Articles Tagged with elder law

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Oregon Legislature: Joint Interim Task Force On Oregon Elder Abuse Prevention Work Group (2014 HB 2205)

Look for details of 2014 and 2015 hearings and work groups: at the Legislature’s Committee Agendas Online website.

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Staying at Home Forum: Creating the Future You and Your Loved Ones Desire

“Learn about key aging related issues and options, accessible home features, local resources, and actions you can take to successfully stay at home and in your community for as long as possible.

Join AARP Oregon, Villages NW, Unlimited Choices, Lifelong Housing Coalition, and Washington County Disability, Aging and Veterans Services for this FREE workshop.

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Washington County Disability, Aging and Veteran Services (DAVS) is hosting an Elder Abuse Forum. The community event takes place on Friday, May 16, from 1-4 p.m., at the Hillsboro Civic Center.

The community event takes place on Friday, May 16, from 1-4 p.m., at the Hillsboro Civic Center.

“Research shows that as many as five million older adults are victims of elder abuse each year and that financial exploitation costs seniors an estimated $3 billion annually. In 2013, Adult Protective Services in Washington County received 3,257 suspected elder abuse referrals. Of those, 667 resulted in Adult Protective Service investigations….” [Link to Forum webpage.]

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If you’ve not read about the Beatitudes Campus model of care for people with dementia, this New Yorker magazine article will change how you look at (and feel about) aging and caregiving:

The Sense Of An Ending: An Arizona nursing home offers new ways to care for people with dementia,” by Rebecca Mead, New Yorker, May 20, 2013.

If you can’t find the whole article on a free website, check your public library for the print or for a copy from one of their news and articles databases. (Or ask a friend with a New Yorker subscription for their cast-off May 20th issue.) (Or borrow mine.)

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The National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) has a webpage with “Brochures for Older Consumers.”  It’s an excellent list of resources.
There is one brochure called INTERNET RESOURCES: Helpful Consumer and Elder Law Web Sites that is particular useful, especially for librarians seeking to find that One Resource that might help the distraught person standing at the reference desk who has a unique problem not otherwise covered by the usual list of referrals and resources.
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I’m an unabashed fan of the AARP Bulletin. (This is different from being uncritical of some of AARP’s positions.) I learn as much, and sometimes about the same things, as I do reading Consumer Reports. This month (Jan 2007) in the AARP Bulletin their column, The Law, has this question: “Does a retirement community violate federal laws by deciding what kind of living arrangements residents need?” The online edition doesn’t yet have a live link to the story, but it is listed in the table of contents. Apparently there has been a lawsuit filed in California, by the plaintiff, Herriot and AARP, against Channing House in Palo Alto. Another story about this lawsuit is here.

The AARP Bulletin also has this column, Ask the Experts, and questions about law, finance, and government are answered.

And, they also have a legal services network, which I will add to my growing “How to Find a Lawyer” list I am compiling for my upcoming programs on the subject.