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September, 2018

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The Caregiving Crisis Facing America’s Working Daughters
     Today I was interviewing a potential paralegal candidate for my firm.  I noticed on her resume that she had a lapse of employment for around six months this last year and asked her about the void.  It turned out that she had to leave her employment of eight (8) years to care for her aging parents who lived in St. Louis, Mo.  Her father ended up dying during that time; she took care of his arrangements then moved her mother to Michigan.   It turned out that her mother’s medical needs just did not fit into a working schedule...

Nawrocki Center Seminars & Events - September and October

Get the information you need and stay abreast of the latest developments in elder law, special needs, and disability planning by attending a seminar or event conducted by the Nawrocki Center.

Aretha Franklin’s Lack of a Will Could Cause Huge Problems
According to court documents, legendary singer Aretha Franklin did not have a will when she died, opening up her estate to public scrutiny and unnecessary costs and uncertainty. 

Fear of Losing Home to Medicaid Contributed to Elder Abuse Case
A family's fear of losing their home to Medicaid may have contributed to a severe case of elder abuse. It all could have been avoided if they had consulted with an attorney.

Don't Wait Too Long to Purchase Long-Term Care Insurance
The older you get, the harder it is to qualify for long-term care insurance. If you are interested in buying this insurance, it is better to act sooner rather than later.

How Long Will You Live? Four Life Expectancy Calculators
How much you need for retirement depends a great deal on how long you expect to live. There are now many Web-based calculators that can give you an idea of your life expectancy.

Promissory Notes and Medicaid

A promissory note is normally given in return for a loan. Classifying transfers as loans rather than gifts can be useful because it sometimes allows parents to "lend" assets to their children and still maintain Medicaid eligibility.

Proposed New Medicare Payment System May Affect Beneficiaries

Medicare is proposing a new flat rate reimbursement system for doctors who treat Medicare patients. Some worry that the plan may cause fewer doctors to accept Medicare.

Lawsuit Alleges Assisted Living Facilities Discriminate Against Wheelchair Users

A lawsuit in New York state highlights an issue with some assisted living facilities: No wheelchairs allowed.