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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/
  • Oct 29

    Korea: Park calls for passage of pension reform bill by year's end 음성듣기

    Korea: Park calls for passage of pension reform bill by year's end 음성듣기
    Via the Korea Times: President Park Geun-hye called Tuesday for efforts to ensure a bill meant to reform the pension system for civil servants will pass the parliament by the end of this year. "We will pass onto our future...
  • Oct 29

    UK news: Demntia is leading cause of death for women

    UK news: Demntia is leading cause of death for women
    Via the BBC: Dementia is the leading cause of death for women in England and Wales, official figures show. The disease now kills more than three times as many women as breast cancer and thousands more than either heart attacks...
  • Oct 29

    Non-Profit versus For-Profit Long-Term Care Providers: Does It Make a Difference?

    Non-Profit versus For-Profit Long-Term Care Providers: Does It Make a Difference?
    LeadingAge is an organization representing "nonprofit" long-term care providers, including operators of CCRCs, home health agencies, day-care centers, nursing homes, Section 8 public housing, and similar companies. During the recent…
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New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

By Ettinger Law Firm.

http://www.newyorkelderlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 29

    Questions to Ask Before Hiring an In-Home Caregiver

    Questions to Ask Before Hiring an In-Home Caregiver
    The last thing that you want to do when deciding whether to hire an in-home caregiver for one or both of your parents is rush the decision. Picking this person takes time because they will be intimately involved in every part of your parent's…
  • Oct 27

    Utica Man Accused of Nursing Home Sexual Abuse

    Utica Man Accused of Nursing Home Sexual Abuse
    A former employee of the Focus Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Utica has been arrested and faces several charges after allegedly sexually abusing a resident at the facility. John Tamba, 48, of Utica is charged with three separate counts…
  • Oct 23

    Installing Video Surveillance in Nursing Home Room

    Installing Video Surveillance in Nursing Home Room
    One of the hottest debates currently happening in elder law and nursing home care is whether video cameras should be allowed in nursing home rooms. Many residents of nursing homes and their children believe that installing surveillance will…
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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/
  • Oct 29

    A More Local Case Study of Elder Abuse and Neglect

    A More Local Case Study of Elder Abuse and Neglect
    In a fairly recent post, we explored a report released from the United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (HHS-OIG). That OIG report examined the rate of reporting, including the quality of the…
  • Oct 28

    Gov. Candidate Rauner Alleged Invovled in Shady Dealings by Nursing Home Owners to Avoid Liability

    Gov. Candidate Rauner Alleged Invovled in Shady Dealings by Nursing Home Owners to Avoid Liability
    We have written time again about the traditional civil and criminal cases that can be brought against nursing homes and/or their administrators, managers, nurses, nursing aides and any other staff. Civil claims can be brought for negligence…
  • Oct 27

    Criminal Charges Pending Against Multiple Nursing Home Staffer

    Criminal Charges Pending Against Multiple Nursing Home Staffer
    Federal and state authorities, through health departments, departments of aging, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and other relevant agencies are all responsible for enforcing the laws, rules and regulations that govern nursing…
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Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Oct 29

    HR Doesn’t Work for Workplace Abuse Victim

    HR Doesn’t Work for Workplace Abuse Victim
    This blog initially began with a rhetorical question – how do perpetrators of domestic violence act when they report for work? I was reminded of this when I read about the travails of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio…
  • Oct 20

    The Lack of Equal Justice for All

    The Lack of Equal Justice for All
    There was an article in the New York Times recently about the elusiveness of justice for African-Americans in the criminal justice system. I think this is a symptom of a wider problem – the lack of equal…
  • Oct 15

    Alternate Ways to Advocate for Older Worker

    Alternate Ways to Advocate for Older Worker
    For years, older workers in the United States have been subject to epidemic, unaddressed age discrimination. I recently wrote a book, Betrayed: The Legalization of Age Discrimination in the Workplace, which lays out the problem in graphic and…
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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/
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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/
  • Oct 29

    Elder Care Risks and Quality of Life

    Elder Care Risks and Quality of Life
    Is elder care in America working, or do we need a new system to ensure better nursing home quality of care for seniors?  According to a recent article in Forbes, the system as it currently stands just is not working.  Indeed, the…
  • Oct 22

    Grant Funding to Combat Elder Abuse

    Grant Funding to Combat Elder Abuse
    Elder abuse is much too common across the country, and nursing homes and assisted-living facilities in California have proven particularly prominent offenders of nursing home abuse and neglect.  What do we need to prevent elder abuse in…
  • Oct 15

    Class Action Against California Nursing Home Owner

    Class Action Against California Nursing Home Owner
    Changes are on the way for nursing homes and California assisted living facilities.  In the midst of shifts to the law, victims of nursing home abuse are filing a class action lawsuit against the owner of 57 skilled nursing facilities in…
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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/
  • Oct 29

    How Will ALTCS Affect Your Home?

    How Will ALTCS Affect Your Home?
    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 have lived with my elderly mother for several years, doing everything in my power…
  • Oct 20

    Assets Key to Long-Term Care System

    Assets Key to Long-Term Care System
    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 have been caring for my father for about a year, and I cannot provide him with…
  • Oct 13

    Living Trusts and ALTCS Planning

    Living Trusts and ALTCS Planning
    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: Several years ago, my wife and I set up a revocable living trust. We are…
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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/
  • Oct 29

    Beneficiary Designations – The Number One Estate Planning Mistake

    Beneficiary Designations – The Number One Estate Planning Mistake
    Don’t forget to update your beneficiary designations any time there is a significant change in your life.
  • Oct 27

    It’s Never Too Soon To Be Savvy

    It’s Never Too Soon To Be Savvy
    It’s never too young to start saving and planning for your future, in fact it is best to start early.
  • Oct 24

    Estate Planning Gotchas During a Divorce

    Estate Planning Gotchas During a Divorce
    There are many estate planning issues to consider while you are getting a divorce and once the divorce is complete. Be sure to seek legal advice as soon as possible in these types of situations.
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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/
  • Oct 29

    Choosing the Successor Trustee of Revocable Trust

    Choosing the Successor Trustee of Revocable Trust
    When you establish a revocable living trust, you typically appoint yourself as the initial trustee; in other words, you choose yourself to manage your own assets. You also choose a person or entity to succeed you as trustee, should you become…
  • Oct 22

    Per Stirpes and Per Capita Distribution of Asset

    Per Stirpes and Per Capita Distribution of Asset
    Statutes and legal documents often include strange language and curious terms that might not mean much to the average person.  Estate planning documents and their governing laws are certainly no exception.  While an estate planning…
  • Oct 5

    Free Report: Guardianships in Nevada

    Free Report: Guardianships in Nevada
    Understanding what a guardianship is, as well as what is required to establish one, can be extremely helpful in deciding whether or not a guardianship is necessary.  Topics covered in this whitepaper include: Determining Incapacity What…
Rank this Week: 2139

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates,…

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, probate and elder law.

http://www.preserveyourestate.net/blog/
  • Oct 29

    Consider Freelancing During Retirement

    Consider Freelancing During Retirement
    Studies are being released that indicate that the baby boomer generation is to a large extent unprepared for retirement. A 2011 survey conducted by the Associated Press and LifeGoesStrong.com found that upwards of 25% of the baby boomers they…
  • Oct 26

    What Is the Uniform Probate Code?

    What Is the Uniform Probate Code?
    The probate process is something that you should understand when you are making estate planning decisions. This process would come into play if you use a last will to direct the transfer of your personally held assets. These resources would…
  • Oct 19

    What Is an Authorization for Final Disposition?

    What Is an Authorization for Final Disposition?
    You have to think things all the way through if you want to be comprehensively prepared from an estate planning perspective. There are details that must be attended to beyond the transfer of financial assets after your passing. One thing to…
Rank this Week: 2784

Marshall Elder & Estate Planning…

Marshall Elder & Estate Planning Blog

Covers Pennsylvania and national elder law and estate planning issues. By Jeffrey A. Marshall.

http://marshallelder.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2154

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
  • Oct 29

    Should You Move for Mistrial?

    Should You Move for Mistrial?
    Certain things that happen during trial may be so improper and prejudicial that they deprive a party of the right to a fair trial. That’s when counsel may move for a mistrial. But just because you can doesn’t mean you should. Like…
  • Oct 27

    Keeping Tabs on a Bad Neighbor

    Keeping Tabs on a Bad Neighbor
    When a conflict arises between neighbors, attorneys often recommend that their clients keep a record of events. A written log of dates and times is one thing, but a video or audio recording can easily step over the line from keeping tabs to…
  • Oct 24

    2 Ways to Lose Credibility in Court

    2 Ways to Lose Credibility in Court
    You likely start out with credibility in the eyes of the judge. After all, you’re an officer of the court. But that initial benefit of the doubt can easily slip away, and once you’ve lost your credibility, the case may not be far…
Rank this Week: 2763

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

http://www.kraftelderlaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 29

    Ambien Linked to Doubling of Emergency Department Visit

    Ambien Linked to Doubling of Emergency Department Visit
    Forbes contributor Robert Glatter, MD, writes about a study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) suggesting that overmedication involving zolpidem (commonly known as Ambien) has almost doubled in…
  • Oct 28

    Clearing the Confusion: The Power of Attorney Explained

    Clearing the Confusion: The Power of Attorney Explained
    The choice of creating a power of attorney is a critical decision. This can be difficult because there is much confusion as to what power of attorney truly means. It is important that one understands the definition, legal rights, and ……
  • Oct 27

    All Families Need to Have the Financial “Talk”

    All Families Need to Have the Financial “Talk”
    If you have an older loved-one, please read this article in the Dallas Morning News about having a frank financial talk with that person. This is something that must be done before any form or senility sets in. I encourage … Continue…
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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/
  • Oct 29

    Idaho Elder Law - Financial Impacts of Elder Abuse

    Idaho Elder Law - Financial Impacts of Elder Abuse
    According to the new survey, the most common types of financial loss reported: funds disappearing from accounts (reported by 33%); unauthorized purchase of products or services (reported by 23%).
  • Oct 28

    Idaho Estate Planning - The Basic

    Idaho Estate Planning - The Basic
    Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Guardianship, Probate, Trusts and Estates, Asset Protection, Probate Court, Inheritance, Estate Planning Lawyer, Power of Attorney, Tax Planning, Will Changes, Probate Attorney
  • Oct 27

    Idaho Elder Law - Caring For Our Parents, Is There A Right Place To Start?

    Idaho Elder Law - Caring For Our Parents, Is There A Right Place To Start?
    There is no one right way to be a caregiver; everyone’s situation is different. You will find that, among a host of things, family dynamics, financial resources and the ability of your parent(s) to provide guidance for the support that they…
Rank this Week: 3363

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
  • Oct 29

    Some Myths About Trust

    Some Myths About Trust
    Lots of people misunderstand how trusts work. And there are several common myths about trusts that should be dispelled. #117455432 / gettyimages.com Three of these myths, according to a story on dailyfinance.com, are: Trusts are only for the…
  • Oct 22

    Estate Planning Not Just For The Rich

    Estate Planning Not Just For The Rich
    A common misconception holds that estate planning is only for the wealthy, as a way to save on taxes. An article on cnbc.com says that nothing could be further from the truth. Estate planning is all about giving what you want to whom you…
  • Oct 15

    What To Consider When Picking Heir

    What To Consider When Picking Heir
    Who is going to get your money when you die? A story in Forbes says the most difficult part of estate planning is determining who gets what and when. The article says the process is emotional and involves a number of trade offs. It suggests…
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Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, probate, taxes, elder law, business law and employment law issues. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 29

    Revocable Trusts and Asset Protection

    Revocable Trusts and Asset Protection
    Many times we get questions from clients asking if their revocable trust provides asset protection from creditors. The answer to this is the typical legal answer "It Depends". That is it depends on who owes the money. In Florida a…
  • Oct 28

    Florida Probate Intake form

    Florida Probate Intake form
    Many of our clients have asked us to put our Florida Probate Intake form online so that they can easily download it. You can download the Florida Probate Intake form with the following link: Probate Intake Form.pdf
  • Sep 30

    4th DCA and Charging Order Protection for Florida LLC

    4th DCA and Charging Order Protection for Florida LLC
    In Florida, a multi member LLC, has asset protection characteristics. Prior to 2011, Florida law was not clear on whether a charging order was the exclusive remedy for a creditor of a member of a multi member LLC. Assets in a Florida multi…
Rank this Week: 387

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/articles/
  • Oct 29

    Charity Begins at Home

    Charity Begins at Home
    I recently returned from Atlanta and the Carter Center. I am pleased to serve on the National Planned Giving Advisory Board of the Carter Center with many nationally recognized leaders in the fields of Estate Planning and Philanthropy. In our…
  • Oct 27

    4 Terrifyingly Common Email Marketing Boo-boos to Avoid Like Tainted Halloween Candy

    4 Terrifyingly Common Email Marketing Boo-boos to Avoid Like Tainted Halloween Candy
    What do marketing emails have in common with Halloween candy? Both will be immediately trashed if they are remotely suspicious, messy or creepy, or offered by strangers. You carefully inspect your children’s trick-or-treat goodies,…
  • Oct 24

    How to Get Quality Nursing Home Care Without Racking Up Huge Bill

    How to Get Quality Nursing Home Care Without Racking Up Huge Bill
    As the cost of nursing homes continues to rise, it becomes increasingly difficult for many families to provide their loved ones with the nursing home care they need. In many cases, paying out of pocket can exceed $7,000 per month, which makes…
Rank this Week: 3834

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Oct 29

    Nursing Home Resident Chokes on Meatball

    Nursing Home Resident Chokes on Meatball
    A nursing home in Danbury, Conn. was fined only $1,040 by the state’s Department of Public Health after one of its residents died from choking on a meatball. The incident occurred when a licensed practical nurse left the…
  • Oct 28

    Music Therapy for Dementia Patient

    Music Therapy for Dementia Patient
    As a part of the Wisconsin Music and Memory Initiative, nursing homes in the state are using iPods to provide music therapy for their residents. The program, designed by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, is geared toward residents…
  • Oct 27

    Short-staffing Shortchanges Staff

    Short-staffing Shortchanges Staff
    A law setting mandatory nurse-to-patient staffing ratios has reduced the number of workplace injuries for registered nurses and licensed practical nurses in California, according to recently published findings.  Full findings have been…
Rank this Week: 111

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • Oct 29

    Chinese Trusts?

    Chinese Trusts?
    It is obvious that different cultures have different ways of doing things and different ways of looking at the world. These differences often lead to radically different ways of thinking and reasoning about what is right. They also lead to…
  • Oct 28

    Texas History – Do You Know the Texan Who Founded the Sealy Mattress Company?

    Texas History – Do You Know the Texan Who Founded the Sealy Mattress Company?
    We have Daniel Haynes to thank for giving us a good night’s sleep. In the 1880s, the Austin County settler invented the process and the machinery for manufacturing the cotton mattress. This was the forerunner of today’s modern…
  • Oct 24

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?

    Famous Estates – Legacy Champ or Chump?
    John Denver (1943-1997) – Musician, Singer, Songwriter & Activist Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr., known professionally as John Denver, was an American singer, songwriter, activist, and humanitarian. Denver began his music career in…
Rank this Week: 2786

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://yourestatematters.com/blog/
  • Oct 29

    How Do I Revoke My Trust?

    How Do I Revoke My Trust?
    Although your Last Will and Testament is likely the cornerstone of your estate plan, chances are good that your plan also includes additional estate planning tools and documents, such as a trust. In fact, trusts have become increasingly…
  • Oct 21

    What Is a Pour Over Will?

    What Is a Pour Over Will?
    Like many people, you may have decided to include a revocable living trust in your overall estate plan. If so, you may also have heard that you will also need to create and execute a “pour over” Will. A pour over Will is specific…
  • Oct 7

    National Estate Planning Awareness Week

    National Estate Planning Awareness Week
    Each year the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils, or the NAEPC, sponsors “National Estate Planning Awareness Week” in an effort to bring public awareness to the need for comprehensive estate planning. This…
Rank this Week: 1378

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

http://www.norcalplanners.com/blog/
  • Oct 28

    Basis Estate Planning Questions: What if I Don’t Have a Plan?

    Basis Estate Planning Questions: What if I Don’t Have a Plan?
    As a part of our ongoing series on basic estate planning questions, today we are going to look at what happens to your estate if you do not create a plan. If you have been reading along in our series, you know that everyone will leave behind…
  • Oct 27

    Basic Estate Planning Questions: What is Incapacity Planning?

    Basic Estate Planning Questions: What is Incapacity Planning?
    Yesterday, we began our ongoing series on basic estate planning questions by looking at the legal concept of an estate. Today we are going to look at another aspect of an estate by looking at what happens to a person when he or she becomes…
  • Oct 26

    Basic Estate Planning Questions: What is Estate Planning?

    Basic Estate Planning Questions: What is Estate Planning?
    We have been writing about estate planning topics for a long time on this blog, but our in-depth exploration of the field can leave newcomers wanting. In an effort to provide people new to the field a foundational understanding of estate…
Rank this Week: 2282

Parman & Easterday Blog

Parman & Easterday Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.parmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 28

    Vanquish Estate Planning Vampires, Witches and Goblin

    Vanquish Estate Planning Vampires, Witches and Goblin
    At our recent Education Events for clients and friends, our “world-famous” panel of Attorneys and Paralegals discussed estate planning horror stories we’ve seen happen to families just like yours and how to avoid the same…
  • Oct 23

    Think Before You Gift

    Think Before You Gift
    One of the most frequent questions I am asked by clients is whether they should start giving away property prior to their death.  The most common rationale is the belief that these “deathbed gifts” may simplify matters after…
  • Oct 21

    Understanding Estate Planning Part 2 – Your Estate

    Understanding Estate Planning Part 2 – Your Estate
    What, exactly, is your estate? The answer to this question is not always obvious to people who don’t have any direct experience with, or background in, the estate planning field. Because of this, there are often some significant…
Rank this Week: 3832

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/
  • Oct 28

    Gubernatorial Veto Impacts Many Medi-Cal Beneficiarie

    Gubernatorial Veto Impacts Many Medi-Cal Beneficiarie
    Medicaid is a jointly administered federal/state government health insurance program. In the state of California, this program is called Medi-Cal. Medi-Cal is a program that is only available to people who can prove that they have significant…
  • Oct 22

    Should I Have a Durable Power of Attorney?

    Should I Have a Durable Power of Attorney?
    Should I Have a Durable Power of Attorney? from Roy W. Litherland   Powers of attorney are often used within the legal field. Learn more about durable power of attorney in california in this presentation. The post Should I Have a Durable…
  • Oct 21

    How Is Property Distributed When There Is No Last Will?

    How Is Property Distributed When There Is No Last Will?
    If you were to die without a last will or any other estate planning document directing the transfer of your property, you would die intestate. Exactly how property would be distributed would depend upon the ownership details. Let’s look…
Rank this Week: 2280

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/
  • Oct 28

    Glenn Campbell's Alzheimer's journey revealed in documentary film

    Glenn Campbell's Alzheimer's journey revealed in documentary film
    Grammy-award winning musician Glen Campbell was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease in 2011, but he kept doing what he was born to do for as long as he could: play music. He hit the road for his farewell tour, making light of his ailment,…
  • Oct 26

    Keep your eyes open when visiting aging parents at Thanksgiving

    Keep your eyes open when visiting aging parents at Thanksgiving
    Calls to assisted living residences always spike right after Thanksgiving.  That's not coincidence: Those calls are from adult children concerned about  the parents they just visited. Our office also gets more calls from adult children at…
  • Oct 26

    Long-Term Care Insurers want to know your family health history

    Long-Term Care Insurers want to know your family health history
    If you apply for long-term care insurance, can the carrier ask about your family history? You bet. Unlike health insurance companies,  long-term care carriers are not prohibited from asking about family history under the Affordable Care…
Rank this Week: 4583

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

http://www.zimmerlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Oct 28

    Why Would Someone Need a Qualified Domestic Trust?

    Why Would Someone Need a Qualified Domestic Trust?
    There are numerous different Trusts that are used in the field of estate planning, and in this post we would like to look at Qualified Domestic Trusts. Let’s explain a bit about the estate tax parameters to provide the background that…
  • Oct 23

    What Is a TOD or POD Account in Cincinnati?

    What Is a TOD or POD Account in Cincinnati?
    Estate planning in Cincinnati, Ohio involves arranging for assets that you own now to be transferred to others after you die. There are many different ways to make this happen. Some of them are more effective than others. With this in…
  • Oct 21

    How Can I Leave My Estate to My Spouse Tax Free?

    How Can I Leave My Estate to My Spouse Tax Free?
    If you are a high net worth individual you must be aware of the federal estate tax and the impact that it can have on your financial legacy. Those who have been able to accumulate wealth have satisfied one objective. However, the next order…
Rank this Week: 3842

Cooper Elder Law

Cooper Elder Law

Covers Ohio estate planning, nursing home protection and qualifying for veterans benefits. By Thom L. Cooper Company, LPA.

http://cooperelderlaw.com/our-blog/
  • Oct 28

    Estate Planning for the Modern Farming Family

    Estate Planning for the Modern Farming Family
    By: Senior Attorney Dan Vu I have always found that farming families are more aware of the importance of proper estate planning than the general population. This is perhaps, because most farmers have a story or two of an estate plan that went…
  • Oct 21

    How Can You Reduce or Avoid High Trust Taxes?

    How Can You Reduce or Avoid High Trust Taxes?
    By Sandra K. Dennison, CPA A recent article in the Wall Street Journal describes a strategy to avoid taxes when you put money into a trust and when you take it out. Here’s a summary of how it works: In cases where Mom & Dad’s…
  • Sep 30

    Estate Planning for the Modern Farming Family

    Estate Planning for the Modern Farming Family
    By: Senior Attorney Dan Vu I have always found that farming families are more aware of the importance of proper estate planning than the general population. This is perhaps, because most farmers have a story or two of an estate plan that went…
Rank this Week: 320

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • Oct 28

    What Is a Qualified Domestic Trust?

    What Is a Qualified Domestic Trust?
    You must be aware of the lay of the land when it comes to the federal estate tax when you are planning your estate. This tax is a very big deal to people who have been able to accomplish an extraordinary level of financial success. There is a…
  • Oct 23

    Are Revocable Living Trusts Only for the Wealthy?

    Are Revocable Living Trusts Only for the Wealthy?
    Legal advice is invaluable when you are planning your estate, because people who are not aware of all the facts sometimes harbor misconceptions. One of them is the idea that trusts are only useful for the wealthy. There are trusts that are…
  • Oct 21

    What Is a Guardianship?

    What Is a Guardianship?
    Far too many people procrastinate when it comes to estate planning. Some older adults are remiss, but procrastination is more common among younger people. Unfortunately, people of all ages pass away every day. You never know what the future…
Rank this Week: 3180

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.kuhnandkuhn.com/blog/
  • Oct 28

    Parenting Agreements in South Carolina Divorce

    Parenting Agreements in South Carolina Divorce
    In 2012, the laws on child custody in South Carolina changed when H 4614 was signed into law in June. The purpose of the new legislation was to define sole and joint custody. The law also imposed a new requirement on parents. Parents…
  • Oct 27

    South Carolina Family Court Jurisdiction

    South Carolina Family Court Jurisdiction
    In South Carolina, the Family Court has exclusive jurisdiction to handle all matters involving domestic and family relationships, including: Separate Maintenance and Support When you and your spouse have physically separated but do not yet…
  • Mar 22

    Have You Included an Authorization for Final Disposition?

    Have You Included an Authorization for Final Disposition?
    There is more to estate planning than executing a last will or a trust to arrange for the distribution of your financial assets to your family members after you die. It is a good idea to discuss everything with an experienced estate planning…
Rank this Week: 2793

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/
  • Oct 27

    Ignored Alarm On Ventilator Patinet Results In Criminal Charge

    Ignored Alarm On Ventilator Patinet Results In Criminal Charge
    In June 2014, criminal charges against a nursing home were issued for nine workers, including the head administrator, involving the death of one of the residents. A New York State, Suffolk County grand jury issued a 46-count indictment…
  • Oct 20

    Elderly with Hip Fractures in Nursing Homes Face Grim Prognosi

    Elderly with Hip Fractures in Nursing Homes Face Grim Prognosi
    When an elderly person is injured in a nursing home, his or her chances of survival can become slim. If the nursing facility is understaffed or lacks resources, an elderly person may be unable to ever properly heal from his or her injuries.…
  • Oct 13

    Hidden Cameras Allow Families To Track Care In Nursing Home

    Hidden Cameras Allow Families To Track Care In Nursing Home
    When someone we care about is admitted into a nursing home, we expect him or her to be safe. Many of us see these facilities as a safe haven for elderly relatives and aging parents, a place where they have onsite doctors and nurses and…
Rank this Week: 109

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.nashbeanford.com/blog/
  • Oct 27

    Why Is a Living Trust Better than a Power of Attorney?

    Why Is a Living Trust Better than a Power of Attorney?
    Incapacity planning is an important estate planning component that many people fail to include in their comprehensive estate plan. If you have recognized the need for an incapacity plan you are ahead of many people. The next step is to decide…
  • Oct 22

    What Is a Step Up in Basis?

    What Is a Step Up in Basis?
    If you were gifted real property in the Last Will and Testament of someone who recently died you may be concerned about the tax ramifications of that gift. As you likely already know, Uncle Sam taxes just about everything in the United…
  • Oct 17

    Do I Need to Change My Trust When I Buy or Sell Assets?

    Do I Need to Change My Trust When I Buy or Sell Assets?
    A well thought out estate plan typically includes a variety of legal documents in addition to a Last Will and Testament. Trust agreements are frequently among those additional documents due in large part to the flexibility offered by a trust…
Rank this Week: 1631

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
  • Oct 27

    Veterans History Project – Library of Congre

    Veterans History Project – Library of Congre
    In 2000, Congress created the Veterans History Project, a initiative through the Library of Congress to collect, record, and preserve information pertaining to veterans of past and current conflicts.  It is often that I’ll see…
  • Oct 24

    VA Press Release – Expansion of Educational Benefits and the Role of the VA in 20th Century History

    VA Press Release – Expansion of Educational Benefits and the Role of the VA in 20th Century History
    On October 20, 2014, the Department of Veterans Affairs issued the following VA Press Release explaining the expansion of Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to surviving spouses of servicemembers killed while on active duty.  This announcement…
  • Oct 23

    There’s help available for elderly victims of Domestic Violence

    There’s help available for elderly victims of Domestic Violence
    Today is “Purple Thursday” within Domestic Violence Awareness month. It’s been about 40 years since the taboo subject of conjugal crime and battering were brought out of the shadows and onto the table for public discussion.…
Rank this Week: 2077

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/
  • Oct 27

    The Difference between Traditional Estate Planning and Legacy Wealth Planning

    The Difference between Traditional Estate Planning and Legacy Wealth Planning
    Many of us spend a significant amount of time and energy accumulating our wealth.  After all of that hard work, there comes a time when we need to focus our efforts on preserving the wealth we have gathered for our families and the…
  • Oct 25

    Advance Directive

    Advance Directive
    Advance Directives from Deborah Sexton There are various types of advance directives, including living wills and durable powers of attorney for health care. Learn more about advance directives in this presentation.
  • Oct 23

    Who Should I Name As Successor Trustee of my Family Wealth Trust?

    Who Should I Name As Successor Trustee of my Family Wealth Trust?
    Deciding who you want to nominate as the successor trustee of your family wealth trust can be a daunting task, but it shouldn’t be.  Having a basic understanding of the qualities you should consider in choosing a trustee will…
Rank this Week: 1593

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/
  • Oct 26

    Can you use your will to change joint ownership of property?

    Can you use your will to change joint ownership of property?
    Below is a question that illustrates a question that arises frequently among those planning their estates. It involves trying to work around a joint property designation. "We are trying to draw up a will. If one spouse dies, we want to…
  • Oct 26

    Posts with more than 200 comments are "full"

    Posts with more than 200 comments are "full"
    Hello readers, A number of the posts on this blog have a couple of hundred comments on them. The system here only allows 200 of them to show up, though it doesn't prevent anyone from continuing to add comments even after 200 has been…
  • Oct 24

    Preparing a final tax return

    Preparing a final tax return
    This article from www.widowed.ca contains information and detailed instructions to help someone file a tax return for a spouse or other loved one who has passed away. It is practical and useful information that any executor or widowed spouse…
Rank this Week: 4913

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • Oct 26

    When Doing it Yourself (Medicaid) Can Take You Only So Far

    When Doing it Yourself (Medicaid) Can Take You Only So Far
         We got a call the other day from Joe.  He had prepared and filed his mother’s Medicaid application himself.    From what he told us, it sounded like he did a great job.      He had…
  • Oct 19

    Changes to New Jersey Medicaid Coming November 1 (Maybe)

    Changes to New Jersey Medicaid Coming November 1 (Maybe)
         Last week I wrote about changes to New Jersey’s Medicaid program that are coming November 1, specifically with regard to the income cap.  Well, as with all things Medicaid, that date is not certain. …
  • Oct 12

    Changes to New Jersey Medicaid Coming November 1

    Changes to New Jersey Medicaid Coming November 1
                    I have written for many years about Medicaid’s strict income limit or “cap”   Individuals over the cap can’t qualify for some Medicaid programs, such as…
Rank this Week: 3099

Michigan Nursing Home Lawyer

Michigan Nursing Home Lawyer

By Daniel L. Buckfire.

http://www.michigannursinghomelawyer.org
  • Oct 24

    Bed Sore Settlements in Michigan

    Bed Sore Settlements in Michigan
    Bed sore settlements in Michigan nursing home lawsuits  are often substantial because of the serious harm caused by the condition.  Our nursing home neglect lawyers frequently obtain sizable settlements for the resident.  In…
  • Oct 24

    Detroit Nursing Home Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed

    Detroit Nursing Home Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed
    Our Detroit nursing home neglect lawyers recently filed a lawsuit against St. Anthony Health Care Center in Detroit, Michigan.  The lawsuit was filed by the family of a resident who suffered a Stage 4 bed sore while at the skilled
  • Sep 16

    Which Michigan nursing home lawyer has a “no fee unless you win” agreement?

    Which Michigan nursing home lawyer has a “no fee unless you win” agreement?
    Our Michigan nursing home lawyers will represent you under our “No Fee Unless You Win” agreement.  Also called a contingency fee agreement, this means that we will handle your case from start to finish and we do not…
Rank this Week: 2747

Potter Law Firm Blog

Potter Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.potterestateplanning.com/blog/
  • Oct 24

    Does a Revocable Living Trust Reduce Income Tax Responsibility?

    Does a Revocable Living Trust Reduce Income Tax Responsibility?
    The revocable living trust is a very useful estate planning tool. These trusts are widely utilized by people who do not consider themselves to be wealthy. Revocable living trusts allow for efficient control of assets while you are living.…
  • Oct 22

    Does the State Take My Assets If I Go on Medicaid?

    Does the State Take My Assets If I Go on Medicaid?
    You may not think about this program when you are planning for retirement, but in reality, Medicaid is very important for a significant percentage of senior citizens. Yes, Medicaid is a program that is in place to help people with very…
  • Oct 15

    Free Report: What is a Living Will in North Carolina?

    Free Report: What is a Living Will in North Carolina?
    A living will is called an advance directive for health care. It is not the only advance directive that should be included within your estate plan. There is another advance directive that is widely utilized called a durable power of attorney…
Rank this Week: 3165

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • Oct 23

    How to Discuss Estate Planning with Your Family

    How to Discuss Estate Planning with Your Family
    Estate planning is often regarded as an issue better left untouched. Broaching the topic of death is understandably difficult for some people. Despite how it sounds, however, there are positives to discussing estate planning as a family. What…
  • Oct 16

    Ten Ways to Prepare for a Successful Retirement

    Ten Ways to Prepare for a Successful Retirement
    There is no better time than the present to start planning for your future. Although it can be confusing and stressful, with patience and discipline you can achieve a successful retirement plan. You cannot depend on Social Security or a…
  • Oct 7

    Ways to Help Beat the Loneliness of Your Aging Parent

    Ways to Help Beat the Loneliness of Your Aging Parent
    More than likely you have plans for what you are going to do tonight, tomorrow, the weekend, and even maybe a vacation a few months off. Do your parents? As your parents aged, they may have drawn away from social groups and friends they once…
Rank this Week: 2560

Minko Law Office Blog

Minko Law Office Blog

Covers estate planning and elder law.

http://www.minkolaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 21

    Free Report: Incapacity Plans in New York – Foundational Idea

    Free Report: Incapacity Plans in New York – Foundational Idea
      One of the more important issues that every estate plan must address is the question of what you want to happen should you lose your ability to express yourself or make choices. Topics covered in this report include: Capacity and…
  • Aug 29

    Essential Estate Planning Knowledge – Elder Law

    Essential Estate Planning Knowledge – Elder Law
    In today’s blog post on the essential estate planning knowledge we are focusing our attention on elder law, elder law issues, and why the topic is so important for everyone to understand. Elder law is one of those areas that most people…
  • Aug 27

    DNR Tattoos No Substitute for an Advance Medical Directive

    DNR Tattoos No Substitute for an Advance Medical Directive
    One of the more interesting questions a lot of people have had recently about estate planning is about the viability of DNR tattoos. By some reports, it’s estimated that one out of every 10 Americans have had some kind of tattoo.…
Rank this Week: 1630

The Law Office of Michael…

The Law Office of Michael Robinson, P.C.

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.mrobinsonlaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 21

    Will My Heirs Be Forced to Pay an Inheritance Tax?

    Will My Heirs Be Forced to Pay an Inheritance Tax?
    There are taxes on asset transfers that you must be aware of when you are preparing your assets for future distribution to your heirs. In this post we will clear up some misconceptions about death taxes. Estate Tax vs. Inheritance Tax Many…
  • Oct 17

    Why Would I Want a Revocable Living Trust?

    Why Would I Want a Revocable Living Trust?
    If you are not especially wealthy, you may assume that you should use a last will to arrange for future asset transfers. A last will is the most commonly utilized estate planning document, but many people do not understand all of the facts…
  • Oct 15

    Why Would a Supplemental Needs Trust Be Used?

    Why Would a Supplemental Needs Trust Be Used?
    A supplemental needs trust can be a useful addition to your estate plan if you want to provide for a loved one who has a disability. In this post we will look at the details. Unintended Consequences In a general sense, you should definitely…
Rank this Week: 3163

Arkansas Legal Issues

Arkansas Legal Issues

By Wilson & Haubert, PLLC.

http://whlawoffices.com/little-rock-lawyer-arkansas-law-blog/
  • Oct 21

    “Who Gets My Twitter When I Die?”

    “Who Gets My Twitter When I Die?”
    Here’s our second installment to celebrate 2014 National Estate Planning Awareness Week: “Who Gets My Twitter (or Facebook or Feedly or Instagram or Pinterest) When I Die.” When we think about our estate—our…
  • Oct 20

    Be Aware of Your Estate Plan!

    Be Aware of Your Estate Plan!
    Today begins National Estate Planning Awareness Week. (Seriously—it’s a real thing.) So here’s our not-so-subtle nudge for you to become more aware about your estate plan. And then hire us to do help you! But first, a story:…
  • Oct 17

    Can You Serve Someone Through Facebook?

    Can You Serve Someone Through Facebook?
    Apparently so—at least in New York. Here’s the gist of the story from the Socially Aware blog: In a little-noticed decision, Matter of Noel v. Maria, Support Magistrate Gregory L. Gliedman—a Staten Island, New York family…
Rank this Week: 2551

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/
  • Oct 21

    Welcome Reform Measures to Correct Questionable Self Reporting Staffing Levels in Nursing Home

    Welcome Reform Measures to Correct Questionable Self Reporting Staffing Levels in Nursing Home
    As an advocate for nursing home residents, one of my greatest frustrations has been the lack of oversight for self reported staffing levels.  This has lead to an extraordinarily low incidence of short staffing citations – and worse…
  • Oct 10

    Lack of Nurses in Nursing Homes Exposed

    Lack of Nurses in Nursing Homes Exposed
    When I began working in this field, I was astonished to realize that very few nursing homes and no assisted living facilities have a full-time doctor working there.  I found that facilities at times may be staffed almost entirely with…
  • Oct 2

    Know Your Resident’s Medication

    Know Your Resident’s Medication
    Many times I meet with families who were not told about medication changes or what a resident was prescribed.  It is easy to know what a resident is prescribed.  There is a document called a Medication Administration Record. …
Rank this Week: 1205

Estate Planning and Elder Law Blog

Estate Planning and Elder Law Blog

Covers estate planning, elder law, and probate topics in New York. By the Law Offices of Roman Aminov.

http://www.aminovlaw.com
  • Oct 19

    How To Avoid Probate

    How To Avoid Probate
    There is hardly a week that goes by that I don’t receive a call from a potential client asking me to help them “avoid probate”. Unfortunately, most of the time, the client only has a vague understanding of the probate…
  • Sep 2

    Joint Ownership of Asset

    Joint Ownership of Asset
    A significant portion of the assets we own are held jointly with another person. Almost anything, including real property, bank accounts, and investment accounts, can be, and often is, owned jointly. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to…
  • Jul 8

    What’s So Bad About Writing Your Own Will?

    What’s So Bad About Writing Your Own Will?
    Almost everyone can draft their own will – just like most people can give themselves a haircut – but the question is should they. There are many websites and form books offering a do-it-yourself service, but should you use them?…
Rank this Week: 2641

Chicago Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer…

Chicago Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

By Ed Fox & Associates.

http://www.chicagonursinghomeabuselawyer-blog.com/
  • Oct 19

    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' five-star Nursing Home rating system to be Overhauled

    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' five-star Nursing Home rating system to be Overhauled
    President Obama recently signed into law the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act (IMPACT), which means that soon when trying to locate a nursing home for yourself or a loved one, CMS' rating will actually reflect the quality…
  • Oct 16

    Nursing Home Chaing to Pay $38 Million Dollars in U.S. Settlement

    Nursing Home Chaing to Pay $38 Million Dollars in U.S. Settlement
    In a stunning victory that will hopefully have widespread ramifications across the country, a skilled nursing home chain has agreed to pay $38 million dollars to resolve ongoing allegations related to resident care. Extendicare Health…
  • Sep 12

    Illinois: Cameras in Nursing Homes?

    Illinois: Cameras in Nursing Homes?
    Concerns surface over whether or not video cameras should be used in nursing homes to monitor staff's behavior towards residents as proposed by Illinois Attorney General, Lisa Madigan. Cameras could help deter nursing home abuse and neglect…
Rank this Week: 2155

New Jersey Elder Abuse and Neglect…

New Jersey Elder Abuse and Neglect Forum

Covers nursing home / elder abuse law in the State of New Jersey. By Donna Russo.

http://www.njelderabuselaw.com/
  • Oct 18

    Nursing Home Abuse: Extendicare Pays 38 Million

    Nursing Home Abuse: Extendicare Pays 38 Million
    On October 11, 2014, the New York Times reported that Extendicare  agreed to pay $38 million over claims of poor care.   The federal claims alleged that Extendicare inappropriately billed for physical therapy and provided such poor…
  • Sep 13

    Elder Abuse By Home Health Care Aide

    Elder Abuse By Home Health Care Aide
    The family of a 99 year old Staten Island husband and father wanted him to live at home and spend his final years with dignity.  The family discovered, through use of videos obtained through cameras installed in the home, that the…
  • Aug 27

    Nursing Home Abuse: Congress Seeks Briefing From Medicare Regarding “Five Star” Rating

    Nursing Home Abuse: Congress Seeks Briefing From Medicare Regarding “Five Star” Rating
    Washington, DC (Aug. 26, 2014)—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requesting a briefing to…
Rank this Week: 3493

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse…

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.illinoisnursinghomeabuselawyersblog.com/
  • Oct 17

    Nursing Home Reforms Desperately Needed

    Nursing Home Reforms Desperately Needed
    Corporate America pushes for big business with a heavy emphasis on high profits, and it is affecting nearly every aspect of our economy, from grocery stores to gyms. What many people do not know is that big business now owns most of the…
  • Oct 7

    Illinois Ranks Last in Nursing Home Safety

    Illinois Ranks Last in Nursing Home Safety
    A recent nursing home report card gave Illinois an "F" grade, putting our state at the bottom of national rankings for nursing home care. The report card is issued once per year by Families for Better Care, a nursing home resident advocacy…
  • Sep 25

    Rauner Avoids Responsibility in Nursing Home Tragedie

    Rauner Avoids Responsibility in Nursing Home Tragedie
    Trans Healthcare and Trans Health Management, nursing home companies that controls a chain of nursing homes throughout the country seems to be continuously fighting off lawsuits, bad press, and claims of fraud. Bruce Rauner, the candidate for…
Rank this Week: 1396