Stop Care Rationing
We must take action to stop hospitals and states must setting up triage plans that deprioritize older adults and people with disabilities. They say that our lives are not worth as much. But we can fight back.
* Print out DREDF’s Know Your Disability Healthcare Rights information (here in English/Spanish), available at dredf.org in multiple languages.
* Post a note on Facebook, Twitter, or other social media, with a story of someone you know who lived to be old, or someone disabled, who gives an example of people whose lives are worth saving.
The Center for Public Representation has compiled a wealth of information on medical care rationing, including an overview of the issue, national and state-specific letters, and media articles.
On July 28th, we held a teach-in. Watch the video and listen to the discussion here:
Articles about seniors & disabled people potentially being denied care:
Long-Term Care Facilities
Disabled people and seniors living in facilities such as nursing homes, board and cares, assisted living, and other facilities are at high risk of illness and death from COVID-19. SDA is working with California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR) and others to secure protections, testing, and good treatment for residents and workers in long-term care facilities.