Congress is moving very quickly, aiming to have a bill signed into law by the end of the year. Advocates’ voices are needed to stop “Fact Sheet: Congress Tax Proposals Endanger Health Care for Older Adults”
Modern Healthcare: Patient advocates say Medicaid per capita caps would demolish long-term care for elderly (7/11/2017) Justice in Aging’s Jennifer Goldberg discusses the harmful consequences “Patient advocates say Medicaid per capita caps would demolish long-term care for elderly”
California Healthline: California Lawsuit Aims To Protect Spouses Of Disabled From Financial Ruin (7/10/2017) Justice in Aging, along with partner advocacy groups, filed a lawsuit against the State of “California Lawsuit Aims To Protect Spouses Of Disabled From Financial Ruin”
Governing.com: As Demand for At-Home Care Grows, States Debate How to Pay for It (7/2017) Justice in Aging’s Kevin Prindiville discusses the increasing funding need for at “As Demand for At-Home Care Grows, States Debate How to Pay for It”
On July 5, the first wave of new Medicaid managed care regulation requirements go into effect. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published “July 5: Immediate Changes to Medicaid Managed Care”
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 “LGBT Older Adults in Long-Term Care Facilities: Stories from the Field”
When: Tuesday, June 23 at 11:00 a.m. PT/2:00 p.m. ET On May 27, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule “WEBINAR: Medicaid Managed Care Rules: Key Considerations for Aging Advocates”
When someone says “sign here, here, and here” and doesn’t explain your choices and doesn’t let you read anything, do you feel like you’re making an individualized plan for your long term health care or signing for a package delivery?
When a nursing home loses its certification, who makes the decision on where the residents move? Is there a law in place protecting their right to say goodbye to friends and gather their personal belongings before they’re transferred to a new facility?
Who should be allowed in on your health care planning meetings? Just you and the health plan? Your adult child? Your partner? Your long-time health aide?
Person-centered planning encompasses the idea that the individual is at the heart of all decisions about services, supports, and care. When people are given the “Person-Centered Care Planning in the States”
The Problem: Can You Spot the Legal Violations in this Job Announcement? California’s assisted living policy is surprisingly behind-the-times. 30 years ago, the assisted living “How California’s Assisted Living System Falls Short in Addressing Residents’ Health Care Needs”