On July 15, 2016, the bipartisan 3000-member Elder Justice Coalition offered its strong support for the Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act (S.3270) sponsored by Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) and introduced yesterday in the Senate.
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.
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.
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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.
For many, Social Security means that the middle-class worker at the end of his or her career can retire comfortably with a monthly income determined by the taxes they paid into the system. But what about those in poverty who are not eligible for Social Security, or those who receive so little in Social Security benefits that they are still impoverished?
Recent healthcare policy and payment reforms, such as Medicare’s Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) initiative, the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program and the Value-Based Purchasing Program, among others, share a common feature: each reform incentivizes financial and performance accountability on the part of medical providers.