NAELA Journal Volume 14 Issue 1 e-Issue

Advocating for Nursing Facility Residents Under the Revised Federal Requirements

By  Eric Carlson, Esq., Lori Smetanka, Esq., and Nancy Stone, Esq.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a major revision of federal nursing facility regulations on October 4, 2016, providing new and expanded requirements for nursing facilities that participate in Medicare or Medicaid. This ar

Eldercaring Coordination in Your Community or Your Law Practice

By  Linda Fieldstone, M.Ed., and Sue Bronson, LCSW
When adult siblings face the challenge of making decisions on behalf of an aging parent, family conflict can intensify with new heated battles or the eruption of agitation that has been simmering under the surface for years.

The Home Equity Conversion Mortgage as a Long-Term Care Insurance Alternative for Financing In-Home

By  Stephen R. Pepe, JD
Commonly known as a reverse mortgage, a HECM enables older homeowners to convert a portion of their home equity into income tax–free funds to pay for in-home care, medical equipment, and home accessibility modifications necessary to endure an extende

Case Note: Daley v. Executive Office of Health and Human Services and Nadeau

By  Lisa M. Neeley, Esq.
Does the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision provide clarity to elder law practitioners or further muddy waters?

Case Note: Parrales et al. v. Dudek

By  Nancy E. Wright, Esq.
How to use the Americans With Disabilities Act/Olmstead case against a state Medicaid agency for failing to provide standards in its managed care home and community-based services program.

Case Note: Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District RE-1

By  Patricia E. Kefalas Dudek, Esq., CAP
The U.S. Supreme Court requires schools to challenge students with disabilities.

Book Review: On Living

By  Shelley D. Coelho, Esq.
On Living is short, thoughtful book. The author, Kerry Egan, a graduate of Harvard Divinity School, is a hospice chaplain. In this book, Egan shares lessons she has learned and her observations about life, death, and spirituality by sharing her story

Spring 2018


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