May Is National Elder Law Month

As we age, the importance of planning for our future health and legal needs cannot be underestimated. It starts as young parents, when we make sure we have a will or trust in place to protect our children just in ...

 
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The Value of Hiring an Elder Law Attorney

This guest blog post is by Dana Perry, CELA and Ryan Barry, both of whom are part of the Elder Law team at the Tennessee-based law firm of Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.

Part I: Guidelines for Ensuring Effective Medicaid Planning

Families coping with both the emotional and legal complexities associated with long-term elder care face a unique, yet serious set of challenges. As a result, many individuals facing ...

 
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Choosing an Elder Law Attorney

This guest editorial is provided by the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys.

Legal problems that affect elders are growing in number. Elder Law encompasses many different fields of law; among them are:

Medicaid
Medicare claims/appeals
Social security and ...

 
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The Role of Elder Law Attorneys in Care Planning

With the cost of senior care on the rise (and no signs of ever going back), even those with means are left to wonder how to pay the bills. Nursing homes can run up to $7,000 a month in rent; assisted ...

 
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An Overview of Assisted Living Resident Rights

Not much thought is given to the Bill of Rights or the  U.S. Constitution until we feel our freedoms have been violated. Though we may take it for granted, Americans are privileged to have certain inalienable rights.

Accordingly, residents ...

 
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SeniorsforLiving.com’s Senior Living Transition Resource Guide

Transition. The word operates as both a noun and a verb. As a noun, it is defined as “a passage from one state, stage, subject, or place to another;” as an intransitive verb, it refers to the act of making a transition.

Life is comprised of transitions great and small, but the later years are certainly rife with them.

Getting an AARP membership, needing bifocals when reading the morning paper, ...

 
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Top 100 Senior & Boomer Blogs & Websites

Google returns 1,330,000 results when you type in “blogs about seniors” and 3,890,000 for “websites about seniors.” Of course, not all of these results are legitimate, useful, or applicable destinations for those seeking issues of interest about seniors, but even if half ...

 
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Retired Attorneys Can Aid Fellow Seniors

The American Bar Association is urging states to adopt programs that allow retired attorneys to work for free to assist vulnerable seniors and low-income individuals.

Twenty-seven jurisdictions have emeritus attorney pro bono programs in place, according to the ABA's Commission on Law and Aging. These programs provide a limited license for retired and non-practicing lawyers to practice on a volunteer basis for nonprofit legal providers serving seniors and low- and ...

 
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