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Join the LCAO Advocacy Call-In Day

posted 01.27.2017

The new President and the new Congress are moving quickly to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, and major cuts to and restructuring of Medicaid and Medicare may not be far behind. We must make our voices heard to let policymakers know that these changes will hurt older Americans and people with disabilities.

A Message to the President on Aging Policy

posted 01.18.2017

Aging was not discussed in the presidential campaign leading up to the 2016 election. But the rapid and substantial aging of the American populace requires quick action. The Winter 2016–17 issue of Generations (sponsored by LTC Partners, LLC) includes fifteen articles that lay out actionable policy plans for the new Administration regarding the economic impact of aging, protecting retirement income, ensuring affordable healthcare, and finding realistic ways to pay for long-term care.


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Fighting for Benefits for LGBTQ Elders Who Fought for Our Country

posted 01.17.2017

By Nathaniel Boehme

When I stepped off the plane coming back from Iraq in late 2006, I was met by family and loved ones who celebrated my return and greeted me with warm hugs and kind words. This helped immensely to start my conversion back to a life at home—a non-combat world off the battlefield and away from daily threats to life and limb and mental well-being. For those who served before me, specifically those who were in Vietnam, their homecoming was vastly different.

Working with LGBT Older Veterans: Not Every Story is an Immediate Success

posted 01.17.2017

By Ralph Mills

The Los Angeles LGBT Center offers the most comprehensive suite of programs and services for LGBT older adults in the country. The Center has more than 3,500 LGBT older adult clients and offers services and programs such as medical care, housing, enrichment and educational programming, nutrition service, support groups, case management and a statewide training program for providers working with LGBT older adults.

Leveraging Resources to Better Serve LGBT Veterans

posted 01.17.2017

By Kathleen M. Sullivan

Like many who direct senior centers or nonprofits serving LGBT older adults, I consistently look for ways to better serve my clients and support my staff. With tight budgets and multiple demands, it’s not always easy, and can be rather daunting. Poverty, isolation and disability create a trifecta for LGBT older adults that often precipitates functional and cognitive decline.

Exploring the Future of Caregiving: Three Scenarios

posted 01.11.2017

By Richard Adler

Millions of Americans—as many as 43.5 million according to a recent national survey—are engaged in providing care for family members or friends who are ill or disabled.


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Identifying Elder Mistreatment: A Clinical Responsibility

posted 12.08.2016

By Terry Fulmer

The subject of elder mistreatment featured prominently in the 2015 White House Conference on Aging, with commentary from experts, as well as from President Obama, who said, “We’re going to train more prosecutors in how to combat elder abuse.” That is one place to start.


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