Elder mistreatment is a serious concern in our society, with research showing that one in 10 Americans 60 and older have experienced some form of elder abuse. We also know that there are yet more cases that go unreported.
ASA has made it a part of our mission to illuminate elder mistreatment identification, intervention and prevention.
Many of the sessions at the 2019 Aging in America Conference (April 15-18 in New Orleans) will highlight the importance of elder justice and awareness of mistreatment. They will help you to build your knowledge, skills and commitment to this issue, including elder justice solutions, capacity, exploitation and more.
Some of the key sessions include:
To see more sessions on this topic, click here and search by "elder abuse," "elder justice" and "law."
The conference also touches upon other key issues relevant to professionals who care about the well-being of older adults. It's a great opportunity to learn best practices and gain insights from leaders in the field about the current state of aging in America.