Appeal Rights for Hospice Care Patients

Medicare, and really any kind ofhealth program from private insurance to public entitlement, is always disappointingwhen it fails patients due to bureaucratic dead ends. It’s even worse when thepatient is a hospice patient.Much can be learned through theunfortunate case of Howard and Emily...

Inheritance Squabbling Gets a Fancy Name

To the legally trained or theespecially litigious civilians, tortsare familiar. Nevertheless, torts rarely make an appearance in the world ofestate planning or probate. A recent California case is an exceptionalexception, advancing a new tort of “intentional interference with...

Avoiding the Hospital - Nursing Home Revolving Door

Elders and their families are well aware of the dangerous roundtrip between the hospital to the nursing home and back again. It has been noted that as many as 60% of those roundtrips are preventable. Forbes recently covered this topic, the article can be found here. Idaho Estate Planning is part...

A Veteran's Devotion Through the Fog of Dementia

Dementia is a terrible disease and we still know so little about it. Stories like the one I saw on CBS News over the Labor Day weekend really got me to thinking about how much we still have to learn about what this disease does and how humans deal with it. It involves Augie Angerame and Frank...

The Value of Work

On this Labor Day holiday I would like to share a few quotes on the value of hard work. I hope you enjoy the day.“A dream doesn’tbecome reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination andhard work.”- Colin Powell“My grandfatheronce told me that there were two kinds of people: those...
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