Planning for Elders announces its new program, Consumer Rights for Community Living (CRCL), dedicated to ensuring the right of seniors and people with disabilities to live independently in the community. Developed in partnership with the Independent Living Resource Center San Francisco, CRCL assists people as they navigate the complex web of home and community-based support services. CRCL staff and peer advocates give individual hands-on support for solving problems. By facilitating access to services and helping people resolve grievances when their needs are not being met, we hope to help more people remain in their homes and avoid unnecessary institutionalization. If your paratransit application had been denied, if it’s taking too long to get your wheelchair repaired, if you’re having trouble getting the home healthcare you need, call us! We can assist you in resolving complaints, connect you to services that will make it easier for you to live in the community, and help you get connected to people who are working for change.
Consumer Rights for Community Living
The Long Term Care News and Views reports on public policy and advocacy efforts to improve SF and California's home and community-based long term care system.
Utilizing presentations, discussions, and popular education activities, Senior Survival School trains seniors and adults with disabilities to effectively access vital community resources and to exercise their rights when they do.
HAT is a coalition of seniors, people with disabilities, caregivers and community agencies working together to advocate for expansion of homecare services and accessible, affordable, supportive housing as well as improvements to hospital discharge planning. We use theatre, song and other creative forms of advocacy and direct action!
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