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Apr 13, 2015 by |

California Elder Abuse Attorneys Share Information From the White House Council on Aging Forums

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California elder abuse attorneys commend the White House Council on Aging for their recent initiatives to address elder abuse. The council is currently hosting regional forums in advance of their once-a-decade national forum.

There are four points of emphasis that the regional forums, which are co-sponsored by AARP and planned with the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), are focusing on. The first forum was recently held in Tampa, FL and featured panel discussions on health- and long-term care and financial security and elder abuse led by both local and national experts on aging.

The forums are focusing on four broad policy areas: healthy aging, long-term services and supports, retirement security, and elder justice. According to California elder abuse attorneys, the purpose of the forums is to examine and discuss challenges related to aging in the U.S, propose policy recommendations for Congress and the president, and suggest things that the public can do to improve the quality of life for themselves and older adults in general.

California elder abuse attorneys say that although the conference aims for bipartisanship, many speakers praised “Obamacare” for helping older adults with free prevention services for Medicaid recipients, annual wellness visits and the Elder Justice Act. Others called on Congress to renew the Older Americans Act, and urged increased funding for social service programs.

California elder abuse attorneys say that elder abuse is a growing and often underreported crime. If you believe that you or a loved one has been a victim of elder abuse, whether physical or financial, please contact Evans Law Firm, Inc. at 415-441-8669 or via email at info@evanslaw.com.

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