Issue 1 (October 2013)

Managing Someone Else’s Money

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Managing Someone Else’s Money

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau contracted with the Commission on Law and Aging to develop the series of easy-to-understand booklets to help financial caregivers.

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Over the past 10 years, an innovative aging-in-the-community model to emerge is the Village model, which creates a wide array of supports and facilitates the creation of social networks of older adults in service to each other.

This article will define long-term care and discuss the importance of planning for long-term care funding for ourselves, our families, and our clients. This article will also highlight ways to fund long-term care without Medicaid.

Tips and resources highlighted at the recent Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Roundtable event on “Consumer Protection and the Healthcare Marketplace.”

In many cases, an Elder Law attorney can be the first line of defense against fiduciary elder abuse. Proper counseling, planning, and drafting of estate planning documents can build protective mechanisms, safeguards, and checks and balances into the estate plan to protect the elder for years to come.

Alzheimer’s and The Law blends substantive information with practice pointers and interdisciplinary advice. The end result is a book that is informative and interesting to read.

If you are going to practice in the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC), you should have a copy of this book on your desk.

Eric Coble’s The Velocity of Autumn, performed beautifully in the Kreeger Theatre at Arena Stage, delightfully details the pains and frustrations associated with growing older and the responsibilities of care that ensue.

The National Guardianship Network, a collaborative group of national organizations dedicated to effective adult guardianship law and practice, is pleased to announce that it has launched a new website.

This fall marks the launch of the Elder Rights Clinic at Brooklyn Law School.

Recognizing that alert and warning information is only effective if received means understanding how people choose to receive information.

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