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Elder Abuse—Know the Warning Signs

As I checked the news this morning, one particular story caught my eye—a “manager” and “caregiver” for Stan Lee (the famous Marvel comic book writer, editor, and publisher) was arrested for filing a false police report.  This arrest follows a...

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Medicaid Mythbuster #2: Only “State” Facilities Accept Medicaid

Our first Medicaid Mythbuster post addressed the myth that the state of North Carolina will take your home if you apply for long-term care Medicaid in a skilled nursing facility.  If you didn’t have a chance to read that article, you can find it here:...

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Medicaid Myth Buster #1: The State Will Take My Home

The rules surrounding the long-term care Medicaid program are complicated.  There are rules about medical need, income, and assets.  Most individuals are aware that strict rules exist, but the details are lost in translation to the detriment of those that...

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Supreme Court Rules Unanimously In Favor of Autistic Student

On March 22, 2017, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of a disabled student, expanding the meaning of a “free appropriate public education” under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Background A mother and father in...

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INTESTACY: PURPLE RAIN, PRISON BLUES, AND WHY YOU NEED A WILL

Countless members of Generation X continue to mourn the recent death of superstar Prince. Although my generation is noted for its skepticism, we whole-heartedly embraced the music of Prince in the 1980s. More than thirty years later, when “Let’s Go...

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