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Sep 03, 2019

How the Public Charge Immigration Change Affects Seniors and Disabled Individuals

In August, the Department of Homeland Security issued the final version of its revised “Public Charge” regulation. This rule is scheduled to go into effect in October, although legal challenges are expected.

If implemented, the rule could have devastating effects on individuals with disabilities and seniors who are immigrants, as well as those who rely on caregivers who are immigrants.» Read More

Aug 01, 2019

CFPB Issues Warning on Elder Financial Abuse Reporting

Recently, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was the latest government agency to issue an advisory to financial institutions regarding the financial exploitation of older Americans. The update urges financial institutions to make a report whenever they suspect that an older adult is the target or victim of financial exploitation.» Read More

Jul 15, 2019

New Bill Promises to Streamline New Jersey Medicaid Application Process

The New Jersey legislature has unanimously passed a bill that promises to dramatically improve the implementation of Medicaid throughout the state. The bill has strong support by all stakeholders. Although it is expected that Gov. Murphy will sign the bill, advocates are urging the public to call and encourage him to do so.» Read More

Jun 27, 2019

The Problem of Observational Status in a Hospital

We recently got a frantic call from the daughter of one of our clients.  Her mom, who was 89 but lived independently, had started to hallucinate and was brought to the Emergency Room of the local hospital.  She was seen by the hospital physician and sent to a room. » Read More

Jun 17, 2019

Will I Be Able to Delete My Dad’s Facebook Account or Access His Cellphone Photos After He Is Gone?

Last week I was in the airport returning from a visit with my father when I read a poignant New York Times article that describes a too-common scenario. Families find themselves facing the unexpected loss of a loved one and end up grappling with a mundane but important task – accessing the digital life of the deceased.» Read More

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