The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) set up donation boxes at various locations to receive holiday gifts benefiting Montana State Hospital (MSH) patients, happening until Dec. 15.
Part 3 in a series on guardianship abuse: Fighting to Shed Light on the Issue
Abuse Late In Life: If a family member or intimate partner is causing you to fear for your safety, withholding medications, care, or personal items in order to control you, or causing emotional or physical injury, know that The Friendship Center is available to help you.
It isn’t surprising that the time when family members are most likely to recognize the first signs of developing Alzheimer’s disease or dementia in a loved one comes during the holiday season. Family members and friends who have not seen one another for months, or even a year, gather, and the signs of memory loss or behavioral change become obvious.
Part 2: Probate Courts Employ an Exponentially Growing Network of Professional, For-Profit Guardians.
Part 1: In this guardianship abuse saga, state ward Virginia Wahab was prohibited from seeing beloved daughter, her ward of choice.
Despite lifetimes of work and contributions to their families, communities, and this state, too many seniors in Montana have limited and fixed incomes and struggle to keep up with the costs of medication, housing, utilities, and food. For these seniors, the modest benefits provided by SNAP supplement their incomes and help them afford adequate and nutritious diets.
A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia is life changing and raises a lot of questions and emotions. It can leave a person feeling isolated and unsure of where to turn for information and support to live well with dementia.
The Montana Gerontology Society conference is for professionals in the aging network (healthcare providers, social workers, senior service organizations) as well as seniors, baby boomers, and retirees.
The Montana Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) is a national program funded by the Administration for Community Living, administered by Missoula Aging Services. SMP empowers people to prevent healthcare fraud, mainly through educating people on Medicare about fraud, waste, and abuse.