NSCLC’s LGBT Older Adults in Long Term Care Facilities: Stories from the Field report was the subject of a meeting attended by Executive Director Paul Nathanson and Staff Attorney Gene Coffey with U.S. Administration on Aging and HHS officials as well as representatives from some of the partner groups that helped NSCLC develop the report. Problems identified in the report related to how LGBT older adults are treated or the fears that they have about long term care facilities were discussed. The meeting was called by Assistant Secretary for Aging Kathy Greenlee, a former Kansas Secretary on Aging, long term care ombudsman and legal services attorney. Ideas for dealing with some of the concerns outlined in the report were discussed.
In The News
NSCLC Executive Director Kevin Prindiville calls on Congress in his latest Huffington Post blog to act to update the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program to help low-income seniors like Dollie.
NSCLC Directing Attorney Eric Carlson is quoted in a Nov. 19, 2014 article in Governing concerning Medicaid reimbursement for care outside nursing homes.
Dollie, 73, lives solely on income from Supplemental Social Security for all of her living expenses. But the program needs an update. Watch Dollie’s story and then help NSCLC restore this important poverty program.
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