Fact Sheet: The role of medical-legal partnerships for socially vulnerable older adults.
Resource Topic: Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), Special and Vulnerable Populations
Resource Subtopic: Enabling Services (ES), Patient-Centered Health Outcomes.
Keywords: Access to Care, Legal Issues, Medical Legal Partnerships (MLPs), Partnerships.
Year Developed: 2020
Resource Type: Fact Sheet
Primary Audience: Clinicians
Secondary Audience: Administrative Staff
Board of Directors
C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, COOs, CMOs, etc)
National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership
(See other resources developed by this organization).
Resource Summary: This fact sheet looks at how integrating medical and legal services for older health center patients can help mitigate overlapping health and social challenges and begin to comprehensively address problems that directly impact a patient’s health and well-being. It examines how these partnerships work, and highlights two medical-legal partnership programs for seniors in San Francisco and Boston.
Resource Details: Older Americans experience a range of complex and overlapping health and social challenges. These challenges include chronic disease management, functional limitations, emotional and financial abuse, understanding and accessing long-term care options, understanding and navigating insurance plans, social isolation, and barriers to accessing health care. This fact sheet looks at the role of medical-legal partnerships for socially vulnerable older adults.