Senior LinkAge Line
The Senior LinkAge Line is a free statewide service of the Minnesota Board on Aging in partnership with Minnesota’s area agencies on aging. The Senior LinkAge Line assists older Minnesotans and caregivers, by connecting them to local services, finding answers and getting the help they need.
Minnesota Help Info
The MinnesotaHelp.info web site was developed cooperatively by the Minnesota Board on Aging and the Department of Human Services. It is an online directory of services designed to help people in Minnesota identify resources such as human services, information and referral, financial assistance and other forms of aid and assistance within Minnesota. It is especially rich in resource information for seniors and their caregivers, disabled and their caregivers, parents and families and low-income people.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. The Alzheimer’s Association leads the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia—by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.
ACT on Alzheimer’s
Nonprofit, governmental and private organizations along with hundreds of individuals have been ongoing partners in the work of ACT on Alzheimer’s—succeeded largely because of the passion and commitment of the dementia friendly action communities, Minnesotans and supporters dedicated to preparing our state for the impacts of Alzheimer’s.
What Is Medicare?
Medicare is the federal government’s health insurance program that primarily covers people 65 and older and certain younger people with disabilities or kidney failure. Original Medicare does not cover all medical costs. Medicare Advantage plans stand in the place of Original Medicare or you may opt to stay with Original Medicare and purchase a Medicare Supplement policy.
Does Medicare Cover Alzheimer’s Disease Care?
Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive cognitive impairment that affects memory and motor skills. Medicare covers several services related to Alzheimer’s disease, such as diagnosis and home health care, but it will not cover long-term care in a nursing home or assisted living facility.