The ElderCare Locator has created several fact sheets addressing a variety of issues older people and their caregivers face. "10 Warning Signs an Older Loved One May Need Assistance" lists several behaviors that may indicate a need for further assistance.
The Kansas Vulnerable Needs Planning System is a free registry of citizens with vulnerable needs that provides information to county emergency managers. Sign up now to help your community become better prepared for an emergency!
Internet Crime Center
from Darrell Elliott, KS SMP -
The FBI has an online complaint center for reports of Internet crime. Their site defines Internet Crime as follows:
"...any illegal activity involving one or more components of the Internet, such as websites, chat rooms, and/or email. Internet crime involves the use of the Internet to communicate false or fraudulent representations to consumers. These crimes may include, but are not limited to, advance-fee schemes, non-delivery of goods or services, computer hacking, or employment / business opportunity schemes."
If you believe you are the victim of an Internet crime, or if you are aware of an attempted crime, you can file a complaint on the FBI's Internet Crime Center website: http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx
Be sure to include as much information as possible about yourself (i.e. name, email address, mailing address, etc.), the perpetrator, and the Internet crime you are reporting in order to expedite your complaint. Be sure to copy and paste the entire email, including the header information, in the complaint. For more information on this topic, please see Internet Crime Schemes.
If you are in need of assistance to file a complaint with the FBI's Internet Crime Center you may call the Kansas SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol) at 785-296-0377.
Mobility Aids, Home Health Care Devices and Adaptive Equipment for Persons with Arthritis
You may be eligible to receive up to $19.50 off your monthly telephone bill through the Lifeline Program.
Donate 2 hours a month volunteering and get a food packet for $23.00. (No income guidelines.) As of November 2009 volunteers can purchase the "meat only" pack or the "vegetables only" pack without purchasing the entire Prairie Pack. Pricing varies.