Thank you for the Spring 2016 issue of Generations journal addressing the eldercare workforce (“America’s Eldercare Workforce: Who Will Be There to Care?” Vol. 40, No. 1). This excellent issue addresses a timely topic of growing importance.
Much progress has been made in gaining equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in the United States. However, institutionalized discrimination and homophobia the healthcare realm and in senior services remain problematic.
In late June, Kathy Greenlee announced she will leave her post at the end of July as Administrator of the Administration on Community Living (ACL) and Assistant Secretary for Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Aging Edwin Walker will become Acting Administrator of ACL and Acting Assistant Secretary of Aging.
Have you saved the dates for the 2017 Aging in America Conference happening in Chicago, March 20-24? This infographic provides some fun facts and insightful stats about the annual ASA conference.
If you work in the aging field, it’s likely you are familiar with adult protective services (APS) programs. APS programs exist in every U.S. county and state. Programs vary by state in location in government and specific populations served, but they all share the goal of investigating abuse, neglect and exploitation of older adults and/or adults with disabilities.
We are still accepting proposals to present at the 2017 ASA Aging in America Conference (AiA17!) happening in Chicago, March 20-24, 2017!
Deadline: Proposals will be accepted through July 15, 2016.
You can submit your presentation proposal here (you'll need to log in with your asaging.org account, or create one—it's totally free!)
Struggling with congestive heart failure and readmitted to the hospital for the third time in two months, the older African American man realized he was nearing the end of his life. He insisted he did not want to live in a nursing home, or be “connected to machines.” But he was unwilling to fill out advanced care planning paperwork in the hospital because he feared his doctors would stop taking care of him and let him die.