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For more information on common financial scams and how to report them to the appropriate agencies or officials, please review our Common Financial Scams Flyer or Brochure below.    For other information regarding common digital scams, please visit: https://www.seniorlifestyle.com/resources/blog/protect-your-parents-from-common-digital-traps/. 
Below are guided online modules in English and Spanish that describe medical savings benefits that may be available to you in addition to medicaid or medicare benefits. For more information, please view the modules below.   
 A new tool can help gun owners and family members plan ahead for safe firearm use and transfers in the event of disability or death: The Firearm Life Plan, created by researchers at the University of Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center in Denver. Think of it as advance care planning for guns — a way for someone to describe what they want to have happen to their firearms should they die or become physically or cognitively disabled and unable to use them responsibly.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has created a guide on how to recognize and protect yourself from mortgage rescue scams. Please see the attached for more information. 
Below is a module created by Idaho Legal Aid Services related to common legal issues surrounding seniors or the elderly and protecting their home  in relation to issues like Medicaid, foreclosure, deed, reverse mortgages, and letting others reside with you.. The module is available in English and Spanish.
Below are modules (guided informational programs) created by Idaho Legal Aid Services relating to End of Life Planning in Idaho, such as Power of Attorneys, Living Wills, Wills, etc.. The modules are available in English and Spanish.  https://www.idaholegalaid.org/files/html/end-of-life-planning
Below are modules (guided informational programs) related to legal issues surrounding caregiving and caregivers in Idaho in English and Spanish.  https://www.idaholegalaid.org/files/html/caregiver-training-module-legal-considerations
Please find attached below a brochure created by Idaho Legal Aid Services, Inc. about Medicaid Long-Term Care Benefits. 
This brochure was created by Idaho Legal Aid Services, Inc. and provides general legal advice to seniors regarding Power of Attorneys, Living Wills, Wills, etc.
This brochure was created by Idaho Legal Aid Services, Inc. and advises seniors and their caregivers on available resources for caregivers, both legal and non-legal.

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