Helping Mississippi’s older adults, vulnerable adults, and caregivers connect to the services they need.
The Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) assists aging and vulnerable adults, their families, and caregivers in achieving healthy, safe, and independent lifestyles.
What We Do
The Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) envisions every Mississippian having the opportunity to enjoy wellness, longevity, and good quality of life in strong healthy communities.
DAAS partners with local Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) throughout the state to offer services to older adults, vulnerable adults, and caregivers. You can find your local AAA and agency contact information by entering your county in the search box.
programs & Services
From home delivered meals, to help signing up for Medicare, to finding opportunities to connect with others, DAAS supports a wide variety of services and programs designed specifically for older adults, adults with disabilities, and their caregivers.
Adult Protective Services
Adult Protective Services investigates allegations of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of vulnerable adults residing in private home settings and connects vulnerable adults to needed services.
Access Services to Meet Your Needs
Connect with experts who can help you identify services that may be helpful to you, answer health insurance questions, locate services available in your community, and make informed decisions regarding long-term services and support.
Get information about:
- Home and community-based services
- Elder abuse prevention
- Medicare, Medicaid, and supplemental insurance
Family Caregiver Support and Respite
Caring for an older adult is an important responsibility. Learn more about caregiver support programs, including respite services.
Get information about:
- National Family Caregiver Support Program
- Lifespan Respite Voucher Program
Help Living in the Community for Older Adults
Learn more about services that can help you continue living independently or transition back to living in the community.
- Home Delivered and Community / Congregate Meals
- Senior Centers
- Homemaker Services
- Transportation Assistance
Use the Area Agencies on Aging Search box to find Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) for resources in your area.
State Long-Term Care Ombudsman
For residents in long-term care facilities, the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman provides services that protect the health, safety, welfare, and rights of residents through leadership, oversight, and monitoring.
Need help understanding what programs and services are available for seniors and adults with disabilities?
The Mississippi Access to Care (MAC) Network is a good place to start. MAC Centers are a free source of reliable, objective, and unbiased information about a broad range of programs and services.
Get in touch with a MAC center by calling (844) 822-4622.