Elder Law Initiative
Legal Aid Justice Center
Who We Are
Legal Aid Justice Center’s Elder Law Initiative addresses the legal needs of the low-income elderly population living in the Thomas Jefferson Planning District using a combination of direct legal services, community education and outreach, and advocacy for reform. Our advocates participate at the state level to seek regulatory and statutory changes that benefit all elderly persons, and we work to promote targeted reform of the prevailing culture in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.
We provide a range of services from advice to extended legal representation to individuals on consumer issues, housing, eligibility for public benefits, wills and powers of attorney, and protection from abuse and neglect. We have special expertise helping persons who experience legal issues related to nursing home care.