Another Wake-up Call to Document End of Life Care Decisions

A couple of weeks ago, our extended family came together to celebrate my mother's 95th birthday.  My … [Read more...]

Hospitals Must Keep Patients Informed About Observation Status

I've written before about making sure you have been "admitted" when you have been in the hospital … [Read more...]

VA Acknowledges Presumption of Illness from Camp Lejeune Water Exposure

In the early 1980s, chemicals that are used in dry cleaning and metal  degreasing, along with … [Read more...]

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Reconfirms Guidelines for Skilled Care

In a previous post, I have described the 2014 settlement in the case of  Jimmo v. Sebelius, in which … [Read more...]

Whose In Charge When You are in the Hospital?

My 94 year old mother was just released from the hospital following a 13-day stay, precipitated by a … [Read more...]

A New Kind of Employment Discrimination?

More and more employees are finding that they need to take time away from their jobs to care for … [Read more...]

Keeping Track of Your Pension

Although more and more employers are switching from defined benefit plans to IRA's and … [Read more...]

Help for Financial Caregivers

A couple of weeks ago,  my post described some holiday gifts and services that can help relieve … [Read more...]

Remember the Caregivers During this Holiday Season

Thoughts of the upcoming holidays encourage many of us to anticipate spending time with family and … [Read more...]

When Screening Tests are No Longer Called For

The guidelines for when women should have screening mammograms was recently in the news again, when … [Read more...]

What to do When Dad Shouldn’t Drive

One of the toughest conversations we have - or dread having - when someone we love has been … [Read more...]

Arbitration Agreements in Nursing Home Contracts

As anyone who has had to admit a loved one to a nursing home knows, the contracts are long and full … [Read more...]

Another way to remind you to prepare your Advance Directives!

Pretty much everyone who works with seniors, not to mention attorneys and medical service providers … [Read more...]

Is Dementia a Service-Connected Injury for Gulf-Region Veterans?

  As an Elder Law attorney, I don't see as many WWII veterans as I used to, since fewer and … [Read more...]