Aging with Dignity

For more than 30 years, Bet Tzedek has been the only provider of elder law services in the City and County of Los Angeles. Today, Bet Tzedek is a nationally-recognized leader and continues to serve low-income seniors, adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and those who care for them.

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Elder Justice

More than 10% of adults over the age of 60 experience elder abuse. Our elder justice program litigates Elder Abuse Restraining Orders and provides seniors with access to justice. Our staff regularly meets with clients at more than 30 senior centers and other locations around the country.

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Caregivers and Conservators

When disabled adults lack capacity to make their own legal, financial, or medical decisions, a family or community member can help provide care and prevent institutionalization. Bet Tzedek can help you navigate these questions and make the right choices for those closest to you. Please visit our Calendar section to find a Self-Help Conservatorship Clinic near you.

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Homeowner Protection & Fraud Prevention

Homeownership is one of the best ways to ensure economic stability of families across generations. Bet Tzedek helps low-income homeowners protect their homes and understand their rights.

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Low Income Renters’ Rights

The demand for affordable housing in Los Angeles is far greater than supply – leaving many elderly and low-income families with no choice but to stay in unsafe housing. Bet Tzedek’s Irmas Impact Litigation & Housing Conditions Project helps renters with substandard housing that threatens their health and safety.

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Benefits Protection

Public benefits can offer stability for households otherwise forced to choose between securing food, shelter, or medical care. Bet Tzedek provides assistance with Social Security overpayment notices, denials and appeals; access to healthcare coverage; In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) benefits; and Section 8 rental vouchers.

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Advance Planning

Estate and care planning is not only for those with a lot of money. Advanced healthcare directives help people share their medical wishes with family when they can no longer speak for themselves. Wills help people and friends know what to do with belongings or savings.

The Numbers at a glance

Created

1974

Served in 2016

5,123

Geography

Los Angeles County

Calls

3 new elder abuse calls per day

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