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1 Area Agency on Aging Older Americans Act & Vulnerable populations

2 North Central Idaho Currently we serve 762 Elders over the age of 60 in Latah County population of 4,898Currently we serve 762 Elders over the age of 60 in Latah County population of 4,898 We serve Vulnerable Adults in the community who have been assessed by a Licensed Social Worker.We serve Vulnerable Adults in the community who have been assessed by a Licensed Social Worker.

3 Latah Co. Community Partnerships We work closely with Project accessWe work closely with Project access We oversee 5 Latah County Meal SitesWe oversee 5 Latah County Meal Sites University of Idahos extension programsUniversity of Idahos extension programs Local Community Action PartnershipLocal Community Action Partnership

4 Area Agency on Aging Programs Area Agency on Aging is a Community Action Partnership Program. Our programs are designed for those who are 60 years and older to provide maximum independence and dignity in a home environment with appropriate supportive services whenever possible.Area Agency on Aging is a Community Action Partnership Program. Our programs are designed for those who are 60 years and older to provide maximum independence and dignity in a home environment with appropriate supportive services whenever possible.

5 Our Services Ombudsman ProgramOmbudsman Program Adult ProtectionAdult Protection Case ManagementCase Management Information & ReferralInformation & Referral

6 Ombudsman The Ombudsman investigates and resolves complaints on behalf of residents or visitors of nursing homes or residential care facilities who have concerns regarding care.The Ombudsman investigates and resolves complaints on behalf of residents or visitors of nursing homes or residential care facilities who have concerns regarding care.

7 Adult Protection Adult Protection investigates allegations of abuse, neglect, self-neglect, exploitation and abandonment of vulnerable adults 18+ years of age. A vulnerable adult is a person who is 18 or older who is unable to protect or take care of themselves because of physical or mental impairment and functional limitations.Adult Protection investigates allegations of abuse, neglect, self-neglect, exploitation and abandonment of vulnerable adults 18+ years of age. A vulnerable adult is a person who is 18 or older who is unable to protect or take care of themselves because of physical or mental impairment and functional limitations.

8 Case Management Case Management assists frail, older adults to achieve maximum independence by coordinating home and community based services.Case Management assists frail, older adults to achieve maximum independence by coordinating home and community based services.

9 Information and Assistance Information and Assistance provides information to anyone with questions related to problems or concerns of older people and vulnerable adults. Referrals are made to appropriate service providers and follow-up is provided as needed to assure needs have been met.Information and Assistance provides information to anyone with questions related to problems or concerns of older people and vulnerable adults. Referrals are made to appropriate service providers and follow-up is provided as needed to assure needs have been met.

10 Disaster Recovery Needs Coordinated efforts towards disaster planning Our immediate response to the clients we serve is to make contact with the most vulnerable adults, their families and friends to assure their most basic needs are met.

11 Our Role The disaster needs of older persons The disaster needs of older persons AssessAssess IdentifyIdentify MonitorMonitor

12 Social Assistance Management System We have the largest database of homebound seniors in for Latah CountyWe have the largest database of homebound seniors in for Latah County A large number of vulnerable populations who do not primarily have financial supportA large number of vulnerable populations who do not primarily have financial support

13 Goals We wish to work with and encourage community groups so that we may assist our clients to meet their needs in case of an emergency or disaster.We wish to work with and encourage community groups so that we may assist our clients to meet their needs in case of an emergency or disaster.

14 Questions? If you have any questions, please contact our office: Sabrina Shropshire, CIRS (208) ext. 207 (800)

15 Thank You


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