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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 […]

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

In recent years, both said, state laws on elder abuse and neglect have expanded. In particular, more states are requiring mandatory reporting of incidents. In 2000, researchers found that seven states did not demand reporting of elder abuse and neglect cases, a figure that has now dropped to three states. States have greatly expanded the […]

Chicago Hospital Makes The Case For Connecting Social Work With Senior Care (Part Two)

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) created a tool to report such patient experiences. Patients can visit CMS’ website at http://www.medicare.gov, to compare Medicare programs and hospital providers, Rosenberg said. He added that CAHPS involves a 27-item questionnaire by mail or phone. The survey is administered […]

Chicago Hospital Makes The Case For Connecting Social Work With Senior Care (Part One)

Marrying social work with senior long-term and hospital care will require studying the organization and function of medical programs, health care and economic consequences and outpatient follow-up, four aging healthcare experts at a conference on aging. Four panelists at their presentation titled “Current and Emerging Sustainability Avenues for Social Work in Health Care” during the […]

Tying Aging in Place to Disability Advocacy Is In the Cards for Senior Long-Term Care (Part Two)

A White House conference for the first time addressed elder abuse. Greenlee said participants talked about financial exploitation and several government agencies such as her own and the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and businesses attended. “Cognitive impairment is at [the] root of [the] problem,” she said. “It knows no age. It is prevalent in people […]

Tying Aging in Place to Disability Advocacy Is In the Cards for Senior Long-Term Care (Part One)

Connecting supporters of aging in place with advocacy for the disabled is the wave of the future for senior long-term care, government agency chiefs said in a keynote speech at a conference on aging. It will take all the different segments of the senior long-term care industry and supporters of aging in place to ally […]

Pets, Exercise, Home Therapy Tubs Factor Into Lifestyle Choices For Seniors, Mindful Businesses, Panelists Say (Part One)

Pet ownership, physical exercise and the purchase, installation and use of home therapy tubs are part of a growing trend of health and lifestyle activities for seniors as their percentage of the population grow and more choose to stay at home, business experts say at a conference on aging. Elderly consumers are faced with a […]

Pets, Exercise, Home Therapy Tubs Factor Into Lifestyle Choices For Seniors, Mindful Businesses, Panelists Say (Part Two)

Levine said she serves her clients with the most successful and measurable marketing and public relations tools, including strategic planning, media relations, pet blogger outreach, branding, social media community building, pet trade show marketing, veterinary conference support, website content and design and search engine optimization (SEO). “We developed blogging strategies,” Levine said of her Fetched […]

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