Socially Vulnerable Older Adults and Medical-Legal Partnership
Resource Topic: Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), Special and Vulnerable Populations
Resource Subtopic: Enabling Services (ES).
Keywords: Medical Legal Partnerships (MLPs), Legal Issues.
Year Developed: 2019
Resource Type: Publication
Primary Audience: Clinicians, Enabling Staff
Secondary Audience: PCAs
National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership
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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.