Issue 4 (April 2013)

Still a Best-Kept Secret in Adult Guardianship: Using the Skills of Occupational Therapists

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Still a Best-Kept Secret in Adult Guardianship: Using the Skills of Occupational Therapists

This article highlights ways in which the unique skills of occupational therapists are valuable in the context of adult guardianship—and often in any caregiving scenario.

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On April 17, 2013, Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) introduced “The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Restoration Act” in Congress. The bill, H.R. 1601, would update several SSI eligibility requirements which are seriously outdated and would simplify the administrative process in this long-neglected program.

Commission-initiated research provides a snapshot of legal services by Older Americans Act funded providers.

Elder law served up in tasty bites.

Now Reviewing Applications!

Excerpted highlights from the Administration on Aging's 2012 Report.

Inside the Commission
CLE Update


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