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HTMLElder Abuse: Overuse of Antipsychotic Medication in Nursing Homes
Brayton Purcell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015
Unfortunately, the upsetting stereotype of the overmedicated and dazed nursing home resident is too often true for institutionalized elders across the nation. This can be caused by prescriptions for antipsychotic medications like Seroquil, Haldol, Thorazine, Abilify, Risperdal, Zyprexa and others,...

 

HTMLThree Big Differences Between SSI and SSDI
Ryan W. Barry; Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 24, 2015, previously published on December 2014
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) are both federal programs that provide cash payments to people who meet the federal definition of "disabled." But the similarities between the two programs end there. Here are the three main differences...

 

HTMLABLE Act Passes Congress
Pessin Katz Law P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 16, 2015, previously published on December 29, 2014
On December 16, 2014, Congress passed the “Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014" (“TIPA”, or “the Act”), which consists of two Divisions—Division A (the “Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014") and Division B (the “Achieving a Better Life...

 

HTMLAccessing Digital Assets
Pessin Katz Law P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 29, 2015, previously published on December 26, 2014
For several years the Uniform Law Commission (the “ULC”), a non-partisan body that conceives model laws addressing legal issues of widespread importance, which legislatures are free to adopt fully or in modified form, has worked on the Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act or...

 

HTMLSo Long Sole Benefit Trust?
David E. Waterstradt;
Legal Alert/Article
January 13, 2015
Michigan policy change alters the planning necessary for a married couple to qualify for nursing home Medicaid.

 

HTMLNew Report Judges Cities on Suitability for Seniors
Lowndes Drosdick Doster Kantor Reed Professional Association;
Legal Alert/Article
December 26, 2014, previously published on November 24, 2014
The Milken Institute just released a report on the “Best Cities for Successful Aging” which ranked 352 U.S. metropolitan areas based on how well their physical and social surroundings support health, engagement, productivity and purpose as people age.

 

HTMLUnderstanding Options for Long-Term Care
Norman ("Gene") E. Richards; Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 21, 2014
Harry and Sally, a married couple, have lived in the same home on Chestnut Drive for over 30 years. They love their home, and want to live out their lives there. As time goes by, however, adjustments made in the home to accommodate Sally's arthritis and Harry's physical challenges from a stroke are...

 

HTMLAre Your Estate Documents Right for You?
Norman ("Gene") E. Richards; Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on October 9, 2014
Experts predict that by the year 2030, about 20 percent of our population or 71.5 million Americans will be seniors. Each of those seniors will have questions and need specialized legal advice about aging-related issues.

 

HTMLWhen to Seek Help to Avoid Planning Mistakes
Norman ("Gene") E. Richards; Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on October 22, 2014
Senior adults face many challenges to their health and financial security. Some of these problems can be resolved in the family but many of those self-help decisions can hurt the family financially. Seeking advice from elder law attorneys can help you be secure in your decisions and bring you peace...

 

HTMLThree Tips to Start a Conversation on the Challenges of Aging
Norman ("Gene") E. Richards; Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 14, 2014
Adult children and aging parents agree that it is important to discuss how aging impacts the parents' independence. Many, however, find it difficult to initiate, much less have, a meaningful conversation on this subject. A conversation about reduced independence can be emotionally charged,...

 


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