We support the elderly and those who care for them.
In Oklahoma today, there are more than 708,000 people who are 60 or older. That means seniors comprise more than 19% of the entire population of Oklahoma. Of the senior population in Oklahoma, 10 % are impoverished.
Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias among the elderly increase the need for long-term care, either at home to supplement informal caregiving, or in a long-term care facility. Due to age, medical issues, and time constraints, caregivers and seniors have decreased mobility, making it difficult to access necessary legal services and resources. Additionally, seniors and caregivers cannot understand, or may lack knowledge of, many legal issues, such as surrogate decision-making, end-of-life planning, and navigating the complexities of applying for Medicaid.
Annually, our attorneys, with help from law student interns, have handled over 700 calls and emails from seniors and caregivers seeking legal advice.
addition to providing one-on-one legal services, the Senior
Center partnered with the Oklahoma
Association for Healthcare Ethics to develop a new video on how to complete Oklahoma’s Advance
Directive for Health Care form. These dvds, along with thousands of copies of
our four printed publications, have been distributed across the state through
hospitals, long-term care facilities, hospices, and caregiver support groups.
In addition to giving free information to hundreds of elders and caregivers, we will provide free legal services to homebound seniors and seniors confined to facilities who would not otherwise be able to access legal assistance.
In 2013, through the continued support of donors and the generosity of local foundations and businesses, we anticipate that the Senior Law Resource Center will handle over 1,000 requests for information and advice and provide free information to over 2,000 more through presentations and publications on legal issues of great importance to the Oklahoma senior community. Your donation will help us to reach even more seniors, caregivers, and professionals.
The Senior Law Resource Center is dedicated to providing legal advice, legal services, and educational materials to the elderly and their caregivers, as well as professionals who work with the elderly.
We offer free materials on the following:
In addition, The Senior Law Resource Center's attorneys are dedicated to providing low-cost services and free advice on the following legal matters:
Please call or email us with any questions you may have in these areas. Also consider clicking the Red Button on the left of your screen and supporting the Senior Law Resource Center.