Elder Care. Legal news and articles for September 26 - 30, 2011

Governor signs bills intended to protect elderlyWhere the law of the jungle rulesSenior Power… My Generation's WarNew law requires screening for applicants for assisted living servicesElder Guardianships in Florida: Incapacity and Asset ProtectionElder-care is about more than duty. It's the lawPlanned National Long-Term Care Insurance Program in Critical ConditionAbout town: Redondo Beach September 29, 2011New laws go into effectThe Huddle: Supercommittee fearJudge's complex task: Unraveling claims in Powell custody caseGPS Enabled Shoes For People With Alzheimer'sReverse mortgages may not be best in long-termSome nursing home residents may go home with help$1.3 Million Judgment Against Torrance Assisted Living Facility For Elder Abuse

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5 Steps to a Family Caregiving Agreement
U.S. News & World Report (blog)September 6, 2011

Here are five tips from elder care attorney Kerry Peck of Peck Bloom LLC in Chicago, and Linda Fodrini-Johnson, who provides geriatric-care consulting in the San Francisco Bay Area and is a past president of the National Association of Professional ...more »

Local builder showing options for seniors at aging resource fair
Sparta IndependentSeptember 9, 2011

The fair will feature 15 members of the Information Network on Aging (INOA) including Home Instead Senior Care, an Elder Law attorney, a licensed nutritionist, and a Geriatric Care Manager, to name just a few. Spectrum will participate by providing ...more »

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Governor signs bills intended to protect elderly
San Jose Mercury NewsSeptember 30, 2011

Jerry Brown signed a series of bills into law Friday designed to protect elderly people, including two that require care facilities to notify their residents of possible closures and another intended to expedite reporting of suspected elder abuse. ...more »

Where the law of the jungle rules
Bangkok PostSeptember 30, 2011

With great care, he digs deep in his Karen shoulder bag to produce a silver coin his father received from district authorities in 1962 to show that he is a native of the land. His father Ko-ee, now 103, is a highly-respected Karen elder in the Kaeng ...more »

Senior Power… My Generation's War
Berkeley Daily PlanetSeptember 30, 2011

People concerned about AD and its effect on families, the health care system and the country as a whole have lobbied for years for a national action plan. Advocates celebrated in December 2010, when Congress passed the National Alzheimer's Project Act, ...more »

New law requires screening for applicants for assisted living services
Minnesota Public RadioSeptember 30, 2011

The program is expected to save the state nearly $4 million over the next two years, but it's also raised accusations of 'government overreach' from the elder-care industry. Here to explain how the law and screenings will work is Krista Boston, ...more »

Elder Guardianships in Florida: Incapacity and Asset Protection
U.S. Politics TodaySeptember 30, 2011

Guardianship is a powerful legal option in Florida, and one that should be pursued only after a great deal of consideration of options such as powers of attorney. September 30, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Most Florida parents are familiar with the role ...more »

Elder-care is about more than duty. It's the law
Globe and MailSeptember 29, 2011

A dusty law – left on the books in every province except Alberta, dating back to the Depression when social supports for the elderly were scant – says the state can enforce a financial duty on children to their poverty-stricken parents. ...more »

Planned National Long-Term Care Insurance Program in Critical Condition
ElderLawAnswers.comSeptember 29, 2011

The Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Act, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's final legislative legacy, would create a modest, voluntary insurance program aimed at helping to keep the elderly and disabled out of nursing homes and off the ...more »

About town: Redondo Beach September 29, 2011
Easy ReaderSeptember 29, 2011

Oct., 20, Staying In Charge; Oct, 27, Wills, Trusts & Probate Avoiders; Nov., 3, Elder Care and Residential Choices; Nov., 10, Financial Planning for Long-Term Care; and Nov. 17, Medi-Cal for Nursing Home Care. Suze Orman, finance expert, columnist and ...more »

New laws go into effect
WCSH-TVSeptember 29, 2011

Another new law extends protections for victims of elder abuse beyond immediate family to now include extended family members and unpaid care providers. Certain gun restrictions have been relaxed to allow employees with a concealed weapons permit to ...more »

The Huddle: Supercommittee fear
PoliticoSeptember 29, 2011

OBAMA'S GAME-CHANGING GAMBLE: The administration's decision to ask the Supreme Court to rule on the health care law's individual mandate could have major implications in the 2012 election campaign not just for the ...more »

Judge's complex task: Unraveling claims in Powell custody case
TheNewsTribune.comSeptember 27, 2011

The elder Powell was charged last week with voyeurism and possession of child pornography. Detectives searching his South Hill home found thousands of explicit images of young girls and adults stored on videotapes, CDs and computers. ...more »

GPS Enabled Shoes For People With Alzheimer's
ForbesSeptember 27, 2011

Theoretically it could happen, but we're not there yet in care facilities. Elder care facilities are not now and will likely never be the equivalent of a hospital-based telemetry unit, monitoring everyone all the time. The cost of providing an employee ...more »

Reverse mortgages may not be best in long-term
Daily Local NewsSeptember 27, 2011

Adult children who are serving as power of attorney also need to know all of this so that they can act responsibly. What a reverse mortgage is. When a consumer who is at least 62 years old owns his or her residence and needs additional cash, ...more »

Some nursing home residents may go home with help
Newnan Times-HeraldSeptember 27, 2011

Law enforcement, owners and operators of facilities such as nursing home and personal care homes and social services departments at hospitals are among those becoming more actively involved with trying to stop abuse of the elderly. ...more »

$1.3 Million Judgment Against Torrance Assisted Living Facility For Elder Abuse
Sacramento BeeSeptember 26, 2011

By California law, an RCFE is defined as a housing arrangement chosen voluntarily for someone 60 years old or older in which varying levels of care and supervision are provided. An RCFE is not permitted to admit anyone with certain conditions, ...more »

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