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For Bill Zubke, AARP South Dakota's 605K Challenge is an added incentive to keep up with his regular walking routine.
For the first time since AARP began publishing the Scorecard in 2011, more than half of Medicaid long-term care dollars nationwide for older adults and people with physical disabilities went to home- and community-based services instead of nursing homes and other institutions.
South Dakota residents can schedule new COVID-19 vaccine appointments or walk into a nearby pharmacy to get a shot. Here’s how to find an updated vaccine near you.
AARP’s new Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Scorecard finds that care provided in the United States for older adults and people with disabilities is inadequate. The report finds major gaps in every state, such as the cost of home care, the long-term care workforce and support for family caregivers.
AARP South Dakota is offering free state park hikes each month through September.
An estimated 42,000 more South Dakotans will be able to sign up for Medicaid coverage as of July 1.
With the arrival of July, as many as 52,000 South Dakotans may now be able to access health care coverage thanks to the implementation of Medicaid expansion, which was overwhelmingly passed by South Dakota voters last November.
Embrace the outdoors and an active lifestyle by joining the third annual 605K Challenge—named for the state’s lone area code and for the approximate distance across the state in kilometers from east to west.
Get out and enjoy South Dakota's great places.
Voters in November will decide whether to expand Medicaid—the government health insurance program for low-income Americans—to include an estimated 42,000 South Dakota adults.
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