Other Resources and Programs
The Sticht Center on Aging and Rehabilitation also provides services that include neurological and geriatric psychiatry. In each of these areas an Affective Disorders Team comprised of physicians, nurses, social workers, occupational and recreational therapists evaluate and work with each patient. Area nursing homes can refer complex geriatric patients to these programs by calling 336-716-4655. Families needing general information may call 336-716-4551.
The Inpatient Rehabilitation unit is a 39-bed unit that cares for geriatric patients suffering from multiple trauma, head or spinal cord injuries, or strokes. Special services of this program include evaluations of projected needs in the home environment and the use of an independent living apartment to prepare for the transition from hospital to home.
Elder Law Clinic
The Elder Law Clinic is operated by Wake Forest University School of Law. This legal clinic provides free legal assistance to moderate income seniors and serves as a resource center for lawyers and other professionals. In a partnership with the School of Medicine, the clinic also offers Wake Forest law students a unique opportunity to learn about medical and health law issues of older clients.
Cases handled by the Elder Law Clinic include:
- Wills and Living Wills
- Powers of Attorney
- Medicare and Medicaid questions
- Nursing Home Issues
- Consumer Problems and Litigation
To be a client of the Elder Law Clinic, you must meet the following qualifications:
- You must be at least 60 years old
- You must have low to moderate income
To apply for services, please fill out the client application. Income eligibility information is also specified on this application.
The Elder Law Clinic website also provides other information regarding legal issues, including:
- Basic Legal Information
- Links to Other Elder Law Sites
- Winston-Salem Resources
- Speaker Request Form
- The Clinic Newsletter