Collage of older adults with social workers. Logo reads: Social Workers are Essental

Social Workers Are Essential

March 19, 2021 by NCALL Staff

Social workers often are unsung heroes, yet they play an essential role in helping people across the lifespan, from all walks of life and backgrounds, to live their lives with dignity and agency.

collage of older women of different ages, races, and ethnicities

IWD 2021: #ChooseToChallenge

March 8, 2021 by NCALL Staff

We join others today, on International Women’s Day, in celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. NCALL affirms our commitment to challenging the assumptions, biases, systemic oppression, and injustice that prevent all women from accessing safety, wellbeing, and success. #IWD2021

Graphic that reads: Guardianship. noun. uardianship is a legal process by which someone – a guardian – is given the authority to make decisions on behalf of another person – a ward – due to the ward’s infancy, incapacity, or disability. The guardian is required to act in the ward’s best interest.

We Care A Lot: Understanding Guardianships

March 3, 2021 by NCALL Staff

Like many, we at NCALL recently watched Netflix’s “I Care A Lot,” a thriller whose antagonist uses the guardianship system to exploit older adults and enrich herself. While we will leave movie reviewing to the experts, we can offer some insight and resources into the world of guardianships, and how they can both protect and endanger older adults.