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January 2019

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A special message from the Nawrocki Center:

America's Opioid Problem

Recently, 60 Minutes did a feature on America’s “Opiod Crisis” and the roles of subscribers (doctors) and the pharmaceutical companies.  Who’s to blame?  Is it a “chicken” or “egg” problem? 

Our government is paying attention.  In 2018 President Trump signed into law the “Substance Use Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities.”  Like, any piece of legislation...
Nawrocki Center Seminars & Events - January, 2019
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.  Click READ MORE for details.
Nawrocki Center Opens Satellite Office in West Branch
The Nawrocki Center for Elder Law has announced the opening of a satellite office in West Branch, Michigan. “We have established a fair sized client base in the West Branch...
Have Private Insurance and Are Turning 65? You Need Sign Up for Medicare Part B
If you are paying for your own insurance, you may think you do not need to sign up for Medicare when you turn 65. However, not signing up for Medicare Part B right away can cost you down the road. 

Why Not Just Use an Off-the-Shelf Power of Attorney Form?
A durable power of attorney is one of the most important estate planning documents you can have. It is important to get it right, so you shouldn't use a do-it-yourself form. 

The Best and Worst States for Protection Against Elder Abuse
The older the population gets, the greater the potential for elder abuse. States have laws in place designed to combat elder abuse, but some states are doing a better job than others.

Understanding Medicare's Hospice Benefit
Medicare's hospice benefit is one of the most comprehensive benefits and can be extremely helpful to both the terminally ill individual and his or her family, but it is little understood and underutilized. 

Be Careful About Putting Only One Spouse's Name on a Reverse Mortgage
A recent case involving basketball star Caldwell Jones demonstrates the danger in having only one spouse's name on a reverse mortgage.

For First Time, Median Cost of Private Nursing Home Room Hits Six Figures in Annual Survey
The median cost of a private nursing home room in the United States increased to $100,375 a year in 2018, up 3 percent from 2017, according to Genworth's annual Cost of Care survey.

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.

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