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The following is a mishmash of information on various Elder Law, Special Needs Law, and Estate Planning issues. It also includes anything else we found interesting during the month of June, 2023. We will continue updating from time to time throughout the month. Last updated 6/8/2023. Keep in mind, you are using linked content at […]

elder law resources - ABLE Accounts - Additional Guidance - Trust Beneficiaries

Nursing homes are intended to be places of comfort and healing. More than 1.4 million individuals live in over 15,500 Medicare- and Medicaid-certified nursing homes across the nation. Everyone knows staffing is the most significant issue when determining whether your loved one gets the care he or she needs. Staffing levels have a direct impact […]

elder law resources - ABLE Accounts - Additional Guidance - Trust Beneficiaries

There are many types of “Plaintiff’s cases.” This article focuses on injury cases. Injury cases can be as simple as a car wreck or as complex as a medical malpractice case. Regardless, they generally require four essential elements: duty, breach of duty, causation, and damages. See Calhoun First Nat’l Bank v. Dickens, 264 Ga. 285 […]

elder law resources - ABLE Accounts - Additional Guidance - Trust Beneficiaries

Like all insurance, long-term care insurance policies are designed to cover risk. With these policies, the risk is that you will need custodial care such as in-home care, assisted living care or nursing home care. The best thing about these policies is that they create a pool of someone else’s money you can use to […]

On December 9, 2022, the Center for Medicare Advocacy and the National Association for Home Care & Hospice announced development of a new hospice resource. The resource is entitled “Questions to Ask When Choosing a Hospice.” You can access this resource on the CMA page or the NAHCH page.

elder law resources - ABLE Accounts - Additional Guidance - Trust Beneficiaries

Nursing home residents have the right to who they will spend time with and how they will spend it. Specifically,  42 C.F.R. § 483.10(f)(1) – (3), (8) provides that residents have the right to and the facility must promote and facilitate resident self-determination through support of resident choice, including but not limited to the rights […]

elder law resources - ABLE Accounts - Additional Guidance - Trust Beneficiaries

Nursing home residents have a right to refuse unnecessary transfers within the facility. Specifically, 42 C.F.R. § 483.10(e)(7) and (8) provides that the resident has a right to be treated with respect and dignity, including: (7) The right to refuse to transfer to another room in the facility, if the purpose of the transfer is: […]

elder law resources - ABLE Accounts - Additional Guidance - Trust Beneficiaries

Nursing home residents have a right to share a room with whomever they wish as long as both residents agree. Specifically, 42 C.F.R. § 483.10(e)(4) – (6) provides that the resident has a right to be treated with respect and dignity, including: (4) The right to share a room with his or her spouse when […]

elder law resources - ABLE Accounts - Additional Guidance - Trust Beneficiaries

Nursing home residents have a right to reasonable accomodation of needs and preferences. 42 C.F.R. § 483.10(e)(3) provides that the resident has a right to be treated with respect and dignity, including: (3) The right to reside and receive services in the facility with reasonable accommodation of resident needs and preferences except when to do so […]

elder law resources - ABLE Accounts - Additional Guidance - Trust Beneficiaries

42 C.F.R. § 483.10(e)(2) provides that the resident has a right to be treated with respect and dignity, including: (2) The right to retain and use personal possessions, including furnishings, and clothing, as space permits, unless to do so would infringe upon the rights or health and safety of other residents. Appendix PP: All residents’ […]

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