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 By Teresa Holt    News    February 1, 2017

Long Term Care Ombudsman: What do we do?

As Long Term Care Ombudsmen for Alaska, our mission is to meet with residents of assisted living homes and nursing facilities to see if they have any issues they need assistance in resolving. An important part of this process is to make sure...

 
 News    December 1, 2016

Upcoming Alaska Commission on Aging meetings

The Alaska Commission on Aging (ACoA) will hold several meetings in December, including its quarterly meeting December 7, 2016, via videoconference and teleconference from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The videoconference sites for the quarterly meeting are: •...

 
 News    May 1, 2016

Alaska Commission on Aging meets in Palmer, May 5

The Alaska Commission on Aging will conduct its quarterly meeting May 5 in Palmer at Mat-Su Senior Services, 1132 S. Chugach Street. The commission advocates for state policy, public and private partnerships, state/federal projects and citizen...

 
 By Ken Helander    News    January 1, 2016

What to expect in our next legislative session

It is soon time to gavel in the second regular session of the 29th Legislature on January 19. There will be a lot of work to be done in the 90 days allotted, but no one will be too surprised if the legislators once again go into an additional...

 
 News    December 1, 2015

Alaska Commission on Aging to meet Dec. 9

The Alaska Commission on Aging will hold its quarterly meeting Dec. 9 in Juneau, with the meeting videoconferenced at sites around the state. Public attendance is encouraged. Commissioners will hear presentations from and about senior service...

 
 By Lawrence David Weiss PhD    News    December 1, 2015

New Web resource for aging Alaskans

“Aging Alaskans Info” is a blog and website which I started earlier this year to be a comprehensive resource for aging Alaskans and our families. I started the website for reasons that were personal and difficult, yet familiar to most of us. I...

 
 By Major Mike Dryden AVN USAR Retired    Columns    June 1, 2015

Put your name on the Pioneer Home list today

I just discovered something upsetting. I'm getting older by the day. Odds are I won't forever be the active, self-reliant person I am now. Yes, it's true, and I must accept the fact one day I will...

 
 News    December 1, 2014

Do you have a passion for helping seniors?

If you love visiting with seniors and want to speak up for them, join the dedicated volunteer advocates of the Alaska Long Term Care Ombudsman program. Volunteer Ombudsmen are needed to advocate for seniors living in assisted living homes and...

 
 News    December 1, 2014

Alaska Commission on Aging meets in Anchorage, Dec. 10-11

The Alaska Commission on Aging will hold its quarterly meeting Dec. 10 and 11 in Anchorage at the Anchorage Senior Activity Center. Public attendance is encouraged. Commissioners will hear presentations from and about senior service programs and...

 
 News    October 1, 2014

Senior Voice awarded in national media contest

A nationwide media contest has recognized Senior Voice for excellence. The 23rd Annual National Mature Media Awards contest honored Senior Voice with Merit Awards for three entries: • regular contributor Diana Weber, the former Alaska Long Term...

 
 By Diana Weber    Columns    September 1, 2014

A look back at our progress before moving on

Dear readers, it's time to say goodbye. I will retire next month and hand off the reins to a new Long Term Care Ombudsman. It has been a real privilege to hold this position. I've got the best staff...

 
 By Diana Weber    Columns    August 1, 2014

Don't let assisted living home kick you to the curb

In the last 30 days, the Ombudsman has received five complaints that seniors are being threatened with involuntary discharge from their assisted living homes. This is often a terrifying prospect to a...

 
 Politics    July 1, 2014

AARP says more must be done to support family caregivers

According to a new, state-by-state, long-term care scorecard from AARP, Alaska ranks fifth in the nation overall when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of older residents. But AARP cautions against too much optimism since improvements...

 
 By Theda Pittman    News    June 1, 2014

Keeping up with today's scams

Seniors are often the target of fraud aimed at obtaining money or personal information from them which will make it possible to obtain money using the identifying information. About one-third of the victims of identity theft are over the age of 50,...

 
 By Diana Weber    Columns    June 1, 2014

There are many ways to help out a caregiver

I’ve been exchanging emails and phone calls with a woman who is taking care of her husband at home. As his Alzheimer’s progresses, her days and nights become more and more challenging. She never...

 
 News    April 1, 2014

Alaska Commission on Aging to meet in Anchorage, April 30 and May 2

The Alaska Commission on Aging will hold its quarterly meeting April 30 and May 2 at the Anchorage Senior Activity Center in Anchorage. The commission has provided the following draft agenda: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 8:30 a.m. Good Morning & Welcome...

 
 By Diana Weber    Health    April 1, 2014

Long term care rights and sexual orientation

Research suggests that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender elders are disproportionately represented in long term care facilities because, compared to their heterosexual counterparts, LGBT elders...

 
 By Diana Weber    Health    March 1, 2014

Staff have been known to steal residents' drugs

Every time you visit your mom in the assisted living home, she complains she isn’t getting her medication. When you question staff, they show you the medication log and it seems to indicate she is...

 
 By Diana Weber    Columns    February 1, 2014

Don't let the hospital discharge you too soon

Judging by the complaints to the Long Term Care Ombudsman, many Medicare beneficiaries and their families do not realize they have rights during the hospital discharge process. These rights are meant...

 
 By Diana Weber    Columns    January 1, 2014

Take steps to reduce caregiver confrontation

When an aging parent begins to fail, adult children often must step in to make arrangements for care. The opportunities for family conflict are enormous. Old rivalries between siblings are...

 
 By Diana Weber    Health    December 1, 2013

Someone you know could likely use your help

Imagine your family is far away. Strangers bathe and dress you, but you’ve had a stroke, so it is hard to explain that your roommate is stealing your things. You’re a senior in a long term care...

 
 News    December 1, 2013

Alaska Commission on Aging to meet in Anchorage

The Alaska Commission on Aging will hold its quarterly meeting Dec. 11 and 12 in Anchorage. The first day will be an orientation for new commission members at the BP Energy Center, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. On Dec. 12, the meeting takes place at the...

 
 By Diana Weber    Health    November 1, 2013

Insist on your equal opportunity housing rights

If your low income housing complex was developed with federal loans or grants, the owner must comply with federal Civil Rights law, the Fair Housing Act, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Under the...

 
 By Diana Weber    Health    October 1, 2013

We need more thoughtfulness in caregiving

We can judge a society by how it treats the weakest of its members. As the number of seniors with dementia rises rapidly, each of us should reflect on how we treat people disabled by Alzheimer’s or...

 
 By Diana Weber    Health    September 1, 2013

Is the level of care keeping up with our needs?

There is a disconnect in the way we manage long term care for frail seniors. Nationally, we are moving toward taking seniors out of nursing homes and keeping them in the community, giving them more as...

 

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