Aging and Adult Services

MDHS Caregiver Programs Provide Support for Aging and Vulnerable Mississippians

2021-11-04T14:42:20+00:00

(Jackson, Miss.) – November is National Caregiver Month. The month is dedicated to supporting caregivers as they care for others by providing resources for self-care, advocacy, and de-stressing for caregivers. This year's theme is "Caregiving Around the Clock."   Through the Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS), MDHS offers two primary programs to assist caregivers: [...]

MDHS Caregiver Programs Provide Support for Aging and Vulnerable Mississippians 2021-11-04T14:42:20+00:00

Public Notice for SSBG Program

2021-08-13T18:01:24+00:00

The Mississippi Department of Human Services is inviting public comments on its administration of the Social Services Block Grant Program. The deadline for submitting comments is August 31, 2021. Mississippians wishing to offer input on issues and concerns regarding social services provided by the Mississippi Department of Human Services, Divisions of Aging and Adult Services and [...]

Public Notice for SSBG Program 2021-08-13T18:01:24+00:00

MDHS virtual Town Hall Meeting Thursday will focus on Aging and Adult Services

2021-02-24T14:18:17+00:00

Among topics to be discussed are assistance to state’s most vulnerable population  (Jackson, Miss.) –  The Division of Aging and Adult Services will be the focus of the Mississippi Department of Human Service’s Town Hall Meeting this Thursday. This will be the fifth in a series of eight meetings that will be hosted primarily on [...]

MDHS virtual Town Hall Meeting Thursday will focus on Aging and Adult Services 2021-02-24T14:18:17+00:00

MDHS delivers Christmas cheer to a Jackson family

2020-12-22T20:33:02+00:00

A local family who otherwise would not have had Christmas will have a jubilant end to 2020 thanks to the selfless generosity of employees at the Mississippi Department of Human Services. Sharon Allen of Jackson, a terminally ill mother of five, reached out on Facebook with a video asking for help in giving her children [...]

MDHS delivers Christmas cheer to a Jackson family 2020-12-22T20:33:02+00:00

Nursing home/assisted living residents to have brighter holiday video chatting with their families

2020-12-09T18:03:36+00:00

Residents of all licensed assisted living and nursing homes in the 41 counties of the north half of Mississippi will have a brighter holiday, thanks to opportunities to see and speak with family and friends via video call like Zoom from their care facilities. In an announcement in Pontotoc Wednesday, Robert G. “Bob” Anderson, Executive [...]

Nursing home/assisted living residents to have brighter holiday video chatting with their families 2020-12-09T18:03:36+00:00

MDHS provides essential support for caregivers in Mississippi

2020-10-29T12:46:03+00:00

Programs provide assistance and support to those caring for our aging and vulnerable population (Jackson, Miss.) – November is National Caregiver Month, but caregivers of dependent persons receive assistance from the Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS) each month of the year. Through the Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS), MDHS offers two primary [...]

MDHS provides essential support for caregivers in Mississippi 2020-10-29T12:46:03+00:00

MDHS protects Mississippi’s most vulnerable population

2020-10-20T12:16:02+00:00

Adult Protective Services works to protect our aging population from abuse and neglect (Jackson, Miss.) – As the COVID-19 pandemic has created new concerns for families of our aging population and their safety, it is more important than ever to remember if you see something say something. More than 250 thousand of our most vulnerable [...]

MDHS protects Mississippi’s most vulnerable population 2020-10-20T12:16:02+00:00

State Long-Term Care Ombudsman brings peace to families during troubled times

2020-10-06T13:33:41+00:00

MDHS Ombudsman serves as the voice of the residents of long-term care facilities (Jackson, Miss.) – The COVID-19 pandemic has created new concerns for families of our aging population and their safety, even when under the care of a qualified Long-Term Care facility. Through the State Long-Term Care Ombudsmen, families can be alleviated of that [...]

State Long-Term Care Ombudsman brings peace to families during troubled times 2020-10-06T13:33:41+00:00

Mississippi’s State Health Insurance Assistance Program has gone virtual

2020-09-01T16:48:17+00:00

MDHS creates Medicare University to help aging adults (Jackson, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS) Division of Aging and Adult Services has created a unique, virtual resource to help Mississippi’s aging population better understand the Mississippi State Health Insurance Program (SHIP). Since the first Shelter in Place order came into effect as [...]

Mississippi’s State Health Insurance Assistance Program has gone virtual 2020-09-01T16:48:17+00:00
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