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DEMENTIA CARE COSTS LARGE AND GROWING
A new study found that the costs of care for persons with Alzheimer’s and other dementias is over $157 billion annually and is projected to double by 2040. The costs of dementia care are greater than the costs of heart disease and cancer care.
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THE IOWA ELDER ABUSE TASK FORCE ISSUES RECOMMENDATIONS
The Iowa Elder Abuse Task Force has developed recommendations to prevent and reduce elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation. Josephine Gittler, Director of the NHLP Resource Center, is a member of the Task Force. The Task Force submitted a report to the Iowa General Assembly in December of 2012.
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JOHNSON COUNTY IOWA RANKS NO. 12 IN HEALTHIEST COUNTIES FOR KIDS
A U.S. News & World Report assessment of health and environmental factors, which affects the well-being of children, ranked Johnson County No. 12 in the top 50 healthiest counties for kids.
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CENTER RESOURCES & NEWS
Power of Attorney Abuse and Other Forms of Elder Financial Exploitation
The NHLP Resource Center has prepared a bibliography of materials dealing with power of attorney abuse and other forms of financial exploitation.
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NHLP RESOURCE CENTER COLLOQUIUM
The Aging Population, Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias:
Law & Public Policy
During the 2012 spring semester, the NHLP Resource Center sponsored a colloquium on legal and public policy issues with respect to the aging American population and Alzheimer’s and other dementias. The Colloquium addressed the legal and other needs of the aging population and the basics of Alzheimer’s and other dementias and public policy and legal issues posed by a rapidly aging population and the sharp increase in Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Videos and podcasts of the sessions are posted on this website.
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Josephine Gittler, Director of the NHLP Resource Center was appointed to the Iowa Elder Abuse Task Force which was mandated by the Iowa General Assembly. The purpose of the Task Force is to review and make recommendations to the General Assembly regarding laws with respect to abuse, neglect or financial exploitation of individuals who are sixty years of age or older.
Professor Gittler and Resimye Oral, Senior Advisor of the NHLP Resource Center, continue to serve as members of the Iowa Child Protection Council and State Citizen Review Panel.
Kathleen Buckwalter, Co-Director of the NHLP Resource Center was appointed to the Department of Justice Project, Elder Justice Roadmap. The purpose of this project is to collect data in order to develop a strategic roadmap identifying policy, practice and research priorities in the field of elder abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation.
Professor Buckwalter also recently served as a member of the Institute of Medicine Project, Mental Health Workforce for Geriatric Populations. The purpose of this project was to determine the mental health needs of person over 65 years of age and make policy recommendations for addressing those needs.
RECENT STAFF PUBLICATIONS
Family Caregiving and the Law of Succession: A Proposal, by Gallanis, T. and Gittler, J., in the University of Michigan Journal of Law (45:761-786, 2012)
Strategies to engage clinical staff in subject recruitment, by Segre, L. S., Buckwalter, K. C., & Friedemann, M., in the Journal of Research in Nursing (16(4):321-332. A402, 2011).
Responding to poor-quality care during research in nursing homes, by Krause, M. R., Palmer, J. L., Bowers, B. J., & Buckwalter, K. C., in Research in Gerontological Nursing (4(1):47-52. A397, 2011).
Filling the void in geriatric mental health: The geropsychiatric nursing collaborative as a model for change, by Beck, C., Buckwalter, K. C., Dudzik, P. M., & Evans, L. K., in Nursing Outlook (59(4):236-241. A408, 2011).
Advance Care Planning and Health Care Surrogate Decision Making, by Gittler, J., in the Journal of Gerontological Nursing (37(5) 15-19: 2011).
RECENT STAFF PRESENTATIONS
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Health and Long-Term Care for Seniors
Substitute Decision Making for Individuals with Dementia: Advance Care Planning and Advanced Directives
Elder Law Practice, Representing Older Clients with Diminished Capacity, and Planning for Incapacitation
Substitute Decision Making: The Legal Perspective