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HTMLNursing Home Abuse Often Results in Severe Consequences for the Elderly
Caroselli Beachler McTiernan Coleman LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
May 28, 2015, previously published on May 27, 2015
Many nursing home residents in Pennsylvania are abused every year. According to the American Psychological Association, it is estimated that on an annual basis, 4 million older Americans are the victims of some form of abuse. Those who are mistreated in an assisted living facility may experience...

 

HTMLFlorida Legislature Passes Assisted Living Facility Reform Bill
I. Paul Mandelkern; Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed Professional Association;
Legal Alert/Article
May 22, 2015, previously published on May 6, 2015
After several years of trying, the 2015 Florida Legislature passed a comprehensive assisted living facility reform bill. If signed into law by Governor Scott this legislation will be effective on July 1, 2015, and will impact the licensure and operation of ALFs. The following is a summary of the...

 

HTMLOhio Aims to Put some Teeth in the Elder Abuse Protections - Am. H.B. No. 24 As Passed by the House
Sara Donnersbach; Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 19, 2015, previously published on April 28, 2015
Three years ago, United States President Barack Obama declared by Official Proclamation, that June 15, 2012 is "World Elder Abuse Awareness Day". The purpose was to provide an opportunity for communities around the world to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of the...

 

HTMLDecisions to Make for Your Power of Attorney
Chambliss Bahner Stophel P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 14, 2015, previously published on May 2015
A power of attorney may seem like a simple document, but there are several important decisions that need to be made when creating one. From whom to appoint to what powers to grant, care and consideration should be put into each choice.

 

HTMLCost of Private Nursing Home Room Now Averaging $91,250
Chambliss Bahner Stophel P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 14, 2015, previously published on May 2015
The median cost of a private nursing home room in the United States has increased 4.2 percent to $91,250 a year, according to the 2015 edition of a Cost of Care survey that the insurer Genworth has conducted for the past 12 years. Genworth reports that the median cost of a semi-private room in a...

 

HTMLMedicaid's Gift to Children Who Help Parents Postpone Nursing Home Care
Chambliss Bahner Stophel P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 14, 2015, previously published on May 2015
In most states, transferring your house to your children (or someone else) may lead to a Medicaid penalty period, which would make you ineligible for Medicaid for a period of time. However, there are circumstances in which transferring a house will not result in a penalty period.

 

HTMLVA Eliminates Net Worth Requirement for Health Care
Chambliss Bahner Stophel P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 14, 2015, previously published on May 2015
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has updated the way it determines eligibility for VA health care benefits, making it easier for many veterans to get access to the benefits. The VA will no longer use the veteran's net worth as a factor to determine eligibility and copayments.

 

HTMLCourt of Protection Deputyships
Julia Abrey, Stephen Richards; Withers Bergman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 12, 2015, previously published on April 06, 2015
A Deputy is appointed by the Court of Protection when a person lacks mental capacity to make either financial or health and welfare decisions, has not appointed anybody to act for them in these matters and day to day decisions need to be taken to manage or supervise their property and financial...

 

HTMLCross-Border Mental Capacity Issues - How We Can Help
Julia Abrey, Stephen Richards; Withers Bergman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 7, 2015, previously published on March 27, 2015
An important part of estate planning is to anticipate the impact for individuals and their families of any decline in mental or physical health in the years to come. Lasting Powers of Attorney (‘LPA’) (which replaced Enduring Powers of Attorney in England and Wales in 2007) were...

 

HTMLNew Lasting Powers of Attorney on the Way
Julia Abrey; Withers Bergman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 30, 2015, previously published on April 28, 2015
The form used to create Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) in England and Wales has been amended to amalgamate the instruments for making and registering an LPA. Under the Lasting Powers of Attorney, Enduring Powers of Attorney and Public Guardian (Amendment) Regulations 2015 which were laid before...

 


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