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Recent Media of Note
Long-term care for seniors is crushingly expensive. Boomers aren’t ready.
From the The Washington Post — By Christopher Rowland — Beth Roper had already sold her husband Doug’s boat and his pickup truck. Her daughter sends $500 a month or more. But it was nowhere near enough to pay the $5,950-a-month bill at Doug’s assisted-living...
CMS moves to rein in prior authorization, a system that can harm and frustrate
From the Kaiser Family Foundation — By Lauren Sausser — When Paula Chestnut needed hip replacement surgery last year, a pre-operative X-ray found irregularities in her chest. As a smoker for 40 years, Chestnut was at high risk for lung cancer. A specialist in Los...
Know this about the Medicare hospice benefit
From NAELA News Journal — By Terry Berthelot, MSW, JD — Elder law attorneys should have a comprehensive understanding of the Medicare hospice benefit for three reasons. I. Introduction Elder law attorneys should have a comprehensive understanding of the Medicare...
Why an Elder Law or Special Needs Law Attorney?
What is Elder and Special Needs Law?
Elder and Special Needs Law are specialized areas of law that involve representing, counseling, and assisting seniors, people with disabilities, and their families in connection with a variety of legal issues, from estate planning to long term care issues, with a primary emphasis on promoting the highest quality of life for the individuals. Typically, Elder and Special Needs Law attorneys address the client’s perspective from a holistic viewpoint by addressing legal, medical, financial, social and family issues.
Demand for Elder and Special Needs Law Is Growing
The number of older individuals in the population is projected to increase to 71.5 million in 2030, representing nearly 20 percent of the U.S. population. As a result the need is growing for specialized legal advice about aging-related issues.
Ohio NAELA Membership News
Registration open for 2022 UnProgram! Hotel block reserved
Registration is open for the 2022 UnProgram! Click on the button below to sign up for the event, set for Aug. 5-6 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Columbus. The registration form also solicits your opinion on topics you would like discussed at the UnProgram, and any...
Save the Date: Live UnProgram will return Aug 5-6, 2022
The UnProgram is coming back, live and in-person! Full details are not yet available, but Save the Date: the 2022 UnProgram will be held LIVE, in the Central Ohio area, on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 5-6. The registration fee will remain $100 for Ohio NAELA Chapter...
S.B.13 passed by Senate, moves to House; Consider supporting the bill
Dear Ohio NAELA members, Please be advised: Last week, the Ohio Senate passed Senate Bill 13, and the bill was introduced in the Ohio House of Representatives. For those unfamiliar with the legislation, S.B.13 would establish “a statute of repose” for malpractice...
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Ohio NAELA is a state chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys