Category: Elder Law

January 30, 2019 | Elder Law

Elder Abuse and Neglect Cases on the Rise and Underreported

A recent USA Today article highlighted the growing problem of elder abuse cases, particularly self-neglect cases.  According to the New England Center for Investigative Reporting, adult protective services agencies conducted over 713,000 investigations in 2017, in which case they identified nearly 235,000 victims of abuse.  Massachusetts confirmed 7,100 cases of abuse and neglect cases in... More
October 25, 2018 | Elder Law

How to Claim Unclaimed Property

Nothing beats the joy of finding five dollars in an old pair of pants. Imagine finding $250 or $10,000. Given the amount of abandoned property in the United States (bank accounts, stocks, etc.), “found money” is a real possibility. The increase in abandoned property may be due to our increasingly mobile society, fewer people having... More
September 30, 2018 | Elder Law

Aging Life Care Professionals Can Ease Transitions

From Guest Contributor: LifeCare Advocates An article in the Boston Globe on August 6, 2018 entitled “There’s a window, and once it closes, it closes forever” details the challenging decisions faced by elders and their families who wish to “age in place” at home, but for whom a move to a more supportive living environment... More
July 30, 2018 | Elder Law

Finally: Some Good News for MassHealth Applicants

For years, MassHealth has abused due process requirements in denying applications for benefits without adequately explaining the basis for the denial.   Applying for benefits has become more and more difficult and burdensome.   Finally, a Massachusetts Superior Court has acknowledged the problem and ordered MassHealth to take corrective actions.  In June of 2018, Superior Court Judge... More
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