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.
The Senior LinkAge Line® is answered from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.
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
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.).
Started 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.
- 2016 Senior LinkAge Line® Annual Report
- 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 a MnCHOICES Assessment. 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.