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Consumer Protection for Seniors
USA.gov is the official web portal to federal government resources and provides links to consumer protection resources when website users utilize the search bar.

ElderLawAnswers
ElderLawAnswers.com provides Medicaid Rules, Find an Attorney, Guides, and Questions & Answers.

Managing Someone Else's Money (PDF)
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau provides a document that covers the Four basic duties of a fiduciary, More things you should know, Watch out for financial exploitation, Be on guard for consumer scams, and Where to go for help.

Elder Law
AgingCare.com is an organization for caregivers of older adults. This page provides information on a wide variety of topics pertaining to financial and legal matters related to elder care.

Protecting Mom & Dad's Money: What to do When You Suspect Financial Abuse
Consumer Reports provides information on what to do when you suspect financial abuse of older adults.

A Closer Look at Reverse Mortgage Advertisements and Consumer Risks (PDF)
The Office for Older Americans provides information about reverse mortgages.

Wyoming Elder Law Lawyers
FindLaw allows individuals to find lawyers who practice elder law in their own city and county.

Free Online Legal Resources on Elder Law from lawinfo.com

Resources for the Aging LGBTQ+ Community: Healthcare, Financial Planning, & Long Term-Care from the University of North Dakota.

Internet Safety Guide For Seniors, from VPNsmash.com

Top 10 Senior Scams and How to Prevent Them from https://www.idstrong.com/

The Inheritance and IRAs Guide will give you a comprehensive overview of the implications of inheritance planning for IRAs while also giving you the tools to better handle your personal inheritance situation. Read on to discover everything there is to know about inheritance and IRAs.

Common Mortgage Scams In 2021 And How To Avoid Them, from Rocket Mortgage.com

End of Life Document Checklist: A Complete Guide for Families.  Discussing end-of-life wishes isn’t always easy. People may avoid these conversations because they don’t want to burden their loved ones. Though it can be difficult, it’s important to be open about sharing your end-of-life wishes with your family so you can enjoy your final years peacefully.

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Advance Directives

Wyoming Advance Directives (PDF)
This link provides individuals with the Wyoming Advance Health Care Directive Form along with a list of contact information for Wyoming resources.

WyoPOLST Providers Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (PDF)
This link provides the WyoPOLST form which is based on an individual’s current medical condition and wishes.

Advance Directives
The National Library of Medicine provides a list of sources on advance directives from government agencies and national associations. Select resources are also available in Spanish.

Advance Care Planning
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization provides information on Advance Care Planning, Advance Directives, and Communicate Your End-of-Life Wishes.

Seniors and Debt: How to Cope with Financial Setbacks Post-Retirement from Annuity Freedom.net

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Medicare/Medicaid

Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services: Wyoming Health Insurance Consumer Help

Medicare.gov
Medicare.gov answers your questions about Medicare including signing up, costs, coverage, drug coverage, supplements & other insurance, claims & appeals, manage your health, forms, help, resources, find doctors and providers, blogs, news & videos, help with costs, Medicare health plans, how Medicare works with other insurance.

Medicare Interactive
The Medicare Rights Center helps individuals find answers about Medicare benefits.

Medicaid Long Term Services & Supports
Medicaid.gov provides information on Long Term Services & Supports and Policy and Program Topics.

Medicare Enrollment Guide: How and When to Enroll in Medicare in 2020.  Offered by Medicare Advantage

Medicare Supplement Plans (Medigap) offered by https://www.retireguide.com/

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Contact Us

Wyoming Center on Aging

1000 E. University Ave, Dept 3415

Ross Hall, Room 411

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2829

Fax: (307) 766-2847

Email: wycoa@uwyo.edu

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