The Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services (BEAS) provides a variety of social and long-term supports to adults age 60 and older and to adults between the ages of 18 and 60 who have a chronic illness or disability.
The DHHS Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services (BEAS), wishes to call your attention to the new State Plan on Aging , which was just approved by the US Administration on Aging. The Plan became effective on October 1, 2011 and will remain in effect until September 30, 2015.
A variety of social and long-term services and supports can be accessed through the ServiceLink Resource Centers and the NH DHHS District Offices. Services and supports are intended to assist people to live as independently as possible in safety and with dignity. Examples include:
- Home care
- Meals on wheels
- Transportation assistance
- Long Term Care-Nursing home and community based care
- Information and assistance regarding Medicare and Medicaid
- Information about volunteer opportunities
- Investigation of reports of abuse, neglect or exploitation of incapacitated adults
BEAS staff are located at DHHS District Offices and ServiceLink Resource Centers throughout NH and coordinate services to seniors and adults with disabilities and chronic illnesses who meet certain eligibility criteria. BEAS also has a main office, located in Concord, responsible for administrative support and general program and financial planning.
ServiceLink Resource Centers
A major partnership between BEAS and local communities is the ServiceLink Resource Centers, a statewide network of community-based resources for seniors, adults living with disabilities and their families. The ServiceLink Resource Centers are available to anyone who needs assistance, advice, help finding services or support with an issue relating to a senior member or disabled adult living in our community. ServiceLink partners promote the independence and well-being of the people they serve at thirteen primary locations and many satellites throughout NH.
Community-Based Provider Network
A critical component of the BEAS statewide delivery system is its community-based provider network; many of these providers are nonprofit agencies. BEAS coordinates long-term care support services through contracts at the local level, thus reflecting the commitment of DHHS to strengthen the autonomy of local communities and to direct resources to where they are needed most.