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The Older Mind May Just Be a Fuller Mind
Benedict Carey
New York Times, January 27, 2014
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Long-Term Care Commission to Address Workforce Issues
The American Tax Relief Act of 2012 that was signed into law by President Obama on January 2 to prevent the "fiscal cliff" and avert major spending cuts includes a provision that mandates the establishment of a Commission on Long-Term Care.
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Protecting Mom & Dad’s money
By Consumer Reports magazine: January 2013
Protecting Mom & Dad's Money: What to do when you suspect financial abuse
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An Introduction to Transitional Care
By Dr. Veronica LoFaso
What is Transitional Care and why does it matter? This is a summary of a presentation given by Dr. LoFaso at the April 8, 2010 ESCOTA general membership meeting.
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Meeting the Mental Health Challenges of the Elder Boom
By Michael B. Friedman LMSW
The coming elder boom has raised alarms about the viability of the Social Security system and Medicare. It has raised alarms as well about the need for more residential alternatives to nursing homes, about the need for more social services, and about the shortage of a workforce to provide these services. But comparatively little attention has been given to the mental health needs of older adults.
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