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1991 October

Housing Rights of Older Persons

By Kim Savage & Stephanie Edelstein

During the past year, there has been a significant increase in the number of complaints by the elderly, who allege that they have been denied admission to or evicted from rental housing because of their perceived inability to live independently. This article covers recent developments in the housing rights of the elderly and the frail elderly with respect to both federal and private housing.

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Seeking Self-Determination in the Patient Self-Determination Act

By Charles P. Sabatino & Vicki Gottlich

Medical decision making concerning life-sustaining treatment becomes considerably more complicated when patients become incompetent. The authors of this article discuss how the requirements of the Patient Self-Determination Act could have a profound effect on the way competent adults plan for critical health care decisions and possible incompetency.

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