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Monthly Archive (Legal & Ethical Issues)

posted 06.14.2018
An unbefriended LGBT elder could end up with a guardian with whom the elder has no prior personal connection, and who may have little to no LGBT cultural competency or interest in protecting the elder’s LGBT identity and relationships. Read More
posted 05.21.2018
While some policymakers and advocates say we cannot sustain programs that invest in an aging population, while also supporting the education and development of younger generations, others listen to what most Americans believe: It’s not a fight, it’s a family. Read More
posted 05.10.2018
The call for community-based organizations to become more business savvy has become nearly dogma in the field of managed care. Read More
posted 04.09.2018
Across the country, budget shortfalls have put pressure on state Medicaid programs that pro­vide most publicly funded long-term service and supports. Read More
posted 04.09.2018
It is important to note, air pollution can trigger COPD and asthma and increase the risk of heart attack in older adults, especially those who are diabetic or obese. Read More
posted 04.09.2018
Given that age-related vulnerabilities such as diabetes, hypertension, vision or sensory deficits, im­paired mobility, cognitive decline or mental health conditions such as depression or anxiety are more common in late life, policymakers, program managers and care providers should... Read More
posted 04.09.2018
Growing levels of inequality are bad news for older adults. Elder poverty rates are already high and growing—even while some smaller groups of older adults continue to do well financially. Read More
posted 04.09.2018
Older people also often are living with chronic health conditions and functional limitations that may contribute to frailty and disability. And climate change impacts not only physical health.  Read More
posted 04.06.2018
On March 26, the AARP Foundation sponsored and presented “Innovation for Impact: What We Have Learned?” featuring four experts and entrepreneurs from the Foundation, sharing best practices for ending senior poverty. Read More
posted 03.01.2018
Older adults are more likely to restrict their driving in bad weather, at night, or on high speed roads than their younger counterparts. Read More

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