- What is Elder Abuse
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment security and retirement planning.
Institute on Aging
Institute on Aging (IOA) is a community-based, non-profit organization. While devoting attention primarily to the later years of life, IOA is involved across the generations. It looks wholly at each individual and the process of aging in the context of family, partners, friends, culture, and community. Life is inter-connected and it is these relationships that make it meaningful. Therefore, IOA is dedicated to enabling adults, as they age, to preserve their own living arrangements, involvements, and relationships, with sensitivity to the concerns of family and friends.
Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis – Senior Law Project
Funded under contract with the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging as part of the Older Americans Act Program, the Senior Law Unit gives older community members a voice in all aspects of their lives. We help Minnesotan seniors with myriad issues, including Social Security, Medical Assistance, Medicare, housing, consumer rights, grandparents’ rights and nursing home challenges. Clients over the age of 60 rely on Legal Aid for referrals, advice and direct representation.
The Medicaid Office in Minnesota can assist with questions about the Minnesota Medicaid Program. This program is state funded for individuals and families in need to help pay for medical care. This could include coverage for doctor visits, hospital visits, dental care, vision care and other medical needs.
Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older, certain younger people with disabilities, and people with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a transplant, sometimes called ESRD).
Vulnerable Adult Justice Project (VAJP)
Acting through legislative, policy, and educational efforts, the VAJP exists to protect Minnesota’s most vulnerable citizens from maltreatment, including abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation. Participants in the VAJP include professionals from adult protection agencies, public advocacy organizations, elder and disability organizations, health care providers, law enforcement, city and county attorneys, private attorneys, and other government organizations.
The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs assists Minnesota’s 381,000 veterans and their dependents to obtain the benefits and services provided by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, formerly called the Veterans Administration.
The primary source of contact for all veterans benefits and services is the County Veterans Service Office.
Aging & Disability Referrals
The Minnesota Department of Human Services Disability Services Division manages publicly funded programs that support people with a variety of disabilities, including developmental disabilities, chronic medical conditions, acquired or traumatic brain injuries and physical disabilities.