Free Justice in Aging Webinar: Consumer Rights in Nursing Facility Admissions

When: Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 11:00 a.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. ET

The “typical” nursing facility admission presents a host of problems for the older person seeking assistance. Often, the prospective resident is making a rushed decision, possibly after an unexpected hospitalization. The admission agreement may bind the resident to arbitration of future disputes, or attempt to make the resident’s adult children liable for the resident’s nursing facility bills. Or the nursing facility might refuse to accept the resident entirely, due to the resident’s care needs or Medicaid eligibility. 

This webinar will explain how the federal law provides protections for consumers, but also how the law falls short in some instances. A discussion of admissions discrimination will include presentation of a recent study that develops evidence of payment-source and care-needs discrimination through analysis of data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. 

Who should participate:
Aging and legal advocates, community-based providers, local government partners, and others advocating on behalf of low-income older adults.    

Eric Carlson, Directing Attorney, Justice in Aging 
Ashvin Gandhi, Assistant Professor, UCLA Anderson 

The webinar will take place on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 11:00 a.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. ET. Closed captioning will be available during this webinar. NOTE: Capacity for this session is limited to 1,000 participants, and all participants will have the option of accessing audio through the computer or by phone.

Please be sure to log onto Zoom a few minutes early in order to secure your place for the live presentation. The presentation will be recorded and available for later viewing on our Vimeo page. Thank you for your understanding.  
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