Chambliss Elder Law Newsletter is a bi-monthly e-newsletter of legal developments and other trends of vital interest to seniors and their advocates. This newsletter is brought to you by Peter Harrison and other members of the Elder Law Practice Group of Chambliss Law Firm.
Chambliss Law Firm Monthly Editorial
Sadly, according to the National Council on Aging, "financial scams targeting seniors have become so prevalent that they're now considered the crime of the 21st century."1 Indeed, a quick online search reveals countless horror stories of elders being taken advantage of, in some cases to financial ruin. Elders have become identified as "easy targets" for scammers for a variety of reasons, including an ingrained inclination to be trusting of others, low social support, and the cognitive and physical impairment associated with aging, as well as the increased likelihood that a senior will have accumulated some degree of wealth. The following list identifies some of the common scams that elders should be on the lookout for. [Click to read the full article.]
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2nd Annual Embrace Aging Forum
Boomers Are Shaking up the World of Senior Living
Where's My New Medicare Card? How to Find Out the Status
Promissory Notes and Medicaid
Medicare is mandated to cover your home health benefits with no limit on the time you are covered. Unfortunately, few Medicare beneficiaries get the full level of service to which they are entitled. Read more ->
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. Read more ->
Lawsuit Alleges Assisted Living Facilities Discriminate Against Wheelchair User.
A lawsuit in New York state highlights an issue with some assisted living facilities: No wheelchairs allowed. Read more ->