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Hospital Settled Lawsuit for Failing to Honor End-of-Life Wishes

As an Elder Law Attorney, I often talk to my clients about their end-of-life wishes.  We memorialize their wishes in a legal document called an “Advance Directive for Healthcare.”  The Advance Directive expresses the patient’s wishes about life prolonging procedures at end of life and also appoints a “Health Care Surrogate” to make decisions when...
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Planning for Long-Term Care

Just today, I received a phone call from a concerned daughter about her father’s long-term care needs. He is currently receiving care in a nursing home. They are hopeful that he will be able to return home soon, but it is obvious that he is going to need continuing long term care. The daughter told...
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Seniors Will Be Hurt by House Version of AHCA

Yesterday the House of Representatives passed the AHCA (American Health Care Act).  The changes to the healthcare system will significantly hurt seniors. According to the national organization, Justice in Aging, 24 million Americans are in danger of losing their health care coverage.  The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) summarized the changes as they...
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