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Please use the link below to view an all-encompassing Internet Safety Guide for Seniors, which includes information on how to protect your computer, avoid common scams, how to recognize legitimate websites, and how to safely purchase items and use online banking and social media. This guide also includes information on what to do if your data has been breached. 
To equip assisted living and nursing facility staff with the know-how to prevent and spot the warning signs of elder financial abuse, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau offers a guide to protecting residents from financial exploitation.
The Aging and Disability Resource Center guided by the Idaho Commission on Aging (ICOA) serves Idaho's seniors and people with disabilities by safeguarding their rights, fostering self-sufficiency, providing counseling, and advocating on their behalf.
Basic Information about Idaho’s Laws for Seniors Seniors and their family, neighbors, friends and caregivers will find this Guide helpful. The Guide gives general information about legal issues that seniors frequently encounter and offers practical options for each situation. It will also give direction on where to look and who to call for more detailed information.
Know about Elder Abuse What is “elder abuse?” Elder Abuse has many forms. It can mean any mistreatment of a senior. Examples   include confinement, neglect, abandonment, bodily injury, unwanted sexual contact, verbal intimidation and threats, and financial exploitation. Myth: “We don't have that problem in our community.” Fact: Abuse is often not seen or recognized.
For The Payment of Hospital and Medical Necessities and Other Necessities for Low Income People What is County Assistance?
This is a State program that offers a state supplement to SSI of up to $52 per month in 2003 to individuals who qualify for SSI or who would qualify, but for slightly higher income.
The federal Railroad Retirement Board handles this benefit program for eligible workers and their families. General Eligibility Like Social Security, Railroad Retirement benefits are based on months of service and earnings credits. Employees of railroads engaged in interstate commerce, some related industries, railway associations, and national railway labor organizations qualify for Railroad Retirement after 10 years of credited work.
There are many decisions to be made every day in life, even late in life. This is called life-time planning. Some of these decisions are of a financial nature, while others are of a personal nature, and still others are health-related. Financial decisions might include whether or not to have a joint bank account, how to go about paying bills and arranging finances, and drafting and maintaining legal papers. Personal decisions might include making funeral plans or burial arrangements, choosing where to live, and fulfilling spiritual or religious preferences.
Idaho Legal Aid Services, Inc. has created a Civil Protection Order Guide to help you understand who may file for a civil protection order, what circumstances and situations allow one to file for a civil protection order, and what relationships, if any, are required between the person filing for a civil protection order and the person the civil protection order is against. This guide also includes information on how to file for a civil protection order, what hearings take place, how to prepare for these hearings, and resources available to Idahoans. 

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