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June 2016

Monthly Archive (Leadership in Aging)

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06.29.2016
By Robert Espinoza In December 2015, the White House Conference on Aging released a final report summarizing its decennial gathering, held earlier that year (White House Conference on Aging, 2015). In previous conferences, this report has mapped policy imperatives for the aging and long-termcare... Read More
06.29.2016
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
06.15.2016
By Lisa Nerenberg, Molly Davies, and Adria E. Navarro The term elder justice suggests that living free from abuse, neglect, and exploitation is a fundamental right that must be assured through public policy, safeguards built into core aging services, access to the justice system, and a robust... Read More
06.14.2016
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
06.08.2016
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
06.07.2016
AARP welcomed Robert “Bob” Blancato to its Board of Directors on June 3, 2016. The all-volunteer Board of Directors is the governing body of AARP. The Board provides strategic direction, sets policy and provides governance oversight for AARP. Directors’ responsibilities include... Read More
06.01.2016
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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