Jones & Bartlett Learning A wide variety of legal issues surround caring for older individuals. Health and human service practioners need to plan, provide and evaluate geriatric care, while also understanding public policies. Legal knowledge is an essential part of caring for the elderly. Students and professionals must be able to deliver appropriate care while also being aware of any legal, ethical and political issues that may arise. Legal Aspects of Elder Care provides a clear overview of geriatric policies and laws, enabling the reader to use informed decision-making with older clients.