Channel – Elder Abuse

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Elder Abuse Awareness Channel

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Executors play a pivotal role in estate planning and management, a task that encompasses legal, financial, and emotional challenges. From the immediate aftermath of death, dealing with body disposition and securing property, to the complexities of asset distribution and closing the estate, this talk unpacks the executor’s journey. It highlights the practical steps involved, the potential for family disputes, and the emotional toll on the executor.

Rachel Donnelly

After Life
Spring 2024

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The Nampa Family Justice Center (NFJC) has advocates available to help victims of abuse create safety plans, file for protection orders, and locate helpful community resources. Many partner agencies are on-site, making it easier for survivors to get the assistance they need. Call 208-475-5700 to schedule an appointment, or just walk in!

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As the voice for Idaho long-term care residents, the Idaho Long-Term Care Ombudsman program protects the health, safety, welfare, and rights of those residing in skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. Ombudsmen can investigate complaints and provide interventions on behalf of residents.

Fanny Rodriguez-Melnikovsky

Stephanie Persinger

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In today’s digital age, scams are evolving faster than ever, targeting unsuspecting users through emails, social media, and even legitimate-looking websites. This video will arm you with the essential knowledge to identify red flags, protect your personal information, and navigate the online world safely. Don’t be a victim—educate yourself and stay one step ahead of the scammers

Tina Barnett

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Chris Parish with Southwest Idaho Area Agency on Aging introduces us to Adult Protective Services, including recognizing the signs of elder abuse and how to report it.

Chris Parish

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Mediation for Managing Contentious Family Dynamics in Elder Care

Certified Mediator, Sheldon Forehand, introduces the concept of mediation and explained the role and value of mediation in managing contentious family dynamics in elder care.

Sheldon L. Forehand

Professional Mediator
Forehand Mediation
July 13, 2023

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Ada’s Registry of the Vulnerable Population (ARVP) is a program offered through the Ada County Sheriff’s Office.  This program is designed to provide family members with a means of registering and providing essential information about their loved ones. It provides first responders access to vital information to address the specific needs of the individual and the family to aid in their identification recovery, especially when time is of the essence.

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Effectively Managing Caregiving Services

In-home care supports can be invaluable in helping to provide assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs). Watch this session to learn what you should do to ensure that your caregivers truly understand the needs and preferences of the individual in their care.

Shannon Skidmore

The Key
May 17, 2022

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Elder Abuse Awareness & Prevention

Each year, hundreds of thousands of adults over the age of 60 are abused, neglected, or financially exploited.    Join us to learn the signs and types of abuse and what you can do to help protect vulnerable adults.

Alyssa Groen

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Guardianship & Conservatorship

Learn about these important legal processes that provide protection for adults who can no longer make decisions for themselves

Sean R. Beck, JD

CK Quade Law PLLC
September 17, 2021

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The Idaho Caregiver Alliance is a coalition of individuals and organizations focused on expanding opportunities for respite across the lifespan. The Idaho Caregiver Alliance (ICA) was established in 2012 with funding from the National Lifespan Respite grant to the Idaho Commission on Aging

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Metro Meals on Wheels and its army of volunteers deliver and serve more than 1,500 meals every weekday to senior citizens in Boise and throughout Ada County, and 950 meals every weekend.

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This video explains how Medicare Fraud and Abuse can affect you and the three easy steps you can take to prevent fraud and abuse.

December 2022

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The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Region IV Mobile Crisis Unit provides a 24/7 crisis line and in-person crisis response from 8am to midnight 7 days a week. They facilitate crisis intervention and safe placement, help coordinate behavioral health and substance use disorder services, and provide therapeutic support. Call 208-334-0808 if you or someone you know is experiencing a behavioral health crisis.

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Responding to Elder Financial Abuse

The financial exploitation of vulnerable adults is a growing problem, and financial abuse can be more difficult to detect than physical abuse or neglect. Learn about the legal tools available to recover property and obtain justice.

Corey R. McCool

Attorney at Law
McCool Law PLLC
July 14, 2022

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Signs of a Scam

Romance scams, imposter scams, lottery scams…there are so many different scams it can seem overwhelming. But scammers use the same tricks over and over. Join us for a presentation by the Office of the Idaho Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division and learn how to spot the signs of a scam.

Rachelle Littau

Consumer Specialist
Office of the Idaho Attorney General
September 20, 2022

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The Value of a Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES)

Mary Holden, SRES

Red Pheasant Realty
July 9, 2021

Donna Rogers, SRES

Idaho Living Realty
July 9, 2021

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Trends in Consumer Fraud: AARP Fraud Watch Network

Jay Haapala

AARP Fraud Watch Network
August 15, 2021

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Trusts, Conservatorships & Fiduciary Responsibility

The goal of palliative care is to improve the quality of life for both patients and their families. Join us to learn about this specialized type of medical care that focuses on providing patients of any age and at any stage of a serious illness with relief from pain, stress, and symptoms.

Paul Seideman, NCG

TrESCo of Idaho
May 5, 2022

As of July 1, 2023, JAVA, the Justice Alliance for Vulnerable Adults, was integrated into LEARN with the creation of the Elder Abuse Awareness Channel.  LEARN will continue the great work of JAVA to prevent abuse of vulnerable adults through education.

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