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The Commission on Law and Aging is working more than ever to improve state guardianship policy and practices, strengthen elder abuse prevention and protection, ensure access to quality legal assistance, expand access to long-term supportive services, ensure patients’ wishes are known and honored at the end of life, and more.

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Elder Abuse Fatality Review Teams

Our new Elder Abuse Fatality Review Team webpage features background information, a list of existing teams, relevant ABA policy, and resources including the original and updated replication manual, team accomplishments, and more.

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Advance Directives: Counseling Guide For Lawyers

The Advance Directives: Counseling Guide For Lawyers is a checklist of practice principles that will help guide you through the advance care planning process. This booklet presents a conceptual framework that helps align the practice of advance care planning in legal offices with the realities of implementation in health settings.

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Managing Someone Else's Money Guides

Here are four easy-to-understand booklets to help financial caregivers. Written by the Commission and published by the CFPB, the guides are for agents under powers of attorney, court-appointed guardians, trustees, and government fiduciaries (Social Security representative payees and VA fiduciaries).

Managing Someone Else's Money Guides

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