Advanced Elder Law Review

Jane Skelton attended the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) Advanced Elder Law Review held from November 6-7, 2012, in Washington, D.C. This two-day program was part of the National Aging and Law Institute, a conference hosted by NAELA and co-sponsored by the National Aging and Law Conference (NALC), a coalition formed by NAELA,…

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Reinstatement of MaineCare Penalty for Residential Care

Effective August 5, 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services reinstated a transfer penalty for MaineCare residential care benefits. The new rule as well as the Public Policy and Comments are available here. The new transfer penalty applies to individuals already receiving residential care benefits as well as to new applicants, but it only…

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Music Therapy & Dementia

Music is a powerful tool, especially for individuals suffering from dementia, even late stage Alzheimer’s disease. When it seems like it is no longer possible to reach a loved one suffering from dementia, consider music therapy. Read about music therapy in these articles: Dementia Therapy & Music and Music Therapy. Then enjoy this video which…

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Special Needs Planning from Birth to Early Adulthood

On March 30-31, 2012, Jane Skelton attended the spring meeting of the Special Needs Alliance (SNA) in Scottsdale, Arizona. The subject was Special Needs Planning from Birth to Early Adulthood. Topics included guardianship issues for children turning 18, transitioning from school to work and from home to independent living, life care planning, and the challenge…

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