It is the mission of Center for Elder Law & Justice to improve the quality of life for elderly, disabled and low-income persons in Western New York. We do so through the provision of free civil legal services, primarily to individuals age sixty and over as defined by the federal Older Americans Act, but also to younger disabled and low-income individuals, as funding permits. Our primary goal is to use the legal system to assure that our clients may live independently and with dignity.
On September 28, 2017, Center for Elder Law & Justice staff attorney Lindsay Heckler testified before the New York State Assembly Committees on Health, Social Services, and Aging on the topic of adult care facilities. AsContinue reading
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued new nursing facility regulations in September 2016, which included consumer protections for residents, which prohibit nursing homes from forcing residents to arbitrate disputes. CMS hasContinue reading
On Tuesday, February 27th, Center for Elder Law & Justice attorneys Lindsay Heckler and Kelly Barrett submitted testimony to the New York State Assembly Committees on Health, Labor, Aging and the Task Force on PeopleContinue reading