Low-income seniors and people with disabilities who receive Medicare and Medicaid (known as dual eligibles or duals) are a diverse group who share the underlying feature of poverty. Through advocate trainings and administrative advocacy at the state and federal level, Justice in Aging works to remove barriers that exacerbate the disparities this group faces.
Home and Community-Based Services
Seniors and people with disabilities who receive Medicaid should have access to the home and community-based services that enable them to live with dignity and independence in their homes. Under Medicaid law, funding exists to give consumers the ability to receive necessary long-term services and supports without moving into a nursing home or other healthcare institution. We work at the federal and state level to help preserve home and community-based funding for settings that are truly non-institutional, and provide assistance to state advocates to ensure that low-income seniors get the care they need in the setting they prefer.