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Legal & Ethical Issues

With America’s ever-increasing population of older adults comes an ever-expanding cadre of individuals taking advantage of them. Financial, physical, emotional and sexual elder abuse is unfortunately still with us, but ASA’s membership community has the advocates and policymakers to inform us as to how we might fight—and prevent—these abuses. And then there’s the pervasive issue of ageism and employment in America: Many companies and businesses feel no compunction about firing or laying off older workers. Why can’t companies see that their older employees are a bonus not a burden? Also lurking in the health delivery system are unscrupulous scammers who are defrauding Medicare. ASA has the latest information on scams that are popping up, and news on how to address and prevent fraud and abuse. This page also offers stories on the latest hot-button legal issues, from assisted suicide rulings to residents’ rights in long-term care. 
 

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posted 04.21.2017
The Spring 2017 issue of Generations is dedicated to ensuring all Americans with advanced illness receive comprehensive, high-quality, and person-... Read More
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Advice on improving Medicare and a potential future path for the ACA, from a researcher behind Medicare’s creation. Read More
posted 03.24.2017
“This was my first ASA conference and I loved it! Met some great folks and learned some good information. Can’t wait until next year.... Read More

Web Seminars

Healthcare Advocacy: Fundamentals of Ethical Caregiving Web Seminar Details
Truth in Treatment: Expanding End-of-Life Choice and Care Through Patient Empowerment Web Seminar Details
Advocacy In Motion: How to Get (and Stay) Involved Web Seminar Details

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Events

2017 NASW Virtual Conference: "Aging Through the Social Work Lens" Event Details
2017 NASW Virtual Conference "Aging Through the Social Work Lens" Event Details
Evidence for Action in an Aging World Event Details

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