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Should a Loved One with Alzheimer’s Continue to Drive?

It’s a troubling question, given the value we put on independence  and the love and the dependence we have on motor vehicles.  Taking the car keys away can often seem like a death sentence but must be balanced against the safety of other drivers on the road. I’ve had more conversations with children than I […]

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Medicare Settlement May Affect Many

Mom has dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis or is in a general declining state of health due to advanced age.  She has an acute condition or injury that requires her entry to the hospital and then to a sub acute facility for rehabilitation.  Up to 100 days of rehabilitative services are covered by Medicare, but […]

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New Jersey Medicaid – The Basics

As New Jersey elder law attorneys, a large percentage of the inquiries we receive from families with a loved one dealing with Alzheimer’s, dementia or other incurable long term illnesses in the Northern New Jersey area, concern the various Medicaid programs that cover long term care. Contrary to popular belief, Medicaid is not one monolithic […]

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“Harry’s Law” – Hollywood and Elder Law Collide

Over the years, not surprisingly, there have been many televisions series that focus on the legal profession.  The stories are interesting, entertaining and often emotional.  LA Law was a popular show back when I was in law school.  Currently, Kathy Bates stars in Harry’s Law, which focuses on Harriet “Harry”: Korn and the other lawyers […]

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