What’s your New Years Resolution?

Happy New Year!  This is the time of year when people make resolutions, and a good one for 2015 may be to get your legal affairs in order. The could mean creating an estate plan, or updating an old one.  Having a quality will, power of attorney and healthcare directive … Continue reading

Congress Passes ABLE Act for People with Disabilities

Congress Passes ABLE Act for People with Special Needs The Senate just passed the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act. The House had previously passed the bill, and it will likely be signed by President Obama and become law. ABLE creates a new way for people with disabilities to … Continue reading

Can You be Paid to Care for Your Parent?

A parent who becomes frail or starts to develop dementia rarely can be alone full time even if not yet ready for long term care in a facility. While an elder law attorney may arrange for Medicaid to fund some care at home, an adult child may need to care … Continue reading

A Guide to Buying Health Insurance in New Jersey

The Sentinel Project guide to buying health insurance in New Jersey, released by Seton Hall Law School, is an excellent resource for NJ consumers shopping for health insurance. The guide is particularly salient now, since we’re in the midst of the 2015 open enrollment period for health insurance.  Consumers have from November 15 … Continue reading

Anti-Psychotics as Chemical Restraints in Nursing Homes

“Chemical restraints” – the use of anti-psychotics in nursing homes to control resident behavior – may be dangerous, illegal, and widespread. Today, NPR covered one family’s experience with chemical restraints in a nursing home. The practice involves facility doctors prescribing anti-psychotic drugs to sedate residents who create problems for the facility due … Continue reading

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