According to a report from the NASUAD MLTSS Institute, “By 2050, 20% of the total U.S. population will be 65 or older...The number of people age 85 or older will grow the fastest over the next few decades, constituting 4% of the population by 2050, or ten times its share in 1950." The likelihood of a person needing support with ADLs increases with age. An estimated one-third of individuals age 65 or older have some kind of functional limitation. By age 85, two-thirds will have functional limitations.” How will we accommodate for the growing aging population?
The National I&R Support Center will host a webinar on Promoting Access to Transportation Options with the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center. Transportation is one of the most frequently requested services in I&R conversations, and is a foundation for community living. At the same time, I&R specialists may be challenged to connect individuals to transportation options.
This webinar focuses on the impacts that isolation and loneliness can have on older adults. Participants will learn the warning sings of isolation and failing health in older adults. This includes physical symptoms, mental or emotional changes, and environmental clues. The webinar will also provide a list resources and supports for older adults and their families to help them feel more connected.
Although guardians are intended to protect adults from abuse, neglect, or exploitation, they may in some rare circumstances become perpetrators of such actions. This webinar from NCLER will highlight cases in which guardians have taken advantage of their positions and discuss what an advocate can do to intervene.
The National Center on Elder Abuse is hosting a webinar in recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (June 15). This webinar will showcase innovations highlighting all the latest in-demand tools created by organizations that are committed to providing consumer and professional education, and dedicated to the goal of justice for all. The event will feature presenters from a variety of organizations, including:
Mathematica’s Center for Studying Disability Policy is hosting a webinar focused on the needs of those individuals whose HCBS care is the most expensive.
The National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center is hosting a webinar about the challenges of non-Alzheimer's dementias.
This webinar will discuss the unique challenges older adults who are immigrants face accessing public benefits. This webinar will provide a basic overview of the differing eligibility criteria for various public benefits. The presenters will use hypothetical situations to illustrate how a person’s immigration status and work history affect their eligibility and provide practice tips and resources to use to help clients access health care and other benefits.