SOCIAL SERVICES
Adult Services Division

Overview
Adult Services provides social services to targeted adult populations of Golden
Valley County. Services are provided to adults who are frail, elderly, physically ill or
disabled, seriously mentally ill, and to adults who may have cognitive impairment or
abuse substances. Support services are also provided to care givers. The primary
goals are to ensure the least restrictive environment is provided to prevent
abuse/neglect and to promote self-care and independent living.

Programs and Services
A.  Adult Protective Services: The program receives referrals and assesses
individuals who allegedly are victims of abuse, neglect, self-neglect or exploitation.
Remedial in-home health, mental health, legal and financial benefits are provided
or assistance given to access services. Protective arrangements such as
guardianships or mental health commitments, are initiated when appropriate and
resources are available.
B.  Home and Community Based Services: In-home services are funded for the
purpose of maximizing independent living for individuals choosing such services, in
lieu of long-term care in a nursing facility. Services are funded by the
Service
Payments for the Elderly and Disabled (SPED) Program, Expanded SPED
Program, or the Medicaid Waiver, as well as, county funded homemaker/home
health aide. Services include:
  • Adult Day Care - A program of social and related support services for
    individuals, age 21-years and over, provided on a regularly scheduled basis
    on or more days per week.     
  • Adult Family Foster Care - Includes the provision of 24 hour room, board,
    supervision, and other cares, as designated to an adult, who is determined
    to be unable to function independently, or who may benefit from a family
    home environment. The care is provided in a licensed private home.   
  • Case Management - The provision of specialized assistance, based on the
    results of a comprehensive assessment for the individual desiring and
    needing help in selecting, or obtaining services and in coordinating the
    services.    
  • Chore Services - The provision of one time, intermittent or occasional home
    tasks, including house cleaning, minor home maintenance, minor home
    repair, select installation, and walk maintenance.
  • Family Home Care - The provision of room, board, supervisory, and
    personal care on a 24 hour basis by the spouse, parent, adult child, adult
    sibling, grandparent, adult grandchild, adult niece or adult nephew. Persons
    who are in-laws can also be considered. Care can be in the client’s or
    caregiver’s home.
  • Homemaker - The provision of non-personal care tasks such as
    housekeeping, laundry, and shopping which enable the individual to
    maintain or develop independence needed to remain at home.    
  • Personal Attendant Care - The provision of assistance with personal and/or
    household needs that enables the individual to maintain as much
    independence and self-reliance as possible within their home.        
  • Respite Care - The provision of temporary relief to the individual’s primary
    caregiver for a specified period of time. The caregiver is relieved of the
    stresses and demands associated with continuous daily care.
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