1Older Americans Act & Vulnerable populations Area Agency on AgingOlder Americans Act&Vulnerable populations
2North Central IdahoCurrently we serve 762 Elders over the age of 60 in Latah County population of 4,898We serve Vulnerable Adults in the community who have been assessed by a Licensed Social Worker.
3Latah Co. Community Partnerships We work closely with Project accessWe oversee 5 Latah County Meal SitesUniversity of Idaho’s extension programsLocal Community Action Partnership
4Area 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.
5Our Services Ombudsman Program Adult Protection Case Management Information & Referral
6OmbudsmanThe Ombudsman investigates and resolves complaints on behalf of residents or visitors of nursing homes or residential care facilities who have concerns regarding care.Ombudsman monitors the quality of care for residents
7Adult ProtectionAdult 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.
8Case ManagementCase Management assists frail, older adults to achieve maximum independence by coordinating home and community based services.
9Information 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.As a representative for Area Agency on Aging we anticipate providing educational resources to the public and respond accordingly to the needs of our clients by providing them with access to services in the community in times of need.
10Disaster Recovery Needs Coordinated efforts towards disaster planningOur 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.
11Our RoleThe disaster needs of older personsAssessIdentifyMonitor
12Social Assistance Management System We have the largest database of homebound seniors in for Latah CountyA large number of vulnerable populations who do not primarily have financial supportOver time we will be able to build our database to identify those client’s who have been assessed and who are in the greatest need. We currently do not operate a voluntary registry for client information and are unable to provide information for liability purposes or the capacity of our available data.
13GoalsWe 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.A local Emergency planner may consider a common Response plan for in home service providers and possibly home health services.
14Questions? If you have any questions, please contact our office: Sabrina Shropshire, CIRS(208) ext. 207(800)