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Nursing Homes Abuse Blog

Nursing Homes Abuse Blog

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

http://www.nursinghomesabuseblog.com/
  • Mar 7

    Jammin’ Grannies: Music Therapy Used To Help Nursing Home Patient

    Jammin’ Grannies: Music Therapy Used To Help Nursing Home Patient
    Everyone has his or her own favorite song – a song that reminds them of a happier time or place, something that can put a smile on their face. Now the Maplewood Nursing Home in Bloomer is taking that knowledge and running with it,…
  • Mar 3

    Not Enough Manpower For The Job. Many Nursing Homes Understaffed

    Not Enough Manpower For The Job. Many Nursing Homes Understaffed
    It has been an ongoing debate in the professional care community – nursing homes cutting back on staff members and supplies in order to reduce their expenses. Why are they cutting back on expenses you may wonder? In order for these…
  • Feb 28

    Abuse Perpetrated By Nursing Home Worker

    Abuse Perpetrated By Nursing Home Worker
    We expect nursing home workers to be as kind as we are to our family members, to be patient with elderly residents, but sometimes we find out that these nursing home workers are in fact – just people. The recent scandal at the Hillcroft…
Rank this Week: 147

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Apr 24

    Arkansas Nursing Home

    Arkansas Nursing Home
    Arkansas Business reported that nursing home profits in Arkansas are up.  "About 70 percent of the nursing homes in Arkansas made a profit in the year that ended June 30, 2013, according to cost reports audited by the Arkansas Department…
  • Apr 23

    14 Year Old Girl Dies After 2 Days in a Nursing Home

    14 Year Old Girl Dies After 2 Days in a Nursing Home
    14 year old Marie Freyre was suffering from seizures and cerebral palsy. After being denied home health care by the Agency for Health Care Administration, Marie was forced to go to a nursing home in Miami, 5 hours away from her Tampa home. A…
  • Apr 22

    Ideas for Caregiver

    Ideas for Caregiver
    Emma Banks is a a wife, mother, and one of the primary caretakers of her widowed father. She was kind enough to offer to write an article advising other caretakers.  Hope you enjoy her writing. Fun for Seniors As we’re all…
Rank this Week: 183

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 11

    CMS Publishes Self-Administration Toolkit

    CMS Publishes Self-Administration Toolkit
    On April 11, 2014, CMS added an entire subsection to its WCMSA website for self-administration help. In the agency’s usual overreaching style, it has created requirements that are not supported by any law or regulation. While many of…
  • Apr 4

    Zohydro ER – The New Actiq

    Zohydro ER – The New Actiq
    Yesterday MEDVAL did its first MSA evaluation for a California applicant taking Zohydo ER. We were genuinely shocked as this drug was not even expected to hit the market until March so we didn’t really anticipate seeing it included in…
  • Mar 24

    Louisiana Attorneys Seek MSA Seed Money as Fee

    Louisiana Attorneys Seek MSA Seed Money as Fee
    On March 19, 2014, the Court of Appeal of Louisiana affirmed an OWC ruling denying two attorneys a request for their fee. While attorneys are frequently criticized for the amounts they take from settlements, no one expects them to work for…
Rank this Week: 237

American Academy of Estate…

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys Blog

Provides legal marketing and estate planning legal updates.

http://www.aaepa.com/blog/
  • Jan 8

    Downton Abbey Demonstrates Importance of Estate Planning

    Downton Abbey Demonstrates Importance of Estate Planning
    The Season 4 premiere of Downton Abbey aired in the U.S. this week on PBS. (The series is produced in England and Season 4 aired in the U.K. in 2013.) Downton Abbey is a series about a fictional aristocratic family living on an estate in the…
  • Jan 6

    Role Reversal: Discussing Estate Planning With Aging Parent

    Role Reversal: Discussing Estate Planning With Aging Parent
    The parent-child relationship is pretty well defined. Children generally don’t advise their parents. It’s the other way around. However, this dynamic can shift as parents get older and children become adults. This becomes…
  • Jan 3

    7 Tactics for Improving Your Law Firm’s Local Search Ranking

    7 Tactics for Improving Your Law Firm’s Local Search Ranking
    According to Google, 97% of consumers search online for local businesses. As an attorney looking for local clients, local SEO should be part of your online marketing strategy. When your prospects perform an online search, the results are…
Rank this Week: 309

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates,…

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, probate and elder law.

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

    IRS Sets Adjusted Exclusion Amount

    IRS Sets Adjusted Exclusion Amount
    We recently reported on the fact that the budget agreement that was reached to stop the United States from going over the so-called “fiscal cliff” had some impact on the federal estate tax. The maximum rate of the tax went up from…
  • Apr 18

    President Proposes Estate Tax Increase

    President Proposes Estate Tax Increase
    We currently have a $5.25 million unified exclusion that applies to your estate and the taxable gifts that you have given throughout your life. The maximum rate of the estate tax and the gift tax at the present time is 40%. These parameters…
  • Apr 16

    Inheritance Tax Vs. Estate Tax

    Inheritance Tax Vs. Estate Tax
    A lot of people think that an estate tax and an inheritance tax are one and the same, but in fact they are two different things and we would like to clear up the distinctions here. The estate tax is levied on the entirety of the estate before…
Rank this Week: 474

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 17

    Undue Influence Florida

    Undue Influence Florida
    We often get questions about contesting a will because of Undue influence in Florida. Undue influence is a cause of action that is used to challenge the validity of a will, trust, or other testamentary document. You can not challenge a will…
  • Dec 26

    How can I find a copy of my parent's will or life insurance?

    How can I find a copy of my parent's will or life insurance?
    We get many calls from children who want to know where they can get a copy of their parent's will or find out if they had life insurance. First, if your parent is alive, you have no right to demand or see a copy of your parent's will. While…
  • Oct 24

    Improper gift to a lawyer in a will or other estate instrument void

    Improper gift to a lawyer in a will or other estate instrument void
    New Florida Statutes §732.806, which is effective October 1, 2013, makes an improper gift to a lawyer in a will or other estate instrument void. The new statutory provision is here:…
Rank this Week: 538

Elder Law Office of David Wingate,…

Elder Law Office of David Wingate, LLC

Covers elder law, assisted living facilities, estate planning, and nursing homes.

http://blog.davidwingate.com/
  • Mar 8

    Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning - 2015 What Will Happen? (Contd)

    Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning - 2015 What Will Happen? (Contd)
    Related proposals pertaining to qualified plans and individual retirement accounts. In addition, the Green Book includes the following proposals that pertain to qualified plans and IRAs: A limit on the total accrual of retirement benefits by…
  • Mar 7

    Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning - 2015 What Will Happen? (Contd)

    Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning - 2015 What Will Happen? (Contd)
    Sales, exchanges and “comparable transactions” with grantor trusts. The Obama Administration would attempt to address the disconnect between the income tax rules and the estate tax rules that apply to intentionally defective grantor…
  • Mar 7

    Social Security Ups Disability Safeguard

    Social Security Ups Disability Safeguard
    The Social Security Administration is expanding a program nationally to help bar criminals from controlling benefits on behalf of individuals with disabilities and the elderly. The program originally launched as a pilot in the…
Rank this Week: 521

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/
  • Apr 24

    Veterans die after being placed on VA Hospital’s secret waiting list

    Veterans die after being placed on VA Hospital’s secret waiting list
    Via CNN: At least 40 U.S. veterans died waiting for appointments at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care system, many of whom were placed on a secret waiting list. The secret list was part of an elaborate scheme designed by...
  • Apr 24

    Register Now-Webinar on Home & Community-Based Services Rule

    Register Now-Webinar on Home & Community-Based Services Rule
    The National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC) announces an upcoming webinar on April 29, 2014 on Understanding and Impacting Implementation of New Home and Community-Based Services Rules. The announcement describes the webinar as New…
  • Apr 24

    "What If It's Not Alzheimer's?"

    "What If It's Not Alzheimer's?"
    My Penn State colleague from Hershey Medical Center, Dr. Claire Flaherty, has shared with me a another fascinating resource, "What If It's Not Alzheimer's?: A Caregiver's Guide to Dementia," by Gary Radin and Lisa Radin. The first…
Rank this Week: 621

New York Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer…

New York Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers national and New York based elder neglect and nursing home abuse news. Published By Gallivan & Gallivan.

http://www.newyorknursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Report: Mandatory Managed Care in New York May Lead to Poor Care in Nursing Home

    Report: Mandatory Managed Care in New York May Lead to Poor Care in Nursing Home
    According to a 2013 study conducted by The Long Term Care Community Coalition (LTCCC), an organization dedicated to improving nursing home care in New York, the state's new Managed Long Term Care (MLTC) policy may reduce the overall quality…
  • Apr 17

    Deceased Nursing Home Owner's Estate Pays NY State Over $2M in Medicaid Fraud Case

    Deceased Nursing Home Owner's Estate Pays NY State Over $2M in Medicaid Fraud Case
    The estate of Helen Sieger, the former deceased owner of the 400-bed Kingsbridge Heights Rehabilitation and Care Center in the Bronx, New York reached a $2.5 million settlement in June 2013 with the Attorney General's office for defrauding…
  • Apr 17

    Investigators: Rochester Home Health Agency Fraudulently Billed Medicaid for $2.5 Million

    Investigators: Rochester Home Health Agency Fraudulently Billed Medicaid for $2.5 Million
    The New York State Attorney General's office and Home Health Care of Rochester (HCR), which employs 600 people, reached a $2.5 million settlement in January 2014 after investigators from the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) discovered that…
Rank this Week: 583

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/
  • Apr 23

    Elder Financial Exploitation in Aurora Nursing Home

    Elder Financial Exploitation in Aurora Nursing Home
    Elder abuse is a growing problem, and may only worsen as America’s baby boomer population ages. One of the most common forms of elder abuse is financial exploitation. Elder financial exploitation is defined as the illegal or improper…
  • Apr 21

    Nursing Home Negligence - Wandering & Elopement

    Nursing Home Negligence - Wandering & Elopement
    Elopement, often used interchangeably with wandering, is a serious problem in nursing homes. It occurs when a dependent resident in a licensed facility leaves that facility without staff knowledge or observation of their departure.Safe vs.…
  • Apr 17

    Nursing Home Sexual Assault Case Ends with Unique $10 Million Settlement

    Nursing Home Sexual Assault Case Ends with Unique $10 Million Settlement
    News spread last year about a horrific case of sexual assault perpetrated by a caregiver as a senior home. According to reports, the perpetrator was employed as an assistant at a nursing home. At some point on his shift, the 30 year old man…
Rank this Week: 712

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/
  • Mar 31

    Telephone Tax Scam Targeting Senior

    Telephone Tax Scam Targeting Senior
    As tax day approaches, criminals posing as IRS agents are taking to the phones to try to scam senior citizens out of their retirement money. Elder law attorneys at Pintas & Mullins detail how the telephone scam works and how to protect…
  • Mar 26

    The Six Worst Nursing Home Facilities in California

    The Six Worst Nursing Home Facilities in California
    There are about 1,300 long-term care nursing facilities in California, where over 300,000 residents are cared for. Unfortunately, most nursing homes are run by for-profit corporations, such as HCR ManorCare, which aim to make money by caring…
  • Mar 20

    How to Treat and Prevent Sepsis in Nursing Home Resident

    How to Treat and Prevent Sepsis in Nursing Home Resident
    Sepsis, or serious infection of the blood, is one of the top reasons nursing home residents are sent to hospitals. Septic shock among the elderly results in death about 20% of the time, costing grave emotional and financial harm on families…
Rank this Week: 729

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and family law.

http://www.criderlaw.net/blog/
  • Apr 24

    Biggest Mistake And Benefits Of Estate Planning

    Biggest Mistake And Benefits Of Estate Planning
    Estate planning involves organizing your personal and financial affairs in case of mental incapacity or death. An article on foxbusiness.com, says the the biggest mistake you can make is to plan improperly or not plan at all. But with the…
  • Apr 17

    Planning Investments Designed To Outlive You

    Planning Investments Designed To Outlive You
    What if you die unexpectedly? Will your spouse know what to do with your investments? Because many don’t, some investors are setting up what are known as income producing “survivor portfolios” to take care of their spouses…
  • Apr 10

    Stop Inheritance Feuds Before They Start

    Stop Inheritance Feuds Before They Start
    Family members routinely fight over cash, stocks and other large assets after a relative dies. But some of the most bitter fights are over trinkets. More than half of lawsuits over inheritances involve items worth less than 10 percent of a…
Rank this Week: 986

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/
  • Apr 23

    Reassignment of Los Angeles County Nursing Home Supervisor

    Reassignment of Los Angeles County Nursing Home Supervisor
    With California making national news over elder abuse at nursing homes and residential care facilities for the elderly (RCFEs), it may not come as a surprise that the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has reassigned Ernest…
  • Apr 16

    RCFE Reform Act of 2014 Gains Momentum

    RCFE Reform Act of 2014 Gains Momentum
    We’ve been following the reform initiatives for residential care facilities for the elderly (RCFEs) in California, and a story in U-T San Diego emphasizes that support for the RCFE Reform Act of 2014 has been gaining momentum.…
  • Apr 9

    Online Map to Track Elder Financial Abuse

    Online Map to Track Elder Financial Abuse
    Elder abuse and nursing home neglect are crimes that aren’t confined to physical or emotional abuse.  In fact, every year many older Americans become victims of financial mistreatment.  A recent article in the New York Times…
Rank this Week: 1028

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 23

    New York Estate Tax Changes Have Unintended Outcome

    New York Estate Tax Changes Have Unintended Outcome
    Changes in estate tax rules approved in New York this month were supposed to help those with estates valued up to $5 million and keep things the same for those worth more, with the top rate remaining at 16 percent. But an article in…
  • Apr 16

    Nip Inheritance Feuds In The Bud

    Nip Inheritance Feuds In The Bud
    Fighting over money, stocks or other valuable assets is common among family members after a relative dies. But the most heated, knock down, drag out fights are often over worthless trinkets. Go figure. At least half of lawsuits over…
  • Apr 9

    Long Term Care Insurance Pitfall

    Long Term Care Insurance Pitfall
    Watch out when shopping for long term care insurance. Long term care costs are out of sight and can fast erase one’s savings, so many boomers are now seeking to buy long term care insurance. But what are they buying? It can be…
Rank this Week: 1023

The Law Office of Michael…

The Law Office of Michael Robinson, P.C.

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.mrobinsonlaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 22

    Celebrate Earth Day Today!

    Celebrate Earth Day Today!
    Earth Day is celebrated on April 22. Events are held all over the world to demonstrate support for environmental protection.   There are so many ways that each and every one of us can help protect our earth.  Here’s a link to…
  • Apr 14

    Today is International Moment of Laughter Day

    Today is International Moment of Laughter Day
    International Moment of Laughter Day is celebrated on April 14.   It is said that laughter is the best medicine; it can reduce stress and improve the quality of life.  It is also said that laughter is contagious.  So,…
  • Apr 11

    New York Estate Planning Tip Sheet

    New York Estate Planning Tip Sheet
    For people in the Finger Lakes region and Rochester, New York, the process of creating an estate plan can seem daunting when first approached. Fortunately, your estate planning attorney will be there to help guide you through the…
Rank this Week: 1101

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

http://www.kraftelderlaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 24

    Six Tips to Help Cope with the Sudden Loss of a Loved One

    Six Tips to Help Cope with the Sudden Loss of a Loved One
    Military Families Continue to Suffer the Consequences of America’s Wars, Says Daughter of WWII Casualty When Karolyn Rogers was 5 years old, she became one of the millions of Americans who’ve lost a parent to war. “My…
  • Apr 23

    Lawsuit Said to Offer Insight Into Relationship Between Doctors, Device Maker

    Lawsuit Said to Offer Insight Into Relationship Between Doctors, Device Maker
    In a nearly 1,700-word piece, the Wall Street Journal reported that a lawsuit that involves Johnson & Johnson provides an insight into the close relationship between medical device makers and medical community, with the…
  • Apr 22

    Featured Link — Veteran Entrepreneurship

    Featured Link — Veteran Entrepreneurship
    Military Online Colleges is a commercial site, but it has good resources for veterans who are making the transition to civilian life. If you’re in that situation, take a look at this site. Here is a little information about it: ……
Rank this Week: 1435

All About Estates

All About Estates

Covers estates, trusts, tax, litigation, guardianship and elder care.

http://www.allaboutestates.ca/
  • Apr 24

    $99 Dollar Will

    $99 Dollar Will
    This week it hit the news that you can now get a will done for $99 if you go to Walmart.
  • Apr 23

    More Estate Planning statistic

    More Estate Planning statistic
    a recent Scotiabank study conducted by Nielson (formerly Harris/Decima) found that only 33% of Canadians have a Power of Attorney for property
  • Apr 22

    Court of Appeal: Promise to Gift House to Son Unenforceable

    Court of Appeal: Promise to Gift House to Son Unenforceable
    The recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision in Kavanagh v. Lajoie serves as a reminder to folks on the receiving end of a promise not to count their chickens before they are hatched. In 2005, Mark Lajoie’s father promised to gift him a…
Rank this Week: 1152

Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing Home Abuse

Features nursing home abuse updates, articles and resources. By McIver Brown Law Firm.

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

    Three Families Involved in Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Case

    Three Families Involved in Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Case
    A nursing home in San Antonio is under fire after several senior citizens have come together to file a lawsuit against the facility. The Parklane West Healthcare Center in San Antonio Texas is being sued by three families whose…
  • Apr 23

    Man Found Guilty of Neglect in Elder Abuse Case

    Man Found Guilty of Neglect in Elder Abuse Case
    A 53-year old man has been found guilty of elder abuse and theft against a 66-year old man in Davis County, California. 53-year old James Mattos was working as the in-home caregiver for the developmentally disabled Cecil Wachholtz when…
  • Apr 14

    Daughter Charged with being Responsible for own Mother’s Death in Shocking California Elder Abuse Case

    Daughter Charged with being Responsible for own Mother’s Death in Shocking California Elder Abuse Case
    A woman has been charged with elder abuse against her own mother in a case that has shocked the community of Riverside, California. 58-year old Linda Maureen Raye from the county of San Bernardino was charged with murder and elder...Read…
Rank this Week: 1212

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 22

    Arizona Health Care Tool-Kit

    Arizona Health Care Tool-Kit
    The Arizona Health Care Association has released a helpful toolkit for health care administrators. The goal of the toolkit is to “empower the administrator for success,” by providing tools and resources to build an excellent…
  • Apr 22

    Parsing will, living will, living trust

    Parsing will, living will, living trust
    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. Q: I have never been one to plan for the future and I do not particularly like thinking…
  • Apr 15

    April 10, 2014 Social Work Monthly Conference Call Note

    April 10, 2014 Social Work Monthly Conference Call Note
    Social Work Monthly Conference Call April 10, 2014  Facilitator: Paige Hector, LMSW – Paige Ahead Healthcare Education & Consulting, LLC www.paigeahead.com, email address paigehector@gmail.com, 520-955-3387. Conference calls…
Rank this Week: 1150

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 2014

    Earth Day 2014
    Going green is good for the planet and good for your wallet. Here are some changes that can make a big impact.   $23-38 If the average household lowers the thermostat by two degrees, from 70 degrees to 68, they could save $23-$38 a…
  • Apr 15

    Is divorce a good solution if my spouse goes into a nursing home?

    Is divorce a good solution if my spouse goes into a nursing home?
    By Attorney Nathan Simpson Many clients come into the office asking if their only option when faced with a catastrophic medical situation is divorce. They have heard that this is the only way to not be required to spend everything in the…
  • Apr 14

    Your Estate Plan Should Reduce Your Legislative Risk, Not Increase It

    Your Estate Plan Should Reduce Your Legislative Risk, Not Increase It
    By Senior Associate Attorney, Dan Vu Too often estate planners do not consider their client's legislative risk. In other words, they plan without consideration to the very high probability that the current rules will change. In Washington and…
Rank this Week: 1318

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

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

http://cramerlawcenter.com/blog/
  • Apr 18

    RELATIONSHIP SERIES – PART 3

    RELATIONSHIP SERIES – PART 3
    Our Relationships Series previously has covered the unique estate planning challenges faced by blended families and by same-sex and other unmarried couples.  Today we will address another group that is in dire need of proper planning:…
  • Apr 4

    THE LATEST DO-IT-YOURSELF NIGHTMARE

    THE LATEST DO-IT-YOURSELF NIGHTMARE
    We are constantly warning clients and friends alike of the dangers of do-it-yourself estate planning.  The odds are just too high that a fill-in-the-blanks estate plan will fail.  We hate to say we told you so, but here it is…
  • Mar 24

    RELATIONSHIP SERIES – PART 2

    RELATIONSHIP SERIES – PART 2
    Scenario No.1 – Single Mom with Kids Marries Single Dad with Kids   Although this type of “stepfamily” is becoming more and more common, it comes with significant hurdles to overcome.  If you are part of a blended…
Rank this Week: 1401

Davidov Law Group

Davidov Law Group

Covers new York elder law and estate planning.

http://www.davidovlaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 4

    How Much Does a Special Needs Trust Cost?

    How Much Does a Special Needs Trust Cost?
    If you want to provide resources for the benefit of someone with a disability, you should consider the creation of a special needs trust. This type of trust, alternately referred to as a supplemental needs trust, can enhance the life of the…
  • Mar 14

    Alzheimer’s, Health Care Proxies, and Powers of Attorney

    Alzheimer’s, Health Care Proxies, and Powers of Attorney
    Sometimes people who don’t have an extraordinary amount of wealth assume they don’t need to discuss estate planning with an attorney. They are aware of the fact that the estate tax is only applicable to large estates, and they…
  • Mar 12

    What Are the Drawbacks of Probate in New York?

    What Are the Drawbacks of Probate in New York?
    The process of probate in New York is a factor to consider when you are planning your estate. Estate planning is often equated to the execution of a last will. If you do utilize a last will as the legal device that will facilitate the…
Rank this Week: 1232

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/
  • Mar 26

    Nursing Home Abuse: Owner Embezzled Fund

    Nursing Home Abuse: Owner Embezzled Fund
    A Rhode Island nursing home owner embezzled funds and let the nursing homes fail.  The federal authorities have agreed to a $1.2 million settlement. To read more: …
  • Feb 10

    Nursing Home Abuse: Homicide Charge

    Nursing Home Abuse: Homicide Charge
    An Indiana nursing home employee is facing criminal charges including reckless homicide in the death of a resident.  A witness saw the employee abusing the resident and the pathologist determined that the abuse was consistent with the…
  • Jan 30

    Nursing Home Abuse: Medicare Fraud and Hospice

    Nursing Home Abuse: Medicare Fraud and Hospice
    An Illinois hospice executive was charged with federal healthcare fraud for elevating the level of care for hospice patients who resided in the nursing homes that he controlled.  The facts are that this executive trained nurses to look…
Rank this Week: 1469

Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli…

Law Office of Donald D. Vanarelli Blog

Covers New Jersey elder law and estate planning.

http://www.dvanarelli.com/blog
Rank this Week: 1196

Integra Law Group Attorneys Blog

Integra Law Group Attorneys Blog

Covers debt relief, bankruptcy, estate planning and elder law in Idaho.

http://www.integralawblog.com
  • Jun 16

    Credit Card Companies Cut Deal

    Credit Card Companies Cut Deal
    Credit card companies are increasingly doing something they have historically refused to do -  cutting deals on delinquent accounts for substantially less than the amount owed, according to a recent article in the New York Times. …
  • Jun 5

    Medical Bills A Factor in 62% of Bankruptcie

    Medical Bills A Factor in 62% of Bankruptcie
    According to a recent study by Harvard Medical School, 62% of all personal bankruptcies filed in 2007 were related to a significant extent to medical bills.  Further, the really shocking statistic is that of those bankruptcies where medical…
  • May 6

    Court Halts Foreclosure Sale

    Court Halts Foreclosure Sale
    A court in South California has issued an order halting certain home foreclosure sales.  The injunction – which I believe to be the first of its kind for a broad class of borrowers — prevents stops foreclosure sales on properties…
Rank this Week: 1227

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/
  • Apr 23

    Don't Let Long-Term Care Lapse!

    Don't Let Long-Term Care Lapse!
    Once you have determined the importance of long term care insurance and went through the effort of obtaining it, make sure you follow through with paying the premiums or risk losing the benefits altogether.
  • Apr 21

    Life Estate: One Way To Pass On The Family Home

    Life Estate: One Way To Pass On The Family Home
    Life estates can be a useful transfer tool to avoid the probate process.
  • Apr 18

    Consider Gifting Your IRA To Your Grandchildren

    Consider Gifting Your IRA To Your Grandchildren
    IRAs can be a very powerful estate planning tool that can pass to generations with deferred tax implications, however be sure to carefully evaluate all the options, advantages and disadvantages before simply naming a beneficiary.
Rank this Week: 2041

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/
  • Apr 22

    Most Canadians are not aware of the tax benefits of charitable giving in their will

    Most Canadians are not aware of the tax benefits of charitable giving in their will
    I saw a Scotiabank news release today that contains some interesting facts. One in five people with a written will plan to leave some portion of their estate to charity. I find that number to be higher than I experienced in my own law…
  • Apr 18

    Eyes wide open - should you accept that executor appointment?

    Eyes wide open - should you accept that executor appointment?
    I'm attaching a link to a post by Ontario lawyer Corina Weigl, who blogs at www.allaboutestates.ca. In her article, Ms. Weigl talks about the fact that many executors and court-appointed administrators take on the assigned role without even…
  • Apr 18

    Beneficiaries got nothing when executor used the house for security - and lost it

    Beneficiaries got nothing when executor used the house for security - and lost it
    There is a new case from the Ontario Court of Appeal this month that I believe holds a really valuable lesson for beneficiaries. It's the case of DiMichele v. DiMichele. The facts, briefly, are that Mrs. DiMichele died in 1996, leaving her…
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German Law Group Blog

German Law Group Blog

Covers estate planning.

http://www.germanlawgroup.com/
  • Apr 22

    Portability and Your Estate Taxe

    Portability and Your Estate Taxe
    A lot of people are concerned that the government will take some or all of the property they leave behind because of estate taxes. Sometimes referred to as a “death taxes,” the estate tax is a federal tax that applies to property…
  • Apr 15

    3 Tips for Incapacity Planning

    3 Tips for Incapacity Planning
    If you live in North Dakota or Minnesota and have considered what might happen if you one day become ill or injured, you need to develop an incapacity plan. Incapacity planning involves making a number of decisions that will take a fact…
  • Apr 10

    Practical Tips When Making a Last Will

    Practical Tips When Making a Last Will
    For people near the Thief River Falls, Minnesota area who want to make an estate plan, creating a last will and testament will likely be a necessary part of the planning process. Wills are one of the legal documents that are essential to the…
Rank this Week: 2118

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 19

    Bill 14 - Justice Statutes Amendment Act, 2014, Amending WESA, has Passed and Been Given Royal Assent

    Bill 14 - Justice Statutes Amendment Act, 2014, Amending WESA, has Passed and Been Given Royal Assent
    Bill 14, which contains an amendment to section 2 (2) of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act , has passed, and was given Royal Asset on April 9, 2014. Section 2 (2) sets out when people cease to be spouses for the purpose of the Act. You…
  • Apr 13

    Notice of Dispute

    Notice of Dispute
    In British Columbia, under the new probate rules, if you wish to dispute the validity of a will, and oppose a grant of probate or of administration of the will, you may file a notice of dispute before the Supreme Court of British Columbia…
  • Apr 6

    Bentley v. Maplewood Seniors Care Society

    Bentley v. Maplewood Seniors Care Society
    Margaret Anne Bentley lives in the Maplewood care facility in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia. She was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 1999, and her condition has deteriorated to the point where she moves little, does not…
Rank this Week: 1571

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

By Ettinger Law Firm.

http://www.newyorkelderlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 18

    Good News for NY Medicaid System - Agreement Reached with Federal Government

    Good News for NY Medicaid System - Agreement Reached with Federal Government
    Uncertainty reigned over the last few months regarding the budget situation for the New York Medicaid system. Fortunately, an agreement has been reached which should provide more long-term stability and the ease the minds of both policymakers…
  • Apr 16

    The Mickey Rooney Example: Be Clear About Funeral & Burial Plan

    The Mickey Rooney Example: Be Clear About Funeral & Burial Plan
    Legendary actor Mickey Rooney died earlier this month at the age of 93. Over the later course of his life, Rooney offered many important lessons related to elder law estate planning. For one thing, he was a vocal advocate against senior…
  • Apr 15

    Science of the Brain & Elder Financial Exploitation

    Science of the Brain & Elder Financial Exploitation
    Advances in brain research are shedding new light on how our minds function. This includes understanding how we process decisions related to finances as well as how our decision-making changes as we age. Taken together, the new knowledge…
Rank this Week: 2347

Law Offices of Richard B.…

Law Offices of Richard B. Schneider, LLC Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.rbsllc.com/blog/
  • Apr 17

    How Do I Fund My Trust?

    How Do I Fund My Trust?
    A comprehensive estate plan typically includes far more than just a Last Will and Testament. Though your Will should provide the foundation for your estate plan, additional tools and strategies may also be incorporated into the plan to…
  • Apr 15

    Can I Gift $10,000 Each Year to My Children?

    Can I Gift $10,000 Each Year to My Children?
    Estate planning frequently aims to do more than simply provide a roadmap for the distribution of estate assets after death. For anyone with a moderate to large estate, minimizing the impact of gift and estate taxes is a primary goal of estate…
  • Apr 10

    What Is a Charitable Remainder Trust?

    What Is a Charitable Remainder Trust?
    For many people, philanthropy is an important part of their life.  If you are one of these people, chances are good that you wish to continue your philanthropic gifting after you are gone as well. Fortunately, there are numerous ways to…
Rank this Week: 2074

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Covers estate planning and elder law in North Carolina.

http://www.cheryldavid.com/blog/
  • Apr 17

    North Carolina Estate Planning Tip Sheet

    North Carolina Estate Planning Tip Sheet
    Choosing to begin estate planning is something that everyone in the Greensboro, North Carolina area should do. It’s also something that far too many people put off, or never get around to doing. Before you begin the estate planning…
  • Apr 7

    Portability, Estate Taxes, and Your Estate Plan

    Portability, Estate Taxes, and Your Estate Plan
    Some people in the Greensboro, North Carolina area who begin estate planning often worry about the estate tax. The federal estate tax applies to the property left behind by people who die. However, the estate tax, sometimes referred to as the…
  • Apr 2

    You Already Have an Estate Plan, Whether You Want it or Not

    You Already Have an Estate Plan, Whether You Want it or Not
    One of the facts that people who first visit an estate planning attorney are sometimes surprised to find out is that they already have an effective estate plan in place. The estate planning process is about making decisions. Those decisions…
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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: 2229

California Elder Abuse Lawyer Blog

California Elder Abuse Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.californiaelderabuselawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 12

    Tips for Choosing a Southern California Nursing Home for A Loved One with Alzheimer's Disease

    Tips for Choosing a Southern California Nursing Home for A Loved One with Alzheimer's Disease
    The decision to place a loved one with Alzheimer's disease into a Southern California nursing home is a difficult decision. However, you may feel more comfortable about the decision if you've done your homework to research nursing homes in…
  • Apr 6

    Feeding Tubes in Southern California Nursing Home

    Feeding Tubes in Southern California Nursing Home
    Thousands of elders reside in nursing homes in Southern California. Many of them require a feeding tube temporarily, or even on a permanent basis. Feeding tubes may prove the only source of nutrition for some residents of California nursing…
  • Mar 29

    Wandering In Nursing Homes: What You Need To Know

    Wandering In Nursing Homes: What You Need To Know
    According to the World Health Organization, dementia is one of the major causes of disability and dependency among older people. Dementia, which is a syndrome in which there is a deterioration in memory, behavior and thinking, causes many who…
Rank this Week: 2162

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
  • Apr 10

    Intestacy Laws: Dying Without a Will in NY

    Intestacy Laws: Dying Without a Will in NY
    A person who dies without a will in New York is said to have died intestate. If a person owned assets, they either pass automatically, such a joint accounts and accounts with beneficiary designations, or through a court process known as…
  • Mar 13

    Medicaid Planning with a Life Estate Deed

    Medicaid Planning with a Life Estate Deed
    As we discussed in the previous article, in order to avoid Medicaid liens and estate recovery, elder law clients would be well advised to learn about their rights to protect their homes. This is true whether they need Medicaid home care and…
  • Feb 5

    Medicaid Planning for the Home: Irrevocable Medicaid Trust

    Medicaid Planning for the Home: Irrevocable Medicaid Trust
    When it comes to long term care for seniors, our office recommends long term care insurance as the first choice. If that is not an option, planning for Medicaid becomes an important component of many families’ plans. While Medicaid…
Rank this Week: 2333

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 4

    It's legal to write your own will, but here's how it can go terribly wrong

    It's legal to write your own will, but here's how it can go terribly wrong
    Plenty of WV seniors call WVSLA to ask if it's legal to handwrite your own will. The short answer is yes, it is. But if the reason you are writing your own will is to make sure your estate is distributed a different way than the law would if…
  • Apr 3

    HHS announces important Medicare information for people in same-sex marriage

    HHS announces important Medicare information for people in same-sex marriage
    Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that the Social Security Administration (SSA) is now able to process requests for Medicare Part A and Part B Special Enrollment Periods, and reductions in Part B and premium…
  • Apr 2

    Congress extends QI program again

    Congress extends QI program again
    On March 31 Congress voted to extend the sunsetting Qualified Individual Medicaid Program (QI) for one more year. QI uses Medicaid funds to pay the Part B premium for Medicare beneficiaries whose incomes are between 120% and 135% of poverty…
Rank this Week: 2022

Chicago Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer…

Chicago Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

By Ed Fox & Associates.

http://www.chicagonursinghomeabuselawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 3

    Illinois Long-Term Care Ombudsmen Program Expanded by Legislature

    Illinois Long-Term Care Ombudsmen Program Expanded by Legislature
    The Illinois Act on Aging created the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program. 20 ILCS 105/4.04. The program was created to make sure older persons and others with disabilities receive quality care in long-term care facilities. The idea behind the…
  • Mar 25

    Florida to Vote on Bill Aimed at Limiting Tort Liability in Nursing Home Litigation

    Florida to Vote on Bill Aimed at Limiting Tort Liability in Nursing Home Litigation
    Florida is one of the nation's most popular destinations for the elderly, which has made nursing homes and other long term care facilities a major part of the state's economy. The Florida legislature has recently addressed an important issue…
  • Mar 18

    Elderly Abuse Proving to be a National Problem in Recent Month

    Elderly Abuse Proving to be a National Problem in Recent Month
    Illinois An incident occurred at Rosewood Care Center in St. Charles, Illinois, a suburb in Chicago. The St. Charles Police accused two employees of the facility of aggravated battery of a person older than 60 as well as an unlawful…
Rank this Week: 2228

Fiduciary Folio

Fiduciary Folio

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

http://www.tannerpittmanlaw.com/blog-fiduciary-folio.html
  • Mar 26

    Case law update: gifting in Georgia for specific purpose

    Case law update: gifting in Georgia for specific purpose
    Under Georgia law, a gift can be made for a specific purpose without the necessity of a trust. OCGA § 44-5-87. However, if it appears that the expressed purpose of the gift cannot be accomplished, then the law imposes a trust over…
  • Dec 30

    Georgia changes to partition statute enshrine sentimentality in law

    Georgia changes to partition statute enshrine sentimentality in law
    It is a time-honored rule of common law that parties are not usually compensated for emotional loss, and the rule is only overcome by statute, as in cases of severe emotional distress. Likewise, our land title law has so evolved to favor…
  • Oct 11

    He had a power of attorney; there's nothing I can do . . . 

    He had a power of attorney; there's nothing I can do . . . 
     . . . or is there?Often, a child or close friend of an elderly person will be granted a power of attorney to help the elder handle her financial affairs. Such power of attorney is usually quite broad, granting the trusted agent the…
Rank this Week: 2142

Planning Notes

Planning Notes

Covers fundamental concepts relevant to estate planning, business law, real estate law, and tax law. By Cook & Cook.

http://cooklaw.co/blog
  • Mar 25

    IRS: Bitcoin is Property, Not Currency

    IRS: Bitcoin is Property, Not Currency
    Today, the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") issued Notice 2014-21 regarding some federal tax prinicples associated with transactions utlizing virtual currency, such as Bitcoin. Among other things, this means that if a person purchases a…
  • Feb 17

    What Is An Advance Healthcare Directive?

    What Is An Advance Healthcare Directive?
    An advance healthcare directive, such as a living will, is a legal document that sets forth a person’s end-of-life healthcare treatment desires. Generally, an advance healthcare directive does not become effective until a person is not…
  • Jan 31

    Obama Announces MyRA Retirement Account

    Obama Announces MyRA Retirement Account
    Wall Street Journal: President Barack Obama signed a presidential memorandum Wednesday authorizing the Treasury Department to create a new retirement-savings vehicle aimed at workers who don't have access to traditional retirement accounts,…
Rank this Week: 2270

Massachusetts Estate Planning,…

Massachusetts Estate Planning, Probate & Elder Law

Features a blend of common sense info for clients and family caregivers and in-depth probate, tax and Medicaid analysis for lawyers & CPAs. By Brian E. Barreira.

http://elderlaw.info/
Rank this Week: 2384

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/
Rank this Week: 2209

Virginia Disability Law Blog

Virginia Disability Law Blog

Covers Social Security disability law and special needs trusts. By Sheri R. Abrams.

http://sheriabrams.com/blog
Rank this Week: 1718

Armstrong, Fisch & Tutoli Blog

Armstrong, Fisch & Tutoli Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://www.armstrongfisch.com/blog/
  • Feb 11

    Census Statistic of Interest to Elder Law Community

    Census Statistic of Interest to Elder Law Community
    The baby boomer generation is getting older, and people who are part of this group are reaching retirement age in droves. There are about 10,000 people applying for Social Security every day, and analysts tell us that this volume should stay…
  • Feb 8

    Fiscal Cliff Fallout

    Fiscal Cliff Fallout
    The question of whether or not the United States was going to fall over the “fiscal cliff” dominated the news in the weeks and days leading up to the new year. If we would have plunged over the cliff the estate tax parameters…
  • Jan 8

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to Academy Member Websites. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
Rank this Week: 2071

Unique Estate Law Blog

Unique Estate Law Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning.

http://uniqueestatelaw.com/lawyer/blog/Unique_Estate_Law_Blog.htm
Rank this Week: 1952

Massachusetts Estate Planning and…

Massachusetts Estate Planning and Elder Law

Discusses estate planning, elder law and health insurance matters in Massachusetts. By Leanna Hamil.

http://lhamillattorney.typepad.com/main/
  • Oct 10

    How Should I Divide My Assets?

    How Should I Divide My Assets?
    A lot of times when I’m meeting with clients they will ask me “how should we leave our stuff?” They have children, grandchildren, siblings, parents, nieces, nephews, charities they like to support and they are having trouble figuring…
  • Sep 18

    Leaving A Memo or Letter With Your Will

    Leaving A Memo or Letter With Your Will
    Your Will is the place where you distribute certain types of property after your death. Anything that has a joint owner (like a house or a bank account) or a named beneficiary (like a retirement plan or insurance policy) will pass to the…
  • Sep 10

    Changing Guardianship Nomination

    Changing Guardianship Nomination
    If you find yourself need to change the guardianship nominations for your children, there are some steps you need to take.  All parents of minor children (and parents of special needs children) should nominate guardians in legal documents so…
Rank this Week: 2271