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Policy and Advocacy

Monthly Archive (Policy and Advocacy)

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 01.19.2018
The In Focus Section of the January–February 2018 issue of Aging Today tackles the thorny and ever evolving issue of immigration, and its impact on citizens, documented and undocumented older adults, and elders cared for by immigrants. Read More
posted 01.19.2018
As many as one out of five Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) beneficiaries reportedly work in and-or are pursuing edu­cation in healthcare occupations such as home health aides and nursing assistants. Deportation fears can erode and threaten current and future... Read More
posted 01.09.2018
Family caregivers are the backbone of services in this country. The nation relies on their contributions and we should identify ways to offer them support. Read More
posted 11.27.2017
SRC sought a pilot partnership with Lutheran to help older adults with chron­ic heart failure make a safe and successful transition to home, and to avoid hospital readmissions. The pilot yielded “A Perfect Homecoming,” a program that came about in 2015 through... 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 11.07.2017
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
The services we provide to LGBT elders can be the same as those we provide to everyone else. A home-delivered meal doesn’t care who you are or who you love. The transportation provider shouldn’t care about anything more than where to pick you up and where to drop you off.... 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

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