Nearly one in four older adults lives in a rural area. Rural residents are at risk of becoming isolated without adequate transportation opportunities.
All people, regardless of their ability level, should have access to convenient and safe transportation options. Mobility is an essential component of quality of life.
States should ensure consumers have adequate redress in the event of fraud.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Funeral Rule should be updated to better protect consumers, increase oversight, and promote competition among funeral homes.
The FTC should adopt minimum standards for prepaid funeral contracts. These are sometimes called preneed funeral contracts.
States should prohibit unfair, deceptive, or abusive sales practices.
Cemeteries should be required to:
States should establish standards for natural burial grounds that encourage environmentally sustainable and ethical practices.
Congress should fund the CPSC at appropriate levels.
Policymakers and the private sector should support the ability of people of all ages, ability levels, and backgrounds to travel.