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E-Newsletter of December 31, 2013 | Vol. 7, No. 1

 

 

Elder Law News

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Thai facilities welcome Europeans with Alzheimer’s; relatives say care cheaper, more personal | Star Tribune (Link Expired)

How the notion of a retirement for workers took root | Star Tribune (Link Expired)

How retirement systems vary among major nations | Star Tribune (Link Expired)

As populations age and pension costs strain governments, a retirement crisis looms | Star Tribune (Link Expired)

State to cut Medicaid benefits for the elderly | Star Tribune

Early end-life plan for elderly in aging Japan | Star Tribune (Link Expired)

Seniors, disabled get help feeding furry friends from programs delivering pet food to homes | Star Tribune (Link Expired)

Health law not first new program with launch woes | Star Tribune (Link Expired)

Listening to elderly cuts use of costly medications | Star Tribune

Medicare to Open Advantage Plan Disenrollment | Senior Journal.com

There Are Other Changes in 2014 for Social Security Beneficiaries Along with COLA Increase | SeniorJournal.com

Dementia Patients Living at Home and Caregivers Have Many Unmet Needs | SeniorJournal.com

Senior Citizens' Resources--Find government resources for seniors on money, housing, health, consumer protection, and more | USA.gov 

Links for Senior Magazines and News Sites | World Newspapers

 

Submitted by Joel Smith
joel@koslawfirm.com


Elder Law Cases

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There are no new cases to report this week.

 

 

Elder Law Statutes, Regulations, and Bulletins

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There are no statutes, regulations, or bulletins to report.

 

Upcoming Events and CLE Programs

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There are no upcoming events or CLE programs to report.

 

Elder Law Section Activities

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VULNERABLE ADULT SUBCOMMITTEE ANNOUNCEMENT: There are planned Vulnerable Adult Subcommittee meetings on the following dates from 12:00 to 1:30 to be held in my office in Edina (5001 Chowen Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55410). The dates are  January 16, 2014, and April 17, 2014. Please call Ken LaBore at 612-743-9048 or email him at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.

NEW LAWYERS COMMITTEE: Meetings will be held the second Thursday of every other month starting November 14, 2013 at noon. The new lawyers committee has set meeting topics for the coming year. The meetings are formatted so that a seasoned elder law attorney will speak for the first half hour, and the second half hour would be questions and answers.

The meeting topics have been set in the following order:

1.      Building a Practice including marketing, networking, forms and software, office relationships. Meeting date 1/9/14

2.      General Practice Tips including the initial client interview. Meeting date 3/13/14

3.      Billing including software, forms, retainer agreement fee, how to collect payment. Meeting date 5/8/14

4.      Probate including general overview, basic steps and forms. Meeting date 7/10/14

5.      Guardianship/Conservatorship including general overview, basic steps and forms. Meeting date 9/11/14

6.      Veteran's Affairs benefits. Meeting date 11/13/14

Meetings will be held at Chestnut Cambronne PA 17 Washington Ave N #300, Minneapolis, MN, 55401. Please contact Pook Grathwol at  pgrathwol@chestnutcambronne.com or (612) 336-2919 or Jeanine Johnson at jjohnson@meyernjus.comor (612) 630-3254.

MA COMMITTEE MEETING: The next MA Committee meeting will be at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 18, 2013. The Medical Assistance Committee is a study group to analyze Elder Law Section member questions and case studies and to discuss administrative policies and procedures in relation to Medical Assistance in Minnesota, Pook Grathwol of CHESTNUT CAMBRONNE P.A., is Committee Chair.  For directions, or to attend by phone, please contact Bill Lent with CHESTNUT CAMBRONNE, P.A., at 612-336-2948 at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting
Topics for the meeting may be submitted to blent@chestnutcambronne.com under the subject heading “MA Committee Topic”, or faxed to 612-336-2940. Please be reminded that the meeting location is: Estate & Elder Law Services, Monroe Village, 1900 Central Avenue NE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55418. The meeting takes place in the building’s conference room. There are a few parking spaces behind the building and lots of street parking. People should walk to the back of the building and come to the back door that faces directly into the meeting room.

 
GOVERNING COUNCIL:  The next meeting of the Elder Law Section Governing Council will be on Friday, February 21 at 3:30 pm. Please be reminded that the meeting location is: Estate & Elder Law Services, Monroe Village, 1900 Central Avenue NE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55418. The meeting takes place in the building’s conference room. There are a few parking spaces behind the building and lots of street parking. People should walk to the back of the building and come to the back door that faces directly into the meeting room. For further information, please contact David Rephan, Chair, at: drephan@chestnutcambronne.com.


Elder Law Website

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DON'T FORGET THAT THE ELDER LAW WEBSITE IS A GREAT RESOURCE. Here’s what you can find on the Website:  Links to the DHS Health Care Programs Manual, the DHS Bulletin on treatment of uncompensated transfers, the Minnesota Bankers Association Compliance Bulletin on Powers of Attorney, legislative summary; Practice Links to organizations such as NAELA, ABA Commission on Law and Aging, Links to Federal and State Government Agencies, Statutes, and Regulations; Meeting Notices, Listings of Officers and Council Members, Section Bylaws, and more.

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