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North Dakota Assistive

Assistive Safety Devices Distribution Service

Staying safe in your home.

Woman walking of the stairs with a half step cane

Are you a North Dakota resident age 60 or older? Do you have an aging parent or client that you are concerned about?

The Assistive Safety Devices Distribution Service (ASDDS) is here to help. Eligible residents are provided with free assistive devices that will help make daily life easier, making it safer to live at home. The ASDDS provides many devices, including:

  • Grab bars
  • Magnifiers
  • Reachers
  • Medication dispensers
  • Seat lifts
  • Rollators
  • Hearing/Communication devices
  • Emergency alerting devices

These devices are perfect for anyone who might be experiencing difficulty in daily tasks, like putting away groceries, preparing meals, or taking care of household chores. Perhaps mobility has become a concern, or just feelings of safety around the home. The ASDDS is here to meet these needs and restore a sense of independence, working with you to determine which assistive technology (AT) devices might be helpful. Devices are provided free of charge (up to $300) to eligible state residents. If needed, equipment installation is provided.

The ASDDS prioritizes based on the greatest economic and social need, as well as considering the severity of the disability, Alzheimer's disease (and related disorders), those in rural areas and/or those who are at risk for institutional placement. To apply, call 1-800-895-4728.

Assistive contracts with the Aging Services Division, ND Department of Human Services, to deliver this program.  Funding support comes from the Older Americans Act.  This project is supported by funding from the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Aging, and granted through the North Dakota Department of Human Services, Aging Services Division.