The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately targeted older adults, taking the life of 1 in 100 Americans over 65. The impacts are much worse in communities “We Need a National Booster Campaign Aimed at Older Adults and Centered in Equity”
As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout bumps along and vaccinations for older adults have begun on a large scale, it is clear that, although supply is “Equitable Vaccine Distribution for Older Adults Requires a Tailored Approach and Key Principles”
Like many older adults, Dorothy, the 72-year-old Chinese American in Seattle’s Chinatown, has had a tough year. She has been coping by mostly quarantining alone, “Centering Vaccination Planning on Equity: Intersecting Considerations of Age, Race, and More”
Dorothy is in good spirits, but tired and growing increasingly impatient. In January – well before life for most Americans had been dramatically disrupted by “Life at the Intersection: Older Adults Need a Response to COVID-19 Grounded in Equity”
May is both Older Americans Month and Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental health is a critical issue for older Americans, as one in five seniors “Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Dual Eligibles: An Opportunity for Advocates”
Partnerships are at the heart of our work at Justice in Aging. I’m a staff attorney in Justice in Aging’s Los Angeles office. Much of “Intersectional Advocacy in Health Care and Long-Term Services and Supports”
Last month, CMS announced a first-ever plan to address health equity in Medicare. One of the major priorities is to improve communication and language access for individuals with Limited English Proficiency (LEP). This is important because of the sheer numbers of people it affects and because language barriers are a major cause of low-income older adults being unable to access the health care they need. Here are ten things you should know about language access advocacy for older adults.