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Voting while in long term care?

08/13/18

Should long term care residents be allowed to vote in the 2018 mid-term elections and in future elections? 

Voting while in long term care?

Jimmo Improvement Standard Checklist

08/9/18

Does a nursing home resident have to improve in order for Medicare to pay?

No!  "Medicare coverage “does not turn on the presence or absence of a beneficiary’s potential for improvement, but rather on the beneficiary’s need for skilled care. Skilled care may be necessary to improve a patient’s condition, to maintain a patient’s current condition, or to prevent or slow further deterioration of the patient’s condition."   Please click below for the Improvement Standard checklist. 

Improvement Standard Checklist

"Granny Cams" in skilled nursing facilities?

08/2/18

Should "granny cams" be used at skilled nursing facilities? 

https://www.mcknights.com/guest-columns/examining-the-issues-of-granny-cameras-in-snfs/article/783458/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MLT_DailyUpdate_20180801&hmSubId=2JEQgObqDbw1&email_hash=b5af15af8617f93d773f969167f093b3

Elderly Scams Continue

08/1/18

Here is a real life example written by The New Yorker journalist, David Owen, regarding his mother's experience with scams targeting the elderly. 

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/personal-history/my-mother-and-her-scammer

Social Security Issues Warning About Scams Similar to IRS Scams

07/25/18

It may be summer, but the bad guys aren’t taking a vacation. The Acting Inspector General of Social Security, Gale Stallworth Stone, has issued a warning about an ongoing phone scam from thieves pretending to be from the Social Security Administration (SSA)...

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/2018/07/20/social-security-issues-warning-about-scams-similar-to-those-irs-phone-scams/#3d7177fa4d7a

Welcome to our new website!

07/24/18

Thank you for taking the time to view our new website.  Please check back frequently for updated blog posts regarding important elder law topics!

New Law Provides Free Security Freezes and Increased Fraud Alert Protection

07/13/18

On May 24, 2018, the President signed Public Law 115-174 into law. Section 301 of Public Law 115-174 amends the Fair Credit Reporting Act, to establish a new federal right for consumers to implement a security freeze of their credit file.

The freezes are free of charge. The new legislation is effective September 21, 2018.

Click here to read more.

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