Justice in Aging and the Diverse Elders Coalition (DEC) Response to US Department of Health and Human Services Office for Minority Health Request for Information on Development of a Universal Symbol for Language Assistance in Health Settings
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4d ago
The post Justice in Aging and the Diverse Elders Coalition (DEC) Response to US Department of Health and Human Services Office for Minority Health Request for Information on Development of a Universal Symbol for Language Assistance in Health Settings appeared first on Justice in Aging ..read more
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Connor, Nevin, Noonan, Dressel, and Hollman (on behalf of Richard Hollman) v. Maryland Department of Health
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by justiceinaging
1w ago
Filed May 15, 2024 in the United States District Court for Maryland. The State of Maryland has failed to provide adequate oversight into nursing facilities. This lack of oversight robs plaintiffs of their rights to dignity and essential care, risks their health and even their lives, and violates state and federal laws that govern Medicare […] The post Connor, Nevin, Noonan, Dressel, and Hollman (on behalf of Richard Hollman) v. Maryland Department of Health appeared first on Justice in Aging ..read more
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Justice in Aging’s Statement on the Record on the Senate HELP Committee Hearing on Dental Affordability
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by justiceinaging
1w ago
The post Justice in Aging’s Statement on the Record on the Senate HELP Committee Hearing on Dental Affordability appeared first on Justice in Aging ..read more
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Nursing Facility Residents with Disabilities Sue Over State of Maryland’s Failure to Provide Oversight and Investigate Complaints
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by justiceinaging
1w ago
Yesterday, a group of nursing facility residents with disabilities and mobility impairments filed a class action lawsuit against the Maryland Department of Health in the U.S. District Court for Maryland alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. The lawsuit seeks to compel the state agency to […] The post Nursing Facility Residents with Disabilities Sue Over State of Maryland’s Failure to Provide Oversight and Investigate Complaints appeared first on Justice in Aging ..read more
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Fostering Connections for Older Adults Starts with Acknowledging Ageism and Intersecting Inequities
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by justiceinaging
1w ago
At Justice in Aging, we advocate for low-income older adults year-round, but Older Americans Month is an opportunity to reflect, dig deeper, and think about how our advocacy and unique legal expertise can advance equitable access to essential services for older adults who face the greatest barriers. Every May, the Administration for Community Living leads […] The post Fostering Connections for Older Adults Starts with Acknowledging Ageism and Intersecting Inequities appeared first on Justice in Aging ..read more
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Statement on California’s May Revision of the 2024-25 Budget
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by Sy Klipsch-Abudu
1w ago
Following the Governor’s release of the May Revision of the proposed 2024-25 State Budget, Justice in Aging released the following statement: We are very disappointed in the Governor’s proposal to eliminate the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program for undocumented Californians. The IHSS program provides essential support services to ensure that individuals can remain living in […] The post Statement on California’s May Revision of the 2024-25 Budget appeared first on Justice in Aging ..read more
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Program Spotlight: Michigan’s Crime Victims Legal Assistance Project (CVLAP)
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by Sy Klipsch-Abudu
2w 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 CVLAP  The Crime Victims Legal Assistance […] The post Program Spotlight: Michigan’s Crime Victims Legal Assistance Project (CVLAP) appeared first on Justice in Aging ..read more
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Justice in Aging’s Statement for the Record for House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee Hearing on Legislative Proposals to Increase Medicaid Access and Improve Program Integrity
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by justiceinaging
2w ago
The post Justice in Aging’s Statement for the Record for House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee Hearing on Legislative Proposals to Increase Medicaid Access and Improve Program Integrity appeared first on Justice in Aging ..read more
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Fighting Improper Billing in California
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by justiceinaging
3w ago
When: Thursday, June 6, 2024 from 11:00 a.m. PT – 12:00 p.m. PT People with Medi-Cal benefits, including those also enrolled in Medicare and Qualified Medicare Beneficiaries, are not financially responsible for Medicare and Medi-Cal services, and yet advocates continuously report cases where their clients are improperly billed for their health care. Improper billing occurs […] The post Fighting Improper Billing in California appeared first on Justice in Aging ..read more
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Post-Adjudication Rights Reform and Bills of Rights
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by Sy Klipsch-Abudu
3w ago
One of the more recent pushes in guardianship reform has been the call to protect the post-adjudication rights of those subject to guardianship by, among other methods, the creation of state-based, statutory bills of rights. These statutes affirmatively enshrine in state law the rights retained by those under guardianship, reinforcing the idea that legal personhood […] The post Post-Adjudication Rights Reform and Bills of Rights appeared first on Justice in Aging ..read more
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