Senior LinkAge Line®
The free call that does it all!
The Senior LinkAge Line® is the Minnesota Board on Aging's free statewide information and assistance service. The Senior LinkAge Line® service is provided by six Area Agencies on Aging that cover all 87 counties of Minnesota and helps connect you to local services.
Employment help for older adults
The Senior LinkAge Line®: A One Stop Shop for Minnesota Seniors, has now expanded the One Stop Shop to include information for older adults looking to continue to or return to work.
The One Stop Shop for Minnesota Seniors, a vision of Lt. Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon, began in 2011, to help older adults easily connect to and receive assistance from state agencies; simply by calling the Senior LinkAge Line® at 1-800-333-2433. In May 2012, the One Stop launched SHARE MN! to connect seniors to volunteer opportunities in their communities.
This component has been in planning for some time is intended to help seniors who are looking for work to get connected to information and resources in their communities that can assist in their job search, and help them find employment.
A key partner will be The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), which supports a network of WorkForce Centers across the state that help job seekers find employment and helps anyone at any stage explore and plan careers.
Senior LinkAge Line® makes your life easier
Just one phone call to 1-800-333-2433 is all it takes. Senior LinkAge Line® help simplify the complex issues and decisions you face every day as a senior, Baby Boomer, Medicare beneficiary, caregiver or someone trying to reduce prescription drug costs.
With a single call to 1-800-333-2433 you will get assistance with looking at your situation to determine what service might be helpful.
Senior Linkage Line® not only helps connect you to services in your community, but also provides the actual assistance to help you get the information and personalized help you need to make good decisions. This includes providing face to face help to you in your home and community. The Senior LinkAge Line® has expertise in the areas of :
- Prescription Drug Expense assistance for Minnesotans of all ages
- Health Insurance Counseling
- Forms assistance, including help applying for Medical Assistance and Medicare options
- Long-term Care Insurance, including the Long-term Care Partnership
- Long-term Care Planning Options
- Caregiver planning and support
- Grandparents raising Grandchildren
The Senior LinkAge Line® provides you with the information, assistance and connection to services to help you make good decisions.
Senior LinkAge Line® can connect you with:
- Financial Assistance
- Home Care
- Housekeeping and Chore services
- Indian Elder Program
- Legal Assistance
- Long-term Care Ombudsman
- Meal Delivery and Nutrition
- Transitional Consultation
AND Many other services to help you remain independent in your community
Long Term Care Consultation Expansion - Transitional Consultation for Registered Housing with Services
During the 2011 Special Session of the Legislature, a new initiative was adopted that requires the Senior LinkAge Line® and Lead Agencies (counties, Tribes to expand access to Long-term Care Consultation to those entering a Registered Housing with Service setting. Read the legislative language, (Subd. 3c Consultation for housing with services.).
Starting October 1, 2011 all people interested in entering a registered housing with services setting, such as assisted living, must now be offered a long-term care consultation before signing a lease.
Individuals calling will be screened for risks and if they are screened at high risk, will be offered a referral to the county team that provides long-term care consultation assessments. Individuals will continue to choose their service provider and will have access to supportive planning for continued community living. For people who continue to transition to registered housing with services, additional resources for aging well and living well including access to caregiver supports and health insurance counseling.
Learn about updates to Long Term Care Consultation Expansion and attend a presentation. Check out the Long Term Care Consultation Expansion Road Show Flyer for dates, times and locations for the presentations.
Transitional Consultation prior to October 1, 2011
In 2006, the legislature adopted a new reform initiative for people to get access to long-term care options counseling prior to going to an assisted living.
The initiative is called Transitional Long-Term Care Consultation. It supports people with current or anticipated long-term care needs to make informed choices about housing and care options. On October 1, 2011, it will be replaced and a new effort will be implemented called Long-term Care Consultation Expansion.
Provider should continue to follow the protocols for Transitional Consultation until October 1, 2011. Materials about this service have been distributed to all assisted living providers. You can also obtain copies of these materials by clicking on the links below. To obtain additional hard copies of the Transitional Consultation Kiosk Cards please call the Senior LinkAge Line® at 1-800-333-2433.
TC Card - Male TC Poster - Male
TC Card - Couple TC Poster - Couple
TC Card - Caregiver TC Poster - Caregiver
Don't know who to ask?
Don't know where to turn for help?
Don't know what's available?
Not sure about what decisions you need to make?
By calling the Senior LinkAge Line® at 1-800-333-2433 or emailing us, you can get the information to know your options and the help to make your decision.
Don't wait to call. The Senior LinkAge Line® is answered from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. Messages can be left 24 hours a day.
Read Senior LinkAge Line® Report to the Community (pdf)
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- Map of the Senior LinkAge Line® contact centers. Map also links the locations of the contact centers for the Disability Linkage Line® and the Veterans Linkage Line™.
- If your elderly loved one lives outside Minnesota, call the Eldercare Locator at 800-677-1116 or at www.eldercare.gov.
- www.minnesotahelp.info has a statewide database of community resources with special topic areas containing resources for older adults. If you are looking for information on services for people of other ages available in another state - www.minnesotahelp.info can link you to those resources.
- The counties provide Long-term Care Consultation. These consultants can assist in getting access to the services you need to remain independent. Every Minnesotan, regardless of income, is entitled to a free Long-term Care Consultation. www.minnesotahelp.info can help you find the county long-term care consultation program closest to you.