Legal & Ethical Issues
posted Mon, 2018-01-22 15:33
“A grandmother told me that what tormented her wasn’t going back: what she dreaded most was living apart from her loved ones."
posted Mon, 2017-11-27 20:49
San Francisco’s Institute on Aging (IOA) began in 1985 as a nonprofit providing multiple services to older adults, and is best known, locally, for its Friendship Line, a volunteer-staffed suicide prevention hotline serving older adults.
posted Wed, 2017-11-08 13:06
But when the person is ready to go home, she will find that Medicare Part A won’t cover the stay because she was never formally admitted to the hospital. All services received will be billed separately under Part B, as if they had been delivered in a doctor’s office.
posted Tue, 2017-11-07 05:06
Mistreatment can play out as physical, sexual, emotional or psychological abuse, as well as financial abuse and neglect. Often, older adults are the victims of more than one form of mistreatment, and many cases are not clear-cut, either in determining whether abuse has occurred or in deciding what s
posted Tue, 2017-10-31 19:19
As a result of adverse events between police and community-dwelling older adults, training programs have emerged that educate community police officers about the physiological, functional and cognitive changes associated with aging.
posted Tue, 2017-10-31 19:01
Under the best of circumstances, the daily job of an APS worker is demanding, sometimes very painful, highly stressful and often overwhelming. Yet it’s not without rewards, though these are not monetary.
posted Tue, 2017-10-24 15:36
Leadership Institute participants are taught how to lead multicultural, inclusive teams of professionals, work across silos and around barriers, and give their careers a boost by acquiring mentors, coordinating projects and expanding their professional networks
posted Wed, 2017-09-27 20:17
Almost half of opioid deaths are due to prescribed medications. Opioids include prescription oxycodone, hydrocodone, fentanyl and others, as well as illicit and more potent drugs like heroin and synthetic fentanyl.
posted Fri, 2017-08-11 15:40
This Summer 2017 issue of Generations was conceived as a reflection about this time, on the fiftieth anniversary of the Summer of Love, to determine if the youth then, now in their late 60s, 70s, and early 80s, are very different than other generations.
posted Fri, 2017-08-11 15:24
The happenings in the Haight-Ashbury failed to plant a new republic acceptable to middle Americans. By conjoining sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll, however, youth forged a worldview that criticized and redirected U.S. cultural norms. In adolescence, these baby boomers rarely trusted anyone over 30; fif