Government Plans for Aging Must Consider the Lived Experiences & Identities of All Older Adults 
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by Sy Klipsch-Abudu
3d ago
“Hold the button and count slowly to ten,” I ordered, sternly but kindly, leaning into her right ear. At 90 years old, Grandma was almost completely hard of hearing in her left ear. She nodded and firmly pressed the life alert. We were practicing in case she needed help. Despite robust Medicaid home and community-based […] The post Government Plans for Aging Must Consider the Lived Experiences & Identities of All Older Adults  appeared first on Justice in Aging ..read more
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Nursing Facility Resident Rights in Medicare “Short-Stay” Rehabilitation
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by justiceinaging
5d ago
When: Thursday, May 2, 2024, from 11:00 a.m. PT/2:00 p.m. ET – 12:00 p.m. PT/3:00 p.m. ET Nursing facility residents often are treated unfairly when they enter a facility for “short-stay” rehabilitation. They may be denied Medicare coverage based on their preceding hospital stay being under “observation status.” Or their Medicare coverage may be terminated […] The post Nursing Facility Resident Rights in Medicare “Short-Stay” Rehabilitation appeared first on Justice in Aging ..read more
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Improving Access to Oral Health Through Medicaid HCBS Waivers
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by justiceinaging
5d ago
When: Thursday, May 16, 2024, from 11:00 a.m. PT/2:00 p.m. ET – 12 p.m. PT/3:00 p.m. ET Older adults and people with disabilities experience significant poor oral health outcomes. One’s income, race, disability, and state of residence all impact access to oral health and oral health outcomes. This is because oral health coverage is not […] The post Improving Access to Oral Health Through Medicaid HCBS Waivers appeared first on Justice in Aging ..read more
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Program Spotlight: Nevada’s Guardianship Advocacy Project (GAP)
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by Sy Klipsch-Abudu
1w ago
Justice in Aging is pleased to spotlight programs that have demonstrated promising practices to address inequities in the guardianship system. These unique and replicable models hold the promise of positive change to reduce bias and increase due process, reforming and improving the guardianship system for low-income older adults. About GAP The Guardianship Advocacy Project (GAP) […] The post Program Spotlight: Nevada’s Guardianship Advocacy Project (GAP) appeared first on Justice in Aging ..read more
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2024 Legislative Bills and Budget Requests Related to the Master Plan for Aging
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by justiceinaging
2w ago
In January 2021, Governor Newsom released California’s Master Plan for Aging (MPA), which lays out a ten-year plan to prepare the state for an aging and changing population. The MPA set five major goals: Housing for All Ages and Stages; Health Reimagined; Inclusion & Equity, Not Isolation; Caregiving that Works; and Affording Aging. Despite the […] The post 2024 Legislative Bills and Budget Requests Related to the Master Plan for Aging appeared first on Justice in Aging ..read more
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Help SSI and Social Security Beneficiaries With Criminal/Traffic Debt Get Relief
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by Sy Klipsch-Abudu
3w ago
Many individuals – including people who receive benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA) – have criminal or traffic court debt in state courts.  Court debt can include fines, fees, restitution, interest, or other charges.  Courts typically expect individuals with court debt to make payments, but low-income SSA beneficiaries may be struggling with this debt, […] The post Help SSI and Social Security Beneficiaries With Criminal/Traffic Debt Get Relief appeared first on Justice in Aging ..read more
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Understanding the Basics of Conservatorship Law in California
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by justiceinaging
3w ago
When: Thursday, April 11, 2024, from 11:00 a.m. PT – 12:00 p.m. PT With the recently updated Older Americans Act regulations and the emphasis placed on defense of guardianship (conservatorship in California), legal aid advocates need to have the knowledge and skills to advocate for the use of least-restrictive alternatives to conservatorships and to defend […] The post Understanding the Basics of Conservatorship Law in California appeared first on Justice in Aging ..read more
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Comment on California’s 2024 Medicaid Assisted Living Waiver (ALW) Renewal Application
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by justiceinaging
3w ago
The post Comment on California’s 2024 Medicaid Assisted Living Waiver (ALW) Renewal Application appeared first on Justice in Aging ..read more
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California’s Older Low-Income Renters Continue to Be Squeezed by Housing Unaffordability and Face a Growing Threat of Aging into Homelessness
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by Sy Klipsch-Abudu
1M ago
Across California, older renters are facing a deepening crisis of rent unaffordability and the growing threat of homelessness. The post California’s Older Low-Income Renters Continue to Be Squeezed by Housing Unaffordability and Face a Growing Threat of Aging into Homelessness appeared first on Justice in Aging ..read more
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Comment on Medicare Advance Notice of Methodological Changes for Calendar Year 2025
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by justiceinaging
1M ago
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