Often when you are
trying to find information it seems that you are either
on hold, you are being transferred,
or you are trying to figure out which button to push
in order to talk to a real, live person who can answer
your question. The following agencies provide free information
and referrals and you will get assistance from a real
person. You may have to leave a message during peak call
time, but they return calls within 24 hours.
in , “Staying in Your Home –Services
and Programs to Help You Remain in Your Home”
may want to review, “Staying in Your Home –Services
and Programs to Help You Remain in Your Home”. While
many of these services are for homeowners, some can be
used by those who live elsewhere.
National Eldercare Locater
Line: 1-800-677-1116 www.eldercare.gov This nationwide
number is particularly beneficial if you
are trying to help someone in another state. When you call
the number they will ask for the zip code of the person
whom you are trying to assist; they will then direct you
to a “help line” that serves the area.
Linkage Line (MN only): 1-800-333-2433 & TTY
1-800- 627-3529, www.mnaging.org By calling this toll free
number you will be connected with a help line that serves
your area. Information is available on all services and
programs; Medicare, transportation, legal, financial assistance,
caregiver support, chore and minor home repair, home health
care, meal delivery and nutrition. You may have to leave
a message, but they will return your call within 24 hours.
Way 2-1-1, Dial 211, or 651-291-0211, www.unitedwaytwincities.org and www.211unitedway.org United Way 211 assists people
of all ages find help and community based resources. Information
is also available in Hmong, Spanish, and Somali at this
number; there is a separate phone number for those who
speak Russian 651-698-9167.
Housing Sense: 651-690-3141 www.seniorhousingguide.us Assists people with housing information
and related services.
Other Help Lines
Catholic Charities: 651-222-3001,
Indian Family Services: 612-724-6499
Jewish Family Services: St. Paul 651-698-0767,
Jewish Family & Children Services:
Lutheran Social Services: 612-879-5200. www.lssmn.org
Lines Serving Specific Areas:
Anoka County: 763-783-4707
Dakota County: 651-455-1560
Burnsville (City of), Senior Services Specialist: 952-895-4575
Human Service Agencies:
Agencies are helpful in directing
people to county programs.
MN Office of Health Facilities
Complaints: 651-215-8702 or 1-800-369-7994 /TTY 651-215-8980 Helps
in health care facilities to enforce their legal rights.
Complaints are investigated.
Ombudsman for Older Adults,
Statewide Service: 651-296-0382 / 1-800-657-3591 Provides
information about assisted living
services, home care, and nursing homes. Assistance in
choosing a nursing home. Handle complaints about nursing
home health service providers. Brochures are available
on a variety of topics: assisted living, home care, subsidies
to pay for services and more.
Financial Assistance Programs
Assistance, GA & Minnesota Supplemental Aid,
MSA: Contact the Human Service Agency of your county. Phone
numbers listed above.
Supplemental Security Income:
1- 800-772-1213 Additional monthly income to eligible persons over age
65 or physically