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Residents’ Rights and the LGBT Community

Residents’ Rights and the LGBT Community By Dutton Casey Mesoloras This factsheet highlights federal residents' rights and nursing home requirements that may be of particular importance to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) residents and provides options for complaint resolution, in ...

Guardianships

Guardianships By Dutton Casey Mesoloras Guardianship, referred to in some states as conservatorship, is a legal proceeding, when an adult can no longer make or communicate safe or sound decisions about his or her person and/or assets. The individual may also become susceptible to fraud or undue inf ...

Special Needs Trusts

Special Needs Trusts By Dutton Casey Mesoloras A Special Needs Trust can be an important tool for a disabled individual who is, or may become eligible, for Supplemental Security Income or Medicaid but has excess assets preventing eligibility. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is the Social Securit ...

The Four C’s of Elder Law Ethics

The Four C's of Elder Law Ethics By Dutton Casey Mesoloras Your parent or other elder relative is getting legal advice. Why am I left in the waiting room? Shouldn’t you be included? After all, you might be very involved in helping him or her with important matters. Perhaps you even arranged for thi ...

Care Plan Meetings

Care Plans and Family Caregivers By Dutton Casey Mesoloras Whether your loved one is staying at a skilled care facility, also known as a nursing home, for a short term rehabilitation stay or as a permanent resident, you should be asked to participate in a “care plan co ...