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Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Covers Illinois nursing homes and information for nursing home residents, family members, ombudsmen, resident advocates, elder law attorneys and nursing home staff. By Levin & Perconti.

http://blog.levinperconti.com/
  • Dec 29

    Report Shows Problems Across State, Including Champaign County

    Report Shows Problems Across State, Including Champaign County
    The News-Gazette recently reported on an investigation conducted by the CU-CitizenAccess group in the Department of Journalism at the University of Illinois. This group researched and investigated 81 nursing homes across Illinois, and found…
  • Dec 26

    More on the Problems at Sauk Valley

    More on the Problems at Sauk Valley
    We recently posted about the disappointing record attributed to nursing home facilities in Sauk Valley by a nursing home watchdog and advocacy group. In Dixon County, for example, a nursing home was cited after failing to properly observe a…
  • Dec 23

    Sauk Valley Nursing Homes Do Not Meet Standard

    Sauk Valley Nursing Homes Do Not Meet Standard
    Illinois has had a fairly mixed record as a state when it comes to the quality of care at its nursing homes, and unfortunately ranks toward the bottom of the list closer to the likes of Texas and Oklahoma. Case in point, a recent report by an…
Rank this Week: 626

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

By Ettinger Law Firm.

http://www.newyorkelderlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Mar 5

    Tips for Saving on Prescription Drug

    Tips for Saving on Prescription Drug
    The cost of prescription drugs is one of the biggest issues for seniors in America today. Not only are the prices of these necessary medications skyrocketing, but many insurers try to get out of paying for most or all of the cost. One of the…
  • Mar 2

    Managing Health Care Costs with Crowdfunding

    Managing Health Care Costs with Crowdfunding
    While some say that it takes a village to raise a child, others are now saying that it takes a crowd to pay for rising medical costs. As more caregivers are expected to pay for their loved one's medical costs out of pocket, they are turning…
  • Feb 26

    Chinese Elite Fighting for Palliative Care

    Chinese Elite Fighting for Palliative Care
    Families of China's political elite and senior Communist Party leaders are now fighting for a more unusual cause: the right for their seniors to die with dignity. Failure to take every measure possible to keep these people alive is considered…
Rank this Week: 822

Florida Elder Law and Estate…

Florida Elder Law and Estate Planning

Provides news and views on current topics in elder law, estate planning, wills and trusts, caregiver issues, probate and estate administration, Medicaid and Veterans benefits, other issues of importance to seniors and their families. By Joseph S. Karp.

http://karplaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2165

Parman & Easterday Blog

Parman & Easterday Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.parmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 5

    Make Changes to Your Estate Plan as Your Family Change

    Make Changes to Your Estate Plan as Your Family Change
    We have written several times about the need to make changes to your state plan as time goes by, but we haven’t addressed some specific issues you might need to consider as your family gets older and goes through changes. Understanding…
  • Mar 2

    Understanding Estate Planning – What Are Non-Probate Assets?

    Understanding Estate Planning – What Are Non-Probate Assets?
    A lot of people who create an estate plan are concerned about the probate process, and craft plans to try to focus on non-probate assets. But what are non-probate assets? For that matter, why is probate such big deal? Why should your estate…
  • Feb 27

    Basic Questions About Adoption in Kansa

    Basic Questions About Adoption in Kansa
    Even though a lot of people don’t realize it, probate courts in most states, including Kansas and Oklahoma, are responsible for adjudicating the adoption process. When a would-be parent, or parents, seeks to adopt a child, they…
Rank this Week: 2777

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

Edited by Kim Dayton, Rebecca C. Morgan and Katherine C. Pearson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
Rank this Week: 516

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

http://www.kraftelderlaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 5

    Cancer Organizations Release Joint Statement on Electronic Cigarette

    Cancer Organizations Release Joint Statement on Electronic Cigarette
    The Los Angeles Times “Science Now” blog reports, “Electronic cigarettes should be subject to the same taxes, marketing restrictions and limitations on public use as traditional tobacco products, according to new…
  • Mar 4

    Don’t Let Your Guard Down in Cold Weather

    Don’t Let Your Guard Down in Cold Weather
    From the Dallas Police Department: DPD is committed to strengthening the vitality of every neighborhood in the city. During the inclement weather, many motorist have been starting the ignition system on their vehicles to warm them up and…
  • Mar 4

    Featured Link — 4 Paws for Ability

    Featured Link — 4 Paws for Ability
    This organization provides service animals for people of all ages, including children. Here is some information from the site: Mission Statement 4 Paws for Ability, Inc. mission is to: Enrich the lives of children with disabilities by the…
Rank this Week: 738

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • Mar 5

    Should I Have a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care?

    Should I Have a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care?
    Incapacity planning is something that you should consider seriously when you are looking ahead toward your senior years. It is clearly not the most pleasant prospect to ponder, but a significant percentage of elders do become unable to handle…
  • Mar 3

    Who Can Act as a Living Trust Trustee?

    Who Can Act as a Living Trust Trustee?
    The legal device that is called a revocable living trust can be a very useful estate planning tool if you want to arrange for efficient postmortem asset transfers. The last will is looked upon as the simplest estate planning tool by many…
  • Feb 26

    What Is the Difference Between Medicare and Medicaid?

    What Is the Difference Between Medicare and Medicaid?
    When you are planning ahead for your senior years, you should understand government health insurance programs that may be relevant to you. Medicare is one of them, and perhaps surprisingly, Medicaid is another. Medicare The FICA tax that you…
Rank this Week: 3436

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and family law.

http://www.criderlaw.net/blog/
  • Mar 5

    Robin Williams and the Importance of Specificity in Trust

    Robin Williams and the Importance of Specificity in Trust
    “Even the most mundane items can be fodder for fights.” View image | gettyimages.com That’s the headline in Investment News — a report on Robin Williams’ estate plan and the nasty family feud it’s left…
  • Feb 26

    Reasons for Updating an Already-Finished Estate Plan

    Reasons for Updating an Already-Finished Estate Plan
    Long before Jim Carrey went green in Gotham and battled Batman, the world knew a different man as “The Riddler.” He wasn’t a villain or even a fictional character, but rather a widely respected Greek philosopher known as…
  • Feb 19

    Martin Luther King Jr.’s Children Battle in Court Over His Estate

    Martin Luther King Jr.’s Children Battle in Court Over His Estate
    Nearly forty-seven years have passed since the tragic assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His incredible life and legacy continue to command our attention and admiration all these decades later. This year, his story is remembered…
Rank this Week: 497

Nursing Home Law Blog

Nursing Home Law Blog

Information relating to nursing homes and the care that they provide. By Stark & Stark.

http://nursinghomelaw.stark-stark.com/
  • Mar 5

    When on Antibiotics in Nursing Home or Hospital Watch for Diarrhea – It Could Be C-Diff

    When on Antibiotics in Nursing Home or Hospital Watch for Diarrhea – It Could Be C-Diff
    One of the most common illnesses I see in nursing homes is C-Diff – a bacteria that can cause severe dehydration or death.  C-Diff is most common in nursing homes and hospitals, and 80% of fatalities from C-Diff are in people over…
  • Feb 10

    Neglect and Poor Care Linked to Urinary Tract Infections in Nursing Home

    Neglect and Poor Care Linked to Urinary Tract Infections in Nursing Home
    Urinary Tract Infections, or UTIs, are a common complaint among families with a mom or dad in long-term care.  UTIs can be dangerous.  First, UTIs can become a serious infection if untreated.  However, UTIs also lead to falls,…
  • Feb 2

    New Jersey Nursing Homes Rank Horribly on the National Stage

    New Jersey Nursing Homes Rank Horribly on the National Stage
    Here’s an editorial from a wonderful advocate, Marilyn Askin, questioning why New Jersey fares so poorly compared to nursing homes in other states.  http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2014/07/njs_elder_care_disgrace.html
Rank this Week: 1885

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Covers disability and social security, elder law, and VA benefits.

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
  • Mar 5

    What are HIPPA forms and why do you need them?

    What are HIPPA forms and why do you need them?
    What is known as “HIPPA” was enacted by Congress as the Health Insurance Protection and Portability Act of 1996.  42 USC 1320d-6. https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/42/1320d-6  It is designed to protect the…
  • Mar 4

    Medicare Transportation a Thorny Issue for Our Client

    Medicare Transportation a Thorny Issue for Our Client
    Many of our clients are transitioning from a status of needing a lot of Medicare coverage to a lot of Medicaid coverage in addition to Medicare.  We all expect Medicare to cover acute medical care needs, skilled care and rehabilitation,…
  • Mar 3

    Appellate Division rules that beneficiary designation on life insurance policy controls the proceed

    Appellate Division rules that beneficiary designation on life insurance policy controls the proceed
    Merely being married does not always create property rights to assets owned by the spouse. The NJ courts were faced with that question in Fox v. Lincoln Financial Group and Scarpone, Appellate Division A-3189-13T4, decided February 24th, 2015…
Rank this Week: 1632

Deborah Sexton Law Office, P. A.…

Deborah Sexton Law Office, P. A. Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.arkansas-estateplanning.com/blog/
  • Mar 5

    Creating Pet Protection Agreement

    Creating Pet Protection Agreement
    There are a few different ways to create a pet protection plan.  One reasonably inexpensive method, somewhat less formal than a pet trust, is a pet protection agreement.  Pet protection agreements provide a way for pet owners to…
  • Mar 3

    Alternatives to Nursing Homes in Arkansa

    Alternatives to Nursing Homes in Arkansa
    Alternatives to Nursing Homes in Arkansas from Deborah Sexton A nursing home, or skilled nursing facility, provides necessary care for seniors who are suffering from severe or debilitating physical and mental illnesses. Learn more about…
  • Mar 3

    Critter Corner: Meditation has Many Benefits for Senior

    Critter Corner: Meditation has Many Benefits for Senior
    Meditation has been scientifically proven in many studies to be an effective tool for mental, physical, and emotional senior health.
Rank this Week: 1781

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

Covers elder law, estate planning, Medicaid, probate, wills and trusts.

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Mar 5

    Dual Eligible Beneficiaries: One Year In

    Dual Eligible Beneficiaries: One Year In
    There’s been a lot of confusion associated with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ decision to bring together both programs for the benefit of dual eligible beneficiaries. Unfortunately, after one year, much of that…
  • Mar 3

    Don’t be Fooled: DIY Estate Planning is Risky

    Don’t be Fooled: DIY Estate Planning is Risky
    We’ve all seen the commercials and the online ads for do-it-yourself Wills, Trusts and even Powers of Attorney. There are no shortage of assurances that first, you can save hundreds (or thousands) of dollars and second, that it’s…
  • Feb 26

    Compare & Contrast: Revocable Living Trust & Family Wealth Trust

    Compare & Contrast: Revocable Living Trust & Family Wealth Trust
    There are many financial tools that can help you transition from your career to retirement with relative ease and confidence. Understanding those tools, including the benefits as well as the shortcomings, is your first step of making that…
Rank this Week: 2612

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

Covers nursing home abuse and litigation. By Poliakoff & Associates.

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Mar 5

    Just 6 Months for Sexual Abuse

    Just 6 Months for Sexual Abuse
    The Daily News reported the tragic sexual abuse of a vulnerable nursing home resident.  The nurse who sexually abused the resident t with dementia took a plea deal that’ll send him behind bars for just six months.  Nanic…
  • Mar 4

    Lack of Staffing Led to Pelvic Fracture

    Lack of Staffing Led to Pelvic Fracture
    Oregon Live reported the recent lawsuit filed by David E. Pattison for neglect at Avamere Crestview of Portland.  Pattison was under doctor’s orders not to walk after back surgery, so he checked into Avamere.  The first…
  • Mar 3

    Reduce Unnecessary Medication

    Reduce Unnecessary Medication
    The New York Times reported that Federal investigators say they have found evidence of widespread overuse of psychiatric drugs by older Americans with Alzheimer’s disease, and are recommending that Medicare officials take immediate…
Rank this Week: 85

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.kuhnandkuhn.com/blog/
  • Mar 5

    What Are the Benefits of Mediation?

    What Are the Benefits of Mediation?
    If you are involved in any type of civil litigation in South Carolina there is a chance that the court will encourage you, if not require you, to attend mediation before the court will set the matter for an actual trial.  While the…
  • Mar 3

    What If I Don’t Respond to the Divorce Complaint in South Carolina?

    What If I Don’t Respond to the Divorce Complaint in South Carolina?
    The process of getting divorced is never easy, even if you are the party initiating the divorce. If you don’t want a divorce, the entire process can be even more painful. If you have recently been served with a Complaint for Divorce and…
  • Feb 26

    Celebrate “ Responsible Pet Owner’s Month ” by Creating a Pet Trust

    Celebrate “ Responsible Pet Owner’s Month ” by Creating a Pet Trust
    To say that Americans love their pets would be an understatement. In the United States, three out of every five households has at least one dog or cat. Collectively, that means that we own about 80 million dogs and cats in the U.S. –…
Rank this Week: 1775

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland…

Law Office of Roy W. Litherland Blog

Covers estate planning, probate and living trusts.

http://www.attorneyoffice.com/blog/
  • Mar 4

    What Is a First Party Special Needs Trust?

    What Is a First Party Special Needs Trust?
    People with disabilities often rely on Medi-Cal for health insurance, and Supplemental Security Income can provide a minimal source of monthly income. A special needs trust is a type of legal device that can be used to provide support for a…
  • Mar 2

    Do You Have to Impoverish Yourself to Qualify for Medi-Cal?

    Do You Have to Impoverish Yourself to Qualify for Medi-Cal?
    People have questions about Medi-Cal when they find out that Medicare will not pay for nursing home care. Medi-Cal is California’s version of the Medicaid program that is offered nationally, and it does pay for custodial care. Because…
  • Mar 2

    Free Report: What Questions Should I Ask a California Elder Care Attorney?

    Free Report: What Questions Should I Ask a California Elder Care Attorney?
    When you start to get older, you invariably begin to think about things that never crossed your mind previously. Retirement can seem like a world away, but eventually, it starts to peek its head over the horizon. Topics covered in this report…
Rank this Week: 1126

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • Mar 4

    Thought for the Day:

    Thought for the Day:
    Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. Maya Angelou
  • Mar 4

    Estate Planning and Charitable Giving

    Estate Planning and Charitable Giving
    A comprehensive estate plan starts with a Last Will and Testament; however, from there an estate plan can take numerous different forms and accomplish a wide variety of goals. For some people, an estate plan must include provisions that allow…
  • Mar 3

    Texas History – Do You Know What First Public Office George Bush Was Elected to?

    Texas History – Do You Know What First Public Office George Bush Was Elected to?
    George Bush was first elected to United States House of Representatives seat from 7TH District of Texas in 1966. He defeated Democrat Frank Briscoe with 57% of the vote, becoming the first Republican to represent Houston. Bush’s…
Rank this Week: 3581

California Nursing Home Abuse…

California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers various nursing home abuse and elder neglect issues such as signs and symptoms of neglect, and California Elder Abuse and Neglect Law. By Walton Law Firm LLP.

http://www.nursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 4

    Nursing Home Cameras and Elder Abuse Prevention

    Nursing Home Cameras and Elder Abuse Prevention
    The installation of cameras in the rooms of nursing home residents could assist with preventing elder abuse. However, the state is slow to permit them. Learn more from the Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog.
  • Feb 25

    Elder Abuse and Assisted-Suicide Legislation

    Elder Abuse and Assisted-Suicide Legislation
    The Death with Dignity bill has goals that are certainly worthy of consideration. At the same time, a number of medical organizations and advocates argue that we may need to think deeply about how assisted-suicide legislation in California…
  • Feb 18

    New Jobs in Department of Public Health Aim at Preventing Elder Neglect

    New Jobs in Department of Public Health Aim at Preventing Elder Neglect
    Thirty million dollars and 260 new positions are coming to the California Department of Health to assist in the Licensing and Certification Division. Will this help with California's huge backlog of nursing home complaints? Learn more from…
Rank this Week: 1612

Idaho Estate Planning

Idaho Estate Planning

Covers estate planning, elder law, veterans benefits and special needs trusts. By Mark E. Wight.

http://idahoestateplanning.typepad.com/idaho_estate_planning/
  • Mar 4

    Idaho Estate Planning - Multimillionaire's Estate Headed for Trial

    Idaho Estate Planning - Multimillionaire's Estate Headed for Trial
    The children are claiming that the doctor and his wife had a prenuptial agreement when they married in 2000 that kept the property of each separate. The children are seeking to keep her from selling Grossman’s main asset, Brookfield Farms.
  • Mar 3

    Idaho Estate Planning - Marlon Brando's Estate Hounded by Lawsuit

    Idaho Estate Planning - Marlon Brando's Estate Hounded by Lawsuit
    Right before his death eleven years ago, Marlon Brando couldn't leave his bedroom and was so paranoid that he wanted the room padlocked at his death so no one would steal the buttons off of his shirt!
  • Mar 2

    Idaho Elder Law - Dementia & Alzheimer's are the Same Thing, Right?

    Idaho Elder Law - Dementia & Alzheimer's are the Same Thing, Right?
    Understanding the differences between Alzheimer's and dementia can be confusing. The terms and definitions of these conditions are frequently thought to be interchangeable as patients, families and caregivers come to believe that one simply…
Rank this Week: 1532

Wisconsin Estate Planning

Wisconsin Estate Planning

Covers Wisconsin estate planning, elder law, probate and trust administration, real estate law, business organization, and individual income tax preparation. By Tesar Law Group, S.C.

http://blog.tesarlaw.com/
  • Mar 4

    Estate Planning Document List - Time to Get Organized!

    Estate Planning Document List - Time to Get Organized!
    Organizing your estate prior to your death can ease the burden to your heirs of trying to locate all your assets and pertinent information after your death.
  • Mar 2

    Five Estate Planning Tools You Really Need

    Five Estate Planning Tools You Really Need
    A basic estate plan is important for every adult to consider and implement.
  • Feb 27

    Living Trust Advantage

    Living Trust Advantage
    Revocable living trusts can offer many advantages including the avoidance of the probate process.
Rank this Week: 699

Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

Covers estate planning topics, trusts, probate, Enduring Powers of Attorney, health care directives, incapacity issues and elder law. By Lynne Butler.

http://estatelawcanada.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 4

    Orillia couple jailed for elder abuse

    Orillia couple jailed for elder abuse
      Back in October, I blogged about the case of Viola Simonds. It was one of the most shocking, bleak, and heart-breaking cases of elder abuse I had ever heard. Mrs Simonds, 76 years old, was found naked, filthy, covered in vomit and feces,…
  • Mar 4

    Making a will: what you need to know

    Making a will: what you need to know
    Recently I was interviewed by Jennifer Pinarski for an article in www.momstown.ca. That website is a Canadian resource for parents that has information covering babyhood through to family life. Our discussion was geared towards parents of…
  • Mar 3

    What happens to your RRSP on death?

    What happens to your RRSP on death?
    Most of tend to think of our RRSPs - if we think of them at all - in terms of how we're going to squeeze out a few more dollars to put into them. But Ian Hull, a leading Toronto wills and estates lawyer, has recently asked a good question. Do…
Rank this Week: 530

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Blog

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Blog

Covers Illinois Nursing Home Abuse, news, updates and commentary. Published by Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.

http://www.nursinghomeabuselawyer.center/
  • Mar 4

    Overuse of Psychiatric Drugs in Nursing Homes Widespread

    Overuse of Psychiatric Drugs in Nursing Homes Widespread
    Our nursing home negligence lawyers often write on the overuse of dangerous medications in nursing homes - a practice known as chemical restraint - on this blog. It is an extremely important, insidious issue that has been hidden by nursing…
  • Mar 2

    Oklahoma Nursing Home to Pay $1 Million for Abuse

    Oklahoma Nursing Home to Pay $1 Million for Abuse
    A jury in Oklahoma City recently ordered Quail Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation to pay $1.2 million to the family of an abused resident. The abuse was caught on tape after the family suspected theft was occurring and planted a hidden camera.…
  • Feb 20

    New Guidelines Cause Nursing Home Quality Score Drop

    New Guidelines Cause Nursing Home Quality Score Drop
    In our latest nursing home post we detailed the new guidelines for Medicare's Nursing Home Compare website and how it could impact the quality scores of more than 15,000 American nursing homes. It was just confirmed that about a third of…
Rank this Week: 4516

CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Mar 4

    Inadmissible Evidence May Still Get In for a Limited Purpose

    Inadmissible Evidence May Still Get In for a Limited Purpose
    It may not be favored by courts or be the parties’ preference, but there’s a place for evidence to be admitted for a limited purpose. It can be seen as either a creative solution to an evidence admissibility problem or a way…
  • Mar 2

    Should You Check a Job Applicant’s Social Media Posts?

    Should You Check a Job Applicant’s Social Media Posts?
    Employers are wondering whether browsing public social media sites to learn more about a job applicant is worth the potential risks. A CareerBuilder survey found that 39% of employers use social networking sites to research job candidates,…
  • Feb 27

    Keep Cross-Examination Short (Unless You Shouldn’t)

    Keep Cross-Examination Short (Unless You Shouldn’t)
    A successful evangelist once said about his sermons: “Nobody ever got religion after the first twenty minutes.” His time estimate may be wrong, but every evangelist and trial attorney has wrestled with the short attention span of…
Rank this Week: 3554

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates,…

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, probate and elder law.

http://www.preserveyourestate.net/blog/
  • Mar 4

    Advance Planning For Military Veteran

    Advance Planning For Military Veteran
    We are all aware of the fact that dealing with bureaucracies can sometimes be complicated. This comes into play when you are making preparations for the future, especially if you are someone who has served in the Armed Forces. People who have…
  • Mar 2

    Legal Advice For Small Business Owner

    Legal Advice For Small Business Owner
    Serious minded individuals who want to be prepared at all times would do well to develop an ongoing relationship with a good Hartford financial planning lawyer. This is true for everyone, but it is even more essential for people who are in…
  • Feb 27

    ILIT Three Year Rule

    ILIT Three Year Rule
    The Federal estate tax is something to be aware of when you are planning ahead for the inevitable. There is an exemption, but once you exceed it you are looking at an extraordinary rate of taxation. As of this writing the exclusion is $5.12…
Rank this Week: 3562

Nursing Homes Abuse Blog

Nursing Homes Abuse Blog

Covers common problems encountered by residents and their families aat nursing homes and assisted living facilities. By Jonathan Rosenfeld.

http://www.nursinghomesabuseblog.com/
  • Mar 4

    Nursing Home Employee’s Whistleblower Lawsuit Moves Forward

    Nursing Home Employee’s Whistleblower Lawsuit Moves Forward
    There were over 16,000 nursing homes in the U.S. by the year 2004, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with 1.7 million beds, of which 86 percent had been occupied. An elderly lives in a nursing home for an average of…
  • Feb 9

    Alzheimer’s Patients Frequently Victims of Nursing Home Abuse

    Alzheimer’s Patients Frequently Victims of Nursing Home Abuse
    Sending your loved ones to a nursing home might be a growing concern for you, especially if you are aware of the number of Alzheimer’s patients who have been victims of nursing home abuse each year.  Nursing homes cater for almost…
  • Feb 2

    As Nursing Home Profits Increase, So Does The Risk of Injury

    As Nursing Home Profits Increase, So Does The Risk of Injury
    The entire purpose of any for-profit corporation is to make money and to continuously implement new strategies that will increase profit and reduce expenses. How far is too far though when a company puts its own needs above those of the…
Rank this Week: 179

Western New York Elder Law Blog

Western New York Elder Law Blog

Covers New York estate planning, probate, elder law and health care issues. By Dutcher & Zatkowsky.

http://www.dutcher-zatkowsky.com
  • Mar 4

    Smoothing Things Out For Your Heir

    Smoothing Things Out For Your Heir
    There are several things you can do to ease the legal distress that your loved ones may suffer after your death. First, you can do is understand the legal terminology. Know what these terms mean: will, trust, health care directive, power of…
  • Feb 25

    Telling Your Kids How Much You Are Worth

    Telling Your Kids How Much You Are Worth
    Should your kids know how much money you make or how much you are worth? View image | gettyimages.com A story in the New York Times says, yes, sort of. It says you can begin to initiate them into your financial world as early as age 5 or 6.…
  • Feb 18

    Facebook Now Offers ‘Living Will’

    Facebook Now Offers ‘Living Will’
    Facebook users can now control their pages after they pass away. View image | gettyimages.com The social media company has created a new tool that lets users determine what happens to their accounts after they die – a sort of…
Rank this Week: 1417

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Mar 4

    Same Story, Different Language

    Same Story, Different Language
    The story of financial elder abuse plays out countless times each year. The story is a familiar one in which someone (typically close to the victim) uses their influence to gain some of the victim’s wealth. Of course, the highest…
  • Mar 2

    Don’t Overlook the Need to Engage Your Audience During Your Seminar!

    Don’t Overlook the Need to Engage Your Audience During Your Seminar!
    “Bueller? Bueller?” The sound of the teacher’s voice in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off as he takes attendance is all too familiar in the world of seminars. The droning voice lecturing at the front of the room while the eyes…
  • Feb 27

    Become a Better Guesser, with the Right Tool

    Become a Better Guesser, with the Right Tool
    This week winter finally made its voice heard in Louisville, KY by dumping almost a foot of snow on us. Though this certainly pales in comparison to the relentless storms that have battered Boston, it was enough to get our attention, close…
Rank this Week: 1685

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://yourestatematters.com/blog/
  • Mar 4

    How Is Out of State Property Funded into a Trust?

    How Is Out of State Property Funded into a Trust?
    For most people, creating a comprehensive estate plan involves drafting and executing a compilation of documents above and beyond just a Last Will and Testament. Over the last several decades, trust agreements have become one of the most…
  • Mar 3

    What Assets Are Left Outside My Trust?

    What Assets Are Left Outside My Trust?
    Trust agreements are now commonly included in the average person’s estate plan, predominantly because of the variety of estate planning goals that can be accomplished with a trust agreement. If you have never created a trust agreement…
  • Mar 2

    Free Report: Understanding the Probate Process in Missouri

    Free Report: Understanding the Probate Process in Missouri
    The overall purpose of probate is to ensure that all of the assets owned by the decedent at the time of death are accounted for and ultimately distributed to the intended beneficiaries or heirs of the estate. Topics covered in this whitepaper…
Rank this Week: 3451

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

http://www.norcalplanners.com/blog/
  • Mar 3

    Can an IRA Be Used for Estate Planning Purposes?

    Can an IRA Be Used for Estate Planning Purposes?
    On the surface, the value of an individual retirement account is self-explanatory. You contribute into an individual retirement account so that you have a nest egg to draw from during your golden years. However, when circumstances are…
  • Mar 1

    How Can I Preserve My Legacy?

    How Can I Preserve My Legacy?
    When you are planning your estate, you may be concerned about how you will be remembered after you pass away. If you feel this way, you can engage in a more comprehensive form of estate planning called legacy planning. There are various…
  • Feb 24

    When Is an Estate Tax Return Due?

    When Is an Estate Tax Return Due?
    Accumulating wealth is one thing, but preserving it is another. Though you pay taxes throughout your life, there is also a federal estate tax that can impact the future of your family if you have enjoyed a considerable level of financial…
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Rule of Law

Rule of Law

Covers British Columbia wills, trusts and estates law, elder law and estate litigation. By Stan Rule.

http://rulelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 3

    Court of Appeal Dismisses Appeal in Bentley v. Maplewood Seniors Care Society

    Court of Appeal Dismisses Appeal in Bentley v. Maplewood Seniors Care Society
    In reasons for judgment released today in Bentley v.Maplewood Seniors Care Society, 2015 BCCA 91, The British Columbia Court of Appeal has upheld Mr. Justice Greyell’s decision dismissing a petition brought by Margaret Anne…
  • Mar 1

    Restrictions on Who May File a Notice of Dispute

    Restrictions on Who May File a Notice of Dispute
    One of the changes made to British Columbia’s rules governing probate procedures that came into effect on March 31, 2014, was the replacement of caveats with notices of dispute. One of the main purposes of both caveats under the former…
  • Feb 22

    British Columbia Law Institute Report on Terminating a Strata

    British Columbia Law Institute Report on Terminating a Strata
    The British Columbia Law Institute  has just published its Report on Terminating a Strata recommending reform of the Strata Property Act provisions allowing a strata to wind up its strata corporation and cancel the strata plan.Under…
Rank this Week: 508

Redlands Veterans' Affairs…

Redlands Veterans' Affairs Attorney Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law. By Esther Wang.

http://www.california-elder-law.com/blog/
  • Mar 3

    Avoid the Three Major Estate Planning Error

    Avoid the Three Major Estate Planning Error
    You are about to start your estate planning process, which is great, but even if you have a Will or Trust set up, there are major errors most individuals make during the estate planning process that can cost them (or...
  • Feb 24

    Consumer Reports Weighs in on DIY Estate Planning

    Consumer Reports Weighs in on DIY Estate Planning
    Any time you are looking for solid and unbiased consumer information you know that you can find it in Consumer Reports magazine. The folks there do a fine job of analyzing products and services in a very fair and balanced...
  • Feb 11

    Taxes and Inheriting an IRA

    Taxes and Inheriting an IRA
    It is possible to will one's IRA to a family member or other chosen beneficiary. On receiving the IRA, the beneficiary is able to make withdrawals right away, but there are considerable tax implications for doing so. In fact, those...
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Ohio Estate Planning & Asset…

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset Protection

By AlerStallings, LLC.

http://www.alerstallings.com/blog/
  • Mar 3

    Controlling the Uncontrollable Situation

    Controlling the Uncontrollable Situation
    “My dream is that every terminally ill American has access to the choice to die on their own terms with dignity.” That is Brittany Maynard, who you probably heard a lot about last year. In the spring of 2014, Brittany Maynard, age…
  • Feb 24

    My Spouse Went to a Nursing Home – Can I keep his income?

    My Spouse Went to a Nursing Home – Can I keep his income?
    I get this question at almost every consult for a nursing home emergency and from many other professionals I work with when I do nursing home planning. This question is common because it’s difficult to answer. Here’s the good…
  • Feb 18

    Greg Aler is our Featured Attorney of the Month!

    Greg Aler is our Featured Attorney of the Month!
    A little bit about Greg: Greg was born and raised in Bellefontaine, Ohio, home of the oldest concrete street in America and Mad River Mountain. Greg graduated from Miami University and majored in finance, moving across Ohio after college…
Rank this Week: 3273

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Lambert and Williams Law Blog

Focuses on personal injury, estate, & marine law.

http://www.lambertandwilliams.com/posts
Rank this Week: 1748

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin, P.C. Blog

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • Mar 2

    5 Red Flags of Elder Financial Abuse by Relatives & Caregiver

    5 Red Flags of Elder Financial Abuse by Relatives & Caregiver
    Many people know that seniors are susceptible to consumer fraud, telemarketing ploys, and internet scams, but fewer know that by far the biggest threat to an elderly person’s financial security is financial abuse by relatives, friends,…
  • Feb 27

    Six Considerations When Choosing a Legal Guardian for your Minor Children

    Six Considerations When Choosing a Legal Guardian for your Minor Children
    For the parents of minor children, one of the most important aspects of your will is naming a legal guardian for your kids in the event that you and your spouse are no longer able to care for them. While it can be extremely difficult to…
  • Feb 23

    Is it Too Early to Start Estate Planning?

    Is it Too Early to Start Estate Planning?
    As New York estate planning attorneys, it’s no surprise that we believe that it is never too early to begin planning your estate. We know all too well that life is filled with the unexpected, and far too many people pass on without…
Rank this Week: 3354

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.nashbeanford.com/blog/
  • Mar 2

    Do Property Taxes Change If I Create a Trust?

    Do Property Taxes Change If I Create a Trust?
    Over the last several decades, trust agreements have evolved from something only the very wealthy used to pass down the family fortune, to something the average person commonly includes in his or her estate plan. If you are considering the…
  • Feb 25

    Can You Get Medicaid to Help You at Home in Illinois?

    Can You Get Medicaid to Help You at Home in Illinois?
    If you, or someone you love, is living with a disability or medical condition that requires ongoing medical care and assistance you likely already know the cost of that care can be significant. For some people, a long-term care facility is…
  • Feb 23

    Must a Third Party Honor a Power of Attorney?

    Must a Third Party Honor a Power of Attorney?
    A power of attorney is a legal agreement that allows a Principal (the person who executes the power of attorney, or POA) to grant authority to an “Agent” to act on behalf of the Principal in legal matters and financial…
Rank this Week: 1780

The Official Medicare Blog and…

The Official Medicare Blog and Information Resource

Follows the issues related to Medicare Set Asides and MMSEA compliance. By MEDVAL, LLC.

http://www.medval.com/blog/
  • Mar 2

    CMS to Begin Utilizing 2010 Life Table

    CMS to Begin Utilizing 2010 Life Table
    CMS issued a notification on the CMS website that as of April 1, 2015, CMS will begin referencing CDC’s Table 1: Life table for the total population: United States, 2010, (Vol. 63, No. 7) for WCMSA life expectancy calculations. This…
  • Feb 23

    Medicare Beneficiary Sues “CSM Medicare Set-Aside Philiphidia” for Abuse

    Medicare Beneficiary Sues “CSM Medicare Set-Aside Philiphidia” for Abuse
    On February 18, 2015, the US District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed a pro se civil complaint filed by a resident of Waldorf, MD formerly employed by Securiguard, Inc. Ms. Treakle settled her 1999 work injury in 2006 for…
  • Feb 12

    Courts Can Only Enforce the Law, Making MSAs Tricky at TIme

    Courts Can Only Enforce the Law, Making MSAs Tricky at TIme
    The most important thing you can do in any settlement involving a Medicare beneficiary is thoroughly memorialize the measures taken to protect Medicare’s interests. Vague mention in passing can lead to settlements blowing up or one of…
Rank this Week: 765

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

Employment law blog about workplace abuse, bullying and discrimination. By Patricia Barnes.

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Mar 1

    Madonna and Age Discrimination

    Madonna and Age Discrimination
    Very few female celebrities have publicly raised the issue of age discrimination.  Most hide from it as long as possible because they know it may be the death knell of their career. But Madonna has never been like other…
  • Feb 13

    Jim Crow and Age Discrimination

    Jim Crow and Age Discrimination
     “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing”.  Edmund Burke. This quote was sent to me by a reader and encapsulates the real problem with the epidemic of age discrimination in America…
  • Feb 9

    Important Ruling on Motive & Age Discrimination

    Important Ruling on Motive & Age Discrimination
    Here’s a rare  and important victory in a federal age discrimination case involving a Minnesota city’s failure to promote a 51-year-old police lieutenant to the position of chief of police because he was “retirement…
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Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Mar 1

    Are We in Danger of Losing the Step Up in Basis?

    Are We in Danger of Losing the Step Up in Basis?
               A few weeks back, President Obama proposed, in his State of the Union address, that the “step up in basis” provision of the capital gains tax be eliminated.  While Obama claims that he…
  • Feb 22

    How to Lower New Jersey’s Estate Tax

    How to Lower New Jersey’s Estate Tax
                New Jersey has one of the worst, if not the absolute worst, estate taxes in the country.  It is one of two states that has an estate tax and an inheritance tax.  Over the past 15 years the…
  • Feb 15

    Medicaid Isn’t Just About the Finance

    Medicaid Isn’t Just About the Finance
                It’s something I always remind clients when we talk about Medicaid eligibility.  Meeting the income and asset limits are not the only requirements.   An…
Rank this Week: 3604

Law Offices of Richard B.…

Law Offices of Richard B. Schneider, LLC Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.rbsllc.com/blog/
  • Feb 28

    Estate Planning and Digital Asset

    Estate Planning and Digital Asset
    While it’s relatively new, digital assets are quickly becoming the “topic of choice” for clients and their estate planning attorneys. If you are online and have any kind of online account, odds are, there’s value in…
  • Feb 27

    What reasons do you have to revise your estate plan?

    What reasons do you have to revise your estate plan?
    Many clients believe that estate planning is one of those things they do one time and then never think of it again. Nothing could be further from the truth. Just as life is not static, neither are our estate planning efforts. While it is true…
  • Feb 26

    How Can I Protect My Spouse When I Apply for Medicaid?

    How Can I Protect My Spouse When I Apply for Medicaid?
    At some point during your Golden Years there is a very good chance that you will need long-term care. Given the extremely high cost of long-term care that means there is also a very good chance you will need to qualify for the Medicaid…
Rank this Week: 3438

California Elder Abuse Lawyer Blog

California Elder Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers elder abuse, prescription medication misuse and bedsores. By Walton Law, A.P.C.

http://www.californiaelderabuselawyer-blog.com/
  • Feb 27

    New Report On Elder Financial Abuse Shows Shocking Statistic

    New Report On Elder Financial Abuse Shows Shocking Statistic
    A new report, released by True Link Financial, a financial services firm based in San Francisco has revealed that seniors lose $36.48 Billion each year due to financial elder abuse. According to the report: "The fraud research community…
  • Feb 19

    Poor Nutrition: A Form of Elder Neglect in California

    Poor Nutrition: A Form of Elder Neglect in California
    Nursing homes in California have a responsibility to prevent malnutrition in resident elders, per the California Department of Public Health. In fact, failure by nursing home staff to monitor residents during mealtime, and/or failure to…
  • Feb 12

    The Dangers of Improper Maintenance of Nursing Homes in California

    The Dangers of Improper Maintenance of Nursing Homes in California
    When you entrust the care of your loved elder to a nursing home in California, you have the right to expect that the facility they are residing in will be properly maintained, so as to prevent an injury. However, all too often nursing home…
Rank this Week: 4686

Fiduciary Folio

Fiduciary Folio

Covers fiduciary (wills, estates, entity representations) law, particularly as applied in the State of Georgia. By Tanner Pittman.

http://www.tannerpittmanlaw.com/blog-fiduciary-folio.html
  • Feb 25

    Facebook at vanguard of digital inheritance

    Facebook at vanguard of digital inheritance
    Facebook users (of which this firm is not one) have long since realized that their accounts are digital journals of their lives. These records are valuable, not only to users, but to their posterity.  Responding to…
  • Dec 9

    Special Juvenile Immigrant Statu

    Special Juvenile Immigrant Statu
    Our law office regularly helps clients with family legal transactions, including child custody, prenuptial agreements, family partnerships, and - lately - guardianships based upon a child's dependent status. Today, we are launching our…
  • Dec 5

    Another reason for a living trust: you have 79 heir

    Another reason for a living trust: you have 79 heir
    In Georgia, most estate attorneys recommend use of a will rather than a living trust. Probate in this state is a simple affair, if the will is properly drafted, and living trusts are expensive to manage and administer during life. The…
Rank this Week: 722

Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd. Blog

Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd. Blog

Covers estate planning, probate and living trusts in Nevada.

http://www.wealth-counselors.com/blog/
  • Feb 24

    Free Report: Status of Same-Sex Marriage in the United State

    Free Report: Status of Same-Sex Marriage in the United State
    Now,at the beginning of a new year, it is worth reviewing the status of same-sex marriage in our country. Topics covered in this whitepaper include: States that Recognizes Same-Sex Marriage The Law Remains Limbo in Some States What are Some…
  • Feb 22

    Free Report: Farm Asset Transfers in Estate Planning in Nevada

    Free Report: Farm Asset Transfers in Estate Planning in Nevada
    Owning a family business requires a business succession plan if you want the business to continueon after your retirement or death. Topics covered in this whitepaper include: Farm Succession Planning Means More than Just Transferring…
  • Feb 18

    Status of Same-Sex Marriage in the United State

    Status of Same-Sex Marriage in the United State
    center> Status of Same Sex Marriage in The United States from Brad Anderson Marriage is a sacred institution, not only in the public eye, but also in the courts. It represents a legal union that guarantees specific federal rights and…
Rank this Week: 2603

Walker Lambe

Walker Lambe

Covers North Carolina elder law and estate planning.

http://www.organizeyourassets.com/blog/
  • Feb 23

    The 2015 Lifetime Estate Tax Exclusion & Annual Gift Tax

    The 2015 Lifetime Estate Tax Exclusion & Annual Gift Tax
    Historic Overview Congress and the Wilson administration established the original federal estate tax in 1916. However, the lack of an annual gift tax limitation provided a large unintended loophole for individuals to distribute inheritances…
  • Feb 3

    2015 Lifetime and Annual Gift Tax Exclusion Increase

    2015 Lifetime and Annual Gift Tax Exclusion Increase
    Lifetime and Annual Gift Tax Exclusions Historical Overview: Congress and the Wilson administration established the original federal estate tax in 1916. However, the lack of an annual gift tax limitation provided a large unintended loophole…
  • Mar 13

    Four Reasons Estate Planning Matters More than Ever for Women

    Four Reasons Estate Planning Matters More than Ever for Women
    Today, women exercise more financial power than ever before. The number of women in the workplace has tripled in the last fifty years. Meanwhile, the real median income of women has increased by sixty-three percent, while that of men has…
Rank this Week: 2714

Arizona Senior Law Blog

Arizona Senior Law Blog

Covers topics like Arizona Medicaid, ALTCS, and estate planning. By Jackson White.

http://www.arizonaseniorlaw.com/news/
  • Feb 23

    VA Proposes Asset-Transfer Penalty

    VA Proposes Asset-Transfer Penalty
    Our latest Arizona Republic article in the weekly Aging and the Law column can be found below. Our column runs every Friday in select Arizona cities. Question: In a previous article, you indicated that in determining Veterans Administration…
  • Feb 13

    Handling Probate Without Stre

    Handling Probate Without Stre
    Our latest Arizona Republic article in the weekly Aging and the Law column can be found below. Our column runs every Friday in select Arizona cities. Question: My father recently passed away. He was a widower with a small house and a meager…
  • Feb 3

    Veterans’ Benefits Under Review

    Veterans’ Benefits Under Review
    Our latest Arizona Republic article in the weekly Aging and the Law column can be found below. Our column runs every Friday in select Arizona cities. Question: I understand that, as a veteran, I might be eligible for Veteran’s Pension…
Rank this Week: 3692

Rhode Island Estate Planning and…

Rhode Island Estate Planning and Elder Law Blawg

Covers elder law, medicaid planning, disability planning, tax planning, guardianship, wills, trusts, asset protection, and probate. By Matthew Fabisch.

http://riestateplanning.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 22

    Forbes.com Article Highlights Family Feuds in the Probate Proce

    Forbes.com Article Highlights Family Feuds in the Probate Proce
    While I work with my clients to eliminate many of these challenges during the estate planning process, I saw the issues highlighted by this forbes.com article on probate and family feuds pop up all too often in my time as a probate judge,…
  • Feb 4

    Why a will is not enough (or why your estate plan should include a revocable trust)

    Why a will is not enough (or why your estate plan should include a revocable trust)
    Your will is a legally binding statement directing who will receive your property upon your death. It also appoints a legal representative, often called an “executor” or “personal representative,” to carry out your…
  • Feb 2

    Medicaid's Rules on Giving Away Your Assets and Qualifying for Nursing Home Long Term Care

    Medicaid's Rules on Giving Away Your Assets and Qualifying for Nursing Home Long Term Care
    In order to be eligible for Medicaid, you cannot have recently transferred assets. Congress does not want you to find out you need nursing home care on Monday, give all your money to your children (or anyone else) on Tuesday, and qualify for…
Rank this Week: 4813

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

Covers estate planning, probate, guardianship and elder law issues.

http://cramerlawcenter.com/blog/
  • Feb 20

    ABLE Accounts: A New Tool for Special Needs Planning

    ABLE Accounts: A New Tool for Special Needs Planning
    In December 2014, Congress passed the Achieving a Better Life Experience (“ABLE”) Act, which provides for a new type of tax-free savings account for persons who are born with a disability or become disabled at a young age (25 or…
  • Feb 6

    Marrying With Assets: Keeping Your Estate Plan Intact [Part II]

    Marrying With Assets: Keeping Your Estate Plan Intact [Part II]
    This is the second installment in our series discussing the impact of marriage on the legal rights of spouses to share in each other’s assets. We now focus on what happens to a married person’s “homestead”…
  • Jan 27

    Marrying with Assets: Keeping Your Estate Plan Intact [Part I]

    Marrying with Assets: Keeping Your Estate Plan Intact [Part I]
    This newsletter begins a series discussing the impact of marriage on the legal rights of spouses to share in each other’s assets.  We begin by talking about the “elective share” and the “pretermitted…
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