Most Popular Elder Law Blawgs Expanded View List View

Blogs 1 - 45 of 122
Sort by Popularity | Sort by Name | Sorted by Last Post Date

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: 767

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.nashbeanford.com/blog/
  • May 5

    What Makes a Good Power of Attorney for Property?

    What Makes a Good Power of Attorney for Property?
    A power of attorney is one of the most commonly used legal tools, due in large part to the numerous and varied uses for a power of attorney for property, or POA for P. Unfortunately, people often make the mistake of assuming that just because…
  • May 1

    Does The Nursing Home Get Half of My Assets?

    Does The Nursing Home Get Half of My Assets?
    The longer you live the better the odds are that you will eventually need long-term care. Like most people, there are a number of things that may concern you about the idea of living in a nursing home, not the least of which is the cost. With…
  • Apr 27

    What Are the Advantages to Keeping Assets in a Trust for My Beneficiaries Instead of Gifting them Outright?

    What Are the Advantages to Keeping Assets in a Trust for My Beneficiaries Instead of Gifting them Outright?
    For most people, one of the primary goals of an estate plan is to provide a roadmap for the distribution of estate property to beneficiaries after death. Assets can be gifted outright to beneficiaries or they can be held in a trust for…
Rank this Week: 2606

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/
  • May 5

    Nursing Home Abuse: Complaint

    Nursing Home Abuse: Complaint
    A chain of nursing homes in Massachusetts was recently purchased by a new corporation, Synergy.  The complaints are continuing:  flimsy adult diapers, lax infection control, pressure sores, dirty dishes,  and not enough nurses.…
  • May 5

    NJ Elder Abuse: Bill for Peggy’s Law Is Pending

    NJ Elder Abuse: Bill for Peggy’s Law Is Pending
    Elder law abuse exists in assisted living and long term care facilities.  There is a bill pending before the Legislature (no date for hearing set) that would amend the statute requiring the reporting to the ombudsman.  The proposed…
  • Apr 15

    Nursing Home Neglect: Nursing Homes May Not Provide Quality Short Term Rehabilitation Care

    Nursing Home Neglect: Nursing Homes May Not Provide Quality Short Term Rehabilitation Care
    The New York Times published an article on April 14, 2015 “In Race for Medicare Dollars, Nursing Home Care May Lag”.  The article discusses the recent trend that nursing homes are now offering short term rehabilitation. …
Rank this Week: 3598

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/
  • May 5

    What Do I Need to Know About Elder Care?

    What Do I Need to Know About Elder Care?
    When you are looking ahead toward the future as a mature adult, you are naturally going to start to think about your active retirement years. If you plan ahead effectively from a financial standpoint, you should have the resources that you…
  • Apr 30

    How Can I Avoid Probate?

    How Can I Avoid Probate?
    There is an estate administration process that takes place after you pass away. When a will is used as a vehicle of asset transfer, property becomes probate property at first. This property cannot be transferred until the estate is probated…
  • Apr 28

    What Is the Difference Between a Living Will and a Living Trust?

    What Is the Difference Between a Living Will and a Living Trust?
    The one estate planning document that most people have definitely heard of is the last will or last will and testament. This is a legally binding document that you can use to direct the way that your assets will be transferred after you die.…
Rank this Week: 2550

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/
  • May 5

    Proposed Legislation for RCFE Reform and Excluded Persons List

    Proposed Legislation for RCFE Reform and Excluded Persons List
    In California, elder abuse isn’t limited to nursing homes. To be sure, residential care facilities for the elderly (RCFEs), which are also known as assisted-living facilities, retirement homes, and board and care homes, have been cited…
  • May 1

    Senate Committee Approves Unscrupulous Elder Care Referral Agencies Bill

    Senate Committee Approves Unscrupulous Elder Care Referral Agencies Bill
    Did you search for a nursing home or assisted-living facility in California through an elder care referral agency? In some cases, unfortunately, older adults end up in facilities that have financial arrangements with these referral agencies,…
  • Apr 22

    Rising Costs of Elder Care in California Prompt Additional Scrutiny

    Rising Costs of Elder Care in California Prompt Additional Scrutiny
    Given that reports concerning nursing home abuse and neglect have made clear that such crimes simply don’t discriminate based on the cost of a facility, should Californians be concerned about the link between the rising costs of…
Rank this Week: 4499

Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin,…

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

Covers elder law.

http://lamkinelderlaw.com/articles/
  • May 5

    May is Older Americans Month

    May is Older Americans Month
    You may have never heard of Older Americans Month, but this month-of-awareness has been around for over 50 years. Occurring every year during the month of May, Older Americans Month serves as a time to acknowledge the significance and…
  • Apr 30

    When Should You Review Your Will?

    When Should You Review Your Will?
    Creating a will is one of the most important steps in planning your estate to ensure your assets are distributed according to your wishes. Anyone over the age of 18 who has belongings they want to leave to someone should take the time to…
  • Apr 20

    Having the Tough “Talk” with Your Aging Parent

    Having the Tough “Talk” with Your Aging Parent
    Having the difficult “talk” with your aging parents about elderly living arrangements, end-of-life care, and finances during retirement is one discussion most people would rather put off as long as possible. Putting off this talk…
Rank this Week: 3250

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset…

Ohio Estate Planning & Asset Protection

By AlerStallings, LLC.

http://www.alerstallings.com/blog/
  • May 5

    ALERSTALLINGS LLC is proud to celebrate National Elder Law Month this May.

    ALERSTALLINGS LLC is proud to celebrate National Elder Law Month this May.
    AlerStallings is an Elder Law Firm with 12 attorneys practicing throughout central and northern Ohio.  Founding partners Greg Aler and Tim Stallings are both members of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and of the Ohio…
  • Apr 28

    Guardianship: Appointing the Right Person

    Guardianship: Appointing the Right Person
    What do you do when a loved one becomes incapacitated? It can be difficult to decide.  Who will make decisions?  Who will help accomplish all of their daily tasks?  Many families have to deal with these difficult issues. One…
  • Apr 21

    Estate Planning Checklist – Making Sure You Have the Right Tools in Your Estate Planning Toolbox

    Estate Planning Checklist – Making Sure You Have the Right Tools in Your Estate Planning Toolbox
    Whether you’re starting your first job, trying to decide who to name as guardians for your kids or trying to plan for retirement, it is important to make sure that your Estate Planning toolbox is properly stocked with the right tools…
Rank this Week: 2966

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/
  • May 5

    Idaho Estate Planning - A Longer Life Requires a Better Estate Plan

    Idaho Estate Planning - A Longer Life Requires a Better Estate Plan
    It’s very useful to look forward and understand the types of medical issues that could happen down the road. Medical issues associated with aging are most apt to be the reason life gets expensive during your later years.
  • May 4

    Idaho Estate Planning - Legacy Planning Tip

    Idaho Estate Planning - Legacy Planning Tip
    Few people get excited about doing estate planning, even though they might recognize the importance of leaving a legacy for their children and grandchildren. If you want to be smart about making gifts to your loved ones, though, there are…
  • May 1

    Idaho Elder Law - Marriage After 50

    Idaho Elder Law - Marriage After 50
    In addition to a prenup, revisit your estate plan with a qualified estate planning attorney, in addition to your beneficiary designations. Wills finish second to legal titles to real estate or beneficiary designations on financial accounts,…
Rank this Week: 1144

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

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

    FDA Orders Boxed Warning for Anemia Drug Linked to 79 Anaphylactic Reaction

    FDA Orders Boxed Warning for Anemia Drug Linked to 79 Anaphylactic Reaction
    Medscape reports that the FDA is mandating “stricter warnings and contraindications” for the anemia treatment Feraheme (ferumoxytol) because, even with current warnings, there “have been 79 anaphylactic reactions…
  • May 4

    FDA: OTC Medicines May Make People Drowsy, Affect Their Driving

    FDA: OTC Medicines May Make People Drowsy, Affect Their Driving
    CBS News reports the FDA has issued a warning that some of the common OTC medicines could make people “too drowsy” and affect their ability to drive safely. The agency notes that the medicines include antihistamines,…
  • May 1

    Despite Federal Protections, Returning Troops Face Repossessions, Foreclosure

    Despite Federal Protections, Returning Troops Face Repossessions, Foreclosure
    The New York Times reports that while Congress “has given service members a number of protections…from repossessions and foreclosures,” efforts to preserve that special status have “run into resistance from…
Rank this Week: 3670

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Covers estate planning and elder law in North Carolina.

http://www.cheryldavid.com/blog/
  • May 5

    Free Report: North Carolina Letters of Instruction: Part1

    Free Report: North Carolina Letters of Instruction: Part1
    A good letter of instruction can be one of the most important estate planning tools you create, even if it doesn’t have the same legal powers as the other vital devices you include in your plan. Topics covered in this report include:…
  • May 4

    Your Letter of Instruction: Essential Concepts: Details, Instructions and Concept

    Your Letter of Instruction: Essential Concepts: Details, Instructions and Concept
    Your Letter of Instruction: Essential Concepts: Details, Instructions and Concepts from Cheryl David Including a comprehensive list of assets and debts in your letter of instruction, for both liquid and illiquid properties, is…
  • May 1

    Free Report: North Carolina Pet Planning: Part 2

    Free Report: North Carolina Pet Planning: Part 2
    Regardless of whether you have a single pet, multiple pets, or are planning on becoming a pet owner in the future, you need to have a pet plan ready in case you are no longer able to provide the care your animal companions require. Topics…
Rank this Week: 3892

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates,…

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, probate and elder law.

http://www.preserveyourestate.net/blog/
  • May 5

    Is Connecticut Medicaid Only for the Poor

    Is Connecticut Medicaid Only for the Poor
    Is Connecticut Medicaid Only for the Poor from Barry D Horowitz Medicaid is the solution for a significant percentage of seniors who need living assistance. Learn more about Connecticut Medicaid Only for the Poor in this presentation.
  • May 4

    Estate Planning for Parents With Young Children

    Estate Planning for Parents With Young Children
    When you procrastinate with regard to any given responsibility you may recognize the fact that you are taking a risk. Taking risks when you will be the person suffering the consequences should they arise is one thing. But when you gamble with…
  • May 1

    Look Ahead as a Small Business Owner

    Look Ahead as a Small Business Owner
    When you are working for a company you have a lot of planning to do if you want to be ready to address all the eventualities of aging and ultimately leave behind a significant inheritance to your family members. However, your objectives with…
Rank this Week: 675

The Zimmer Law Firm

The Zimmer Law Firm

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

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

    May is Older Americans Month

    May is Older Americans Month
    Those who are older than 55 are the ones who witnessed many things in their lifetimes. Their childhoods were spent in the 40s or 50s where they saw nuclear fallout shelters installed in back yards; they also witnessed Woodstock in the 60s,…
  • Apr 30

    Glen Campbell Honored for Final Body of Work

    Glen Campbell Honored for Final Body of Work
    Any family that’s had to deal with Alzheimer’s disease knows the devastating route it takes to annihilate a loved one. Country singer Glen Campbell carved his place in country music royalty decades ago and now, as the disease…
  • Apr 28

    When Filing for Ohio Guardianship is Right

    When Filing for Ohio Guardianship is Right
    One of the most difficult realities is the moment we realize our parents are growing older and experiencing the signs of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. These are just two of the any other number of disabilities that renders them…
Rank this Week: 3893

Malman Law Injury Blog

Malman Law Injury Blog

Covers recent cases, helpful tips, and research with personal injury, workers compensation, accident injuries, nursing home neglect and abuse, medical malpractice, and wrongful death.

http://www.malmanlaw.com/malman-law-injury-blog
  • May 5

    Common Causes of Trucking Accident

    Common Causes of Trucking Accident
    Trucking accidents are extremely dangerous. With nearly a quarter of all accidents involving three or more vehicles and over half causing fatal or incapacitating injuries, it is no wonder that the government requires special licensing and…
  • Apr 29

    The Malman Law Difference

    The Malman Law Difference
    If you have suffered serious injuries in an accident or as a result of medical malpractice or nursing home negligence, you deserve to have an experienced attorney fighting on your behalf. Nevertheless, how do you know which attorney to choose…
  • Apr 23

    The Basics of Whiplash Injurie

    The Basics of Whiplash Injurie
    If you were involved in a rear-end collision and now your neck hurts, you may have the injury known as “whiplash”. Whiplash is a serious injury that is associated with sudden impacts that cause a person’s body to move…
Rank this Week: 1206

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

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

    Tell-Tale Signs of Neglect

    Tell-Tale Signs of Neglect
    KRQE reported that New Mexico’s Attorney General Hector Balderas is following through with a lawsuit against Preferred Care Partners Management Group, one of the nation’s largest nursing home chains, over claims of inadequate…
  • May 4

    Cultural Changes in Nursing Home Industry

    Cultural Changes in Nursing Home Industry
    Mary Ersek is a nurse and a professor of palliative care at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.  She wrote an editorial for the New York Times. Despite efforts to keep frail elders in their own homes, increasing numbers of…
  • May 3

    Assisted Living Federation of America

    Assisted Living Federation of America
    Senior living providers had a remarkably positive 2014, marked by record investments and acquisitions, growing occupancy rates and swelling demand, according to the annual analysis of the largest senior living providers by the Assisted Living…
Rank this Week: 96

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Mendel Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.mendellawfirm.com/blog/
  • May 5

    Texas History – Do You Know What the Fence Cutting War Was?

    Texas History – Do You Know What the Fence Cutting War Was?
    The Fence Cutting War occurred at the end of the 19THcentury and was a dispute between advocates of the open range and ranchers who wished to fence off their property in Texas. The first real incidents of the war started in 1883, when open…
  • Apr 29

    Thought for the Day:

    Thought for the Day:
    Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship. Buddha
  • Apr 29

    What Will Happen to Your Cat When You Die?

    What Will Happen to Your Cat When You Die?
    According to the Humane Society of the United States, there are just over 86 million owned cats in the United States. One in three households in America includes at least one or more cats as part of the family. Unlike dog owners who are more…
Rank this Week: 2546

German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

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

    When Will My Heirs Receive Their Inheritances?

    When Will My Heirs Receive Their Inheritances?
    Many people think that some things are out of their control, but to a large extent, you can make sure that your objectives are accomplished when you are putting an estate plan in place. When you are engaged in your estate planning efforts,…
  • May 3

    What Is a Minnesota Revocable Living Trust

    What Is a Minnesota Revocable Living Trust
    What Is a Minnesota Revocable Living Trust from Raymond German Assets in a revocable living trust can be transferred to the beneficiaries outside of probate. Learn more about Minnesota Revocable Living Trust in this presentation.
  • Apr 30

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

    Why Is a Living Trust Better Than a Power of Attorney?
    One legal document is not necessarily “better” than another, in much the same way that one golf club is not better than another. One club would be appropriate under certain circumstances, and you would use another club when…
Rank this Week: 2580

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Kuhn and Kuhn Law Firm Blog

Covers estate planning.

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

    What Are the Advantages of a Durable Power of Attorney for Property?

    What Are the Advantages of a Durable Power of Attorney for Property?
    Incapacity planning is one of the most common secondary goals of a comprehensive estate plan, as well it should be. Protecting your assets and your loved ones in the event of your death is certainly an important goal; however, the same basic…
  • Apr 28

    Why It Is Important to Decide Who Gets the Sentimental Assets in Your Estate Plan

    Why It Is Important to Decide Who Gets the Sentimental Assets in Your Estate Plan
    Like most people, when you  think about estate planning you think about deciding who will receive the most valuable assets you own – your home, a retirement account, an investment account, or maybe a family business. Without a…
  • Apr 23

    What Is the Marital Deduction?

    What Is the Marital Deduction?
    Estate planning typically requires a consideration of a number of factors that will ultimately impact the plan, including the tax implications of a proposed estate plan. Federal gift and estate taxes, for example, can diminish the value of an…
Rank this Week: 2551

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/
  • May 5

    GAO Reports to "Congressional Requesters" on Advance Directive

    GAO Reports to "Congressional Requesters" on Advance Directive
    Here we go again. Another hard look at why a significant percentage of the public has not signed some form of advanced directive. In April 2015, GAO issued Advance Directives: Information on Federal Oversight, Provider Implementation, and…
  • May 4

    Retirement Crisis? New Report

    Retirement Crisis? New Report
    The National Institute on Retirement Security has issued a new report, Retirement Security 2015: Roadmap for Policy Makers. Americans' Views of the Retirement Crisis. The 36 page report offers 7 key findings An overwhelming majority of…
  • May 4

    EBRI Looks at "End-of-Life Financial Situation in America"

    EBRI Looks at "End-of-Life Financial Situation in America"
    The Employee Benefits Research Institute (EBRI) recently published an interesting examination of financial situations of older Americans at the end of their lives. The report documents: the percentage of households with a member who recently…
Rank this Week: 247

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/
Rank this Week: 550

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

By Ettinger Law Firm.

http://www.newyorkelderlawattorneyblog.com/
  • May 4

    Family Caregivers in Need of Serious Help

    Family Caregivers in Need of Serious Help
    There are more than 44 million people in the United States currently acting as a caregiver for an elderly or disabled loved one, and they devote a significant amount of time, money, and energy to the endeavor. According to researchers over at…
  • Apr 30

    Insurance Companies Receive Medicare Revenue Boost

    Insurance Companies Receive Medicare Revenue Boost
    Health insurers across the United States received a welcome surprise when they discovered that they will be receiving a 1.25% increase next year in Medicare revenue benefits. This declaration reverses a previous proposal by the U.S.…
  • Apr 27

    Japan Seeing Prisons Turn into Nursing Home

    Japan Seeing Prisons Turn into Nursing Home
    Japan is facing a unique problem in its prison systems: it cannot persuade people to leave. The country has one of the highest proportions of elderly convicts in the world, and crimes committed by this cross-section of the population have…
Rank this Week: 4721

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

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

http://cramerlawcenter.com/blog/
  • May 4

    Digital Assets Part II: Florida to Adopt the Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act

    Digital Assets Part II: Florida to Adopt the Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act
    In our April 2 newsletter, we discussed how Facebook made some needed changes to its user agreement, which now gives a “Legacy Contact” limited access to your Facebook account after your death. We also discussed the…
  • Apr 17

    National Healthcare Decisions Day: Why Planning Ahead Matter

    National Healthcare Decisions Day: Why Planning Ahead Matter
    If you were in an accident today or became suddenly sick and couldn’t speak for yourself, would your family know your healthcare wishes? Would they know for certain what you would want the hospital and doctors to do? And would they be…
  • Apr 2

    Digital Assets Part I: Facebook’s Legacy Contact – A Step in the Right Direction

    Digital Assets Part I: Facebook’s Legacy Contact – A Step in the Right Direction
    Up until recently, your loved ones and even the executor (or “Personal Representative”) of your estate would be denied access to your Facebook account after your death. To address the issues this created, Facebook has…
Rank this Week: 3623

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

http://www.norcalplanners.com/blog/
  • May 4

    Can I Give Tax-Free Gifts to My Children?

    Can I Give Tax-Free Gifts to My Children?
    The concept of “tax-free gifts” can sound counterintuitive.  Of course you have to pay sales tax when you buy a gift, and you paid taxes on the income that you used to purchase the gift, but beyond that, why would there be a…
  • May 4

    Free Report: Estate Planning in California

    Free Report: Estate Planning in California
    Estate planning, on the other hand, involves making choices that will apply after you die. For example, if you should die tomorrow, do you know who would receive inheritances from you? Your estate plan will allow you to answer this questions,…
  • Apr 30

    What Is a Family Wealth Trust?

    What Is a Family Wealth Trust?
    You have to preserve your family wealth for the benefit of succeeding generations if you are planning your estate as a very successful individual. The estate tax presents a looming threat to your financial legacy. There is no state-level…
Rank this Week: 2545

Michigan Nursing Home Lawyer

Michigan Nursing Home Lawyer

By Daniel L. Buckfire.

http://www.michigannursinghomelawyer.org
  • May 4

    Whitehall Healthcare Novi Worker Charged With Patient Abuse

    Whitehall Healthcare Novi Worker Charged With Patient Abuse
    Channel 7 News has reported that an employee of Whitehall Healthcare Center in Novi, Michigan, has  confessed to abusing a patient.  The worker, William Hill has been charged with two counts of Abuse of a Vulnerable Adult.…
  • Jan 29

    Broken Hip Lawsuit Filed Against Michigan Nursing Home

    Broken Hip Lawsuit Filed Against Michigan Nursing Home
    Our Michigan nursing home neglect lawyers recently filed a lawsuit against a Monroe, Michigan nursing home.  The suit arises out of serious injuries suffered by a resident at the Magnum Care of Monroe.  The 76 year old resident…
  • Jan 29

    Novi Nursing Home Fall Settlement

    Novi Nursing Home Fall Settlement
    Our Michigan nursing home lawyer recently settled a lawsuit against a Novi skilled nursing care facility.  Our client was at the facility recovering from a medical procedure.  The plan was for him to have physical therapy and…
Rank this Week: 2544

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/
Rank this Week: 805

Byrd Garrett PLLC Blog

Byrd Garrett PLLC Blog

Covers Washington elder law, estate planning, and long term care.

http://www.byrdgarrett.com/blog/
  • May 4

    Basic Questions About Estate Planning in Washington – What is Medicaid Planning?

    Basic Questions About Estate Planning in Washington – What is Medicaid Planning?
    Medicaid planning is an aspect of estate planning that a lot of people do not know much about. Even if you know that Medicaid has something provides health care insurance to the poor, those with disabilities, or the elderly, you may not know…
  • Apr 30

    New Digital Estate Planning Policy Gives Facebook Users More Option

    New Digital Estate Planning Policy Gives Facebook Users More Option
    For anyone in the Seattle, Washington area with a Facebook account, you might want to take some time to update your account to designate a “legacy contact” in accordance with Facebook’s new policy. The policy, recently…
  • Apr 30

    Basic Questions About Estate Planning in Washington – What is Long-Term Care?

    Basic Questions About Estate Planning in Washington – What is Long-Term Care?
    Estate plans need to address a host of issues, including the possibility that you might one day need long-term care. A majority of Americans will require at least temporary long-term care at some point in their lives, but few are prepared for…
Rank this Week: 3874

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
  • May 4

    Drone Law (or the Lack Thereof)

    Drone Law (or the Lack Thereof)
    This following is a guest blog post by George M. Moore PhD, JD, a Scientist-in-Residence at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, California, where his course in Drones and Surveillance considers both the technical…
  • May 1

    How Can Someone Be Deposed Twice in the Same Case?

    How Can Someone Be Deposed Twice in the Same Case?
    Generally, you can’t compel someone to attend a deposition if he or she has been previously deposed in the same case. But there are 5 exceptions to this rule. A person whose deposition has been completed can’t be compelled to…
  • Apr 29

    When Trespasser Becomes Plaintiff

    When Trespasser Becomes Plaintiff
    The family of a 9-year-old California boy who survived a fall through a school’s skylight reportedly claims the school district should be held liable for his injuries because it was too easy to get on the school’s roof and…
Rank this Week: 2528

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/
  • May 4

    Testamentary Transfers or Lifetime Transfer

    Testamentary Transfers or Lifetime Transfer
    The term “transfer,” in estate planning, means giving your property interest away to someone else.
  • Apr 30

    Who Can Put Money Into an IRA?

    Who Can Put Money Into an IRA?
    IRA contributions are critical, of course, because without them, there would be no funds for retirement.
  • Apr 27

    Using POD and TOD Accounts in Estate Planning

    Using POD and TOD Accounts in Estate Planning
    Many clients are concerned with avoiding probate, whether it’s because of the expense or the time delays that probate causes.  It is not very difficult to avoid probate, if you take just a few steps to make sure your property will…
Rank this Week: 2604

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

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

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
  • May 4

    Tips for selecting a facility for post-hospital skilled rehab care

    Tips for selecting a facility for post-hospital skilled rehab care
    When a Medicare patient has been treated for three days or more as an admitted inpatient in a hospital, they may need subacute treatment for maintenance of their fragile condition, or for cognitive or physical rehabilitation. If a physician…
  • Apr 30

    Protect your Occupants with Document

    Protect your Occupants with Document
    Child moves into parent’s home with his family, with no lease, no written agreement. Stays there for decades and at some point, the parent dies.What rights do they have, and what obligations?  Aging parent moves into child’s…
  • Apr 28

    What’s in the Nursing Home Residents’ Bill of Rights?

    What’s in the Nursing Home Residents’ Bill of Rights?
    Federal law requires that nursing home patients be given the same services and same level of care regardless of whether who is paying for it — Medicaid or otherwise. The federal “bill of rights” for nursing home residents is…
Rank this Week: 3070

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

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

    Game Changing Sessions in Louisville – All Were Recorded!

    Game Changing Sessions in Louisville – All Were Recorded!
    Academy Members and Non-Members — our summit in Kentucky last week was a SMASH HIT! Some of the items on our agenda included: VA Training Keynote on Generation Differences 8 hours of Boot Camp Practice Management Basics New Final…
  • May 1

    Making Avvo Work for You

    Making Avvo Work for You
    As most attorneys know, Avvo is an online platform where consumers can search for attorneys and also obtain answers to their legal questions.  Currently, the legal ranking and services marketplace provides ratings for a massive 97…
  • Apr 29

    Learning Never Stop

    Learning Never Stop
    I just returned from the American Academy’s Spring Summit event in Louisville, Kentucky. It was great to see old friends and to make new ones! At the Summit event in Louisville, I was particularly impressed by all the learning going on.…
Rank this Week: 3877

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: 4862

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/
  • May 3

    Guardianship abuse and how to avoid it

    Guardianship abuse and how to avoid it
    As I advise clients, estate planning is not only about planning for death. It's also about making plans for whatever life can throw at you. Planning for disability is a key element of a good estate plan, allowing you to avoid becoming the…
  • Apr 23

    Meeting many wonderful caregivers today at the Fearless Caregiver Conference

    Meeting many wonderful caregivers today at the Fearless Caregiver Conference
    Today I had the privilege today of serving as a guest panelist at the Fearless Caregiver Conference in West Palm Beach. The conference was attended by hundreds of people who are caring for loved ones and are seeking advice, support and…
  • Apr 20

    Part B Deductible Coverage to end as part of new "doc fix" legislation

    Part B Deductible Coverage to end as part of new "doc fix" legislation
    The so-called Medicare "doc fix" (officially the "Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015") was signed into law by President Obama on April 16. A rare instance of congressional bipartisanship, the new law…
Rank this Week: 899

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Hauptman and Hauptman, P.C. Blog

Covers guardianship, Medicaid, probate and estate administration.

http://www.hauptmanlaw.com/blog
  • May 3

    Thinking About Transferring Your Home to Your Children?

    Thinking About Transferring Your Home to Your Children?
                Jamie called because her dad was in need of Medicaid.  He was now in a nursing home and Mom was living at home.  They had about $120,000 of countable assets.  I…
  • Apr 26

    More Than Just Power of Attorney

    More Than Just Power of Attorney
                More often than not, the calls we receive in our office concerning a long term care crisis are made by one or more of the adult children of the senior in failing health. …
  • Apr 19

    Second Marriage – Happily Ever After? (Part 2)

    Second Marriage – Happily Ever After? (Part 2)
                    Last week I was telling you about George and Mary.  Mary has dementia and may soon need nursing home care.   George had gone to an elder…
Rank this Week: 2734

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/
  • May 2

    When parents get older, sometimes the vultures win

    When parents get older, sometimes the vultures win
    Here is a question that I'm asked often, in various forms. I have to say, it's my absolute most-disliked question, because I feel that the parents of those asking have lost all autonomy and are losing their basic legal rights. I know right…
  • May 1

    Mad at your siblings because of an estate? Don't resort to cyber-bullying

    Mad at your siblings because of an estate? Don't resort to cyber-bullying
    I receive dozens of comments, questions, and emails from readers every day. All are looking for information that will help them with an estate in which they are embroiled. Some of them are actually pretty darn angry at someone else involved…
  • May 1

    A smile for the weekend

    A smile for the weekend
Rank this Week: 339

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/
  • May 1

    A Better Option for Long-Term Care

    A Better Option for Long-Term Care
    Our team of nursing home negligence attorneys receives similar complaints by families with elderly loved ones, concerned over the true quality of care they are receiving. Families rarely see actual instances of abuse or neglect, rather…
  • Apr 21

    Extendicare Pays $38 Million for Poor Care

    Extendicare Pays $38 Million for Poor Care
    One of the country's largest nursing home chains was recently hit with a $38 million negligence and fraud settlement. This type of healthcare fraud is common in poorly-operated nursing homes throughout the country. Any evidence or suspicion…
  • Mar 11

    Ernie Banks Story Shows Lessons in Elder Financial Abuse

    Ernie Banks Story Shows Lessons in Elder Financial Abuse
    Ernest "Ernie" Banks was a professional baseball player who spent his entire career with the Chicago Cubs, earning him the title "Mr. Cubs." He was a national legend but particularly beloved in Chicago, where we consider him one of the…
Rank this Week: 1989

Abuser Goes to Work

Abuser Goes to Work

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

http://abusergoestowork.com
  • Apr 30

    Guest Blog post on ChangingAging.com

    Guest Blog post on ChangingAging.com
    I am pleased to note that my article, Age Discrimination and Elder Poverty, is featured on ChangingAging, a multi-blog network committed to challenging conventional views on aging and using social media to promote the…
  • Apr 30

    High Court OKs Narrow ‘Failure to Conciliate’ Defense

    High Court OKs Narrow ‘Failure to Conciliate’ Defense
    In another blow to employment discrimination victims, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court this week held that courts may conduct a “narrow” review of whether the EEOC met its statutory obligation to permit…
  • Apr 27

    The AARP’s Role in White House Conf. on Aging

    The AARP’s Role in White House Conf. on Aging
    What is the White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA) … Really? Is it a serious examination of the problems facing older Americans that occurs once every decade, or is it a public relations opportunity? At its fourth regional forum…
Rank this Week: 2800

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Purcell & Amen, L.L.C. Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://yourestatematters.com/blog/
  • Apr 30

    Mistakes to Avoid in a Power of Attorney

    Mistakes to Avoid in a Power of Attorney
    A power of attorney is one of the most commonly used legal documents, particularly in the area of estate planning. As such, there is a very good chance that at some point in your life you will wish to create a power of attorney, or POA. As…
  • Apr 29

    Is There a National Association of Elder Law Attorneys?

    Is There a National Association of Elder Law Attorneys?
    The elderly population is growing by leaps and bounds in the United States. By 2050, experts tell us that the number of older Americans (over age 65) will outnumber their younger counterparts (under age 21) for the first time in recorded…
  • Apr 24

    How to Start a Discussion about Your Estate Plan with Loved One

    How to Start a Discussion about Your Estate Plan with Loved One
    If you are like most people, sitting down and thinking about your own death or incapacity was difficult enough, though it was necessary in order to create your comprehensive estate plan. The idea of sitting down once again and discussing that…
Rank this Week: 2601

J.M. Reinan, P.C. Blog

J.M. Reinan, P.C. Blog

Discusses nursing home neglect & abuse, medical malpractice, consumer protection and civil rights.

http://reinanlaw.com/category/blog/
  • Apr 29

    Jordana Gingrass Named Colorado Rising Star by Super Lawyer

    Jordana Gingrass Named Colorado Rising Star by Super Lawyer
    The 2015 list of Colorado Rising Stars was just announced, and the Law Offices of J.M. Reinan, P.C.’s very own Jordana Gingrass was selected!  Super Lawyers selects only 2.5% of licensed active attorneys in Colorado...
  • Mar 6

    Law Offices of J.M. Reinan Files Third Lawsuit Against Aminokit Laboratories, Inc. and Tamea Sisco

    Law Offices of J.M. Reinan Files Third Lawsuit Against Aminokit Laboratories, Inc. and Tamea Sisco
    A third lawsuit was filed last week in the Denver District Court on behalf of a former patient of Aminokit Laboratories, Inc., also doing business as Addiction Treatment Centers XL, XL Treatment Centers and Excel...
  • Feb 4

    Safety, Violence and Mental Health Issues in Care Facilitie

    Safety, Violence and Mental Health Issues in Care Facilitie
    The Advanced Elder Law Institute, through the Colorado Bar Association CLE, will hold a seminar March 5-6, 2015 to address care, safety and legal issues surrounding Colorado’s elderly.  The seminar’s focus…
Rank this Week: 3498

Parman & Easterday Blog

Parman & Easterday Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.parmanlaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 27

    Basic Questions About Oklahoma Adoption

    Basic Questions About Oklahoma Adoption
    Some people are surprised to find out that Oklahoma adoptions generally fall under the provision of an Oklahoma probate court. As with other legal processes, adoptions have specific rules and procedures that must be followed. Oklahoma laws…
  • Apr 27

    Understanding Estate Planning – What is a Trustee?

    Understanding Estate Planning – What is a Trustee?
    A trustee is a person who serves a vital role in any estate plan that includes a trust. We talked about trust several times in the past, but clarifying what a trustee is, what that person’s duties might be, and how he or she will…
  • Apr 27

    Why Families Need Powers of Attorney

    Why Families Need Powers of Attorney
    Powers of attorney are one of the more useful estate planning documents most people in Kansas and Oklahoma include in their plans. For families creating an estate plan, these documents can be especially helpful. Here are several reason why…
Rank this Week: 3873

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/
  • Apr 27

    Beneficiary Deed Overrides Will

    Beneficiary Deed Overrides Will
    Question: Prior to her death, my mom prepared a simple will outlining her wishes to divide her property equally between me and my siblings. When I was cleaning out her drawers, however, I found a beneficiary deed that purported to give me her…
  • Apr 20

    Differences in Medicare and ALTCS

    Differences in Medicare and ALTCS
    Question: Why do I need to even consider Arizona Long Term Care System when I have Medicare? After paying into the Medicare system for my entire career, shouldn’t Medicare cover my medical expenses? I don’t understand why I need…
  • Apr 13

    ALTCS Has a Network of Facilitie

    ALTCS Has a Network of Facilitie
    Question: My mother has lived in the same assisted living community for three years, and we both really like most everything about her accommodations. After three years of paying for care, however, mom is just about out of money, and we need…
Rank this Week: 2488

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/
  • Apr 25

    2015 Federal Budget Contains Changes to Tax Free Savings Accounts and Registered Retirement Income Fund

    2015 Federal Budget Contains Changes to Tax Free Savings Accounts and Registered Retirement Income Fund
    The 2015 Canadian Federal Government’s Budget released on April 21, 2015 does not appear to contain any changes that will have an impact on trusts or estate-planning (perhaps mercifully given the problems created by the 2014 Budget).…
  • Apr 12

    Heathfield v. St. Jacque

    Heathfield v. St. Jacque
    Although the Wills, Estates and Succession Act has now been in effect for over a year, in most of the court cases being reported now, the Courts are dealing with the law as it stood before the effective date of March 31, 2014. This is because…
  • Apr 5

    Larson Justice Center, Indio, California

    Larson Justice Center, Indio, California
    I this photograph of the Superior Court of California, County of Riverside, Larson Justice Center, in Indio, California, a little over a year ago, in March 2014.
Rank this Week: 260

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/
  • Apr 24

    FORMAL APPEAL RIGHTS FOR CONDITIONAL PAYMENTS FOR APPLICABLE PLANS

    FORMAL APPEAL RIGHTS FOR CONDITIONAL PAYMENTS FOR APPLICABLE PLANS
    For Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) recovery demand letters issued on or after April 28, 2015 to liability insurance (including self-insurance), no-fault insurance, or a workers’ compensation entity as the debtor, these entities will now…
  • Apr 21

    RAC Program Revisions Necessitate Appeals Process Review

    RAC Program Revisions Necessitate Appeals Process Review
    In 2013, almost $4 billion in improper Medicare payments were identified and returned.[1] This staggering number can be attributed to the work of the Recovery Audit Program. The Recovery Audit Program was initially authorized by the Medicare…
  • Apr 14

    What Constitutes “Demonstration of Responsibility” in a PIP Claim?

    What Constitutes “Demonstration of Responsibility” in a PIP Claim?
    My understanding of PIP is that it pays regardless of fault.  In fact, Progressive Insurance’s website states:  “PIP Insurance pays for your personal medical expenses or for injuries sustained by your passengers –…
Rank this Week: 896

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and family law.

http://www.criderlaw.net/blog/
  • Apr 23

    Estate Planning and Investment: A Symbiotic Relationship

    Estate Planning and Investment: A Symbiotic Relationship
    Imagine inheriting a quarter of a million dollars but having absolutely no idea what to do with it. That’s a good problem to have, but a problem nonetheless. View image | gettyimages.com CNN Money recently reached out with advice to a…
  • Apr 16

    When Killers Attempt to Inherit from Their Victims’ Will

    When Killers Attempt to Inherit from Their Victims’ Will
    You probably remember at least one episode of “Murder, She Wrote” in which somebody offs their relatives in the hopes of claiming a sweet inheritance under their life insurance or a will. It’s been a favorite plotline for…
  • Apr 9

    Can Nursing Homes Go After Your Trusts to Pay Their Bills?

    Can Nursing Homes Go After Your Trusts to Pay Their Bills?
    Nursing homes are expensive. The same goes for just about any kind of senior assistance or long-term care. So how are elderly people of modest means supposed to cope? A recent Gannett article lays out the three basic options: Get the…
Rank this Week: 1817

Aging & Law in West Virginia

Aging & Law in West Virginia

Features a case of the week. By West Virginia Senior Legal Aid.

http://seniorlegalaid.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 22

    The Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act

    The Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act
    On June 8, 2015 a new law will take effect in West Virginia that supports family caregivers when their loved ones are admitted into a hospital. AARP West Virginia promoted the bill (House Bill 2100 that passed unanimously in the West…
  • Mar 31

    Looking for info on the new state budget?

    Looking for info on the new state budget?
    Here's a link to the memo from Governor Tomblin about the revisions he proposes to the House's budget bill HB 2016.
  • Feb 5

    Eligibility charts for QMB, SLMB, LIS

    Eligibility charts for QMB, SLMB, LIS
    Thank you NCOA for these easy-to-use charts of eligibility criteria for programs for low-income Medicare beneficiaries. In particular, here are the numbers updated to reflect the 2015 poverty guidelines for Qualified Medicare Beneficiary…
Rank this Week: 3221

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/
  • Apr 22

    Earth Day is a good opportunity to fertilize your estate plan.

    Earth Day is a good opportunity to fertilize your estate plan.
    By Attorney Ted Brown Earth Day is one of my favorite times of the year as it marks the dawn of spring and reminds us of the natural wonder of seasonal renewal. It gives us the opportunity to pause and reflect on not only the pristine beauty…
  • Apr 7

    Ohio Under Fire Over Medicaid Regulation

    Ohio Under Fire Over Medicaid Regulation
    By Attorney Nathan Simpson In a recent opinion in the case Wagner v. McCarthy, a judge from the Federal District Court for Southern Ohio issued a preliminary injunction against the Ohio Department of Medicaid for its interpretation of federal…
  • Mar 16

    Continuing Care Retirement Communities are the Least Profitable Businesses in the US

    Continuing Care Retirement Communities are the Least Profitable Businesses in the US
    By: Attorney Nathan Simpson According to a new article in Forbes, Continuing Care Retirement Communites (CCRCs) and Assisted Living Facilities are the least profitable business in the US, turing on average a -1.0% profit margin. While this…
Rank this Week: 1036

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
  • Apr 22

    Keeping Loneliness Away In Retirement

    Keeping Loneliness Away In Retirement
    Retirement can be difficult for many. You may live far from your family. You find it hard to meet new friends. You no longer have job to go to. It can be lonely. A story on the huffingtonpost.com suggests five ways to avoid loneliness in…
  • Apr 15

    Filing Taxes For A Family Member Who Has Passed On

    Filing Taxes For A Family Member Who Has Passed On
    When a family member dies, you aren’t usually thinking about paperwork. But there is plenty of it. And one of the things that must be done is the filing of a final tax return. View image | gettyimages.com When someone dies, an estate is…
  • Apr 8

    Coach Was Generous and Smart

    Coach Was Generous and Smart
    The late basketball coach Dean Smith of the University of North Carolina got a lot of publicity over leaving $200 to each of about 180 players he coached over the years. But notice how he did it. Coach Smith arranged for the payouts to come…
Rank this Week: 1442