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Posted on September 28, 2017

Source: Harry Margolis, Esq., Margolis & Bloom, LLP

Have you ever wondered why legal documents are so long and why they contain so much gobbledygook? For instance why are wills called "Last Will and Testament" rather than simply "My Will"? And speaking of that, what's a "testament"?

Posted on September 28, 2017

Source: Naela News

On August 14, 2017, the American Bar Association’s (ABA) House of Delegates adopted Resolution 113, urging state, territorial, and tribal legislatures to (1) amend their guardianship statutes to require that supported deci­sion making be identified and fully considered as a less restrictive alternative, before guardianship is imposed, and (2) require that decision-making supports that would meet the individual’s needs be identified and fully considered in proceedings for termination of guardianship and restora­tion of rights.

Posted on September 28, 2017

Source: ElderProfBlog

USA Today ran a story, Can this eye scan detect Alzheimer's years in advance? This short article explains that according to scientists "early indicators of Alzheimer's disease exist within our eyes, meaning a non-invasive eye scan could tip us off to Alzheimer's years before symptoms occur...

Posted on September 28, 2017

Source: ElderLawAnswers

Gertrude Mokotoff and Alvin Mann were introduced eight years ago at a gym in Middletown, N.Y., where they still work out twice a week.

Posted on September 28, 2017

Source: Naela News

Dozens of individuals and organizations are protesting an effort by the Iowa Department of Human Services to cut benefits for new Medicaid beneficiaries.

Posted on September 28, 2017

Source: ElderLawAnswers

A Connecticut appeals court rules that the children of Medicaid applicants did not have standing to appeal Medicaid denials in their individual capacity, but that they should have been given the opportunity to substitute themselves as administrator of their respective parent’s estate.

Posted on September 28, 2017

Source: ElderLawAnswers

A U.S. district court denies an injunction to a group of Medicaid recipients in nursing homes who asked the court to order the District of Columbia to provide adequate transition services to allow them to move to the community.

Posted on September 25, 2017

Source: ElderLawAnswers

Lawyers would have to provide more information about trust accounts in which they hold the funds of other people according to model rule changes approved by the House of Delegates on Monday.

Posted on September 7, 2017

Source: Naela News

Medicare projects 2018 base premiums for its Part D drug benefit will be 61 cents cheaper than this year, despite the rising cost of drugs, particularly specialty drugs. It is the first decrease in five years. The base premium will drop from $35.63 to $35.02 as of Jan. 1, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced last week.

Posted on September 7, 2017

Source: Naela News

Some states had already begun negotiations with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on securing Medicaid waivers, Fitch said.

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