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Elder Law in Pennsylvania, 4th Edition includes CD-ROM

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A "must have" resource for lawyers who counsel older adults.

The Fourth Edition of Elder Law in Pennsylvania brings you up to date on the legal rules you need to know in order to assist your older clients. You will get the latest word on how to plan to protect the assets of seniors who are in need of long-term care and the many other complicated legal issues facing your clients and families. Learn about Medicaid planning techniques, veterans' benefits, Medicare, home- and community-based services, and other programs that are vital to the health and financial security of seniors. Draft top-notch asset-protection powers of attorney and health-care decision-making documents, and understand Pennsylvania's new assisted living regulations, health-care reform, long-term care insurance, the liability of children for their parents' health-care costs, and so much more. There is nothing like the Fourth Edition of Elder Law in Pennsylvania to provide the Pennsylvania practitioner with the tools needed to counsel older clients.

What's in This Edition

Medicaid Planning Techniques—Pennsylvania's most complete guide—revised and updated
Protecting the resources of the community spouse
How to use notes and annuities
Qualifying for pension and other veterans' benefits
VA accreditation requirements and limits on attorney's fees
Keeping your client at home—aging waiver, LIFE, Medicare, and other programs
Medicare: health reform's impact; Medicare appeals; incorrect use by facilities of an "improvement" standard; closing the donut hole
Health directives and decision-making after Act 169; advance directives for veterans; POLST
Assisted living and personal care homes after the implementation of the new ALR regulations
Social Security benefits, including early retirement, reduction for excess earnings, and taxation of benefits
Guardianship
Pooled trusts
The Long-Term Care Insurance Partnership Program
How to apply for Medical Assistance and appeal denials
Pennsylvania's family (filial) support law, and so much more

The Fourth Edition has been updated by many of Pennsylvania's most knowledgeable elder law attorneys. Plus… newly added forms, in text and on CD-ROM, online resources, and extensive illustrations and tips to assist you with your practice!
Contents

Introduction
Ethical Considerations
Planning for Incapacity—Financial Issues
Planning for Incapacity—Health-Care Issues
Guardianship
Social Security and Supplemental Security Income
Medicare
Veterans' Benefits
Medicaid (Medical Assistance)
Medical Assistance Eligibility and Transfers
Medical Assistance Marriage Issues
Home- and Community-Based Services
Medical Assistance Applications and Appeals
Filial Support Obligations in PA
Medical Assistance Estate Recovery
Elder Abuse and Protective Services

Plus case and subject matter indexes and dozens of useful forms, in text and on CD-ROM, ready to be adapted to your practice.

Who Should Own this Book:

Elder law attorneys
Estate attorneys
Health-care attorneys
General practitioners
Paralegals
Nursing home administrators
Discharge planners
Life insurance agents

. . . and anyone with an interest in issues affecting seniors

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Published: 12/1/2015
Pages: 1090
Size: 8.5x11

Authors/Faculty

Matthew J. Parker Esq., CELA
Marshall Parker & Weber LLC
Janet Marie Colliton Esq.
Colliton Elder Law Associates PC
Brian Scott Dietrich Esq.
Dietrich Law Firm
Martin J. Hagan Esq.
Meyer Unkovic & Scott LLP
Jennifer K. Kosteva Esq.
Heckscher Teillon Terrill & Sager PC
David R. Lipka Esq.
Law Offices of David R Lipka
Jeffrey A. Marshall Esq.
Marshall Parker & Weber LLC
Dionysios C. Pappas Esq.
Vasiliadis Pappas Associates LLC
Sanford L. Pfeffer Esq.
Philadelphia Corporation for Aging
Margaret E.W Sager Esq.
Heckscher Teillon Terrill & Sager PC
Sally L. Schoffstall Esq., CELA
Schoffstall Elder Law
Dennis Charles Vondran Jr., Esq.
Law Office of Brian Scott Dietrich, P.C.
Elizabeth A. White Esq., CELA
Marshall Parker & Weber LLC
Joshua R. Wilkins Esq.
Anderson Elder Law