Last June’s White House symposium on elder abuse was a watershed event. Delegates, many of whom had been advocating for decades for more federal involvement, were assured by high ranking administration officials that elder justice was a priority. ...

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"Prevent Elder Abuse" - 5 new articles

  1. Elder Justice Comes of Age
  2. Remembering Toshi Tatara
  3. How I Spent My Vacation
  4. AARP Looks at Criminal Background Checks for Home Care Workers
  5. In Memory of Gita Shah
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Elder Justice Comes of Age

Last June’s White House symposium on elder abuse was a watershed event. Delegates, many of whom had been advocating for decades for more federal involvement, were assured by high ranking administration officials that elder justice was a priority....

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Remembering Toshi Tatara

I have on my desk a lovely little gold-leaf box for business cards that Toshi Tatara gave me when I visited him in Japan a couple of years ago. It’s filled with irregular cards from other countries in various sizes, shapes, and languages that...

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How I Spent My Vacation

No, don’t panic. Summer’s not over yet. The vacation I’m referring to is my extended hiatus from posting. My excuse is that I‘ve been hard at work helping to launch the California Elder Justice Workgroup (CEJW), a mammoth and exciting...

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AARP Looks at Criminal Background Checks for Home Care Workers

Publicly funded programs like In-Home Support Services (IHSS) that provide helpers to assist with such basic daily tasks as eating, bathing, housekeeping, and shopping, are a godsend to people with disabilities who want to live independently. Some of...

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In Memory of Gita Shah

Last week, my good friend Gita Shah of Mumbai passed away. Although I’d known she’d been sick for some time, it still came as a shock. She was one of those forces of nature that seem indestructible. My sadness though has been tempered by a flood of...

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