Section Newsletter Articles on Elder Law
Not just a bill
, June 2010
HB 6477, which revises the Illinois Power of Attorney Act to minimize abuses, has passed the Illinois General Assembly and is ready for the Governor to sign.
Case note: In re the Estate of Fallos
, April 2010
The court in this case discussed the trend toward limited guardianships and found that they should be encouraged when a person is not totally without capacity to direct others concerning his care.
An alternative: Public housing or housing vouchers
, February 2010
Some attorneys in the elder law practice spend a considerable amount of time advising clients on how to qualify for Medicaid and Medicare. As a general rule, Medicaid does not come into play until a person with a medical condition needs assisted care.
Use of trusts in VA pension planning
, December 2009
This article is on the use of trusts in qualifying veterans and their survivors or dependents for VA pension benefits. The pension benefit can be helpful in paying for unreimbursed medical costs, and often makes the difference between remaining at home and premature admission into a nursing facility.
, October 2009
In order to provide good representation to hoarders, it is important to understand the condition.
, September 2008
Although we covered this topic a few years ago, Web sites have improved, so we revisit the topic of hospitals and nursing home ratings.
How to make a summary care plan
, October 2007
When the family of a disabled person comes to see you, they are usually very excited, stressed, and under a lot of emotional and financial pressure.
, February 2007
Elder Abuse and Neglect Act amendments provide new power to intervene