The Administration on Aging recently sought comments on a proposed rule on state long-term care ombudsman programs, NSCLC joined in submitting comments with the Family Equality Council, FORGE, Human Rights Campaign, National Center for Transgender Equality and Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) in seeking protections for LGBT seniors. The letter recommends adding language that would require the offices to identify and recognize complaints of discrimination. It also calls for training of representatives so that they can better assist “diverse elder populations, including racial, ethnic and religious minorities and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults.”
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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