These fine and well-managed services save lives—those of the patient and also the prime caregiver. I am 82 years old and I’m not sure I would be here today without the help of these agencies. They are carefully and capably managed, I can assure you.
National Council for Aging Care - Aging in Place:
Kootenai County Elder/Vulnerable Adult Multi-Disciplinary Team
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SHIBA informs seniors about benefit programs and provides information on eligibility for help paying for prescription drugs and monthly Medicare Part B premiums. Visit http://www.doi.idaho.gov/SHIBA/shwelcome.aspx.
Idaho Department of Health & Welfare works closely with the Area Agency on Aging of North Idaho. Programs and units include Bureau of Facility Standards, Regional Medicaid Unit and the Developmental Disabilities Program. Find out more at http://www.healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/
The mission of The Elder/Vulnerable Adult Multi-Disciplinary Team is prevention of abuse through agency collaboration, consultation and education. For more information click on Bonner [PDF] / Kootenai [PDF].
North Idaho College sponsors the Area Agency on Aging and is responsible for fiscal and human resource management functions. Additionally, a student service learning project is coordinated each spring semester through the School of Nursing. Visit http://www.nic.edu for more information.
Seniors can enjoy hot, fresh prepared meals in a friendly social setting. Cost to seniors 60 years and older is on a suggested donation basis. Contact your local nutrition provider for meal times and days.
The Area Agency on Aging, through its Aging and Disability Resource Center, works closely with DAC on eligibility services, and referral protocol. For more information contact them by calling 1-800-854-9500 or visit their website at www.dacnw.org.
Panhandle Health District
For more information on the Senior Companion Program, visit http://www.phd1.idaho.gov/homehealth/seniorcomprogram.cfm.
Staff and members of the County Councils on Aging meet with local Boards of County Commissioners twice each year. The goal is to keep commissioners informed of issues that affect seniors in their county. If you would like to serve on a County Council on Aging, click here [PDF] for an application form.
The 2-1-1 Idaho CareLine, a free statewide community Information & Referral service, is a program of the Department of Health & Welfare. The AAA is a partner, with our resource database available on the 211 website. Visit: http://idahocareline.org.
The Area Agency on Aging has an agreement with local hospitals to help ease the transition from hospital to home.
Consideration for inclusion on the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) website is be based on the needs of special target population. The final determination of inclusion/exclusion is at the sole discretion of the Area Agency on Aging.