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 68508


State Unit on Aging
PO Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509

The following are some of the programs administered by the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services. To obtain a complete listing of all programs offered, call 402-471-3121.

  • Medicaid, Medicaid Waiver, food and financial assistance eligibility.
  • Long-Term Care Ombudsman –  advocates for those living in a long-term care facility.
  • Developmental Disability Services –  service coordination for adults 19 years of age or older 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.

You can anonymously report elder abuse to Adult Protective Services at 800-652-1999.

National Institute on Aging (NIA)
(research on aging and the health & well-being of aging adults)