Everyday Law for Seniors

Everyday Law for Seniors

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Seniors are a wide ranging and exponentially growing special status group that the law treats differentially with respect to rights, responsibilities, and benefits. This book is written to inform and assist seniors and those who care for them. The topics covered range from retirement strategies, housing options, and long-term care to federal benefit programs such as Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, and ultimately, to end of life decisions. Whether you are someone looking out for your parents; a new retiree concerned about your legal rights; or one of the growing number of "old old" eighty-five years or older who needs answers to confusing legal issues, this book provides essential information in clear language about timely topics such as reverse mortgages, long-term care insurance, powers of attorney, guardianship, and the hidden problem of elder abuse. Each chapter includes "Did You Know?" opening outlines as well as web-based resources for additional information. The authors are nationally known elder law experts and are frequently asked to consult with national commissions, legislatures, bar associations, and individuals from every walk of life. In Everyday Law for Seniors, they provide advice appropriate for everyone, senior or not (yet).

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Law scholars Frolik (U. of Pittsburgh) and Whitton (Valparaiso U.) specialize in elder law, and here explain to lay readers how it works and can be made to work for the benefit of people who are officially old. The first chapters ponders the definition of senior and implications of being one. Subsequent chapters cover age discrimination in employment; social security and supplemental security income employer-provided retirement benefits and individual retirement accounts (IRAs); Medicare; Medicaid and long-term care insurance; housing; mental incapacity, guardianship, and conservatorship; substitute decision-making for health care and property; and elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Boulder, CO : Paradigm Publishers, c2010
ISBN: 9781594517013
Branch Call Number: 346.73013 F925e
Characteristics: ix, 189 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Whitton, Linda S.


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