Announcing VPLC’s New Senior Legal Helpline!

The Virginia Poverty Law Center is pleased to announce our new Statewide Senior Legal Helpline.  The helpline is made possible through a partnership with the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services.  Funding was made possible through the Legal Assistance Systems grant from the Administration on Community Living. The toll-free number (844-802-5910) is now available for […]


 PROTECT VIRGINIA’S ADULTS FROM FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION  SUPPORT HB 1945 (Peace)   The Problem: In the fiscal year 2015 alone, Virginia’s Adult Protective Services (APS) substantiated 1,016 claims of financial exploitation and estimates a potential collective loss of over $28 million. This calculation refers to substantiated claims, but research indicates adult financial exploitation is a significantly […]

What can you do about substandard care in a nursing home?

Richmond Nursing Home might close, but what happens to the patients? What can you do about substandard care in a nursing home? The Richmond Times Dispatch reported recently that the Envoy of Stratford Hills, a 196-bed nursing home in South Richmond, may be closing because it was terminated from the Medicare program , raising questions […]

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