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Adult Services

Adult Services provides social services to the adult population of Burleigh County. Services are intended to assist elderly and persons with physical disabilities to remain in their home/community.

Home and Community Based Services: In-home services are funded to maximize independent living for individuals in lieu of long-term care in a nursing facility. Services are funded by the Service Payments for the Elderly and Disabled (SPED) Program, Expanded Sped Program, the Medicaid Waiver for Home and Community Based Services, and Medicaid State Plan. For more information, please visit Adults and Aging Services and/or contact our agency. For publications, facts, and additional links, please visit the Adults and Aging Services Publications site.

Home and community based services include:

Adult Day Care:
A program of social and related support services for individuals, age 18 years and older, provided on a regularly scheduled basis one or more days per week.

Adult Family Foster Care: Includes 24-hour room, board, supervision, and other care for an adult who is unable to function independently, or who may benefit from a family home environment. The care is provided in a licensed private home.

Adult Residential Services: Social model Alzheimer's unit that will provide care to Medicaid Waiver eligible recipients. Includes 24-hour on-site response staff to meet client resident needs and to provide supervision, safety and security.

Attendant Care Services: Specific to a client who is ventilator dependent for a minimum of 20 hours per day.

Basic Care: Case managers assess whether an individual meets the functional eligibility requirements for residence in a basic care facility.

Case Management: The provision of specialized assistance, based on the results of a comprehensive assessment for the individual desiring and needing help in selecting or obtaining services and in coordinating the services.

Chore Services: The provision of one time, intermittent or occasional home tasks, including house cleaning, minor home maintenance, minor home repair, select installation, and walk maintenance.

Emergency Response System:
Funds the monthly rental fees of emergency response system, an electronic device that can be activated to secure help in an emergency.

Environmental Modification: Physical adaptions to a client's home to improve accessibility and function with greater independence.

Extended Personal Care/Nurse Education: Education provided by a nurse to providers who provide hands on care of a medical nature that is specific to the needs of eligible individuals.

Family Home Care: The provision of room, board, supervisory, and personal care on a 24-hour basis by the spouse (current or former), parent, adult child, adult sibling, grandparent, adult grandchild, adult niece or adult nephew. Persons who are in-laws can also be considered. Care can be in the client's or caregiver's home.

Family Personal Care: Reimburses a spouse for providing personal care or similar services.

Home Delivered Meals:
Nutritious meals delivered to the home of eligible individuals.

Homemaker Services:
The provision of non-personal care tasks such as housekeeping, laundry, and shopping, and which enable the individual to maintain or develop independence needed to remain at home.

Information and Referral:
Assistance is provided regarding resources for employment/training, housing, transportation, senior services, legal financial, medical, mental health services or other public or private human services.
Non-Medical Transportation: The provision of transportation that enables the individual to access essential community services such as grocery or pharmacy in order to maintain themselves in their homes.

Personal Care Services:
The provision of assistance with personal and/or household needs that enables the individual to maintain as much independence and self-reliance as possible within their home.

Respite Care:
The provision of temporary relief to the individual's primary caregiver for a specified period of time. The caregiver is relieved of the stresses and demands associated with continuous daily care.

Qualified Service Provider: Qualified Service Providers are individuals or agencies have met all the standards/requirements and have agreed to provide services to clients who receive services funded by the N.D. Department of Human Services. For additional information, please visit Quality Service Provider/Home Community Based Services or contact our office.

Specialized Equipment:
Assistance to obtain equipment and devices to facilitate personal independence.

Supported Employment:
Assistance in activities needed to sustain paid employment for disabled individuals.

Transitional Living:
This service is for persons with a traumatic brain injury. It provides support for supervision, training, or assistance with self-care, communication skills, socialization, reduction/elimination of maladaptive behavior, community living and mobility.