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Monthly Archive (Legal & Ethical Issues)

posted 02.02.2018
Following the Supreme Court’s 2015 marriage equality decision, many LGBT elders dared to believe that they could live out the remainder of their days in dignity, as full and equal citizens. Read More
posted 01.26.2018
Jessica Bruder, 39, an adjunct professor in the New York–based Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, set out to write a book about a 21st century labor issue, chronicling itinerant workers who toil for companies like Amazon and other seasonal employers. Read More
posted 01.24.2018
Policies that limit immigration could worsen existing shortages of direct care workers across long-term-care settings. Read More
posted 01.22.2018
“A grandmother told me that what tormented her wasn’t going back: what she dread­ed most was living apart from her loved ones." Read More
posted 11.27.2017
San Francisco’s Institute on Aging (IOA) began in 1985 as a nonprofit provid­ing multiple services to older adults, and is best known, locally, for its Friendship Line, a volunteer-staffed suicide preven­tion hotline serving older adults. Read More
posted 11.08.2017
But when the person is ready to go home, she will find that Medicare Part A won’t cover the stay because she was never formally admitted to the hospital. All ser­vices received will be billed separately un­der Part B, as if they had been delivered in a doctor’s office. Read More
posted 11.07.2017
Mistreatment can play out as physical, sexual, emotional or psychological abuse, as well as financial abuse and neglect. Often, older adults are the victims of more than one form of mistreatment, and many cases are not clear-cut, either in determining whether abuse has occurred or in deciding what... Read More
posted 10.31.2017
As a result of adverse events between police and community-dwelling older adults, training programs have emerged that educate community police officers about the physiological, functional and cognitive changes associated with aging.  Read More
posted 10.31.2017
Under the best of circumstances, the daily job of an APS worker is demanding, sometimes very painful, highly stressful and often overwhelming. Yet it’s not without rewards, though these are not monetary. Read More
posted 10.24.2017
Leadership Institute participants are taught how to lead multicultural, inclusive teams of professionals, work across silos and around barriers, and give their careers a boost by acquiring mentors, coordinating projects and expanding their professional networks Read More

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