Low-income older adults rely on a number of programs to access health care, long-term care, oral health and other services. The federal, state, and local policies that govern and control access to these programs are complex and can be difficult for both older adults and advocates to navigate. We use our expertise in law, elder rights, and the rules that govern programs like Medicare and Medicaid to advocate at the federal, state, and local level to ensure all older adults can access the programs they need without discrimination. We train advocates and keep them informed of the most current rules and policies to help them connect their clients to the services they need.
To understand how all the various health and economic security programs work together to help older adults meet their basic needs, read our issue brief and fact sheet. In 2022, we started a new area of work to address the significant challenges older adults face in accessing health care and economic security benefits when reentering our communities after being imprisoned. Explore our reentry work.