Elder Care. Legal news and articles for February 26 - 28, 2012

The Herd: New hires and promotions for 2.28.12Obama signs law giving Quileute land outside tsunami zoneAvoiding Stress in Eldercare: What 7 At-Risk Groups Need to KnowLaw: Testamentary CapacityBrown won't pull Mass. radio ad, says Ted Kennedy's son also backed ...Samsung chairman sued by sister in inheritance feudObama signs law giving Quileute land out of tsunami zoneSen. Scott Brown wrestles with Ted Kennedy's legacy over health care...Denver Post: Speaking up for abused seniors"For Montclair" Announces Slate: Harvey Susswein Running For MayorTaking a Closer Look at Nursing HomesInseparable til sad endPatrick Kennedy asks Sen. Scott Brown to stop invoking his late father's name ...Patrick Kennedy asks Scott Brown to stop invoking Ted's name in his adElder real estate transactions can be a mine field

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Elder care presentation comes to St. John the Baptist
Intermountain CatholicFebruary 1, 2012

Nissen has been in hospice care since August 2008. CNS file photo By Christine Young DRAPER — Saint John the Baptist Parish will host a presentation on elder care Feb. 29, with a special focus on health care needs and issues, long-term care insurance, ...more »

Volunteer Opportunities (2/5/12)
Anchorage Daily NewsFebruary 5, 2012

(269-3255) Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman: Volunteers are needed to advocate for and promote the rights of residents in long-term care facilities. (800-730-6393, ext. 2; 334-4485) Southcentral Foundation: Help is needed with the Elder Program.more »

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The Herd: New hires and promotions for 2.28.12
RichmondBizSenseFebruary 28, 2012

Laura T. Alridge was promoted to vice president at Boleman Law Firm. Alridge is a bankruptcy attorney. Paul Izzo was elected a shareholder at ThompsonMcMullan. Izzo has been in private practice, with emphasis on elder law, since 1990.more »

Obama signs law giving Quileute land outside tsunami zone
Peninsula DailyFebruary 28, 2012

By Paul Gottlieb WASHINGTON, DC — President Barack Obama signed into law Monday a bill that expands the Quileute tribe's boundaries in LaPush so that it can move its school and other facilities to higher ground out of the tsunami zone.more »

Avoiding Stress in Eldercare: What 7 At-Risk Groups Need to Know
New America MediaFebruary 28, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO--Everyone has a breaking point: Laura Patyk's came while caring for three live-in elderly parents (including her father-in-law with dementia and her mom with congestive heart failure) and six kids under age 14.more »

Law: Testamentary Capacity
Business WestFebruary 28, 2012

Testamentary capacity is a legal term that refers to one's ability to be of sound mind in reference to altering or creating estate-planning documents. Unfortunately, legal testamentary capacity or competence is not a black-and-white determination.more »

Brown won't pull Mass. radio ad, says Ted Kennedy's son also backed ...
Washington PostFebruary 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 »

Samsung chairman sued by sister in inheritance feud
AFPFebruary 28, 2012

The spokesman declined to give details but said the legal action was on the same lines as an earlier suit filed by Lee Maeng-Hee, the elder brother of the 70-year-old chairman. Lee Maeng-Hee accuses the Samsung boss of taking over shares which their ...more »

Obama signs law giving Quileute land out of tsunami zone
Peninsula DailyFebruary 28, 2012

By Paul Gottlieb WASHINGTON, DC — President Barack Obama signed into law Monday a bill that expands the Quileute tribe's boundaries in LaPush so that it can move its school and other facilities to higher ground out of the tsunami zone.more »

Sen. Scott Brown wrestles with Ted Kennedy's legacy over health care...
MassLive.comFebruary 27, 2012

Edward Kennedy would stand on the issue of a broad conscience exemption to the President's health care mandate requiring insurance providers to cover female preventative care procedures and contraception, past legislation and letters he left behind ...more »

Denver Post: Speaking up for abused seniors
Journal-AdvocateFebruary 27, 2012

T he graying of America is a long-established trend that has given rise to something more sinister and repugnant -- an increase in abuse of the elderly. A bill pending in the Colorado legislature would require county workers who come in contact with ...more »

"For Montclair" Announces Slate: Harvey Susswein Running For Mayor
Patch.comFebruary 27, 2012

Jeff is currently representing, pro bono, a group of home health care workers who did not receive the overtime pay to which they are entitled under state law. Everything that attracted Jacobson and his family, and so many other young families, ...more »

Taking a Closer Look at Nursing Homes
AARP News (blog)February 27, 2012

In some cases, a senior who has spent down assets and outlived relatives becomes a “ward of the state” and qualifies for nursing home care. Paying for nursing home care is quite complex. An elder law attorney or care/case manager can help clarify ...more »

Inseparable til sad end
New York PostFebruary 27, 2012

They went everywhere together,” said grieving son-in-law Herman Galindez, 53, of elderly Joseph Valerio Sr. and his only son, Joseph Jr., 46. The tragic duo were found by Galindez and his wife, Valerio Sr.'s daughter, Barbara Galindez, 50, ...more »

Patrick Kennedy asks Sen. Scott Brown to stop invoking his late father's name ...
MassLive.comFebruary 26, 2012

"My father believed that health care providers should be allowed a conscience exemption from performing any service that conflicted with their faith. That's what was in his 1995 law and what he referenced to the Pope," Patrick Kennedy wrote in his ...more »

Patrick Kennedy asks Scott Brown to stop invoking Ted's name in his ad
Boston.comFebruary 26, 2012

... that he shares with the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy a position on religious exemptions for health care providers is “misleading and untrue,” said Kennedy's son, Patrick, who wants Brown to stop citing the elder Kennedy in radio advertisements.more »

Elder real estate transactions can be a mine field
newjerseynewsroom.comFebruary 26, 2012

I am not a lawyer, but.... I am a retired real estate broker and familiar with both real estate law as well as elder law. By turning over their house -- probably their biggest asset -- to the eldest son, your friends have put themselves and their other ...more »

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