Program areas at Justice In Aging
Health care advocacy - Justice in Aging ensures that low-income older americans are able to access high quality, affordable health and long-term care through medicaid, medicare, and other programs. Through Justice in Aging's expertise in law, elder rights, and the government programs that deliver health care to low-income seniors, Justice in Aging breaks down barriers low-income seniors face in getting the care they need. Justice in Aging advocates to ensure that health care services prioritize home and community-based services over institutions, honor choice, and include strong consumer protections. Further, by focusing Justice in Aging's work on populations who have been marginalized and excluded from Justice, Justice in Aging addresses disparities in access to health care caused by (continued on page 41)
Litigation - as the only national organization focused solely on protecting the rights of low-income seniors, Justice in Aging partners with advocates on the ground who help Justice in Aging monitor and uncover issues that impact poor seniors. When a group needs a champion in the courts, Justice in Aging is there, on its own or in partnership with other organizations, to litigate precedent-setting cases that benefit hundreds of thousands of seniors.
Economic security advocacy - Justice in Aging preserves, strengthens, expands, and improves the income supports that help low-income older americans afford food, shelter, and other basic necessities. Justice in Aging uses its legal expertise to protect and improve programs such as social security and supplemental security income (ssi) so they provide adequate funds to help low-income seniors meet their basic needs; are accessible to all seniors who qualify without arbitrary disruptions, denials, or delays; and are delivered without discrimination based on race, ethnicity, language ability, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or other potential disadvantage. (continued on page 42)