On April 26 we gathered in San Francisco, California for a special event honoring advocates and changemakers in the field to celebrate Justice in Aging!
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 45 years, our work to protect the safety net is more important than ever.
National Center on Law and Elder Rights is Here!
We’re proud to announce the new interim home of the National Center on Law and Elder Rights (NCLER), a new 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 and aging and disability community. Stay tuned for more NCLER news including the launch of the permanent NCLER website in the coming months!
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.
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.