Oops! It appears that you have disabled your Javascript. In order for you to see this page as it is meant to appear, we ask that you please re-enable your Javascript!
THE Online Pharmacy Community

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]