Elder Care. Legal news and articles for December 29 - 31, 2011

Woman shot in head during W. Wendover carjackingWal-Mart assault: Elder abuse law charge is first for areaSilicon Valley Politicians Introduce 50 New Laws for 2012State keeps funding dangerous ALFsNew Year honours list: OBEsDallas Elder Law Attorney Advises Individuals on Long Term Care Options Since ...ELDER LAW REVIEW Home energy tax credits for '11TAKING CARE OF MOM AND DAD, Pt. 4: Finding the middle groundDeutsche Telekom, Marvel, SK Holdings, HP in Court NewsFeds sue to stop Santa Rosa from enforcing seniors-only housing projectThe Shame of Elder Abuse and the Silence of WashingtonAdvocates: More gay-friendly senior housing neededBill curbing cough-medicine sales to minors becomes law next weekKMJ Rundown: California's New Laws in '12Hundreds of New Laws Go into Effect in 2012

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Letter: Return to roots of founding fathers
Leavenworth TimesDecember 1, 2011

Criteria for round up and arrest will allow profiling such as physical appearance and language. The federal government will encourage all individual states to adopt similar labor laws. Medical care and financial support for the elderly and or retired ...more »

County: Revenue shortfalls would hurt young, old, needy
Whittier Daily NewsDecember 2, 2011

Also on the list of trigger cuts are $1 million for Medi-Cal Managed Care plans; $680000 in "vertical" grants for prosecuting major narcotics and elder abuse cases; and $300000 in grants to purchase books and other library materials. ...more »

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Woman shot in head during W. Wendover carjacking
Salt Lake TribuneDecember 31, 2011

Utah Highway Patrol, Tooele County, and Box Elder County law enforcement have also been notified. Anyone with information should contact the West Wendover Police Department at (775) 664-2930 or call 911.more »

Wal-Mart assault: Elder abuse law charge is first for area
The Daily News OnlineDecember 31, 2011

A city woman accused of punching a 70-year-old Wal-Mart cashier in the face on Christmas Eve morning is the first person in Genesee, Orleans or Wyoming counties to be charged under an elder abuse assault law enacted in 2008. According to court records ...more »

Silicon Valley Politicians Introduce 50 New Laws for 2012
Patch.comDecember 31, 2011

SB 445: Updating Privacy Protections for Library Patrons Part of Simitian's annual “There Oughta Be A Law” contest, this extends library privacy protections to online content. SB 164: Preserving Funding for Child Abuse Prevention and Endangered Species ...more »

State keeps funding dangerous ALFs
MiamiHerald.comDecember 31, 2011

“They know they are not at risk, that's why they haven't changed anything,” said Lipscomb, who pressed for the state's first elder abuse law in 1995. At a Pasco County home, caretakers were supposed to be watching Charlene Webb more carefully because ...more »

New Year honours list: OBEs
The GuardianDecember 31, 2011

Dr Laura Gay Pollard, Campaign mgr, Risk and Intelligence Directorate, Shipley, HM Revenue and Customs. David Wilson Posnett, Chairman of the Trustees, Holburne Museum, Bath. For serv Museums. Christopher Preddie, For serv Young People in London. ...more »

Dallas Elder Law Attorney Advises Individuals on Long Term Care Options Since ...
Law Firm Newswire (press release)December 30, 2011

“Medicare does not assist with long-term care. Many people have a hard time getting by today, let alone planning for their care after they are 65 years old,” said Dallas elder law attorney John Hale, of The Hale Law Firm. “It is not a matter of if you ...more »

ELDER LAW REVIEW Home energy tax credits for '11
Wicked LocalDecember 30, 2011

Ronald H. Surabian is a CPA and attorney who works at the Elder Law Center in Saugus, Massachusetts. He also holds Masters in accounting and a Masters in tax law. He currently serves as the President of the Friends of the Saugus Senior Center and is an ...more »

TAKING CARE OF MOM AND DAD, Pt. 4: Finding the middle ground
Lebanon Daily NewsDecember 30, 2011

If we're not seeing our revenue increase, how will we take care of the influx of people?" Kristovensky said the state would like to see growth in adult daycares and personal care aids, but daytime group settings such as Eldercare are even more ...more »

Deutsche Telekom, Marvel, SK Holdings, HP in Court News
BusinessWeekDecember 30, 2011

... settle allegations they violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Magyar Telekom, based in Budapest, will disgorge $31.2 million and pay a $59.6 million criminal penalty as part of a deferred prosecution agreement with the US Justice Department, ...more »

Feds sue to stop Santa Rosa from enforcing seniors-only housing project
Santa Rosa Press DemocratDecember 30, 2011

He said he looked into the legal issues and concluded he could be accused of age discrimination if he refused to rent to people under 55. “It wasn't my intention to hurt or damage anybody,” Abramov said. “I feel sorry to HOA members that ended up in ...more »

The Shame of Elder Abuse and the Silence of Washington
Huffington PostDecember 29, 2011

As we close the holiday season, we are reminded that one sad reality, elder abuse, takes no holiday. In fact, recent studies show that abuse of older adults, especially financial abuse, increases dramatically during the holiday season. ...more »

Advocates: More gay-friendly senior housing needed
Wall Street JournalDecember 29, 2011

AP PHILADELPHIA — At age 62, Donald Carter knows his arthritis and other age-related infirmities will not allow him to live indefinitely in his third-floor walk-up apartment in Philadelphia. But as a low-income renter, Carter has limited options. ...more »

Bill curbing cough-medicine sales to minors becomes law next week
Palo Alto OnlineDecember 29, 2011

Others include requiring utility companies to get 33 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2020; requiring banks to notify law-enforcement authorities when they suspect financial elder abuse; and extending privacy protections at ...more »

KMJ Rundown: California's New Laws in '12
KMJ NowDecember 29, 2011

The law establishes consumer protections for book purchases similar to long-established privacy laws for library records. • SB 869: Will protect consumers from fraudulent repair of car airbags. Specifically, the bill creates a new crime of $5000 and/or ...more »

Hundreds of New Laws Go into Effect in 2012
Patch.comDecember 29, 2011

A new law in California allows active duty military personnel who are serving outside the state to file candidacy papers through a power of attorney. SB 126 will protect farm workers when an employer, acting in bad faith, prevents them from holding a ...more »

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