Congress should reauthorize the Elder Justice Act (EJA). It should fully fund the EJA and other programs that address elder abuse.
Policymakers should devise Silver Alert programs to alert the public to missing older adults with appropriate protections and limitations.
The subject of an alert must:
Policymakers should encourage advance care planning. This should include the creation of advance directives.
States should enact laws that:
Federal policymakers should expand programs to improve guardianship. This should include monitoring programs.
Policymakers should protect and enforce the fundamental right of all people to be free from discrimination. They should enact and enforce civil rights statutes.
Legislators should enact and strengthen laws against hate crimes. These laws should be vigorously enforced.
Consumer protection and antidiscrimination laws that apply in the context of human decisions should be adapted as necessary to ensure they effectively apply to algorithmic decision tools (see also
Food and nutrition programs should have adequate funding to engage in robust outreach efforts.
Public-benefit programs should ensure that families headed by grandparents and other caregiver relatives receive sufficient support for economic security and well-being.
Policies and regulations should prioritize placing children in foster care with grandparents and other caregiver relatives whenever possible and appropriate.