Senior Services

Scott County Programs:

Adult Protection
Authorized to investigate the abuse, neglect and exploitation of vulnerable adults who reside in a community setting, and to provide protective services and community support. To make a vulnerable adult report, call the Common Entry Point at 952-496-8959. To learn more, click here.


MnCHOICES assessments help people make decisions about long term care needs. This service uses the expertise of social workers and nurses to help people stay in their homes by helping them find resources to make it possible. Call Home and Community Care Intake at 952-496-8556.
Home and Community "Waiver" Based Services
The goal of the Home and Community "Waiver" based services is to help seniors and their families know the resources available to help them. We offer assistance through phone consultations, in-person service assessments, and support planning.
Alternative Care (AC) funds are for people with modest income and assets who choose community living rather than a nursing home.
Elderly Waiver (EW) funds are for people eligible for Medical Assistance who need nursing home levels of care but choose community living.
To learn more, click here, or call Home and Community Care Intake at 952-496-8556.

Cash and Food Assistance:  


Minnesota Supplemental Aid (MSA) is a state-funded program that provides cash assistance to SSI recipients, blind people, people age 65 or older, and disabled people who are age 18 and older.
Group Residential Housing (GRH) is a state-funded program that provides at a minimum, room and board for unrelated people who live in certain licensed or registered group living arrangements and who receive SSI or would be eligible for SSI except for excess income and are blind, age 65 or older, or disabled and age 18 or older.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps low-income people eat a more nutritious diet by supplementing their food budget.

Health Care Assistance: 


Medicaid is the federal program known in Minnesota as Medical Assistance (MA) which provides health care to low income people, including persons in need of Long Term Care services, Elderly and Adult Waiver programs. 
Managed Care programs for seniors help people on Medical Assistance (MA) who must enroll in a delivery plan for their MA benefits. Click here for more information.
Minnesota Senior Health Options (MSHO) helps seniors combine their health programs and Medicare into one managed health care option, such as Minnesota Senior Care (MSC). Click here for more information.


Public Health Immunization Clinics provide immunizations to residents who do not have health insurance coverage for immunizations.

Mental Health Center

The Mental Health Center provides mental health services for individuals who are experiencing problems or coping with mental health concerns. To learn more, click here, or call Scott County Mental Health Center Intake at 952-496-8481.

Scott County Sheriff's Office TRIAD
Committed to linking senior citizens, law enforcement and the community together.

Senior Community Services & Employment Program
Part time community service employment for low-income seniors.

Veterans Service
Assists veterans of the county, their dependents and survivors, in securing benefits provided by law because of their service in the Armed Forces. To learn more, click here, or call 952-496-8176.

Scott County Senior Resource Directory

Provides descriptions of services designed to meet the continuing needs of our senior population. Following each description in the directory is a list of service providers as well as resource numbers and/or websites for each option. 

Community General Resources:

Senior Linkage Line:  1-800-333-2433
Free telephone information and assistance service which can help seniors and their families find community services. 

Minnesota Department of Human Services
The Department of Human Services strives to help seniors live as independently as possible so they can continue to contribute and be a part of the communities in which they live.
An online public information and referral portal.

United Way 211
Free service that connects people to local resources.

Community Economic Assistance:

Tax Preparation
The AARP Foundation prepares taxes for low-income older Americans free of charge. Tax Aide sites can be located by clicking here.

Telephone Equipment Distribution Program (TED)
Provides telephone equipment to people who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, speech impaired or have a physical disability and need adaptive equipment in order to use the phone. Request a large print application for the program at 1-800-657-3663 (phone), or 866-635-0082 (VP), or 888-206-6555 (TTY).

Community Health Care: 

Prescription Drug Options  1-800-333-2433
(RxConnect tm) help people make decisions about buying their medicine.

Community Housing:

Senior Housing Guide and Resources 
Hundreds of housing options at your fingertips

Minnesota Housing Finance Agency 
Minnesota Housing finances affordable housing for low- and moderate-income Minnesotans. MHFA offers products and services to help Minnesotans buy and fix up homes. 

Community Nutrition/Food:

Fare For All 
Has 30 locations in the greater Twin Cities metro area where they sell fresh fruits, vegetables and frozen meat once per month.

Nutrition Programs 
Offers healthy food choices from Community Dining to Meals on Wheels and Supplemental Nutrition (food stamps)

Help At Your Door
A nonprofit grocery shopping and delivery service for home-bound seniors that operates in the seven-county metro area.