November 20, 2019

In the 1990 comedy movie Home Alone, Macaulay Culkin plays the role of Kevin McAllister, a young boy mistakenly left behind while his family flies to Paris for their Christmas vacation. While the movie was a huge success, such is not the case for seniors who are remain...

October 23, 2019

   

 The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) ordinarily releases updated figures for Medicaid qualification. Typically these updates are released in late summer and most importantly, they reflect the cost of living increases that all of us exp...

September 17, 2019

   

 The elderly are increasingly relying on their families to provide care.  Unfortunately, as the growth of the elderly population outpaces the younger generation, there will be fewer available caregivers. This will cause significant stress on caregivers as they...

April 5, 2019

Kaiser Health News recently published a story, Frail Seniors Find Ways to Live Independently which detailed the positive impact of a program for frail low-income seniors called: “Community Aging in Place - Advancing Better Living for Elders” (CAPABLE).  According to a...

January 13, 2019

Every January, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) releases updated figures for Medicaid qualification. Occasionally, there are not any increases in the Medicaid figures just as in some years there is not a cost of living increase for Social Se...

November 16, 2017

I’m often asked if I specialize in elder law.  Not only do I answer “yes”, I typically try to explain the reason for my answer.  While there are many attorneys who claim to be elder law attorneys, certainly not all specialize in it.  I believe an attorney who claims to...

December 6, 2011

Although Medicaid is a national program, it is administered by each state. The rules and regulations are complicated and constantly changing (as evidence by the Deficit Reduction Act). Also, the rules often widely vary from state to state. So, its no wonder there are s...

October 19, 2010

What is Elder Law?

More than 20 years ago, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) began.  Its primary purpose was to improve the quality of legal services provided to seniors and individuals with special needs.  Since that time, NAELA has grown to over 4,00...

October 18, 2010

In previous issues of Elder Law Today, we have written about the Michigan Choice Waiver Program (MI Choice Waiver Program).  This program provides home and community based long term care services to persons who are elderly or physically disabled.  It is designed to all...

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