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|Study shows link between Pennsylvania nursing home quality care ratings and profits.|
David Rosenbaum; Rosenbaum & Associates;
November 12, 2010Study of nursing homes shows that quality care can translate into more profits. Despite these findings many facilities sacrifice quality in effort to reduce costs.
|Delaware Retirees' Personal Info Accidentally Posted Online|
Margaret M. DiBianca; Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP;
September 16, 2010, previously published on September 15, 2010Social security numbers, gender, and dates of birth of approximately 22,000 State of Delaware retirees was accidentally posted online. According to the AP as reported in the Newark Post, Aon Consulting accidentally posted the information to the procurement section of the State's website as part of...
|Social Security: Healthy and Fixable|
Robert H. Louis; Saul Ewing LLP;
August 25, 2010, previously published on August 8, 2010Social Security has been described as the most successful Federal program ever established. For some reason, perhaps related to politics, there have been claims in recent years that it was unsustainable and had to be drastically overhauled or scrapped. But several studies and reports in just the...
|The California Supreme Court Permits Older Worker to Pursue Age Claim against Google|
Paul David Herbert, Leila Narvid, Rodney B. Sorensen; Payne & Fears LLP;
August 25, 2010, previously published on August 2010In Reid v. Google, Inc., the California Supreme Court decided two questions, one procedural and one substantive, which will have a substantial impact on an employer’s ability to defeat employment litigation via use of a summary judgment motion. First, the Supreme Court found that the trial...
|Guardianship & Caregiver Liability|
Lisa Montoni Garvin; Hickman & Lowder Co., L.P.A.;
August 24, 2010, previously published by GPSolo Magazine At some point while caring for an older person, a caregiver may realize that the older person can no longer manage her personal care or finances, or both, on her own. The caregiver, often an adult child or other relative of the older person, may find themselves awkwardly navigating interpersonal...
|Individuals with Special Needs Deserve Special Estate Planning|
Sandra J. Buzney, Mary Bresnicky McKee; Hickman & Lowder Co., L.P.A.;
August 24, 2010, previously published by Cleveland Jewish News Planning for the future is an important consideration for all adults, but families of individuals who are permanently disabled have special concerns. Proper planning requires trust and communication ¿ within the immediate family and with grandparents and other relatives who intend to provide for...
|Practical Insights: Dealing with Medicare Part B and COBRA Coverage|
Jeffrey S. Ashendorf; Ford & Harrison LLP;
August 18, 2010, previously published on August 2010Generally, the Socal Security Act provides that individuals may enroll in Medicare Part B (which covers doctors visits and other outpatient services) when they reach age 65. If they fail to do so during a seven-month initial enrollment period surrounding their 65th birthday, they can enroll during...
|Notarizations for the Elderly|
C. Craig Cole Associates;
August 12, 2010, previously published by Notaries.Org on Spring 2001Notaries public can be an important component in defending the rights and the assets of the elderly. By following the suggestions outlined in this article for determining mental capacity, undue influence, signatures and identification; a notary can avoid some of the hazards that arise when...
|How to Find a Safe, Clean Nursing Home in
Douglas R. Beam P.A.;
July 29, 2010, previously published by Douglas R. BeamChoosing a safe, clean nursing home does not have to be a gut wrenching decision if you plan ahead.
|Understanding Post Mortem Options|
Jessica M. Booth, Rebecca L. Ennis, Martin J. Ganderson; Ganderson Law, P.C.;
July 29, 2010, previously published by National Business Institute, Inc. on 2008Whether an individual chooses to be buried or cremated is a personal decision that is often based on the religious, spiritual, or environmental beliefs of such individual. The burial option provides the family and friends of a decedent with a burial site to visit after the individual has passed...