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The Dangers of a Family Caregiver

The stress of being a family caregiver can be enormous.  One recent study reflected 31% of family caregivers admit they want more help and 25% expressed they resent other family members who don’t help…
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HIPAA COMPLIANT

HIPAA COMPLIANT  Elder Law Attorney Lee Drizin answers more questions from Case Managers that may be helpful:  When a patient passes away and a family member is requesting medical and/or financial…
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Alzheimer's Breakthrough using Ultrasound

New Alzheimer’s treatment fully restores memory function: Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound technology that clears the brain of neurotoxic amyloid plaques - structures…
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Nursing Home Abuse

Many common nursing home practices are, in fact, illegal. In order to receive the best possible quality of care, a resident or resident’s family member should be familiar with the protections of the…
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Transferring Money to Minors can Cause Major Headaches

Transferring Money to Minors:  The problem for many parents in finalizing their estate plan is deciding how to provide for minor children.  Let’s face it, most teenagers may not be responsible enough…
Communicating About Estate Planning

Communicating About Estate Planning

In life, there are certain things that can make people uncomfortable during discussions, two of which are death and money. These topics are not always easy to discuss, especially when they are combined…
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Can a person who has been given Power of Attorney keep family members and/or friends from visiting the patient?

Social Workers and nurses continue to reach out to us and ask us about important issues they face with their patients and family members thereof.  Following are a couple of examples: A family member…
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To Gift or not to Gift, that is the Question!

Older clients regularly pose the question of whether they should gift their house to their children. Under Medicaid laws, transferring ownership of a home, usually in the form of a gift, is subject to…
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Thinking of putting off your estate planning – think again after you read this!

Despite being a rare event, wrong site surgery is the number-one operating room safety concern for 65 percent of operating room nurses in the United States, according to a new national survey conducted…
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Durable Powers of Attorney - Part III

The durable power of attorney can be an effective and efficient alternative to the guardianship process. However, it simply is not a foolproof method to ensure guardianship may not be necessary.  There…
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Durable Powers of Attorney - Part II

A durable power of attorney is only an effective alternative to guardianship if a third party will recognize the document.  It is important to understand what options the third party has when presented…
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Is there an easy way to avoid guardianship?

Seniors have a number of legitimate concerns about the costs associated with the guardianship process. However, there is an easy (and inexpensive) way to generally avoid guardianship while still being…
NEW YORK JUDGE ALLOWS SERVICE OF DIVORCE PAPERS THROUGH FACEBOOK!!

NEW YORK JUDGE ALLOWS SERVICE OF DIVORCE PAPERS THROUGH FACEBOOK!!

A judge in Brooklyn, NY allowed a woman to serve her divorce papers to her husband via Facebook. So, can you now divorce your spouse through Facebook, Twitter (How about #IDivorceyou!), or maybe just send…
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Why guardianship may still be necessary…

Banks can refuse to honor a durable power of attorney (DPOA) if they suspect financial fraud.  We recently received a call from a social worker who had a patient whose son needed to pay for mom’s care…
Aging at Home on the Rise

Aging at Home on the Rise

A new survey of hundreds of federally sponsored local agencies that assist aging Americans has found increased efforts to help the elderly remain in their homes as they grow older, a policy known as “aging…
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More Ammunition for Social Workers to Encourage Exercise

More Ammunition for Social Workers to Encourage Exercise New study results from the University of Kansas bolster the adage that "heart healthy is brain healthy." The investigation shows neighborhoods…
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New Study on Elder Abuse Reveals Cause for Concern

The first study to look at the scope of negative aggression between residents of U.S. nursing homes has found that almost one in five people who live in these facilities are involved in such encounters…
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The Blame Game

An article entitled  “Social workers and journalists are hindered by mutual suspicion” recently appeared in an on-line edition of The Guardian.  The article discussed the fact that the media generally…