Lincoln ElderCare Resource Handbook: Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services

Departments of Health & Human Services

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509


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P.O. Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509-5026​
402-323-3900 Lincoln
402-595-1258 Omaha
402-471-7256 TDD

State Unit on Aging
PO Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509

The following are some of the programs administered by the state department of Health & Human Services:

  • Medicaid, Medicaid Waiver – food and financial assistance eligibility.
  • Long-Term Care Ombudsman – education, consultation, referral and advocacy for those living in a long-term care facility.
  • Developmental Disability Services – service coordination for those with disabilities.
  • Social Services Block Grant Program – assistance for persons who are aged 60 and older or disabled so they may remain in their own home or in other safe surroundings as long as possible.
  • Adult Protective Services (APS) – investigates and helps remedy abusive situations.

APS assists vulnerable and older adults to stop and prevent abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Anyone can make a report about suspected abuse to the Hotline.

Nebraska Elder Abuse/Neglect Hotline: 800-652-1999
Iowa Elder Abuse/Neglect Hotline: 800-362-2178