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Posted 8 months ago in Consumer Law Your Family & The Law by Aaron Kase  
Consider Carefully Before Signing a Nursing Home Contract

Checking a loved one into a retirement home is often an emotional and traumatic event. Sometimes a facility needs to be found in a hurry amid tears and fights about the loss of independence in the waning years of life. But however urgent the need to find a safe space for an elder, family members need to be sure that they protect their legal rights and don’t sign any contracts without knowing what’s written in them, lest they unwittingly move …

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Posted 1 year ago in Real Estate Your Family & The Law by Jennifer King  
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Seniors More Likely to Face Foreclosure While the mortgage crisis seems to have fallen out of the news, seniors in particular are still reeling from its effects. Caught in a cycle of decreasing income but increasing expenses, the elderly have proven especially vulnerable to foreclosures. Find Out More…   Drillers Hose Texas Landowners with Fast & Dirty Fracking Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”—a method of oil and gas extraction—is already controversial because of charges that the process is harmful to the …

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Posted 2 years ago in by Michele Bowman  
Seniors More Likely to Face Foreclosure

While the mortgage crisis seems to have fallen out of the news, seniors in particular are still reeling from its effects. Caught in a cycle of decreasing income but increasing expenses, seniors have proven especially vulnerable to foreclosures. From 2007 to 2011, more than 1.5 million older Americans lost their homes as a result of the mortgage crisis, and millions more were underwater (meaning they owe more than their home is worth), according to the AARP. “I have seen a …

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Posted 2 years ago in Your Family & The Law by Jennifer King  
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Blood Pressure Meds Grossly Overprescribed Tens of millions of people taking prescription blood pressure medication may be consuming the drugs for no reason, according to a new study. The report found the vast majority of people who take meds for hypertension see no benefit from them, and do not show reduced levels of heart attack or stroke. Instead, the drugs earn money for their manufacturers while exposing patients to unnecessary risks. Find Out More…   LGBT Discrimination Rampant in Nursing …

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Posted 2 years ago in Elder Law by Aaron Kase  
LGBT Discrimination Rampant in Nursing Homes

As individuals and advocacy groups push to advance the rights of LGBT citizens across the nation, a frequently overlooked area is the discrimination that older gay residents can face when they have to check into nursing homes for short- and long-term care. As the generation of civil rights heroes who marched and fought for equal rights in the 1960s grows older and faces the health problems associated with aging, a new frontier opens in the battle for the right to …

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