Your rights shouldn’t change because your address does…
January 6 - February 28
At some point in our lives we will all need care. We shouldn’t have to surrender rights to get the care we need.
Unfortunately, older adults are often forced to do just that.
Many Kansans, especially in rural communities, have difficulty finding or affording consistent and quality home care. Without support to remain at home, older adults often move to assisted living facilities where they lose their right to appeal an eviction.
For those who cannot afford assisted living or need more care than offered in these settings, the only option is a nursing home which strips elders of their right to receive care in the least restrictive environment.
For the first 2 years of the pandemic, older adults who needed care in a facility were forced to surrender their right to have visitors without extreme COVID restrictions.
Your rights shouldn’t change just because your address does…
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