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Elder Abuse in the News

Elders Abuse
An unfortunate reality, elder abuse exists, and its sources can be surprising: families, vendors and contractors, and even caregivers. Every senior living provider strives to prevent abuse in its communities. Learn how your company can identify and proactively address differences in culture, backgrounds and attitudes in order to ensure a safe environment for residents. Read recent news stories about public policy, national initiatives, and studies relating to elder abuse below.

Elder Abuse in the News

7/9/2014
Ageism, Elder Abuse, Federal Agency Activity, Health and Wellness
Anti elder abuse advocates released a new framework this week for addressing challenges to elder abuse prevention and prosecution.
6/11/2014
Ageism, cheatsheet, Disabilities, Elder Abuse, Health and Wellness, Managed Risk, Policy in the States
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has signed into law new measures revising the state’s system for criminal background checks and makes significant changes f...
6/11/2014
Ageism, cheatsheet, Elder Abuse, Webinars
ALFA will be hosting a webinar this month featuring the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to discuss how to protect older Americans from financial ...
6/3/2014
Ageism, cheatsheet, Elder Abuse, End of Life
Federal, state and local government agencies, private health care and social service providers along with academia all lack basic information about el...
5/22/2014
AARP volunteers across the nation are flocking to Capitol Hill this week with a mission to fight ageism and to encourage Congress to pass a bill chang...
5/14/2014
Ageism, cheatsheet, Core Principles, Elder Abuse
There are many faces of elder abuse and ALFA encourages senior living communities to raise even more awareness of this devastating issue throughout Ju...
5/6/2014
Ageism, Elder Abuse, Hearings
The Senate Special Committee on Aging took a look at the perils of the precious metals market in a recent hearing, examining how scammers target the n...
4/22/2014
Ageism, Elder Abuse, Family Relations, Hearings
The Senate Special Committee on Aging is investigating whether consumers are being misled by deceptive sweepstakes promotions from Publishers Clearing...
1/7/2014
Elder Abuse, Federal Agency Activity, Finance
Many older Americans and their families face a host of new challenges when it comes to finances and aging. Along with opportunities to explore new ...
1/7/2014
Elder Abuse, Finance, Human Resources, Partnerships, Risk Management, Senior Living Industry Events, Strategy
The Assisted Living Federation of America is a co-sponsor of the upcoming American Health Lawyers Association Long Term Care and the Law conference. ...
11/20/2013
Elder Abuse, Federal Agency Activity, Public Policy
The Senate Special Committee on Aging has established a new toll-free hotline to assist senior citizens who believe they have been subject to fraud.
10/29/2013
Ageism, Elder Abuse, Legislation
A group of federal regulatory bodies has issued a new set of guidelines to help curb financial exploitation of older adults by allowing financial inst...
10/1/2013
ALFA’s elder abuse awareness efforts bring much-needed attention and education to a troubling issue. Under the banner “Older Is Wiser,” ALFA engaged i...
9/4/2013
California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed Assembly Bill 381, which allows courts to award attorney’s fees and costs to seniors who have been vic...
7/2/2013
Those who work in care settings, have a unique opportunity to pick up on cues, elder advocates say, in the detection of abuse cases, with the Assisted...
6/18/2013
Active & Engaged Seniors, Ageism, Community Awareness and Education, Core Principles, Elder Abuse, Family Relations, Resident and Family Services, Resident Engagement
In honor of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Emeritus at Lake Ridge fought ageism by showcasing examples of the variety of skills and talents that mak...
6/18/2013
The Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services has released an updated version of its National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease. ...
5/30/2013
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) introduced a bill to reauthorize and improve the Older Americans Act which supports critical programs for seniors. The l...
4/30/2013
Community Awareness and Education, Elder Abuse, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Reports, Research
A new study has found that psychologically vulnerable older adults, those with higher depression scores and lower socioeconomic status, are significan...
4/24/2013
Negative age-based stereotypes have become a major issue in the United States, and ageism will become and even bigger issue as the number of older adu...
4/3/2013
Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Elder Abuse, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Medication Management, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports, Research
Previous research has linked antipsychotics with an increased risk of stroke and mortality in older adults, and a new study indicates that most senior...
3/12/2013
The recently passed Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 includes language that will help protect seniors from elder abuse. The law pro...
3/12/2013
Ageism, Business, Community Awareness and Education, Elder Abuse, Human Resources, Human Resources and Organizational Development, Organizational Culture, Professional Development, Reports, Research, Staffing & Performance
Seniors face negative age-based stereotypes in a variety of settings, and the workplace is an area where ageist views can negatively impact older adul...
1/15/2013
Business, Elder Abuse, Federal Agency Activity, Human Resources, Human Resources and Organizational Development, Public Policy, Regulations
ALFA submitted comments on a briefing examining the effects of guidance issued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The guidance, whic...
12/21/2012
Advocacy, Elder Abuse, Federal Agency Activity, Labor Relations, Legislation, Medicaid, Policy in the States, Public Policy
Throughout 2012, a variety of federal legislative and regulatory issues arose that will affect senior living communities and senior living residents a...
11/19/2012
Ageism, Community Awareness and Education, Elder Abuse, Federal Agency Activity, Reports, Research
The General Accountability Office, the investigative arm of the U.S. Congress, issued a report late last week exploring elder abuse in the United Stat...
10/2/2012
Ageism, Community Awareness and Education, Elder Abuse, Facts and Figures, Reports, Research
The over 60 population will reach one billion within the next ten years according to a new report highlighting the aging of societies around the world...
10/2/2012
Advocacy, cheatsheet, Elder Abuse, Falls Prevention, Legislation, Public Policy
Senator Sanders (I-VT) introduced legislation to reauthorize and expand the Older Americans Act, which provides federal funding for programs that supp...
9/18/2012
Elder Abuse, Facts and Figures, Family Relations, Reports, Research
A new poll examining financial exploitation of American seniors finds that 79 percent of experts surveyed identified theft or diversion of funds by fa...
9/1/2012
But with growth and success in business—whether the car business or the senior living business—comes media attention when anything goes wrong. Ignorin...



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