Idaho Elder Law - Dementia & Alzheimer's are the Same Thing, Right?

This is question we run into on a regular basis as we travel the Treasure Valley talking to seniors and their families. A recent article from our friends at the National Care Planning Council may be helpful in understanding the difference between dementia and Alzheimer's.Understanding the...

Idaho Elder Law - Avoiding Financial Elder Abuse

Two recent studies on elder financial abuse were recently published— one suggesting the problem is far bigger than we think and the other suggesting it’s much smaller. In addition, there are a few government and private initiatives starting to seriously attack the scourge of financial...

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 - Care Facilities Struggle to Implement Requirements for Dementia Patients

The Boston Globe article, titled “Dementia care lacks oversight in Mass., data show,” says that despite the delays, state regulators are not conducting spot checks for compliance—they’re already just too busy with routine monitoring of more than 400 nursing homes. However, the state...

Idaho Elder Law - Don't Get Caught in a Scam

Seniors make up about one-fifth of financial abuse victims nationwide. This is according to Minnesota’s Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman, as reported in a recent Minneapolis Star Tribune article titled “Dayton wants new financial protection law for elderly, vulnerable to protect from...
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