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Age-Friendly Banking Instructs Seniors On Services, Guards Against Abuse, Experts Say (Part One)

State and federal agencies and banks are partnering to enact age-friendly banking practices to teach seniors about the different services and products they offer and social benefits and to protect them against financial abuse and exploitation, four panelists at a conference on aging said. Four government, banking, housing, community development and geriatric experts in their […]

Chicago Attorney Infuses Growing Elder Law Practice With Caregiving Experiences (Part Four)

“No one really talked to [my] mom [about her options for health care],” Curler said. “I talk to seniors. [I try to find out] what they want in [long-term care]. My process is unique, in the moment.” She tells her clients that they must be prepared with documentation and a plan of care for their […]

Chicago Attorney Infuses Growing Elder Law Practice With Caregiving Experiences (Part Three)

Such coverage includes the following: doctor services; nursing care; medical equipment (such as wheelchair or walkers); medical supplies (such as bandages and catheters); drugs for symptom control or pain relief (may need to pay a small copayment); hospice care and homemaker services; physical and occupational therapy; speech-language pathology services; special workers services; dietary counseling; grief […]

Chicago Attorney Infuses Growing Elder Law Practice With Caregiving Experiences (Part Two)

She then became an Assistant State’s Attorney in Lake County in Illinois and spent two years prosecuting criminals in DUI and misdemeanor cases and advocating for domestic violence victims, using child and expert witnesses, evidence and racking up court trial experience. For the next seven years, she worked in high-end divorce, family law, marriage dissolution […]

Chicago Attorney Infuses Growing Elder Law Practice With Caregiving Experiences (Part One)

Seniors and their families need guidance, instruction and emotional and legal support when receiving care in a hospital on an emergency basis, assisted living center, rehabilitation facility or nursing home, assuming guardianship of an incapacitated loved one, entering into estate planning or probate, or navigating Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security or VA benefits, an elder law […]

Assistive Technology, Home Modifications Boost Senior Mental, Physical Functionalities (Part One)

Both assistive technology and modifications to one’s private home can connect seniors to the digital world, improve their intellect and knowledge base and enable to perform daily life tasks, a computer science expert and a gerontologist said on a panel at an annual conference on aging. Felice Eckhouse, a gerontologist, occupational therapist, aging in place […]

Assistive Technology, Home Modifications Boost Senior Mental, Physical Functionalities (Part Two)

Loeb-Aronin praised another collaborator, Sherri Snelling, California-based CEO and founder of the Caregiving Club, executive producer of the “Handle With Care” TV show and newsletter editor, for bringing in a caregiving component to the intergenerational program activities. Snelling’s website is at http://www.caregivingclub.com. At the workshop, all professors and cognition, gerontology and geriatrics experts demonstrated how […]

Assistive Technology, Home Modifications Boost Senior Mental, Physical Functionalities (Part Three)

“One of the ladies [I provide services for] has arthritis,” she said. “She lives in [a senior independent living facility]. In that place, there is [a] senior facility [that contains] bars [to prevent falls]. [Other places say] ‘We don’t [carry] bars, grab bars.’ “[In] every [senior long-term care facility and assisted living center I visited […]

Social Work Researchers Say Laws, Regional Policies to Senior Abuse Are Scattered, Inadequate (Part Three)

Both researchers said that each of the 50 states they studied protects seniors from physical abuse, financial or material exploitation and neglect but definitions vary. Forty-four states carried emotional or psychological abuse provisions or laws. Forty states had laws or provisions on self-neglect. Thirty-seven states addressed sexual abuse. Thirteen states protected against abandonment. Ten states […]

Social Work Researchers Say Laws, Regional Policies to Senior Abuse Are Scattered, Inadequate (Part One)

Nationwide, public and private sector laws and policies to elder abuse and neglect are fragmented and do not sufficiently address a problem that, if left under-addressed, may grow overtime with the number of seniors in the country’s population, two social work authors of a state law and policy research study on the subject said during […]