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1995 October

Elder Rights Advocacy

Focus of the 1992 Amendments to the Older Americans Act

By Penelope A. Hommel

This article describes subtitle A of Title VII of the Older Americans Act, in particular the statute's requirement that states develop an elder rights plan identifying statewide activities and setting priorities for those activities.

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Housing Rights of Group Home and Nursing Facility Residents

By Stephanie Edelstein, Vicki Gottlich, Dorothy Siemon & Bruce Vignery

Nursing home and group home residents may encounter discrimination in the form of zoning and land-use restrictions, licensing, or health and safety regulations. This article discusses the ways in which federal civil rights laws are being used to challenge this discrimination.

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Preventing the "Blind Men and the Elephant" Syndrome

The Need for Coordination with Adult Protective Services

By Lori A. Stiegel

This article focuses on federal and state laws that encourage and mandate coordination among different entities involved with elder abuse and highlights organizations that support coordination efforts and programs that have developed collaborative models.

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State Guardianship Legislation

Directions of Reform

By Erica F. Wood

This article briefly surveys recent state laws reforming adult guardianship and profiles a major reform of West Virginia's guardianship system

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National Study of Guardianship Systems

Summary of Findings and Recommendations

By Lauren Barritt Lisi & Saidy Barinaga-Burch

This article reports the results of a national study of over 700 cases for guardianship of older persons. The study addressed, among other things, the factors triggering petitions for guardianship and the availability, utilization, and effectiveness of alternatives to guardianship.

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Collaborative Approaches

Aging, Disability, and Dispute Resolution

By Robin Talbert & Naomi Karp

The use of alternative dispute resolution continues to increase. This article discusses some of the cutting-edge projects using alternative dispute resolution and examines emerging issues, including ethical considerations and concerns regarding arbitration.

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Due Process Considerations for Medicare and Medicaid Beneficiaries in Managed Care Systems

By Alfred J. Chiplin Jr. & Patricia Nemore

Managed care is a fact of life. It is essential that managed care delivery systems for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries include basic due process rights. This article discusses the specific requirements of current Medicare and Medicaid law and proposes a framework to guide advocacy as these two programs change.

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"Fitting the Forum to the Fuss" in Acute and Long-Term Care Facilities

By Erica F. Wood & Naomi Karp

Health and long-term-care advocates should recognize the range of dispute-resolution channels that exist in facilities and should try to gauge the appropriate role of each. This article profiles a number of forums for addressing disagreements in hospitals and nursing homes in an effort to guide advocates to the right "fit."

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Ten Pension Guidelines to Prevent Poverty Among Older Women

By Vicki Gottlich, M. Cindy Hounsell & Dianna Porter

The ten pension guidelines described in this article provide a framework for assuring that all low-wage workers have access to adequate and equitable pensions.

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Social Security Advocacy After Your Client's Application for Benefits Has Been Granted

By Michael R. Schuster, Zita Dresner & Kathleen M Harrigan

The advocates work is not over once a client establishes entitlement to benefits from the Social Security Administration. This article describes some of the steps that an advocate can take to resolve problems that may delay a client's receipt of benefits, reduce the benefit award, and/or lead to benefit reductions.

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