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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Mar 03, 2011 Government Report Finds Elder Abuse on the Rise
QUOTE: Kay Brown, director of education, work force and income security at the accountability office, testified that state agencies also were seeing increasingly complex cases involving multiple types of abuse. Yet funding for state-level adult protective services agencies... is not keeping pace.
New York Times Aug 30, 2009 Invisible Immigrants, Old and Left With ‘Nobody to Talk To’
QUOTE: experts say that America’s ethnic elderly are among the most isolated people in America.
New York Times Aug 18, 2009 For Older Athletes, Drug Question Emerges
QUOTE: In a sport tarnished by doping scandals, the older athletes raise anew the question of what constitutes a natural body for people who are at an age when drugs are a part of life.
New York Times Aug 11, 2009 Oldies but Baddies: Can someone be too old for jail? (Explainer)
QUOTE: Can someone be too old for jail?
Slate Aug 05, 2009 Studies Question Using Cement for Spine Injuries
QUOTE: Two new studies cast serious doubt on a widely used and expensive treatment for painful fractures in the spine.
New York Times Jul 24, 2009 Buying a Hearing Aid? You’ve Got a Lot to Learn (Patient Money)
QUOTE: “Unfortunately, hearing aids are seen as one of those medical costs, like vision and dental, that doesn’t deserve full coverage,” said Gyl A. Kasewurm, an audiologist in St. Joseph, Mich.
New York Times Jul 15, 2009 Who does the law favor in Jackson children custody case?
QUOTE: states increasingly are recognizing a child's primary caregiver as a legitimate challenger to parental rights.
Christian Science Monitor Jul 06, 2009 States seek tests for older drivers
QUOTE: A looming "gray wave" of Baby Boomers expected on the nation's highways over the next two decades has prompted states to launch programs aimed at allowing seniors to keep driving as long as they can without endangering themselves or others.
USA TODAY Jun 25, 2009 Family Caregiving on Contract (The New Old Age: Caring and Coping)
QUOTE: Elder lawyers have been discussing care contracts [where a family member is paid to care for the elderly relative] or caregiver agreements for years, but interest has picked up since 2006, when Medicaid eligibility requirements tightened.
New York Times Oct 20, 2008 89-Year-Old Woman Accused Of Theft Over Football
QUOTE: An 89-year-old Ohio woman faces a charge of petty theft because neighborhood children said she refused to give back their football.
WLWT Mar 31, 2008 As TV Goes Digital, Some Viewers May Be in the Dark
QUOTE: The digital conversion presents a huge logistical and technical hurdle for the communities whose dependence on rabbit-ear-style analog TVs are high, but whose understanding of how to manage the change is low [...] Debra Berlyn, a consultant for AARP, said there is also concern that older consumers might be vulnerable to sales pitches for new, expensive TVs instead of the cheaper converter-box option.
Washington Post Jan 01, 2007 Choosing a Nursing Home: A former industry insider offers 10 essential tips for selecting a home for a loved one
QUOTE: As a volunteer long-term care ombudsman for three years—assisting consumers with questions and concerns about California long-term care facilities—I saw every kind of nursing home: good ones, bad ones, and in-between ones. I learned the most during my actual on-site experiences. Here's what you need to know to pick the best facility—and ensure the best care—for your loved one:
AARP Bulletin Oct 25, 2003 Guardian system overrun by abuse: People lose their rights quickly and without necessity, report says
QUOTE: ...a state audit of five probate courts, released Friday, found widespread abuses by court-appointed conservators entrusted with the finances of young, elderly and disabled people.
Detroit Free Press Feb 18, 2003 Elder Abuse Demands Family Solutions
QUOTE: Elder abuse includes more than physical mistreatment, such as slapping or threatening to harm. The most prevalent form may well be financial abuse, when caregivers steal...
iFeminists.net Feb 16, 2003 Abuse of Elderly Women on the Rise
QUOTE: Women--who outlive men and are more vulnerable to sexual assault and domestic violence--are increasingly victims of elder abuse and neglect.
Women's eNews Jul 28, 2002 Get a Divorce
QUOTE: I am considering a 'Medicaid divorce' (that is, in name only) so [my husband] can receive treatment without running through my modest savings...Is such a divorce ethical?
New York Times May 01, 2002 The Enron Effect: Scandal As Sequel
QUOTE: A retrospective on past business crises that asks, Can old ideas prevent new scandals?
Fast Company Jul 22, 2001 Even Most Generous Drug Plan May Be Disappointing to Elderly
QUOTE: But even the most generous [health] benefits now under consideration will fall far short of what many of the elderly expect...
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