The Elder Law Handbook: A Legal and Financial Survival Guide for Caregivers and Seniors

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The Elder Law Handbook is about life planning. This clear and authoritative guide to the legal and financial needs and rights of the elderly and disabled is written specifically for them and those who care for them. Authors Peter Strauss and Nancy Lederman provide clear, straightforward coverage of the basic information needed.

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The laws affecting the elderly are numerous, complicated, and in flux. Estate and financial planning, employment issues, housing concerns, and the myriad problems associated with healthcare are on the minds of growing numbers of aging Americans. This handbook tackles these topics by providing detailed explanations of the legal principles and existing systems that administer them. The authors, both attorneys with experience in elder law, include practical guidance to help readers deal with the insurance, Social Security, and Medicare/Medicaid bureaucracies. The chapter on financing long-term care explains the types of care available, the role Medicare plays, what home healthcare benefits are allowed, the intricacies of long-term care insurance, and some creative options for funding care. Sections on estate and gift taxation, workplace protections for aging workers, disabilities planning, and adult communities are equally thorough. Appendixes list agencies, associations, and government offices that offer help and information on subjects ranging from organ donation to elder abuse. This timely and complete book is a necessary purchase for most public libraries.?Joan Pedzich, Harris, Beach & Wilcox, Rochester, N.Y.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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A decade ago, elder law was a widely unknown concept and certainly little practiced. Ten years hence, with the graying of the baby boomers, elder law may well be a part of every generalist attorney's portfolio of tools. Now, lawyers Strauss and Lederman, both personally and professionally involved in geriatric issues, have gathered together detailed explanations of health, financial, and housing issues--and, of course, the legal implications. Every subject is described in straightforward, nonlegal terminology with fairly comprehensible examples. For instance, the differences between types of powers of attorney--and the ways each type is best used--are set forth explicitly, as are the terms of trusts, the coverage provided by government programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, and the questions to be asked of nursing home operators. Redundant at times, but very necessary information about protective strategies for the aging. Barbara Jacobs

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