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Legal & Ethical Issues

Monthly Archive (Legal & Ethical Issues)

posted 07.07.2016
A 2015 ProPublica investigation reported 37 incidents of long-term-care employees sharing photos or videos of residents on social media, without the resident’s consent. Read More
posted 07.06.2016
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is an important source of income for millions of people, yet it is not widely known about or understood. Read More
posted 06.29.2016
Concrete suggestions for remedying government and research oversight of LGBT elders. Read More
posted 06.15.2016
Lessons in coordination, collaboration, and advocacy from California’s Elder Justice Coalition. Read More
posted 06.08.2016
Our new labor market requires stakeholders begin to compete for direct care workers through higher pay, benefits, predictable hours, training, and support. Read More
posted 05.11.2016
To compete in today’s job market, new attorneys must be well versed in both the full range of legal issues facing older LGBTQ adults, as well as the tools and remedies available to them. Read More
posted 05.11.2016
Incorporating content on LGBTQ+ aging populations into the social work curriculum can be challenging, especially when teaching students in a region known for discrimination and prejudice toward LGBTQ+ individuals. Read More
posted 05.04.2016
America desperately needs trained professionals qualified to treat elders. Why haven’t we committed adequate resources to develop an eldercare workforce? Read More
posted 03.15.2016
Cherie Bourlard fights elder abuse and fraud every day as a deputy district attorney in Santa Clara County, Calif. But the issue hit close to home when Bourlard had to step in to help her elderly mother evade incessant robocal Read More

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