Elder Care. Legal news and articles for February 28 - 29, 2012

Health briefs for Feb. 29Losses mount from scams targeting older AmericansUp to 10 percent of nation's elderly suffer abuse from in-home caregiversLearn who does what in elder careBudget committee approves more bills in final days of sessionWhat Type of Estate and Tax Planning Do I Need to Do?: Without a will, your ...Why Elder Financial Fraud Is on the RiseApperson Crump absorbing four Borod & Kramer attorneysPLANNING AHEAD: Consider growth of elder population as an opportunityHow Scott Brown Gets Ted Kennedy's Record On Contraception Mandates WrongDC Circuit rules in favor of EPAGrowing Home Care Industry May Have to Raise Pay1 in 5 older Americans scrimp on health care to save moneyBrown declines to pull ad mentioning Ted KennedyCROWE v. ELDER

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Local Firm Nationally Recognized for their Support of Health Care Professionals
MMD Newswire (press release)February 6, 2012

In recognition of their work with area health care executives and physicians, Titan Advisory Firm, LLC has been named an MD Preferred Financial Advising, Insurance, and Legal Services member. Each year, US Medical Specialties, Inc., a national medical ...more »

Elder Abuse Attorney Ingrid Evans Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit in ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)February 8, 2012

San Francisco elder abuse attorney Ingrid Evans, The Evans Law Firm, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit (San Francisco County Superior Court, Case #CGC-12-518046) alleging that a shuttle bus company and its driver were negligent in the transport, care...more »

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Health briefs for Feb. 29
North County TimesFebruary 29, 2012

Sydney Kennedy, an expert in senior housing and services, speaks on free services to help families find care facilities or in-home care. Call June at 760-940-2763. OBSTETRIC FISTULA: Learn about the world's first successful method to prevent obstetric ...more »

Losses mount from scams targeting older Americans
NorthJersey.comFebruary 29, 2012

AP NEW YORK— Boomers beware: Scams, frauds and other financial exploitation schemes targeting older Americans are a growing multibillion-dollar industry enriching the schemers, anguishing the victims and vexing law enforcement officials who find these ...more »

Up to 10 percent of nation's elderly suffer abuse from in-home caregivers
Morning StarFebruary 29, 2012

"The sad reality is that most of the financial exploitation that we see is committed by somebody known to the victim," said Lynne McCollum, Legal Services Developer and Elder Abuse Prevention Specialist for the Michigan Office of Services to the Aging.more »

Learn who does what in elder care
Rochester Democrat and ChronicleFebruary 29, 2012

Geriatric nurse practitioners complete a specialized master's degree in nursing that focuses on the care of older adults. Certification as an elder law attorney requires experience practicing elder law, continuing education, references and completion ...more »

Budget committee approves more bills in final days of session
Oregon Capitol News (blog)February 28, 2012

Bills involving teen dating violence, elder abuse, college textbooks and other subjects have cleared the Joint Ways and Means Committee and are one step closer to becoming law. The budget-writing Ways and Means Committee met on the afternoon of Monday, ...more »

What Type of Estate and Tax Planning Do I Need to Do?: Without a will, your ...
Chicago TribuneFebruary 28, 2012

More than half of adults do not have a will, according to a 2011 phone survey conducted by Harris Interactive for online legal service Rocket Lawyer, and 92 percent of adults under age 35 do not have one. Many people assume their family will ...more »

Why Elder Financial Fraud Is on the Rise
ForbesFebruary 28, 2012

Law enforcement officials and fraud experts expect the trend to continue or accelerate as aging baby boomers increasingly become targets. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Americans in 2010 submitted more than 1 million complaints about ...more »

Apperson Crump absorbing four Borod & Kramer attorneys
Memphis Business JournalFebruary 28, 2012

Borod & Kramer was founded in 1915 and has a broad-based business law practice, but noted cases have centered on premises liability and victim's rights, as well as executive employment law, intellectual property and business partner disputes.more »

PLANNING AHEAD: Consider growth of elder population as an opportunity
Daily Local NewsFebruary 28, 2012

As reported in an article appearing in SeniorJournal.com this month, “New Roles for Increasing Percentage of Older Citizens in an Aging America,” by Stephen Tung, the notion of aging as an opportunity and elders as a resource is the concept that Laura ...more »

How Scott Brown Gets Ted Kennedy's Record On Contraception Mandates Wrong
TPMFebruary 28, 2012

But in addition the opposition raised on principle to Brown invoking the elder Kennedy's name, there's another matter: He almost certainly gets his record on the issue wrong. Brown is a sponsor of the bill put forward by Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO), ...more »

DC Circuit rules in favor of EPA
Legal News LineFebruary 28, 2012

BY MICHAEL P. TREMOGLIE WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - An appeals court in Washington, DC, ruled Friday that the Environmental Protection Agency's test for designating certain areas as nonattainment for the 2006 24-hour fine particulate matter standard ...more »

Growing Home Care Industry May Have to Raise Pay
BusinessWeekFebruary 28, 2012

The Arlington, Va., company produces market research reports for the franchise industry. Franchisors, who license a brand and a business process to independent operators, are clamoring to capture the business of assisting senior citizens who want to ...more »

1 in 5 older Americans scrimp on health care to save money
msnbc.com (blog)February 28, 2012

The bottom line of this story is that not only does the United States have a crappy health care system (doen to an estimated 42nd from 37th), it has one of the worst indigent care (Medicaid) and elder care (Medicare) systems of any developed country.more »

Brown declines to pull ad mentioning Ted Kennedy
CBS NewsFebruary 28, 2012

Patrick Kennedy, has issued an open letter to the Republican senator asking him to pull the ad claiming that the elder Kennedy supported religious exemptions for employers and health insurers, as Brown does. Brown said Monday he wouldn't do that.more »

CROWE v. ELDER
Leagle.comFebruary 28, 2012

The superior court also found that inasmuch as Elder and Crowe were decedent's only heirs at law, Crowe's emancipated son and Crowe as guardian ad litem for her two minor sons were strangers to the order granting Elder's petition for year's support; ...more »

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