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June 2016

Monthly Archive (Community-Based Programs)

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By Karen I. Fredriksen-Goldsen Only a few decades ago, the aging of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people was relegated to the shadows. The work of several courageous pioneers began to openly question common misconceptions of “old gays” as... Read More
By Michael Adams In recent years, LGBT aging issues have started emerging from near uniform invisibility in the LGBT and aging sectors to achieve growing, if modest, levels of attention. Some notable indicators of progress include increased attention to LGBT cultural competence in aging service... Read More
Please join us for a presentation and panel discussion on the landscape, challenges, and advocacy surrounding the eldercare workforce, as covered in the Spring 2016 issue of Generations journal. Much of the cost of healthcare and long-term care in the United States is concentrated in a relatively... Read More
By Steven L. Dawson Here is the conundrum: While the demand for direct care workers—home health aides, nursing assistants, personal care workers—continues to surge, their real wages, adjusted for inflation over the past ten years, continue to fall (see Figure 1, below).   Figure... Read More
By Suzanne Stack and Dennis Dudley Older adults who live in rural America can have particular difficulties accessing healthcare and social support services. Improved collaboration among, and greater awareness of, federally funded programs at the national, state and local level are key components... Read More
By Terry Fulmer and Nora OBrien-Suric The world of healthcare is slowly acknowledging what community-based social service workers have known for decades—health happens at home. Helping to maintain and sustain older adults’ highest possible level of functioning and the best quality of... Read More

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