Senators slam abuse in nursing homes; criticize CMS over reporting requirements 

If there’s anything that will bring a bipartisan group of U.S. senators together, it’s the topic of abuse in nursing homes and a hearing Tuesday was proof yet again.Abuse deficiencies cited in nursing homes more than doubled in four years, increasing from 430 in 2013 to 875 in 2017, a Government Accountability Office report released … Continue reading Senators slam abuse in nursing homes; criticize CMS over reporting requirements 

Losing Your Mind, Losing Your Rights?

Kaitlyn C. Meeks recently published a Comment entitled, Losing Your Mind, Losing Your Rights?: A Certification Process to Safeguard Alzheimer's Patients and the Moving Target of the Lucid Interval, 44 U. Dayton L. Rev. 79-109 (2018). Provided below is an introduction to the Comment. For the rest of the comment, see: Wills, Trusts & Estates … Continue reading Losing Your Mind, Losing Your Rights?

4 Reasons Parents Don’t Discuss Money (and Why They Should)

Many adult children of aging parents find it difficult to talk to their parents about their finances. It is no wonder that these same adult children find it difficult to discuss their own wealth with their grown children. Parents would be remiss if they did not talk to their children about drinking and driving, using … Continue reading 4 Reasons Parents Don’t Discuss Money (and Why They Should)

Nursing home has no standing in suit against resident’s daughter.

A New Jersey appeals court ruled that a nursing home has no standing to lodge a conversion claim or infringement of fiduciary duty against the daughter of a resident who transferred the resident's cash to herself, resulting in a Medicaid penalty period. M.D. is the daughter of B.S. In 2010, She started helping her mom … Continue reading Nursing home has no standing in suit against resident’s daughter.

Uniform Law Commission Approves the Uniform Electronic Wills Act

Recently the Uniform Law Commissioners approved five new acts, including the The Uniform Electronic Wills Act.  According to the ULC: This Act permits testators to execute an electronic will and allows probate courts to give electronic wills legal effect.  Most documents that were traditionally printed on paper can now be created, transferred, signed, and recorded … Continue reading Uniform Law Commission Approves the Uniform Electronic Wills Act

Disbarred Georgia lawyer admits stealing almost $400,000 from elderly clients 

A former Acworth, Georgia lawyer who stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from elderly clients is already out of jail, released the same day he pleaded guilty and was sentenced by a Cobb Superior Court judge. A press release by the Cobb District Attorneys’ office said Cheatham is never allowed to practice law again, nor … Continue reading Disbarred Georgia lawyer admits stealing almost $400,000 from elderly clients