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Stickie Notes

I love stickie notes. They are so useful in so many ways. We used them a lot with my Mom. Sometimes she would take them down and throw them away. Sometimes she would write back on the note in very small handwriting. but most of the time they were very helpful to all of us. So grab some stickies and a marker and write a few notes….

Body Mechanics

Body mechanicsBody mechanics is a term used to describe the ways we move as we go about our daily lives. It includes how we hold our bodies when we sit, stand, lift, carry, bend, and sleep. Poor body mechanics are often the cause of back problems…. More is a term used to describe the ways we move as we go about our daily lives. It includes how we hold our bodies when we sit, stand, lift, carry, bend, and sleep. Poor body mechanicsBody mechanics is a term used to describe the ways we move as we go about our daily lives. It includes how we hold our bodies when we sit, stand, lift, carry, bend, and sleep. Poor body mechanics are often the cause of back problems…. More are often the cause of back problems. I always get a visual of a mechanic that works on bodies. I suppose that would be a doctor. But he is always in one of those blue overalls with some grease on it and he has a baseball cap on. I realized after having a bad back at 44 that it was due to how I was assisting my Mom on a daily basis. Helping in and out of her chair. Reaching way over her to grab the seat belt and pull it over her. I was being kind to her but not to my body. Here are some videos on how to move correctly for yourself while assisting your loved one. http://beinginthemoment.flywheelsites.com/know-how-category/taking-care-of-yourself/…

Give a ticket

Have you ever noticed how many older people are sitting in cars at grocery stores? We break glass for dogs who are left in cars. We call the police. Which I would do too if I saw a pup sitting in a hot car. But we leave our Moms and Dads and Grandparents sitting in cars while we “run” into the store. Some with the car running, some with the windows down. Some look scared, worried, or anxious. Please bring them in the store with you. They enjoy seeing other people and it’s good exercise to walk around. Here’s a short video about it….

A baggie of twist ties

My Mom passed away several years ago. She lived with us and us with her for over 10 years. During the last few years she wrote her name on everything. Her full name, Virginia Lea Stobbe and sometimes Virginia Lea Cowell Stobbe. It was on the bottom of her favorite coffee mug, bottom of bowls, inside puzzle books, on her brush and in every Shel Silverstein book we own. I think she did it because she grew up in the depressionLow mood that prevents a person from leading a normal life. It’s more than feeling down or sad. It lasts longer and can affect sleep and appetite. When you’re depressed, you don’t get as much pleasure from things you used to enjoy…. More and hardly owned anything that was just hers. Sometimes I forget she did this.The other day, I was looking for a twist tie and there mixed in with my pot holders and oven mitts was a very old worn baggie with at least 30 twist ties that said Twist ties for Karen in marker all over one side of the bag and Virginia Lea Stobbe on the other side.That was a wave. And I am so glad she had saved those for me….

Alabama Resources

Area Agency on Aging Locator

Email: ageline@adss.alabama.gov

Phone: 334-242-5743 or 1-877-425-2243

Alaska Resources

Area Agency on Aging Locator

Email lisa.morley@alaska.gov

Phone: (907) 465-3250

Arizona Resources

Area Agency on Aging Locator

Email: CommunityServices@azag.gov; More direct emails at specific agency websites.

Phone: 602) 264-HELP – to report senior abuse.

Arkansas Resources

Area Agency On Aging Locator

Email: https://agingarkansas.org/contact/

Phone: 866)-964-7017

https://agingarkansas.org/contact

Colorado Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://drcog.org/programs/area-agency-aging

Email: AreaAgencyonAging@drcog.org

Phone: 303-480-6700 ; 1(866) 959-3017

Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://disabilitylawco.org/colorado-long-term-care-ombudsman

Email: sengelking@disabilitylawco.org (State PACE ombudsman)

Phone: 303.722.0300

Name of Director: Leah McMahon

Connecticut Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://portal.ct.gov/AgingandDisability/Content-Pages/Topics-A-Z/Area-Agencies-on-Aging

Email: Kathleen.sullivan@ct.gov

Phone: (860) 424-5055

State Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://portal.ct.gov/LTCOP ; For regional list https://portal.ct.gov/LTCOP/Content/Contact-Us/All-Regions

Email: ltcop@ct.gov

Phone 1-866-388-1888 or 860-424-5200

Delaware Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://dhss.delaware.gov/dsaapd/

Email: delawareadrc@delaware.gov

Phone: 1-800-223-9074

Deleware Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dsaapd/ltcop.html

District List Website: http://ombudsman.myflorida.com/DistrictsList.php

Email: DelawareADRC@delaware.gov

Phone: 1-800-223-9074

Florida Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: http://elderaffairs.state.fl.us/doea/arc.php

Email: information@elderaffairs.org

Phone: 850-414-2000

Florida State Ombudsman Resources

Website: http://ombudsman.myflorida.com/

Email: LTCOPInformer@elderaffairs.org

Phone: 850-414-2323 or toll-free 1-888-831-0404

Georgia Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://aging.georgia.gov/locations

Email: https://dhs.georgia.gov/contact-form

Phone: (404) 657-5258

Georgia Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://www.georgiaombudsman.org/

Email: Melanie.McNeil@osltco.ga.gov

Phone: 866-552-4464

Name of Director: Melanie McNeil

Hawaii Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://health.hawaii.gov/eoa/

Email: eoa@doh.hawaii.gov

Phone: (808) 586-0100

Hawaii State Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://www.ombudsman.hawaii.gov/

Email: complaints@ombudsman.hawaii.gov

Phone: (808) 587-0770

Name of State Ombudsman: John G McDermott

Idaho Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://aging.idaho.gov/area-agencies-on-aging/

Email: ICOA@aging.idaho.gov

Phone: (208) 334-3833 Toll Free 1-877-471-2777

Idaho Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://aging.idaho.gov/stay-safe/ombudsman/

Email: cathy.hart@aging.idaho.gov

Phone: 208-334-3833

Name of Director: Cathy Hart

Illinois Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://www2.illinois.gov/aging/forprofessionals/Pages/AreaAgenciesOnAging.aspx

Email: cheryl.barrett@illinois.gov

Phone: 1-800-252-8966

Illinois Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://www2.illinois.gov/aging/programs/LTCOmbudsman/Pages/default.aspx

Local List Emails: https://www2.illinois.gov/aging/programs/LTCOmbudsman/Pages/default.aspx

Email: aging.ilsenior@illinois.gov

Phone: 1-800-252-8966 - Senior Helpline

Name of Director: Kelly Richards

Indiana Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://www.in.gov/fssa/da/area-agencies-on-aging/

Email: https://faqs.in.gov/hc/en-us/requests/new

Phone: 800-986-3505

Indiana Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://www.in.gov/ombudsman/

https://www.in.gov/ombudsman/long-term-care-ombudsman/contact-information/

Email: LongTermCareOmbudsman@ombudsman.IN.gov

Phone: 800-622-4484 or 317-232-7134

Name of Director: Lynn Clough – State Ombudsman

Iowa Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://iowaaging.gov/area-agencies-aging/find-your-local-area-agency-aging

Email: https://iowaaging.gov/contact-us

Phone: 1-800-532-3213

Iowa Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://ombudsman.ks.gov/ and https://ombudsman.ks.gov/contact-the-office

Email: ombudsman@legis.iowa.gov

Phone: 515.281.3592

Name of Director: Cindy Pederson

Kansas Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://www.kdads.ks.gov/commissions/commission-on-aging/aging-and-disability-resource-centers

Email: https://k4ad.org/contact-us All emails under the Area Agency on Aging Regional List

Phone: 855-200-ADRC (2372)

Kansas Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://ombudsman.ks.gov/ For individual counties https://ombudsman.ks.gov/contact-the-office

Email: Barbara.hickert@ks.gov

Phone: (785) 296 - 3017 Toll FREE (877) 662 - 8362

Name of Director: Barbara Hickert, State LTC Ombudsman

Kentucky Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://chfs.ky.gov/agencies/dail/Pages/aaail.aspx

Email: chfs.listens@ky.gov

Phone: (502) 564-6930

Kentucky Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://chfs.ky.gov/agencies/os/omb/Pages/default.aspx

Email: sherryculp@ombuddy.org

Phone: (859) 277-9215 Toll Free:(800) 372-2991

Name of Director: Sherry Culp, State Ombudsman

Louisiana Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: http://goea.louisiana.gov/index.cfm?md=pagebuilder&tmp=home&pid=10&pnid=0&nid=8

Email: Shirely.Merrick@la.gov

Phone: (225) 342-7100

Louisiana Ombudsman Resources

Website: http://goea.louisiana.gov/index.cfm?md=pagebuilder&tmp=home&pid=107&pnid=2&nid=15

Email: StateOmbudsman@la.gov

Phone: (225) 342-7100 Toll-Free: (866) 632-0922

Name of Director: Rosa Walton, State Long Term Care Ombudsman

Maine Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/oads/get-support/older-adults-disabilities/area-agencies-on-aging

Phone: 1-877-353-3771

Maine Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://www.maineombudsman.org/

Email: MLTCOP@MaineOmbudsman.org

Phone: (207) 621-1079 (800) 499-0229

Name of Director: Brenda Gallant, State LTC Ombudsman

Maryland Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://aging.maryland.gov/accesspoint/Pages/Area-Agencies-on-Aging.aspx

Phone: (410) 767-1100 or (800) 243-3425

Maryland Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://aging.maryland.gov/Pages/state-long-term-care-ombudsman.aspx

https://aging.maryland.gov/Documents/OmbudsmanLocation.pdf

Phone: (410) 767-1100 or (800) 243-3425

Massachusetts Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: http://www.caremassachusetts.org/list10_MA_Aging_Services_senior_centers.htm

Email: http://www.caremassachusetts.org/a1_MA_request.htm

Phone: (617) 727-7750

Massachusetts Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://www.mass.gov/service-details/ombudsman-programs

Phone: (800) 243-4636

Name of Director: Carolyn Fenn

Michigan Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://www.michigan.gov/osa/1,4635,7-234-64081-295815--,00.html

Email: AASAInfo@michigan.gov

Phone: 517-241-4100

Michigan Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://mltcop.org/

Email: https://mltcop.org/contact

Phone: Local Ombudsman 1-866-485-9393 State Ombudsman Phone: (517) 827-8040

Minnesota Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://mn.gov/board-on-aging/about-us/area-agencies/

Email: mba.dhs@state.mn.us

Minnesota Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://mn.gov/dhs/people-we-serve/seniors/services/ombudsman/

Emaill: cheryl.hennen@state.mn.us

https://www.health.state.mn.us/facilities/regulation/billofrights/docs/ombudsdir.pdf

Phone: 651-431-2555, toll-free at 800-657-3591

Mississippi Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://www.mdhs.ms.gov/adults-seniors/area-agencies-on-aging/

Phone: 601-359-4929

Mississippi Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://www.mdhs.ms.gov/adults-seniors/state-long-term-care-ombudsman/

Email: lisam.smith@mdhs.ms.gov (State Ombudsman)

Email List: https://www.mdhs.ms.gov/adults-seniors/state-long-term-care-ombudsman/

Phone: 601-359-4500

Name of Director: Lisa Smith, State Ombudsman

Missouri Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://health.mo.gov/seniors/aaa/

Email: info@health.mo.gov

Phone: 573-526-4542

Missouri Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://health.mo.gov/seniors/ombudsman/

https://health.mo.gov/seniors/ombudsman/pdf/OmbudRegion.pdf

Email: LTCOmbudsman@health.mo.gov

Phone: (800) 309-3282

Name of Director: Jenny Hollandsworth , State LTC Ombudsman

Montana Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://dphhs.mt.gov/sltc/aging/areaagenciesonaging

Email: http://sfx.vqo.mybluehost.me/M4A/?page_id=57

Phone: (406) 444-4077

Montana Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://dphhs.mt.gov/sltc/aging/longtermcareombudsman

https://dphhs.mt.gov/Portals/85/sltc/documents/Ombudsman/ OmbudsmanList_1.pdf?ver=2020-12-02-153226-383

Email: slee@ncils.org

Phone: 1-800-332-2272

Name of Director: Shellye Lee, State Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Nebraska Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://nebaaaa.org/

Email: https://nebaaaa.org/contact.html

Phone: 402-471-4624

Nebraska Ombudsman Resources

Website: http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/Aging-Ombudsman.aspx

http://dhhs.ne.gov/Documents/LTCO%20Service%20Map.pdf

Email: DHHS.LTCOmbudsman@nebraska.gov

Phone: (800) 942-7830

Name of Director:

Penny Clark, State Long Term Care Ombudsman

Nevada Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: http://adsd.nv.gov/Programs/ADSD_Programs/

Email: BEAS@dhhs.nh.gov

Phone: (603) 271-9203

Nevada Ombudsman Resources

Website: http://adsd.nv.gov/Programs/Seniors/LTCOmbudsman/ LTCOmbudsProg/

Email: adsd@adsd.nv.gov

Phone: (775) 687-4210

Name of Director: Jennifer Williams-Woods, State LTC Ombudsman

New Hampshire Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dcbcs/beas/

Email: BEAS@dhhs.nh.gov

Phone: (603) 271-9203

New Hampshire Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/oltco/

Email: OLTCO@dhhs.nh.gov

Phone: (603) 271-4375, (800) 442-5640

Name of Director: Susan Buxton, State LTC Ombudsman

New Jersey Area Agency on Aging Resources

Websitehttps://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/doas/home/aaaa.html

Email: https://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/doas/contact/email/

Phone: 1-877-222-3737

New Jersey Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://www.nj.gov/ooie/

Email: ombudsman@ltco.nj.gov

Phone: 1-800-792-9770

Name of Director: Laurie Facciarossa Brewer , State LTC Ombudsman

New Mexico Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website:http://www.nmaging.state.nm.us/aaa.aspx

Email: http://www.nmaging.state.nm.us/Contact_Us.aspx

Phone: 1-800-432-2080, 1-505-476-4937

New Mexico Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://www.nmaging.state.nm.us/Long_Term_Ombudsman.aspx

Email: http://www.nmaging.state.nm.us/Contact_Us.aspx

Phone: 1-866-451-2901

Name of Director: Zackary Quintero , Interim State LTC Ombudsman

New York Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://aging.ny.gov/

Email: NYSOFA@aging.ny.gov

Phone: 1-844-697-6321

New York Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://aging.ny.gov/long-term-care-ombudsman-program

https://aging.ny.gov/locationsearch/ombudsmen

Email: ombudsman@aging.ny.gov

Phone: 1 (855) 582-6769

Name of Director: Claudette Royal , State LTC Ombudsman

North Carolina Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/daas

Phone: 919-855-3400

North Carolina Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://www.ncdhhs.gov/assistance/adult-services/long-term-care-ombudsman

Email: Victor.orija@dhhs.nc.govrenee.kea@dhhs.nc.gov  or lakendra.dixon@dhhs.nc.gov

Phone: 919-855-3400 (Joyce Massey-Smith – Director)

Name of Director: Victor Orija , State Ombudsman (Joyce Massey-Smith – Director)

North Dakota Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: https://www.nd.gov/dhs/services/adultsaging/

Email: carechoice@nd.gov

Phone: 1-855-462-5465

North Dakota Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://www.nd.gov/dhs/services/adultsaging/ombudsman.html

Email: dhsagingombud@nd.gov

Phone: 855-462-5465, select option 3 and ask for the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program.

Ohio Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: http://ohioaging.org/area-agencies/

Email: http://ohioaging.org/contact-us/

Phone: 614-481-3511

Ohio Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/site/residents/resources/office-of-the-state-long-term-care-ombudsman

https://aging.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/aging/care-and-living/get-help/get-an-advocate

Email: OhioOmbudsman@age.ohio.gov

Phone: (1-800-282-1206

Name of Director: Beverley Laubert , State LTC Ombudsman

Oklahoma Area Agency on Aging Resources

Wesbite: https://www.agingcare.com/local/oklahoma-aging-services-division-oklahoma-city-area-agency-on-aging-ok

Email: info@okdrs.gov

Phone: 405) 521-2281

Oklahoma Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://oklahoma.gov/okdhs/services/aging-services/ombudsman.html

https://oklahoma.gov/okdhs/services/ aging/ombudsmensupervisorkeypersonnel.html

Email: ombudsman.intake.line@okdhs.org

Phone: (405) 521-2281

Name of Director: William Whited , State LTC Ombudsman

Oregon Area Agency on Aging Resources

Website: http://www.o4ad.org/

Email: info@o4ad.org

Phone: 503-463-8692

Oregon Ombudsman Resources

Website: https://www.oltco.org/oltco/index.html

Email: ltco.info@oregon.gov

Phone: 800-522-2602 | 503-378-6533

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Rhode Island Resources

South Carolina Resources

South Dakota Resources

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Texas Resources

Utah Resources

Vermont Resources

Virginia Resources

Washington Resources

West Virginia Resources

Wisconsin Resources

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