Adult Protection services provide for the safety and protection of vulnerable adults age 18 and over who are, or are suspected to be, victims of abuse, neglect, self-neglect or exploitation.
For more information, please visit our Adult Protection page.
Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program protects the health, safety, welfare, and rights of long-term care residents 60 years or older. The Ombudsman investigates complaints made by or on behalf of residents regarding resident care, quality of life, administration concerns, and problems with outside agencies, systems or people.
For more information, please visit our Long Term Care Ombudsman Program page.
Medicare Fraud/Senior Medicare Patrol
The Idaho Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) program helps prevent, detect and report health care fraud. The program relies on volunteers in local communities to provide education and one-to-one counseling to help people protect their identity and identify other types of Medicare fraud:
- Double-billing and overcharging
- Unnecessary or inappropriate services
Additionally, there are education opportunities (Scam Jams) for consumers and the public to learn about other types of fraud:
- Mail and telemarketing scams
- Financial exploitation and identity theft
- Computer and solicitation scams
Older Idahoans needing legal assistance may be able to access legal information and resources through a referral to the local office of Idaho Legal Aid. Idaho Legal Aid can help Idahoans who are 60 years or older, especially those with the greatest economic and social needs, with legal issues concerning:
- Health care and long-term care
- Housing and utilities
- Protective Services, Defense of Guardianship, Abuse, and Neglect
- Age discrimination
Idahoans, 60 years or older, can also receive free legal advice and information on civil matters by calling the Idaho Senior Legal Hotline at 866.345.0106 Monday through Friday from 9:00AM - 3:00PM (MST).