See Me Age in Dignity

Not everyone has the same needs as they age. Some of us have unique health care needs, or experience discrimination that leads to poverty. Some of us need legal help in order to assert our rights. As we celebrate Pride, we’re working to create a world where LGBTQ people are seen, heard, and supported as they age.

More Than Ever

Justice in Aging means that, as we get older, we will have health care, be able to stay in our homes and communities, and have enough income to thrive. Since 1972, we’ve been working toward that vision for all of us. At Justice in Aging, we use the power of law to fight senior poverty and break down barriers for those who face the largest disparities in health and wealth. After 46 years, our work to protect the safety net is more important than ever.

Supporting Older Americans’ Basic Needs: Health Care, Income, Housing and Food

Older adults and their families strive each day to pay for health care and medicine, keep food on the table, have a roof over their heads, and have enough cash on hand to pay the utilities, get where they need to go and meet other basic needs. As families work together to meet these challenges, they are supported by a broad range of federal programs that provide Americans with the means to thrive as they grow older and remain at home and in their communities. This issue brief and shorter fact sheet discuss how these various programs work, who is eligible for them, and how they support the health and economic well-being of older Americans.

National Center on Law and Elder Rights is Here!

We’re proud to announce the permanent home of the National Center on Law and Elder Rights (NCLER), a resource center for the legal services and aging and disability networks, focused on the legal rights of older adults. NCLER is a one-stop support center for the legal services, aging, and disability community. Explore the new website!

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.