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GAO: Extent of Elder Abuse by Guardians Largely Unknown

December 1, 2016

The Senate Aging Committee this week held a hearing focusing on the financial abuse of older Americans by guardians and others and concurrently released a new report by the Government Accountability Office on guardianship abuse.

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ACL Updates Information Sheet on Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

December 1, 2016

The Administration for Community Living has released an updated Frequently Asked Questions page about the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program.

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CMS Announces 2017 Medicare Premiums and Deductibles

November 16, 2016

The Social Security Administration announced that the cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, for Social Security benefits will be 0.3 percent for 2017 and because of that low COLA, a statutory “hold harmless “ provision designed to protect seniors largely wi

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Few Caregivers of Retirees with Dementia Use Social Security Payee Program

November 16, 2016

Educating family and other caregivers about a primary benefit of the Social Security’s Representative Payee Program may help expand its coverage, according to a new study from the Center for Retirement Research.

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Latino-Americans Face Significant Retirement Challenges

November 1, 2016

The population of Latino workers is expanding in the United States, but Latino-Americans face significant retirement challenges, according to a Center for Retirement Research blog.

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Medicare Advantage Premiums Expected to Remain Stable in 2017

September 28, 2016

Medicare Advantage premiums are expected to remain stable next year for about 67 percent of enrollees, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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Government Funds New Center on Law and Elder Rights

September 20, 2016

The Administration on Aging has announced the release of more than $1 million to the senior advocacy group Justice in Aging to create a new National Center on Law and Elder Rights, which will support efforts to protect the rights, financial security and i

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Study: Hispanics Say They Are Unprepared to Care for Aging Family Members

September 7, 2016

Many older Hispanics expect to provide care for an aging family member or friend within the next five years, although few say they are prepared to do so, according to a new study from the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

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NIH Seeks Additional $414M for Fiscal 2018 to Address Alzheimer’s

September 7, 2016

The National Institutes of Health has released its budget proposal for fiscal year 2018 outlining the optimal approach it would take to meet the research goals of the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease, and asking for an additional $414 million

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Analysis: Health Care System Must Better Address High Need, High Cost Individuals

September 1, 2016

High-need adults, who are defined as having three or more chronic diseases and limitation in ability to care for themselves, account for a high proportion of health care spending and most are age 75 and older, according to new data analysis from the Commo

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Counties Key to Curbing Elder Financial Abuse

August 25, 2016

Counties throughout the United States have developed effective community-based efforts to prevent, identify and respond to financial exploitation of older adults, found a new report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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Study: Florida Remains State with Most People 65 and Over

August 25, 2016

The proportion of the population age 65 and over greatly varies by state, with Florida home to the highest percentage of people in that age bracket, at 19 percent, shows a new government report.

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