alcohol, Drugs, and Tobacco Lupus Mental Health Multiple Sclerosis Parkinson s Stroke Suicide Hotline Since 1974, DARTS has been a community leader in successful aging and life transitions by offering affordable and flexible services and resources that create meaningful possibilities for individuals, families, and communities in Dakota County and beyond. We provide information, practical household help, transportation, and volunteer opportunities that help older adults maintain the life they choose. We support family caregivers of elders with resources, coaching, respite, and eldercare education in the workplace and community. We connect generations to engage in, and build, community. DARTS connects, helps, empowers, and engages people and partners in creating a community of aging excellence

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