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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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Web Seminars

Advance Planning for People with Dementia: Legal Services Voucher Program in Delaware and New Consumer Planning Guides Web Seminar Details
HIPAA Regulations and Sharing Sensitive Information about Clients with Dementia Web Seminar Details
Preventing Senior Scams Web Seminar Details

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33rd Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity 2017 Event Details
Evidence for Action in an Aging World Event Details

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