Elder Advocacy Resources and Information
Elders and the aging have special rights under the law. The people that elders trust to care for their health and their money also have special duties to them. This resource page explains many of these special rights and duties and refers readers to other websites where they can learn more. Please click on each subject to learn more about your rights and the rights of those you care for.
Our Elder Advocacy Blog: Our discussion of the problems of aging and the legal tools that can be used to solve them.
Patient and Resident Rights: An outline of many rights the aging have in our for profit health care and custodial care system.
The Right to be Free of Elder Abuse: What elder abuse is and how you prove it.
Drugging and the Right to Informed Consent: The special problem caused by over use and abuse of drugs that affect the mind in our nursing homes. And what advocates can do about.
Financial Fraud and Duty of Fiduciaries: The people and institutions that elders trust have special duties to them. This explains many of these duties and discusses how advocates for elders can enforce them.
Additional Elder Advocates and Resources: Links to additional elder advocates in your community and state.