These principles guide AARP’s policies on personal and legal rights and protections in the legal system.
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.
Respect for patients’ autonomy and the right to self-determination are essential features of a high-quality health system.
A well-educated and highly skilled workforce is essential to achieving universal and equitable access to health care.
Licensing: Oversight by licensing boards ensures compliance with professional standards.
Fraud is a serious crime, and older adults are often targeted. They lose at least $3 billion to fraudsters annually.