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HUD awards million MN homeless programs Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today awarded more than $2.6 million to 22 new homeless programs m Minnesota. The grants announced today are an investment in local pro- jects which have never received HUD homeless funds in the past, providing critically needed housing and support servmes to homeless individuals and families. The grants announced today are in addition to more than $20 mil- lion HUD awarded in January to renew funding to 148 existing Minnesota homeless housing and ser- vice programs. "Today, we build on this Administration's goal to prevent and end homelessness in America." said Donovan. "This funding will make a significant impact in the lives of thou- sands of people and provide resources to put them on the road of indepen- dence." "These new grants will help 22 housing and service programs provide essential support to meet the basic. but critical, needs of those who expe- rience the crisis of homelessness in Minnesota. " said Antonio R. Riley, HUD's Midwest Regional Administrator. HUD is awarding new grants to Minnesota local homeless programs in the following cities: St. Paul. duluth. Mahmomen, St Cloud. Fridley, Bemidji, Grand Rapids, will- mar, Minneapolis. New York Mills. Luverne. Roseville, Thief River Falls and Alexandria.. HUD's Continuum of Care grants fund a wide range of transitional and permanent housing programs as well as supportive serwces such as job training, case management, mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment and child care. Street out- reach and assessment programs to transitional and permanent housing for homeless persons and families are also funded through these grants. Continuum of Care programs include: Supportive Housing Program (SHP) offers housing and supportive services to allow homeless persons to live as independently as possible. Shelter Plus Care (S+C) provides housing and supportive services on a long-term basis for homeless persons with disabilities. (primarily those with serious mental illness, chronic prob- lems with alcohol and/or drugs, and acquired immunodeficiency syn- drome (AIDS) or related diseases) and their families who were living in places not intended for human habita- tion (e.g., streets) or in emergency shelters. Single-Room Occupancy Program (SRO) provides rental assistance for homeless persons in one-person hous- ing units that contain small kitchens, bathrooms, or both. Last year, 19 federal agencies in the Obama Administration announced THE GRIEF CENTER at Rice Memorial Hospital offers a grief camp for kids in grades 1-6 called Camp G.K. Bear. It's a one-day camp for children who have experienced the death of a significant person .in their lives. The Ortonville/Graceville Hospice Branch also supports the Grief Center. Recently 12 children attended Camp G.K. Bear and made memory boxes, sang songs, listened to stories and shared sto- ries about their loved ones. They finished off with the traditional balloon launch. i nce hosp ce Ortonville/Graceville Satellite Office FOR INFORMATION CALL 320-839-4124 a plan to end all homelessness through, Opening Doors, an unprece- dented federal strategy to end veteran and chronic homelessness by 2015, and to end homelessness among chil- dren, families, and youth by 2020. In addition to the Continuum of Care grant program, HUD's new Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-housing (HPRP) Program made possible through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 is making a major contribution to the Opening Doors strategy. To date, HPRP has allocated $1.5 billion to prevent more than 875,000 people from falling into homelessness or to rapidly re-house them if they do. HUD's homelessness grants are reducing long-term or chronic home- lessness in America. Based on the Department's latest Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR), chronic homelessness has declined by 30 per- cent since 2006. This decline is directly attributed to HUD's homeless grants helping to create significantly more permanent housing for those L who might otherwise be living on the streets. BIGGEST FISH OF THE TOURNEY was caught by Derek Myers of It was also reported in the AHAR Milbank, SD, shown above at right, and his fishing partner Ryan Boots that the number of homeless families of Big Stone City, SD. The fish weighed in at 5.82 Ibs. Pictured along increased for the second consecutive with Myers is one of the tournament organizers Scott Arndt. Myers and year. almost certainly due to the ongo- Boots caught two fish weighing a total of 7 Ibs. good for 13th place ing effects of the recession *Never expect the person with dementia to travel alone. Do not expect travel employees (flight attendants, gate personnel) to care for or supervise your loved one. Always have the care receiver carry identification. -Expect your loved one to become more confused, agitated, or behaviorally difficult during the trip. Assist with menus and choices. .Do not expect other members of a tour to volunteer or be agreeable if you need help with your loved one. Advise hotels, airlines, tour operators, or.people you are visiting that you are traveling with someone with memory impairment. Be specific about your safety concerns and special needs. If you are staying in a private home, guest home, or bed and breakfast, do not surprise your overnight host with your loved one's condition. Explain it fully, well in advance. Do not think they won't notice. Don't be upset if they feel they cannot handle the visit especially if there are children in the home. .Never travel without a full set of reservations. .Always provide family members with an itinerary and call home regularly. -Make a list of the daily routine and special items you need to take with you. -Always have the person with memory loss identified, preferably with a bracelet your loved one cannot misplace. -Use good .judgment when telling your loved one about the trip. Discussing it too far in advance may produce anxiety and agitation. .Be flexible. Have a contingency Plan that allows you to leave early if your loved one becomes ill, agitated, or wants to go home. *Keep your sense' of humor and laugh at all the things that happen. They will be part of a wonderful memory of your travels together. *If the trip is prolonged, develop a list of medical professional along your route. ,Never leave your loved one alone or ask strangers to watch him/her. A person who does not know your loved one or the disease will not know how to react in a difficult situation. .Avoid traveling at peak travel seasons such as Thanksgiving and Christmas .Take medications with you to manage stomach upset, diarrhea, or other temporary problems caused by changes in food and water. Travel Guidelines for People with Memory Disorders Many people enjoy travel as a form of recreation, relaxation, and an opportunity to learn. While travel may be a positive experience for most people, it poses special problems for people with illnesses such as Alzheimer's disease, dementia or Parkinson's disease or injury that results in disabling intellectual impairment. People with dementia have ever- increasing trouble with changes of pace, changes in location, fatigue, groups of people, changes of time zone, and noise. In a familiar environment, there are many environmental cues that help a person with dementia to remain connected to reality. A favorite chair, a well-learned TV control, and a familiar floor plan are taken for granted. Unfamiliar places lack these well- known connections and result in increased confusion, anxiety, and fear. Even places that once were familiar, such as a winter home, can seem new or alien, triggering fear or anger. Caregivers who are planning to travel need to plan trips carefully in advance, using both travel and healthcare professionals to determine the best possible methods to cause the least distress to your loved one. The following guidelines can assist with travel planning. Using them can enhance the success of the trip. What can be done in case of emergency? Do you know of medical services in the areas you travel to? Do you need to take special medications with you in case of agitation? Having a plan can save hours of stress and panic. What are the care receiver's limitations and strengths? As a general rule, the more advanced the disease, the more difficult travel will be. For example, care receivers who are still relatively independent and care for themselves will have fewer problems with travel than someone who requires direction to bathe and change their clothing. As a rule, someone who requires assistance with bathing, changing clothing, dressing, and toileting will have significant difficulty even with short, simple overnight trips. At time when it may be easier for retired people to visit adult children who work, it may be better to have the children visit you even if it means paying for their travel. Care receivers who exhibit any of the following behaviors should avoid overnight travel unless in an emergency: Assess the caregiver's limitations There are also caregiver-related issues to be considered. Caregivers should avoid traveling with their impaired person if they (the caregiver) have any of the following characteristics: Become upset or cannot manage well during a crisis. Are embarrassed when their loved one acts out or does something embarrassing. Have unstable or complicated health problems. *Are embarrassed to go into an opposite sex restrooms to supervise their loved one. Are unable to manage in high stress situations or with little sleep. Insist on maintaining strict honesty and argue with their loved one about mistakes and missed perceptions. Are not able or willing to make significant adaptations during the trip often at a moment's notice to meet their loved one's changing needs, including canceling the travel mid-trip. Don't think they want to take the trip but will do it for their loved one. Think there will be no change in their loved one's behavior during the trip. Are not willing to plan well in advance. Resist seeking help as needed, thinking they can manage on their own. Think that trips to familiar places (such as an adult child's home or cabin) will be 'just like it used to be' because it's 'familiar and fun.' The Trip While travel may be enjoyable, getting to your destination is generally not relaxing. The following are principles to consider when planning the trip: The process of 'getting there' should be as short and simple as possible. Plan a trip that involves as few changes as possible. Trips should be to a single destination, rather than a series of visits. For example, you would want to travel to a wedding and home, but not take three months stopping at friends' homes along the way. Stick with the familiar. Vacation in ways your loved one was accustomed to before the onset of the disease. Consider a shorter trip. Day or weekend trips may be a better alternative, particularly if you are unsure of your loved one's reaction to travel. If everything goes well, go for a longer visit. ,,.llm=a=llm [ lnml n i mm,~m~lmllm~.~-.mllml,.'mll ma 12 pc. Chester's Fried Chicken for $12,99 Gold'n Plump Rotisserie Chicken $7-99 / ~t 1171tl ~ I~0Ptl 2 for $xo.99 * Pepperoni * Sausage * Pep 8 Sausage * Cheese Become physically or verbally .If your loved one has not traveled -Know how to get help and who can aggressive, in six months, schedule a 'trial' help in countries where you do not Missed perceptions, have paranoid overnight stay nearby home to see if speak the language. thoughts, hallucinations, or delusions your loved one can still tolerate travel. .Check the Yellow Pages to see if t (for example, think people steal from them). Become confused during or after social outings. Wake at night confused. Have poorly managed incontinence (or who require special assistance or equipment with feeding if public dining rooms must be used). Have episodes where they do not recognize their caregiver. -Fall. Yell, scream, or cry spontaneously. Resist or argue with their caregiver's directions. Wander or pace. Demand to leave social settings or restaurants early. Are easily frightened, confused or agitated. Are unable to communicate their needs to others. Have unstable medical conditions. Gather necessary papers and documents, including insurance cards, passports, physician's phone number, medication refills, and the care receiver's medical record. Do not expect your loved one to carry these documents or tickets. Rest periods should be built into the travel schedule. Planning too many activities, such as meals in a restaurant, can lead to late night confusion or agitation. Do not plan activities for the night you arrive. Save travel for your loved one's best time of day. Use services specifically designated for people with disabilities. Spend as little time as possible in areas with large groups of more than 20 people, loud noises, or lots of activity (for example, airport gate areas). Avoid busy places and situations that will cause anxiety for your loved one. there is a travel agent in your area specializing in planning trips for people with disabilities. If so, use the specialized service. Article adapted from information provided by Dr. Geri Richards Hall, University of Iowa Centeron Aging. If you would like more information on "Travel Guidelines for People with Memory Disorders" feel free to contact Gall Gilman-Waldner, Program Development and Coordination - Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging, Inc. and Professor Emeritus - University of Minnesota at 507-389- 8869 or 'e-mail Gall at Additional resources are available by contacting the Senior LinkAge Linefi at 1-800-333- 2433 or visiting the MinnesotaHelp.Info website at www.MinnesotaHelp.Info. We co er o0r dreo, t,,S... Cheek out our farm insurance programs! KINDT AGE 113 NW 1st Street Ortonville, MN 56278 ESTERN MINNESOTA )lace to live and visit! ) Tuesday, May 3, 2011 INDEPENDENT Page 7