To report suspected elder abuse or neglect: MN Adult Abuse Reporting Center (MAARC) -- 844-880-1574
or Cook County Public Health and Human Resources Office -- 218-387-3620
Minnesota State Attorney General
You can click the links below to download printable brochures. To order free copies of these and other resources from the Attorney General's Office, click here.
Elder Justice Initiative, US Department of Justice
National Elder Fraud Hotline: 833–372–8311, daily 5am to 10pm, to report fraud against anyone age 60 or older
Health Care Directive/Advanced Planning
Everyone should have a current Health Care Directive. Our Care Coordinators can help you complete the form. You can schedule an appointment with them at 387-3787 to complete your forms and discuss long term plans for health care.
Use these links to find a Health Care Directive Form:
For comprehensive coverage of the issues involved use the long-form Light the Legacy/Honoring Choices MN Health Care Directive and the form completion guide.
For a shorter form that covers your main health care goals use the 2-page Light the Legacy/Honoring Choices MN Health Care Directive
For more Health Care Directive forms, including forms in other languages, visit the Light the Legacy website
The Provider Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) form is a portable medical order that can give patients with advanced serious illness the option to exercise increased control over the treatment they do and do not want to receive at the end of life. The POLST form is NOT the same as a Health Care Directive, but it may be an important component of advance planning in certain circumstances. Unlike a healthcare directive, a POLST form must be signed by a licensed provider to be valid.
For POLST (Provider Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment) information, visit the Minnesota Medical Association website: www.mnmed.org/POLST
Assistance Throughout the Arrowhead Region
There are many wonderful organizations that provide assistance for older adults and caregivers throughout northern Minnesota.
North Shore Area Partners
36 Shopping Center
Silver Bay, MN 55614
North Shore Area Partners is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Silver Bay, MN that supports the independence of those 60+ living in their own homes in Eastern Lake County, including Beaver Bay, Silver Bay, Little Marais, Finland and Isabella. Services include transportation, home care, caregiver support, and care navigation.
400 River Rd #1
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
ElderCircle was established in 1990 and has grown from a small collaboration of area hospitals to a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that serves thousands of people in Itasca County each year with the mission of empowering older adults so they can remain in their homes and communities. Services and programs include In-Home Care, Assisted Transportation, Caregiver Consulting, Home Visiting, Support Groups, and Adult Day Stay.
417 South Avenue
P.O. Box 327
Two Harbors, MN 55616
Community Partners supports the independence of people 60+ and their caregivers in the Two Harbors area. Services include Care Consultation, Transportation, Grocery Shopping & Delivery, and Caregiver Support.
328 West Conan Street
Ely, Minnesota 55731
Northwoods Partners (recently Northwoods Hospice Respite Partners or NHRP) provides resources that promote independence and healthy aging. They serve 480 square miles, encompassing the communities of Ely, Winton, Babbitt, Tower, Soudan, and the surrounding area. Services include Caregiver consulting, Volunteer training, Caregiver Relief, Friendly visits, Friendly calls, Volunteer rides, Exercise Buddy, and Caregiver Support Group.
Age Well Arrowhead
306 W Superior St
Duluth, MN 55802
Age Well Arrowhead provides resources and support to help older adults in Duluth and the surrounding area (including Cloquet) live safely and independently in their homes. Services include Care Consultation, Caregiver Support, Grocery Shopping/Delivery, and Transportation.