“A home health aide for a 77-year-old man serves as social worker, diaper changer, dietitian, day planner, warden and more — all at dismal wages.” Read more >>
New York City is on the move with the appointment of 18 new (additional) Age-friendly NYC Commission members. This was recently announced by the de Blasio Administration in partnership with the New York City Council and the New York Academy of Medicine. The Commission, as a whole, is comprised of noted leaders from government, nonprofit, business, education and health care. Please see link: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/dfta/about/pr-De-Blasio-announces-reseating-of-the-age-friendly-NYC-commission.page
NYC continues to identify and implement a number of initiatives to address the challenges older New Yorkers face. NYC also continues to be recognized as leader of the age-friendly movement nationally.
Thanks to Orion Strategic Advisory Board member, Sharon Lewis, for bringing this development to light.
I recommend Jane Brody’s column titled Falls Can Kill You. Here’s How to Minimize the Risk in The NY Times on Tuesday 2/26, not just because it resonated with me personally, but because it cites risk factors and consequences that might well be overlooked by even the most experienced among us on the front lines of caregiving and management. It could also be used as a resource for people receiving familial concern and/or professional care who don’t want to hear these things from their loved ones or caregivers. Here’s the link: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/25/well/live/falls-can-kill-you-heres-how-to-minimize-the-risk.html
Artice from New York Times December 9, 2018 regarding forced guardianships and the horrors it can create for clients. Read more…
Orion is creating a resource for its members who suspect that they are dealing with potential elder abuse situations, to avoid unnecessary reporting to Adult Protective Services. Such reports can create greater nightmares and horror situations.
Perry A. Shulman, CPA
Chair- Orion Elder Abuse Committee