Tue, 05/25/2021

“There really is no training, educational or other type of requirement to be able to serve as a legal guardian,” said Nicole Shannon, the Systemic Advocacy Attorney for the Michigan Elder Justice Initiative. See full story here.

Sun, 05/16/2021

Advocating for improving quality of life for residents of licensed facilities, like encouraging vaccinations, is the role of the state’s Long Term Ombudsman, a state-funded position created in 1972.

The office, with 18 full and part-time staff, is stretched thin, said Ombudsman Salli Pung.

Mon, 04/26/2021

“The Michigan Long Term Care Ombudsman Program is pleased with the announcement of another avenue for abuse and neglect concerns to be addressed in long term care,” Pung wrote in an email. Read full artice here

Sun, 03/28/2021

“We call it ‘The Companion Pet Adoption Project’ and I’ll tell you, its been a pretty great one to work on,” said Special Projects Coordinator Tammy Cordes.

Mon, 03/01/2021

The Michigan Elder Justice Initiative (MEJI) is pleased to announce that, with our partners at the Counsel and Advocacy Law Line (CALL), we are launching The MI Choice and PACE Ombudsman Program (MICPOP) on March 1, 2021. This program will provide free information and legal assistance to applicants to and individuals enrolled in the

Mon, 10/19/2020

Detroit, MI (October 19, 2020) -- Michigan Elder Justice Initiative (MEJI) is the recipient of a grant from the Metro Health Foundation. MEJI is thrilled to receive this award and will use the funds to explore the barriers to eligibility and enrollment, inappropriate denials of services, and rights violations and racial disparities of several home and community based services programs in the Detroit area.