Focused on the legal documents that every elder should have prepared and on other legal situations that affect the elderly, this book encourages paralegals to consider not only the legal, but the social, physical, and psychological needs and challenges of their elderly clients. Includes questionnaires, checklists, resource lists, and other materials for working interactively with clients. Initial Interview. Advance Directives. Wills. Guardianships. Patients' rights in Healthcare Decision Making. Entitlement Programs. Managed Care and Long-Term Care Insurance. Viatical Settlements. Living Facilities for the Elderly. Financial Planning. Social Security. Elder Abuse. Resources for the Elder Law Team. For paralegals.
Essentials of Elder Law
Author: Ronald J. Schwartz
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Beginning with a walk-through of a typical business transaction, this book shows readers how “business really works” and how debts arise and how liens are created. Bridging the gap between basic business law and the complex concepts in the Bankruptcy Code, it readers paralegals inside the arenas where clients conduct business, and helps them appreciate the laws and processes that govern collection of debts, repossession of personal property, prejudgment remedies, and enforcement and collection of judgments. A Typical Business Transaction. Laws that Limit Collection Activity. Prejudgment Remedies. Postjudgment Collection. Secured Transactions Under the Uniform Commercial Code. Bankruptcy Basics. For paralegals.
The Debtor-Creditor Relationship
Author: Barbara E. Kirby
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Renowned expert Harry Margolis shares his insight and experience in the ElderLaw Forms Manual, to help you better represent your elderly client. This two volume looseleaf manual contains more than 100 key forms and documents to help you: Organize a high-volume elder law practice Market your services to your clients Customize estate and Medicaid plans Provide the personalized service your clients deserve. These practice-tested forms are designed specifically for handling the special problems that arise in the representation of older clients. Each form is accompanied by practical, insightful commentary from Harry Margolis, telling you when and how each should be used. Many documents include a range of alternative clauses for common and not-so-common situations. The 20 chapters are organized into five parts: Managing the Elder Law Practice Estate and Long-Term Care Planning Powers of Attorney, Medical Directives and Wills Trusts Miscellaneous. ElderLaw Forms Manual saves hours of research and drafting time, simplifies information gathering, and gives you a competitive edge in this growing practice area. All the forms are included on an accompanying CD-ROM. ElderLaw Forms Manual is featured in Elder Law Library on IntelliConnect and coming soon to Cheetah.
Essential Documents for Representing the Older Client
Author: Harry S. Margolis
Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online
Elder Law is designed to introduce the realities of a modern elder law practice in serving the needs of America’s growing elderly population. Comprehensive coverage of the wide array of overlapping legal topics and challenges facing elder law legal professionals today is coupled with practical assignments that focus on real world insights. Well-organized, and easy-to-read, the material appeals to a wide audience with or without a legal background. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Nancy Gallo
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Mastering Elder Law explores concerns that commonly arise when representing the elderly client. The book focuses on public benefits, retirement systems, age discrimination, wealth transfers, medical decision making (including ''the right to die''), guardianships and conservatorships, durable powers of attorney, long-term care, housing, abuse, and ethical problems. The book also explores overarching themes such as the tension that results when the state simultaneously attempts to protect its vulnerable citizens and promote their autonomy. The text includes examples throughout and provides a straightforward description of complex topics such as Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. This book is part of the Carolina Academic Press Mastering Series edited by Russell L. Weaver, University of Louisville School of Law.
Author: Ralph C. Brashier
Observing that people change both physically and cognitively as they age, Posner suggests that each of us has, in succession, two separate selves - younger and older - with different abilities, interests, and behaviors, an insight that helps clarify a number of issues concerning the elderly.
Author: Richard A. Posner
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Category: Family & Relationships
A wide variety of legal issues surround caring for older individuals. Health and human service practioners need to plan, provide and evaluate geriatric care, while also understanding public policies. Legal knowledge is an essential part of caring for the elderly. Students and professionals must be able to deliver appropriate care while also being aware of any legal, ethical and pilitical issues that may arise. Legal Aspects of Elder Care provides a clear overview of geriatric policies and laws, enabling the reader to use informed decision-making with older clients.
Author: Marshall B. Kapp
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Category: Business & Economics
Practical Advice for Taking Care of Loved Ones as They Get Older The rapid aging of the American population and its accompanying epidemic of dementia and Alzheimer's disease has brought about an awareness of the increasing vulnerability of our elders. Taking care of our parents and protecting them from exploitation and abuse at the hands of others can evolve into a virtual full-time occupation, especially among today’s baby boomers. The Family Guide to Preventing Elder Abuse provides a practical manual to help prepare the reader for the challenges that arise as our parents begin to lose their independence. In each chapter of this guide, a nationally recognized expert provides specific advice regarding effective actions that can be taken in order to protect loved ones in every area of their lives. They offer practical answers to such questions as: What qualities should you look for in a caretaker? What are the pros and cons of trusts and guardianships? Who do you go to if you suspect abuse of any kind? How do you best protect your own rights so that you can preserve the rights of your loved one? What should you know about dealing with hospital staff when it comes to making end-of-life decisions? The Family Guide to Preventing Elder Abuse addresses every personal, medical, financial, and legal consideration that may arise for adult children of a senior citizen.
How to Protect Your Parents and Yourself
Author: Thomas Lee Wright
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Category: Family & Relationships
Elder Law for Paralegals prepares students to assume a productive
Author: Laurel A. Vietzen
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
Homeward Bound shows that as family structure becomes more complex, so too does elder care, and existing institutions and legal approaches are not prepared to handle those complexities. As 79 million American Baby Boomers approach old age, their diverse family structures mean the burden of care will fall on a different cast of family members than in the past. Our current approaches are based on an outdated caregiving model that presumes life-long connection between the parents and offspring, with the existence of high internal norm cohesion among family members providing a valuable safety net for caregiving. Single parent and remarried parent-led families are far more complicated, fragile, and point to the need for increased formal support from the religious, medical, legal, and public policy communities. We base our analysis on in-depth, qualitative interviews with surviving grown children and stepchildren whose mother, father, stepparent, or ex-stepparent died. Their stories illustrate the profound ways that the caregiving, mourning, and inheritance process has changed in ways not adequately reflected in formal legal, medical, and religious tools. The solutions center on awareness and preparation: providing more support for individual planning for incapacity and death and, even more importantly, creating legal, political, and social planning for the "graying of America" at a time of increasingly complex familial ties.
Modern Families, Elder Care, and Loss
Author: Amy Ziettlow,Naomi Cahn
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Social Science
Dealing with the rights, duties and needs of older people raises special challenges for those who advise and assist the elderly. A proper understanding of the problems they face and their particular needs is essential. Elderly People and the Law, written by two leading lawyers who have championed the rights of elderly people throughout their careers, provide expert guidance on the whole range of legal issues relating to older people including:• Mental capacity• Legal rights and duties• Family and carers• Housing• Residential care• Community care• Health care • Challenging the Authorities • Financial affairsElderly People and the Law is a comprehensive work providing detailed and practical guidance suitable for lawyers and other professional advisers.
Author: Gordon Ashton,Caroline Bielanska
Publisher: Jordans Pub
The Right Advice and a Trustworthy Guide Too often, seniors and their families struggle with planning for elder care. Many are simply overwhelmed by the amount of information available, both online and in print. This book serves as a starting point to help you understand what is involved to legally protect assets, life savings, your spouse and your future as you age¿and to pass your legacy on to your loved ones. Included in Florida Elder Law, Medicaid Planning and Estate Planning: Introduction to Elder Law, Medicaid Planning and Estate Planning The Importance of Long-Term Care Planning and Estate Planning Florida Elder Law Florida Medicaid Planning Florida Estate Planning Veterans Benefits Selection of an Assisted Living Facility (ALF) or Nursing Home The Unlicensed Practice of Law in Florida
A Guide to Protecting Family and Property
Author: John R. Frazier
Category: Estate planning
An extraordinary look at what it means to grow old and a heartening guide to well-being, Happiness Is a Choice You Make weaves together the stories and wisdom of six New Yorkers who number among the “oldest old”— those eighty-five and up. In 2015, when the award-winning journalist John Leland set out on behalf of The New York Times to meet members of America’s fastest-growing age group, he anticipated learning of challenges, of loneliness, and of the deterioration of body, mind, and quality of life. But the elders he met took him in an entirely different direction. Despite disparate backgrounds and circumstances, they each lived with a surprising lightness and contentment. The reality Leland encountered upended contemporary notions of aging, revealing the late stages of life as unexpectedly rich and the elderly as incomparably wise. Happiness Is a Choice You Make is an enduring collection of lessons that emphasizes, above all, the extraordinary influence we wield over the quality of our lives. With humility, heart, and wit, Leland has crafted a sophisticated and necessary reflection on how to “live better”—informed by those who have mastered the art.
Lessons from a Year Among the Oldest Old
Author: John Leland
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
It's no secret that our population is aging. In fact, it won't be long before one in four drivers will be over the age of 65. Research suggests we'll outlive our ability to drive by almost ten years—but knowing when to stop or limit driving isn't always clear. The Driving Dilemma is a comprehensive resource for older drivers and their families facing questions about driving safety. Dr. Dugan provides clear, useful information about the effects of age, medical conditions, and medications on driving. She offers practical advice on how to discuss this issue with loved ones. Such talks can be difficult, and the book provides not only the facts, but also a research-based approach to communication, with useful sample dialogue scripts that will help you discuss driving with your loved ones. Also included are state-by-state listings of available resources, making this book a total information source for families.
The Complete Resource Guide for Older Drivers and Their Families
Author: Elizabeth Dugan, PhD
Publisher: Harper Collins
Category: Family & Relationships
Increasingly, we hear of more and more elders falling victim to financial exploitation. Although this form of elder abuse has been recognized for years, its incidence, prevalence, and impact on the common individual has been only more recently brought to the spotlight. Despite these circumstances, recognition of risk factors and indicators of financial exploitation are not widely disseminated. Additionally, once situations are identified and confronted, the knowledge of what to do next is lacking. These gaps are present within the medical community, law-enforcement, and the finance community – areas where opportunities for recognition and intervention are common. Our elders often have no idea of what to do when they see their own risk or when they fall victim. Aging and Money: Reducing Risk of Financial Exploitation and Protecting Financial Resources helps clinicians to integrate identification of such indicators of abuse into their geriatric assessment as well as guide them in performing an assessment of an individuals’ financial decision making capacity when appropriate. Aging and Money: Reducing Risk of Financial Exploitation and Protecting Financial Resources is an essential new text that provides the practicing clinician with information on identifying risk factors and clinical clues associated with financial exploitation and how to incorporate these steps into their practice.
Reducing Risk of Financial Exploitation and Protecting Financial Resources
Author: Ronan M. Factora
Understanding Communication and Aging is the most accessible introductory text in the area of communication and aging. The book examines key topics such as interpersonal and family relationships in old age, media portrayals of aging, cultural variations in intergenerational communication, and health communication in old age. With a lively presentation style, the book presents central research findings in the area while engaging students more broadly in the important questions concerning communication and human aging: Why do some people age more successfully than others? What role does communication play in shaping our attitudes and feelings about getting older? Are there different or better ways in which we could get old? Students will emerge with a greater understanding of communication and aging research, and with a greater interest and sensitivity to the ways in which communication is shaped by, and itself influences, the aging process.
Developing Knowledge and Awareness
Author: Jake Harwood
Category: Health & Fitness
LexisNexis Practice Guide New Jersey Elder Law explains how to coordinate the manyintertwining areas of New Jersey and federal law that impact on each elder law client. Itcombines how-to practice guidance, 75 task-oriented checklists, and 50 targetedcross-references to specific state and federal sources. The online version also includes 40appendixes containing essential reference documents, and 125 downloadable, modifiableforms. Written by two certified elder law practitioners, Linda S. Ershow-Levenberg and PeggySheahan Knee, this Practice Guide distills 20-plus years of experience in the following complexareas: • Medicare • Medicaid • Social Security Disability • Asset Preservation • Advance Directives • Guardianships • Continuing Care Retirement Communities • Assisted Living Facilities • Nursing Homes • Estate Planning • Elder Abuse
Author: Linda S. Ershow-Levenberg,Peggy Sheahan Knee
This text describes the essential information needed by individuals and their families or partners who face serious issues such as declining health and the need for long-term care, appropriate legal and financial planning, and dealing with death, bereavement and grief.
Protecting Your Health, Wealth, and Personal Wishes
Author: James H. Pietsch,Lenora H. Lee
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press