1
1

More Than Ever

Millions of older adults already live in or near poverty and 10,000 more turn 65 each day. At the same time, new leadership in Washington, DC is promising to dramatically reduce the safety net upon which older adults rely. These changes will negatively impact all older adults, but they will cause particular harm to the millions already struggling to make ends meet. Our work to defend the safety net and fight senior poverty is now more important than ever.

High Stakes for Older Adults in 2017

By | Affordable Care Act, BLOG, Health Care, HOMEPAGE, Safety Net Defense, SENIOR POVERTY | No Comments
With the New Year upon us, one thing is clear: the stakes could not be higher for older adults in 2017.

As the number of people age 65 and over living in America continues to rise, new leadership in Washington, DC is promising to dramatically reform and reduce the safety net upon which older adults rely. These changes – should they occur – will negatively impact all older adults, but they will cause particular harm to the millions of older adults already living in or near poverty. Read More

Stay Tuned! The National Center on Law and Elder Rights

Justice in Aging is pleased to announce the future launch of the National Center on Law and Elder Rights (NCLER). The new national center will provide the legal services and aging and disability communities with the legal tools and resources they need to serve older adults with the greatest economic and social needs. Justice in Aging will administer the NCLER through a contract with the Administration on Community Living’s Administration on Aging.

Justice in Aging Racial Justice StatementJustice in Aging
Racial Justice Statement

While recent census data shows that safety net programs are improving the lives of low-income Americans, racial disparities in poverty and wealth continue. In recognition of the structural racism that contributes to these disparities and to multiple police-involved shootings of Black people and other people of color this year and every year, we want to share a racial justice statement from Justice in Aging.

20 Common Cover20 Common Nursing Home Problems and How to Resolve Them

Can a nursing home deny needed therapy services? Evict a resident for being “difficult”? Limit family members and friends to specified “visiting hours”? Many common nursing home practices are, in fact, illegal. This guide by Justice in Aging attorney Eric Carlson discusses some of the most common—and most problematic—nursing home practices, and explains what residents and family members can do to fight back.