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

Chen said the Federal Reserve Bank there hosted two discussion events of their own. Participating seniors learned what services are being offered by their local area banks. Quarterly newsletters are released about these services and products. The center’s work is available at its website at http://www.centeronelderabuse.org. In like fashion, Aery said the coalition recruits ambassadors […]

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

“[This meant that there were] a lot of people [without affordable housing in California. There was] only one of me, my boss and support staff [performing this work]. We wanted to produce something of value.” Firstly, Aery said, the coalition performed assessments of units and properties in rural communities. Coalition staff visited the member organizations […]

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

“[We make] recommendations [to enable banks to] create and customize financial products, [including] low-cost, low-fee accounts,” Zdenck said. “[This] requires financial institution staff to identify fraud and abuse. [It all supports] age-friendly banking. “[Under the GO Direct program sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank and the U.S Department of the Treasury,] all benefit payments [are […]

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

With the struggling economy, bank savings among the nation’s population, including seniors, are decreasing and the use of defined benefits is rising. Additionally, Social Security accounts for 30 percent of the average older adult’s income and this figure is growing, he added. Zdenck said federal research also found that 19 percent of seniors are unbanked; […]

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 […]

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 […]