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Socially Vulnerable Older Adults and Medical-Legal Partnership

Resource Topic: Social Determinants of Health, Special and Vulnerable Populations

Resource Subtopic: Enabling Services.

Keywords: Medical Legal Partnerships (MLPs), Legal Issues.

Year Developed: 2019

Resource Type: Publication

Primary Audience: Clinicians, Enabling Staff
Secondary Audience: PCAs

Language: English

Developed by: National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: The report details three medical-legal partnership programs serving older adults and their impact on preventing homelessness, improving financial stability, and other social determinants.

Resource Details: As the American population continues to age, health care, social service, community, and family resources should be deployed with person-centered goals that maximize older adults’ independence and control over their priorities. This issue brief describes the pressing legal needs facing older adults, and ways that coordinating health care, legal, and social services can improve their care and well-being.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,375,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.