Crucial Issues to Cover in your Power of Attorney

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Someday we may become unable to manage our finances or make health and personal care decisions for ourselves. Incapacity can strike at any age, but the risk increases as we grow older. If we become incapacitated who will make decisions for us? Will it be the right person? Will they understand and follow our wishes? […]

New Rule on Nursing Home Arbitration Agreements

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The Federal Government has issued a final rule that limits the use of pre-dispute arbitration agreements between nursing facilities and their residents. The final rule was published on July 16, 2019 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) the government agency that regulates Medicare and Medicaid program providers. When someone is admitted to […]

New PA Laws of Interest to Older Adults

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The ending of the 2017-2018 Pennsylvania Legislative session has resulted in  the enactment of a flurry of new laws. Some may be of particular interest to seniors and their elder law attorneys. The new laws enacted in October include (click on the bill number to be taken to the underlying legislation): HB 270  – Act […]