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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

May 28, 2019

Why Are Social Workers Vital to Elder Law?

I am often asked what Lori Kayne, the firm’s geriatric social worker, does.  Anyone who has dealt with an aging parent understands the benefit of a social worker immediately, but others may not realize what a tremendous resource an experienced professional like Lori is.» Read More

May 16, 2019

10 Most Common Myths About Medicaid

1. I can’t give away anything and qualify for Medicaid.

This is a complicated area of the law and readers should consult with a Certified Elder Law Attorney before they transfer their assets. Although transfers between spouses are exempt, transfers to persons other than spouses usually subject the donor to penalties that result in periods of ineligibility for Medicaid.» Read More

May 03, 2019

What Should I Look Out for in Assisted Living and Nursing Home Admission Agreements? 5 Top Tips

It is Friday at 11 am and the hospital tells you that your mom is being discharged at 4 pm. They hand you a list of rehab facilities.

While trying to help your mom settle in, you are asked to sign a pile of paperwork.» Read More

Mar 28, 2019

New Legislature Focused on Staffing Shortages in the Long-Term Care Industry

The New Jersey Legislature is taking concrete steps to improve the lives of individuals who require long term care services.  Several bills introduced this session are focused on ameliorating the staffing shortages that are so prevalent in the long-term care industry. » Read More

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