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    Posted 06.05.2017
    By Loree Cook-Daniels Thanks to the Archstone Foundation’s 1997 groundbreaking conference, “Understanding and Combating Elder Abuse in Minority Communities,” followed in 1999 by Toshio Tatara’s book, Understanding Elder Abuse in Minority Populations, elder abuse professionals began to understand…
    Posted 06.05.2017
    By Lori Smetanka Dignity. Respect. Privacy. Freedom from abuse, harassment and discrimination. Many of us take these rights for granted. But too often they are not fully realized by LGBT older adults, whether they are receiving care and services in the community or living in long-term care…
    Posted 06.05.2017
    By Lois Moorman Abuse against older adults remains an underreported and growing problem. People of all genders, ages, races, and income levels may become victims of abuse. Those who are abused may live at home or not, in a city, suburb or rural area. They may be abused by a relative or a stranger…
    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…
    Posted 04.24.2017
    By Jeff Todd “Your eyesight is the first to go.” “It’s just part of getting older.” Such phrases of acceptance are often heard as we enter our 40s and 50s. Yes, our eyes—our vision—will invariably change as we age; however, through early detection of eye disease and other problems and access to…