Legal & Ethical Issues

posted Wed, 2017-08-09 15:38
Understanding another culture requires deep listening, and arguing and deep listening don’t go well together. So I listen, and ask probing questions, and seek to understand rather than convince. This is neither fun nor satisfying. So why do I keep doing it?
posted Mon, 2017-08-07 17:59
While one aging baby boomer after another confronts the convoluted challenges of aging, often through care for their elderly parents, the long­term expectation that the huge generation of 78 million would foment an era of change has dimmed as media attention and political campaigning has zeroed in o
posted Wed, 2017-07-12 09:30
For a couple with limited financial resources, health challenges and no reliable transportation, the hotel option is ideal. Is it ideal? Could extended-stay hotel housing be an appropriate housing model for healthy aging in place?
posted Mon, 2017-07-10 09:26
Without clear information about options and outcomes, however, millions of Americans submit to end-of-life care that inflicts needless suffering—even after such care no longer provides a path back to health.
posted Mon, 2017-07-10 09:21
Reframing aging poses a challenge in that progress will be slow, and there will be no “magic bullet” to effect culture change. But by consistently improving their messages, organizations can chip away at ageism.
posted Wed, 2017-06-14 14:18
Call it intersectionality (the intersection of age and sex discrimination) or call it more of the same—whatever the name, the reality is that older women get paid less for their experience and education than men, and older women have a more difficult time finding work if they are unemployed.
posted Wed, 2017-06-14 14:06
To comprehend the status of older women, minorities and LGBTQ people in the United States, it is essential to understand the evolution of civil rights in this country.
posted Mon, 2017-06-05 17:30
In a society where transgender identities are still heavily stigmatized, losing family members, being threatened in a traditional place of acceptance and being denied access to a social venue can all be life-altering losses for a transgender elder.
posted Mon, 2017-06-05 17:30
Unfortunately, shameful stories of discrimination and abuse of LGBT elders are too common. Fearing how they may be treated, many LGBT elders needing long-term care and services have felt the need to deny who they are.
posted Mon, 2017-06-05 17:30
For lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered older adults, who are more likely than the general population to live alone and without family support, there are compounded layers of vulnerability to abuse to consider.