Idaho Elder Law - Casey Kasem's Widow Facing Elder Abuse Charges

The Hollywood Reporter quoted private investigator Logan Clarke in its recent article titled Casey Kasem's Daughter Demands LAPD Arrest Widow for Elder Abuse. "According to Clarke, [Jean Kasem] took Casey on a five-day odyssey:“They ran out of food, bought a six-pack of Ensure at a drugstore,...

Idaho Elder Law - Some New York Nursing Homes Collecting Debts by Filing for Guardianship

Mr. and Mrs. Palermo had planned ahead for the worst possibilities of aging. Mrs. Palermo had given power of attorney and health care proxy to her husband, Dino. But when Mr. Palermo and the nursing home caring for his wife got into a dispute, the nursing home filed a guardianship petition...

Idaho Elder Law - Should I Buy Long Term Care Insurance Now?

Elder care advisors often disagree on the topic of long-term care insurance. Some say everyone should get it, others say it's never a good purchase. The truth is somewhere in between. Depending on your circumstances, your age and your health, long-term care insurance may be a prudent way to...

Idaho Elder Law - Protecting Your Assets From Nursing Home Costs

Medicaid is a federal program, but administered differently and with different regulations in each state. Some states, like Florida, have relatively lenient eligibility requirements while other states, like New Jersey, are more restrictive. The "Get out of Dodge" plan is one attorney's advice...

Idaho Elder Law - Rights in Guardianship

Florida law has a list of 14 rights that an elder may surrender as a result of the guardianship process. These include the rights to marry, vote, manage finances, determine where to live and accept medical care. A recent article in The Herald Tribune, titled “Legislation aims to curb abuses in...
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