Elder And The Elder Justice Act

1863 WordsSep 12, 20158 Pages
Elder abuse happens more often than we think. It comes in the forms of physical, sexual and emotional abuse, neglect, exploitation and abandonment. I will give you the Elder Justice Act facts on policies, demographics, and how it affects the population. Following the facts, will be the issues of the Elder Justice Act. After discussing the issues, there will be possible alternatives/solutions, recommendations and possible outcomes of the recommendations. Then there will be a detailed discussion about future implications and long term outlook. The Elder Justice Act was passed on March 23, 2010 as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) as the first piece of federal legislation to allow funds to address elder abuse, neglect and exploitation nationwide (Federal Laws, 2015). Part I of the Elder Abuse Act is the Elder Justice Coordinating Council made up of federal government representatives charged with the responsibility of coming up with programs for the promotion of elder justice. They have to provide recommendations to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services on the issues of abuse, neglect and exploitation of the elderly. Then there are 27 professionals from the general public who are to give recommendations to the Coordinating Council as well. Part II of the Elder Justice Act talks about funding and enhancing long-term care. Long-term care is important because you need programs committed to training long-term staff,
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