End of Life & Aging

The health and well-being of older adults is an increasingly pressing area of focus as the population ages. Healthcare for older adults is bound up with the law in a broad variety of ways and the care needs of this population are often front and center in policy debates about healthcare cost and quality. In addition, health conditions that often present in old age, such as cognitive impairment and dementia, have important legal implications for patients that are not widely understood. Consortium research in these areas has included an examination of advance directive law and health care decision making in clinical context, medical-legal responses to elder financial abuse, and regulation of skilled nursing facilities.

 

  • San Francisco Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP)

    San Francisco Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP)

    The Optimizing Aging Collaborative is a program that began in San Francisco in July 2015 to create a fully geriatrics…

  • Medical-Legal Partnership for Seniors

    Medical-Legal Partnership for Seniors

    In the Medical-Legal Partnership for Seniors Clinic (MLPS), UC Hastings students develop key lawyering skills through representation of low-income elderly…

  • Medical-Legal Partnership for Seniors Clinic Expansion to the San Francisco VA Hospital

    Medical-Legal Partnership for Seniors Clinic Expansion to the San Francisco VA Hospital

    Like the flagship Medical-Legal Partnership for Seniors (MLPS) program, the new senior veterans initiative aims to improve the health and…

  • California’s End of Life Option Act

    California’s End of Life Option Act

    California has become the fifth state in the nation to legalize aid-in-dying through a law called the End of Life…

  • The Dementia Care Ecosystem

    The Dementia Care Ecosystem

    The Dementia Care Ecosystem   The Dementia Care Ecosystem (DCE) is a collaboration between UCSF Medical Center and two other…