The Older Americans Act (OAA) provides an important foundation for the nation’s home and community-based services network. OAA-supported services include legal assistance, caregiver support, long-term care ombudsman assistance, and services to prevent the abuse, neglect, and exploitation of older adults. Legal services programs can benefit from a clear understanding of the network of OAA-supported services, and the organizations involved in providing these valuable services.
This Legal Basics webcast will provide participants with a detailed understanding of the OAA’s history, the law’s guidance regarding funding and coordination of the aging network, and the collaboration between OAA legal services and the home and community-based services network.
• Fay Gordon, Project Manager, National Center on Law and Elder Rights
• Amy Gotwals, Chief, Public Policy and External Affairs, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a)
NOTE: This is a Legal Basics introduction to the Older Americans Act. For an in-depth exploration of capacity building for OAA-funded legal services programs, please see NCLER’s Issue Brief, The Older Americans Act in Action: Building & Cultivating Your Elder Law Program, and the webinar recording.