May 2017

posted 05.18.2017
Recognizing and Responding to Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse in Later Life By Bonnie Brandl Elder abuse, including domestic violence and sexual abuse, affects millions of older adults and the people who love and care for them. One in 10 community-residing older adults have reported…
posted 05.15.2017
By Robyn Golden and Bonnie Ewald In recent years, significant progress has been made in identifying and scaling best practices to support a population having increasing rates of chronic conditions and frailty. The widespread focus on care coordination and collaborations between healthcare and…
posted 05.15.2017
Each year, an estimated 5 million older persons are abused, neglected and exploited. Older adults throughout the United States lose an estimated $2.6 billion or more annually due to elder financial abuse and exploitation, funds that they desperately need to pay for basics such as housing, food and…
posted 05.09.2017
By Beth Lueders Many elders are too afraid to speak up about the missing medication, or the yelling, or the unexplained bank withdrawals. It’s hard to come to terms with the fact that a close relative or loved one is actually a conniving bully instead of a dutiful caregiver. Countless elders in…
posted 05.09.2017
Last week, the House of Representatives and the Senate voted to approve an omnibus appropriations act funding the federal government through the end of September at an overall cost of more than $1 trillion. The legislation covers “disrectionary” federal spending only, exclusive of the cost of…
posted 05.02.2017
On April 28, 2017, President Trump officially declared May 2017 as Older Americans Month. Celebrating Older Americans Month is one way to remind us to keep up advocacy efforts and honor this cohort’s significant accomplishments and contributions to our society. The Proclamation states: “As we…