//Elder Rights



Supporting Consumers Who Transition Out of Nursing Homes

2019-02-20T16:32:52-05:00May 28, 2014|Categories: Elder Rights|

There is great emphasis at the state and federal levels to increase choice in where a person receives long-term services and supports and move individuals out of nursing homes and into community settings. What is needed for a successful transition? The Consumer Voice interviewed numerous individuals who transitioned back to the community and heard from [...]

AGING INTO POVERTY: Economic Insecurity among Older Adults of Color & LGBT Elders

2019-02-20T16:36:42-05:00May 7, 2014|Categories: Elder Rights, Other Webinars, Racial Justice|

May 7, 2014 By most economic measures older adults of color and LGBT elders are aging into poverty. Recent research highlights that over 90% of older African American and Latino elders are financially vulnerable and will be unable to support themselves over the course of their lifetime. Elders of color report greater difficulty in affording [...]

Preventing and Addressing Elder Financial Exploitation: Tips and Tools from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

2019-02-20T16:38:33-05:00April 23, 2014|Categories: Elder Rights|

This webinar will address the growing problem of elder financial exploitation. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and its Office for Older Americans have developed an array of tools to help a broad spectrum of aging and legal services providers prevent and respond to financial abuse of older consumers. This interactive program will cover the [...]

Nursing Home Admissions Agreements: A Discussion of the Unfair Terms in the Agreements Presented to Elders on Entering a Nursing Home

2019-02-20T16:39:22-05:00April 2, 2014|Categories: Elder Rights|

Elders often enter nursing homes during some of the most trying times of their lives (emotionally and financially). Unfortunately, many nursing homes take advantage of these vulnerabilities by inserting unfair terms in their admissions agreements or convincing family members or others to assent to such agreements even though they often lack the authority to do [...]

Crossing Paths: The Intersection Between Reverse Mortgages and Bankruptcy

2019-02-20T16:40:43-05:00February 12, 2014|Categories: Elder Rights, Foreclosures & Mortgages|

The senior population of the United States is expected to grow rapidly over the next twenty years. Rather than enjoying their golden years, increasingly older Americans are struggling with less income, greater debt and insufficient retirement savings. The average amount of debt held by seniors has soared over the last decade. Many now rely on [...]

Involuntary Transfer/Discharge: A Growing Problem We Can Do Something About!

2019-02-21T09:46:37-05:00July 17, 2013|Categories: Elder Rights, Other Webinars|

Concern about involuntary transfer or discharge from a nursing facility is the top issue that long-term care ombudsmen receive complaints about. What are a residents rights when they are told they must leave a nursing home? What are the facility's responsibilities? How can advocates – lawyers, ombudsmen, citizen advocates – help with these cases, both [...]

What You Need to Know About SSI

2019-02-21T10:10:32-05:00May 15, 2013|Categories: Elder Rights|

What is the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program? Who qualifies for SSI benefits? What are the eligibility rules of the program? And how are SSI benefits the same as and different from other benefits from the Social Security Administration? We will answer these questions and explain what you need to know to be more informed [...]

What’s in Store for Older Adults (50-64) Under Health Care Reform

2019-02-21T10:13:09-05:00March 13, 2013|Categories: Elder Rights|

2014 marks a new era for health insurance in the United States. The establishment of health insurance exchanges, or marketplaces, and the expansion of Medicaid eligibility in many states will enable millions of people to access affordable insurance. Prior to health reform, older adults, between 50 and 64, faced significant challenges accessing insurance, including limited [...]

Understanding Property Tax Sales and What Advocates Can Do to Help Clients Avoid Tax Lien Foreclosures

2019-02-21T10:16:46-05:00February 13, 2013|Categories: Elder Rights|

All states permit local governments to sell property through a tax lien foreclosure process if the owner falls behind on property taxes or other municipal charges. The complicated procedure and inadequate notice in most states leave many homeowners in the dark about steps they can take to avoid a home loss. This webinar will help [...]