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About Long Term Care Ombudsmen Programs

by Randall J. Ryder January 26, 2016

The Purpose of the Program and How It Works Long-Term Care Ombudsmen are advocates for residents of nursing homes, board and care homes, assisted living facilities and similar adult care facilities. They work to resolve problems of individual residents and to bring about changes at the local, state and national levels that will improve residents’ […]

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Extensive Federal Web Resources for the Elderly

by Randall J. Ryder November 19, 2013

Federal Websites: Powerful Tools and Useful Information for Elderly Adults The federal government has extensive information on a wide range of topics that address the needs of elderly adults. If you want to know about information of the following, look at the sites below. Information on all federal web sites Government services for the elderly […]

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Data on Elderly Population Suggest Challenges for the Future

by Randall J. Ryder December 7, 2011

In recent years, much has been written about the silver tsunami – the onrush of baby boomers who will 65 leading to a higher percentage of the elderly population and the challenges we face in meeting their social, health, housing, and financial needs. As we anticipate the needs of the ever expanding elderly population our […]

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How to Discuss Difficult Issues with Elder Parents

by Randall P Ryder April 12, 2011
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Technology makes it easier to stay in constant contact with friends and family. Between e-mail, texting, and video chats, many families communicate throughout the day with each other. As individuals get older, however, families need to have difficult conversations about living situations, health care issues, and legal issues. When you need to have one of those […]

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How To Get Your Aging Parents to Stop Driving

by Randall J. Ryder March 29, 2011
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Guest post by Marie Clark For most seniors, driving is a key to the independence they want to hold onto for as long as possible.  However, it is important when to know when it’s time to stop driving. It’s not just for your parent’s safety, it is important for everyone else on the road.  It is […]

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Rights Under the Nursing Home Reform Act

by Randall P Ryder March 9, 2010
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For residents of certified nursing facilities and their families, it is important to know that residents have rights provided by federal law. Many states have also codified similar provisions that may provide residents with additional rights under state law. The Nursing Home Reform Act (NHRA), passed in 1987, provides federal statutory protection for residents of certified […]

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Policies Behind Elder Law

by Randall P Ryder December 15, 2009

For more of a policy oriented take on issues facing aging parents, head over to Kim Dayton’s blog on Elder Law. Recommend on Facebook Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Tell a friend

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