Elder abuse takes many forms. It can be financial, physical, psychological, or a combination of these.
The estate planning process designates who will receive assets and handle responsibilities after a person dies.
Guardianship allows someone to make legal decisions for another person. It is known as conservatorship in some states.
All people have the fundamental right to be free from discrimination. Various civil rights laws protect this right.
Alternative dispute resolution refers to any means of settling disputes outside of the courtroom. Arbitration and mediation are the two primary forms of alternative dispute resolution.
Two government budget practices that can have significant implications for lower levels of government are block grants and unfunded mandates.
Fraud is a serious crime, and older adults are often targeted. They lose at least $3 billion to fraudsters annually.
Intergenerational cooperation and collaboration can improve the lives of older and younger Americans. The growing number of older people is a rich bank of human capital.
Federal and state governments have tried to change budget rules to control government spending. Budget rules have also been used to impose fiscal discipline.
Grandparents and other relatives play an important caregiving role in family well-being. Support from extended family is especially vital in families with low incomes.