Domain 7: Financial and Legal Issues

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Consumer-centered care recognizes the importance of addressing non-health care challenges in consumers’ daily lives that impact their overall well-being. Medicare-Medicaid eligibility is based on the consumer’s age and/or disability status, and poverty level. Organizations with geriatric competency recognize the harmful effect that financial burdens may have on the older consumer and are able to be a resource for their consumers or facilitate the right person to help. These same organizations are also aware of the legal issues that beneficiaries dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid may encounter. Advanced directives are important at all stages of life, but are especially critical for older adults and persons with disabilities. The same is true for power of attorney documents and advocacy assistance. Download the corresponding assessment sheet as a Word or PDF document to track your progress.