Enforcement of civil and criminal laws should avoid penalizing people with escalating fines, loss of rights, or criminal penalties when the person subject to enforcement cannot sa
The federal government should broadly interpret and vigorously enforce the ADA
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.
States should simplify estate planning. This includes allowing the use of electronic wills or trusts to govern the distribution of property at death.
States should expand laws on durable powers of attorney to:
States should codify, simplify, and clarify trust laws. They should model them on the Uniform Trust Code.
Policymakers should encourage advance care planningA process for conside
Policymakers should simplify, expedite, and minimize the cost of probate.