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Governor’s Budget is a Start But Doesn’t Go Far Enough for Poor Seniors

By | BLOG, HOMEPAGE, Uncategorized
In releasing his proposed budget today, Governor Brown recognized that too many seniors and people with disabilities living in our communities are living in poverty. But the proposals he offered provide only limited relief to those Californians struggling to afford rent, food, heat and other necessities. More action and bolder policies will be needed to lift seniors and people with disabilities out of poverty. California is a wealthy state with a strong economy, and a large budget surplus, but its benefits are not equitably distributed.  For low-income seniors struggling on fixed incomes, we can and must do more. Read More

LGBT Older Adults Still Face Discrimination

By | BLOG, Health Disparities, HOMEPAGE

Imagine being out and proud all of your adult life and then moving into a long-term care facility and having to go back into the closet because you don’t feel safe coming out to staff and other residents. Imagine being dismissed and disrespected when you advocate strongly for the rights of your same-sex companion while she’s being cared for in a nursing home. Imagine feeling like you have to endure homophobic comments from a personal care worker assigned to you because you’re afraid of how he’ll treat you if you speak up.

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Advocating for Improved Consumer Protections in Managed Long-Term Services and Supports

By | FACT SHEET, REPORTS

For the past two years, Justice in Aging has provided ongoing assistance to advocates in Florida, Kansas and New Jersey as their states have implemented Medicaid managed care for long-term services and supports (LTSS). This issue brief provides short summaries of the managed care programs in each of those states, and then discusses four specific advocacy
issues that have arisen in the states, along with strategies to address those issues. These issues give a flavor of the various problems that can confront consumers and their advocates in a managed care environment.

Read the report.