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Sanders: Aging-in-Place is ‘Civil Rights Issue’

by Louis on February 18, 2016

Senior issues haven’t gotten the attention they deserve in the 2016 presidential campaign, according to Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Judging from how many candidates appeared at a recent forum on the topic, he may be right.

Attendees got a taste of two candidates’ views on seniors issues at Seniors Decide 2016…”

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Dejan March 5, 2016 at 9:23 am

Great post, very informative to me, thanks.

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Lynn April 11, 2016 at 3:30 pm

It’s a shame when elderly are forced into nursing homes because their Financial POA (son) and Healthcare POA daughter) can’t agree on what’s best for their mother. Despite the well known wishes of the elder, who has financial means, established home health care in place, as well as, a full time family caregiver, who is a RN noless, they end up dying alone in nursing home. How is it legal for the financial POA to refuse to pay the caretaker, after 4 months of care, ignoring the wishes of elder and healthcare POA?? This is even after several agencies were contacted (elder care lawyer, APS, Agency on Aging…) to only be told it’s a CIVIL MATTER! Ugh! So much for having a federal law to protect the elderly from being segregated into nursing homes against their will, when the issue is not backed at the state level. Ohhhh unless person is on Medicaid, they get all kinds of assistance and protections under the law, but one is SOL if on Medicare only. And to those who turn their heads concerned with more important matters at hand, don’t forget, you will one day old and dependent on others who will ultimately decide whether your wishes will be honored or not. So choose your POA wisely, or you may end up in a nursing home, as my grandmother, who died 3 months later..

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